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Seattle’s Space Needle points straight up to infinity, symbolizing the potential of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) and the plumbing manufacturing industry to make a difference as the world faces water shortages exacerbated by climate change. The PMI23 Manufacturing Success Conference, to be held Oct. 23-26 at the Lotte Hotel in this stunning city on Puget Sound, will explore how the industry can contribute to solving water-related challenges occurring worldwide.
NASA’s rockets point straight up into space, too. An individual with detailed knowledge of these rockets, PMI23 keynote speaker, Moogega Cooper, will explore this potential in her address titled “Limitless.” A true guardian of the galaxy as the leader of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Planetary Protection Group, “Dr. Moo” will challenge PMI23 attendees to pursue their dreams and reach their true personal potential.
New this year: the PMI Women’s Breakfast featuring Andrea Quinn
After Andrea Quinn was taken out of work one day on a stretcher, she decided to profoundly change her life. Brought to the brink by overworking and by trying to meet unrealistic expectations, she became a life coach to help women achieve an empowering work/life balance. Quinn’s remarks during the PMI Women’s Breakfast: “Essential Empowerment Curriculum for Women” will serve as a guide to achieving respect and career success while remaining true to personal values.
After the breakfast, Quinn will deliver the “Tools to Reinvent Yourself in the New World of Business” keynote to all attendees. Her address will provide advice on how to navigate a changing business landscape by implementing personal development and self-accountability. She will facilitate discussions about how to accept and be open to change, how to make empowering personal and professional choices, and how to build community.
Early birds will reap all the benefits of PMI23
Starting on the morning of the first day of PMI23, the PMI Inspiring Leaders Program will cultivate the creative, leadership and team-building skills of those who arrive a little early to PMI23. Working closely with a group of plumbing manufacturing professionals in a setting that inspires – Seattle’s Museum of Flight – program facilitator Nicole Bianchi will explore how to be intentional as leaders and clear on leadership philosophy and how to set expectations, build relationships that are clear and kind, and have conversations that matter.
Her goal will be to help participants build working relationships of accountability and engagement that increase productivity and results. This exciting pre-conference program on Oct. 23 is open to all employees of PMI member companies, no matter their position or experience level.
Expert presenters to cover the entire gamut of industry issues
Expert presenters will deliver crucial insights during an extraordinary program designed to fuel professional development. Topics to be addressed: artificial intelligence, extended producer responsibility, green building, international perspectives, legislative and regulatory developments, the manufacturing economy, market outlook, PFAS, the skilled labor gap, sustainability, trade, water management, WaterSense and more. In addition, PMI’s 2024 leaders and 2023 award winners will be introduced during PMI’s 69th Annual Meeting of the Membership on Oct. 25.