Executive Leadership Conference

2019 Agenda

All activities, sessions and meals are open to attendees and their guests, unless otherwise noted. All Business Sessions take place in the Conference Center.

 

Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Hotel Lobby

 
Hospitality & Registration Desk
Check in, pick up your badges, sign up for optional activities and the Dine Around. Restaurant selections and reservations must be made here.
1:30-5:30 p.m.
Nopales

 
Board of Directors Meeting – By Invitation
For Board and President’s Advisory Council members, invited guests and staff.
6:30-10:00 p.m. 
Verbena Terrace
Early Arrival Reception and Dinner
All are welcome for a relaxing evening of networking.
Dress: Resort Attire
Sunday, April 28
7:00-9:30 a.m. 
Verde Vista Terrace and Lawn
Continental Breakfast – Everyone is invited.
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
Hospitality & Registration Desk
Check in, pick up your badges, sign up for optional activities and the Dine Around. Restaurant selections and reservations must be made here.
  *Optional Activities
Advance registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
8:00-10:30 a.m. 
Nopales
Spirit to Serve – Care Packages for Military K-9's (*optional activity)
Military Working Dogs (MWD) are a vital part of the US Armed Forces. These highly trained pups work side by side with their handlers in war zones as trackers or sentries, in search and rescue, explosive detection and so much more. Help us put together care packages for these hard-working canines.
11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Depart from Conference Center
Biking Experience (*optional activity)
The riding starts with a gentle climb to the top of La Quinta Cove. Then continue-on the network of dirt paths at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains while heading towards vast agricultural fields of the eastern Coachella Valley. The landscape will transition from manicured country clubs to towering date palms. Stop at the Oasis Date Gardens in Thermal for a date shake before returning to the hotel. Lunch is included. Bike riding attire is recommended. Our shuttle will depart from the Conference Center at 11:15 a.m. Cost per person: $235
11:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Depart from Conference Center
Palm Springs Aerial Tram (*optional activity)
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramways has the world’s largest rotating tram car and travels over two and a half miles along the cliffs of Chino Canyon. At the tram’s Mountain Station, guests will enjoy 180 degrees of spectacular views of the valley, watch a documentary film or visit the natural history museum. Lunch is included. Comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended. Our shuttle will depart from the Conference Center at 11:45 a.m.
Cost per person: $185
12:00-5:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Golf Club
Shotgun Golf Tournament at Indian Wells Golf Resort (*optional activity)
A box lunch will be provided. Golf attire is required. Meet at the clubhouse. Cost per person: $185, Club Rental: $75 per set. If you brought your own clubs, you must have them checked at the Bell Desk by 8:45 a.m. on Sunday so they can be taken to the course. All clubs must be on carts by 11:30 a.m. All players must be in their carts by 11:50 a.m.
12:15-3:30 p.m. 
Depart from Conference Center
Epicurean Food Tour (*optional activity)
This tour combines enticing food tastings with historical, architectural and cultural insights. Taste your way through Palm Springs’ vintage shopping and design district. Stop at seven different restaurants; a veritable smorgasbord including the locally made (and Oprah famous!) toffee and world-renowned pizza. Our shuttle will depart from the Conference Center at 12:15 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
Cost per person: $185
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Verde Vista Lawn and Terrace
Chairman's Welcome Reception
7:30-11:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom
Chairman's Dinner
Attire: Jacket is suggested. No children under 16 years of age.
Monday, April 29
Leadership Sessions will take place in the Conference Center/Indian Wells Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

7:00-8:30 a.m. 
Verde Vista Terrace and Lawn 

8:30-9:30 a.m. 
Indian Wells Ballroom

Networking Breakfast - Everyone is invited.

 

5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life - Everyone is invited.
Speaker: Daymond John, CEO, FUBU

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
Hospitality Desk
9:30-10:00 a.m. 
Indian Wells Foyer
Networking Break
10:00-10:15 a.m. 
Indian Wells Ballroom

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom

PMMI Chairman's Report

PMMI Advantage
Speaker: Glen Long, Senior Vice President, PMMI 

10:00-2:00 p.m. 
Off Property
Palm Springs Celebrity Home Tour (*Spouse/Guest Activity)
Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been the playground for the Hollywood elite. This tour reveals what went on behind the walls of those famous estates. From Sinatra and his Rat Pack to Liz Taylor, Cher, Sonny Bono, Marilyn Monroe and Liberace, you’ll learn about the sizzle and scandals that defined the Hollywood scene. This driving tour includes “Little Hollywood” and lunch at Eight4Nine. Advanced registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
Cost per person: $200
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom
Strategies for the Future
Speaker: Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer, Vistage
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom
CPG Executive Panel
Panelists:
Josh Becker, Senior Manager, Packaging Systems, The Hershey Company
Brett Butler, Vice President, Santa Fe Springs Operations, Bumble Bee Seafoods 
Shawn French, Director, Packaging Performance & Productivity, Danone North America

Moderator: Stephanie Neil, Editor in Chief, PMMI Media Group
Hear directly from your customers on their business drivers and needs. During this panel, CPGs will discuss everything from e-commerce, automation, workforce and flexibility all of which can help you determine solutions to offer to the marketplace.  

12:00-12:05 p.m. Networking Break
12:05-12:50 p.m.

