Contributor: Valve Manufacturers Association of America
The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) announces the 2020 Valve Industry Leadership Forum in New Orleans, LA.
The Annual Valve Industry Leadership Forum will be held February 27-28, 2020 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. This is the industry’s premier executive networking event, featuring executive-level analysis on the trends, management strategies, manufacturing innovations, politics and economics affecting the valve industry.
Bryan Burns, President and CEO of DeZurik and VMA Chairman, said, “Each year I build vital relationships and leave with a deeper understanding of how to address the issues affecting our industry. I encourage all valve industry leaders to attend in order to strengthen their networks.”
The keynote, “Lead Smart through High-Performance Cultures,” will provide insights on developing, motivating and empowering employees to achieve extraordinary results. The event also features content on manufacturing 4.0, legal issues from tariffs to marijuana, a global economic outlook, attracting and retaining a strong workforce, an examination of national political issues, and succession planning/knowledge transfer.
This event is open to VMA/VRC members, and is designed for executives, managers, emerging leaders, and other valve industry leaders. Nonmembers are encouraged to attend by contacting VMA President Heather Rhoderick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-331-8105 x306.
Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available through February 3rd. Discounts are available for multiple registrants from the same company. Additional information on the event, housing, and speakers can be found at www.vma.org/leadershipforum2020.
About VMA: Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America is a trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. facilities. VMA is headquartered in Washington, DC.