2013 PMI Fall Conference: A Solid Foundation for the Future!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Posted by: Melonie Walter
The Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) 2013 Fall Conference is fast approaching! Set for October 13-16 the conference will begin on Sunday with a Welcome and First Time Attendees Reception. Monday and Tuesday will be packed with speakers, and presentations by key industry professionals and officials, as well as important PMI updates and committee meetings during which we will address the next phase of the important ‘How Low Can You Go and How Do You Know?’ initiative to ensure safe and responsible reductions to water flow rates. Wednesday will feature a round of Congressional visits to Capitol Hill to address important PMI issues with policymakers and elected officials. Don't miss out on this information packed and exciting event!
The deadline to take advantage of the discounted hotel block has passed, but registration is still open. See the full conference materials, signup for the event and access meeting materials on the PMI website. A multitude of topics will be addressed including our nation’s infrastructure problems, universal conformity and assessment, internet sales of non-compliant products and environmental labeling. Attendees will have a chance to hear from, and talk to, representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Consumer Protection for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute for Building Sciences (NIBS), Washington DC Water and Sewer and participate in an interactive panel discussion with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), International Code Council (ICC), Intertek, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center, Truesdail Group, NSF International, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Water Quality Association (WQA).
We will hear from our friends around the globe to understand what is going on in other markets, including Christian Taylor-Hamlin of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA); Carl Culotta of Frank Lynn Associates will be on hand to discuss getting "Back to Basics—Market Mapping” and Tim Keane of Legionella Risk Management, Inc. will address unintended consequences of reduced flow rates in the fight against Legionella and much more. All this will start with an exciting keynote presentation by Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and political analyst for the National Journal.