 

 

 

Concurrent Sessions

Recruit and Retain Critical Employees – Nopales
Speaker: Jeff Mansfield, senior vice president, Proactive Worldwide, Inc.
During this session, Mansfield will highlight how organizations are improving their education, recruitment and retention of critical staff. By learning what other packaging machinery equipment providers are doing and how other unrelated industries are coping with talent challenges, packaging and processing machinery members can bring the right strategies to the challenge at hand.

The Cybersecurity Landscape Today – Ocotillo
Speaker: Brendan Rooney, director, Crypsis Group
Did you think you've learned everything there is to know about industrial cybersecurity? Think again...in this session, you'll hear about the latest technologies and new threats to consider when protecting your operations.

12:50-2:00 p.m.
Verbena Lawn and Terrace
Networking Lunch - Everyone is invited.
2:00-3:30 p.m. Free Afternoon
3:30-6:30 p.m.
Celebrity Villa Lawn
Bocce Ball Tournament - Everyone is invited.
6:30-10:00 p.m.
Main Pool Area
Themed Reception and Buffet Dinner
Join us for our music festival themed event. Enjoy music while experiencing interactive art. Feel free to come in your best bohemian-inspired attire. 
Attire: Casual/Relaxed
Tuesday, April 30
Leadership Sessions will take place in the Conference Center/Indian Wells Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
6:15 a.m.
Depart from Conference Center
5K Fun Run/Walk – Registration
6:30-7:15 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk – Shotgun Start
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Verde Vista Terrace and Lawn
Networking Breakfast - Everyone is invited.
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
Hospitality Desk
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom

Managing in an Uncertain Economy 
Speaker: Alex Chausovsky, Director of Speaking Services, Market Researcher and Analyst

The U.S. economy, along with the rest of the world, is going through the backside of the business cycle. Understanding the changes and managing them will drive superior profits and position you for the next business cycle upturn. Attend and learn what the leading indicators are telling us and what it all means for you going forward.

9:45-10:15 a.m. Networking Break
 
10:15-11:00 a.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom
The Bellwether Effect
Speaker: Dr. Lance Secretan, Leadership Expert 
Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering leadership authority and change agent who has written bestselling books, conducted inspirational talks, and organized life-changing retreats. Secretan will discuss ways to reinvigorate corporate culture and eliminate the seduction of trendy but counterproductive patterns in the industry.
10:45 a.m.
On Property
Cooking with the Chef (*Spouse/Guest Activity)
Hyatt Executive Chef will demonstrate and prepare a delicious recipe while you observe and will be able to take home expert tips and tricks from the best. Advanced registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
Cost per person: $60

11:00-11:50 a.m.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions

Data Visualization: Taking Analytics to a New Level  Nopales
Speaker: Rich Carpenter, General Manager of Product Management for Machine Automation Solutions, Emerson 
Every business analyzes their data to drive and support business decisions. Another effective level of data comprehension comes with presenting the analytics visually so managers and their teams can better grasp the relevance of the results. Learn strategies for effective data visualization, including ensuring you're developing the right analytics at the right level, with the granularity necessary to identify and create action. 

Robotics: Innovation 2 Implementation  Ocotillo
Speaker: Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications
Hear insights from PMMI's report on why growth in robotics is outpacing forecasts in CPG markets. Discover how to expand robotics along the manufacturing line and explore the question of how CPGs are able to justify the investment of integrating robotics into their operations.

11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
 
Shirt Sleeve Plus Sessions – Concurrent Presentations

OpX Leadership Network Update – Nopales
Learn about the latest operational solutions.
Moderator: Steve Perry, managing director, OpX Leadership Network

Cybersecurity – Ocotillo
Discuss your experiences and business concerns.
Moderator: Brendan Rooney, director, Crypsis Group

Innovation – Pinon
New ideas for PMMI member businesses.
Moderator: Brian Hunnicutt, director, Business Development, ProMach Performance Services

12:45-2:00 p.m.
Celebrity Villa Lawn
Networking Lunch - Everyone is invited.
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Ballroom
Leadership and Accountability When it Matters
Speaker: Kirk Lippold, former commander, USS Cole
Kirk Lippold, esteemed author, seven-time medalist and former Commanding Officer of the USS Cole will speak on the importance of executive leadership development.
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Gardenia B
Program Planning Committee Meeting
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hibiscus
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Depart from Conference Center
Dinner Group Dine Around - No Children
For those staying over, join us at one of the area’s best restaurants with other PMMI attendees. This is an opportunity to network over cocktails and delicious fare. PMMI will provide transportation and pick up the tab for those who signed up. Buses will depart at 6:30 p.m. Space is very limited, therefore the policy is first-come, first served.
9:30-11:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
PMMI Networking Lounge
Stop by for late night desserts and cocktails

Spouse/Guest Activities

Monday, April 29
10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Depart from Conference Center
Palm Springs Celebrity Home Tour (*Spouse/Guest Activity)
Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been the playground for the Hollywood elite. This tour reveals what went on behind the walls of those famous estates. From Sinatra and his Rat Pack to Liz Taylor, Cher, Sonny Bono, Marilyn Monroe and Liberace, you’ll learn about the sizzle and scandals that defined the Hollywood scene. This driving tour includes “Little Hollywood” and lunch at Eight4Nine. Advanced registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
Cost per person: $200.  Our Shuttle will depart from the Conference Center at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 30
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hibiscus A/B
Cooking with the Chef (*Spouse/Guest Activity)
Hyatt Executive Chef will demonstrate and prepare a delicious recipe while you observe, or participate and take home expert tips and tricks from the best. Advanced registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
Cost per person: $60