Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

APMI Golf Tournament

APMI Golf Logo

Brackenridge Park Golf Club
(Open to all attendees. Separate registration fee applies. Transportation departs from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio lobby at 7:00 a.m.)

Brackenridge Park Golf Course, which is the oldest public golf course in Texas, was the first ever to host the Texas Open Golf Tournament in 1922. It was the first course to be inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame. The course offers challenges for golfers of all levels—water comes into play on a few holes, with numerous doglegs and well-placed bunkers to watch out for. Elevated greens and tight fairways lined with trees add to the challenge and fun at Brackenridge Park Golf Club.

Attendees may register as a foursome or as individuals. To sponsor a foursome, please contact Diane Haggerty.

Attire: Course dress code is soft spikes, slacks, Bermuda shorts, and shirts with sleeves and collar.

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for cancellation of the golf tournament.

Tournament Fee: $140.00 – includes transportation, breakfast, green fees and cart.

Rental Clubs: $50.00 per set

Participation in the tournament may be limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Sunday, 6:00–7:30 p.m.


Opening Night Reception

Welcome to POWDERMET2018/AMPM2018 and Historic San Antonio!
The conference begins with a casual opening-night event at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Light food and beverages will be served as you renew acquaintances and network with your fellow PM/AM industry colleagues. Don’t miss the kick-off celebration as we welcome you to San Antonio!

Monday, 8:00–9:15 a.m.



This conference opening session will feature welcome comments from MPIF Executive Director/CEO James P. Adams and MPIF President John Sweet, PMT. An overview of the annual MPIF State of the Industry report highlighting industry business conditions, technology trends, and the market for powder metallurgy and particulate materials will also be presented.

Keynote Presentation:
Automotive Outlook: Evolution or Revolution?

Casey Selecman
Associate Director, Advisory Services, IHS Markit

Disruptive forces are changing the automotive industry at a pace never seen before. Autonomous driving, electric vehicles, new mobility concepts, and vehicle connectivity are each challenging the traditional car and truck status quo. Casey Selecman will level set where the auto industry today is from a vehicle and powertrain perspective, and help frame out when these disruptors are likely to make a volume impact. A review of key technology adoption drivers such as legislation, consumer needs/wants, OEM capabilities, and infrastructure/energy will help ground the forecast analysis.

Monday, Noon–1:45 p.m.


2017 Design Excellence Awards
This annual luncheon will highlight winners in the 2018 PM Design Excellence Awards Competition sponsored by MPIF. Since 1965, MPIF has sponsored the awards competition for its member companies to showcase the possibilities inherent in this metal-forming technology. A distinguished panel of industry judges evaluates the entries according to a stringent set of criteria and awards Grand Prizes and Awards of Distinction to those PM parts deemed worthy.

Monday, 5:00–6:30 p.m.


beer mugs

Sponsored by the Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association

MPIF and the Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association invite all registered delegates to the exhibit hall for 90 minutes of uninterrupted networking while you enjoy a local Texas brew. Walk through the hall and visit with exhibitors to find out more about their products and services. It is also a great opportunity to get your Exhibitor Game Card filled out for a chance to win one of our grand prizes! Poster Authors will also be available for discussion.

Tuesday, Noon–1:45 p.m.


APMI President Bruce Lindsley

Recognizing PM Industry Achievements
The luncheon will recognize key industry individuals identified to receive major industry awards, among them the MPIF Vanguard Award Recipient Chad Spore, and APMI’s new Class of Fellows, Stephen Mashl and Alberto Molinari.

Tuesday, 6:30–10:00 p.m.

CLOSING EVENT—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ

Lone Star Pavillion

Grab your cowboy boots, put on a pair of blue jeans, and join us for this one-of-a-kind Texas BBQ! The group will ride off to The Plaza & Lone Star Pavilion for a truly unforgettable night. Soak up the breathtaking views of Sunset Station, St. Paul Square, and the San Antonio skyline while enjoying a cold beverage during cocktail hour. For dinner, join us inside the Lone Star Pavilion for a delicious BBQ spread while listening and dancing to the live entertainment. Everything is bigger in Texas and the Closing Event is no exception—don’t miss out on this fun, relaxing, and memorable event.