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June 17–20, 2018 • Grand Hyatt San Antonio • Texas

General Information


CONFERENCE VENUE & HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

All conference events will take place at:
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205

CONFERENCE DATES

Sunday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SPONSORS

Metal Powder Industries Federation
APMI International
105 College Road East
Princeton, New Jersey 08540-6692
Telephone: (609) 452-7700
Fax: (609) 987-8523
E-mail: info@mpif.org

REGISTRATION

  • Register and reserve hotel rooms via the Registration Portal.
  • Advance registration discounts are for a limited time and will guarantee participation in selected events.
  • Payment must accompany registration by May 4 to qualify for lowest rates.
  • Rates increase after May 4.
  • Higher rates apply for registration on site.
  • MPIF and APMI International members receive discounted rates.
  • Children under the age of 17 will not be permitted.

All registrations will be acknowledged by e-mail. Important: If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 4–7 days, please contact Stephanie Schember.

Register Now


FULL THREE-DAY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The POWDERMET2018/AMPM2018 conference registration fee includes:

  • Opening General Session and technical events for both co-located conferences (POWDERMET2018 & AMPM2018)
  • Exhibit hall admission
  • Meal functions: Opening Night Reception, Industry and PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheons, PM Evening Alehouse, and the Closing Event—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ
  • Registration bag with handout materials
  • Preprints and the post-conference digital proceedings for POWDERMET2018 technical manuscripts, as well as post-conference AMPM presentations

DAILY REGISTRATION

Daily rates include:

  • Opening General Session (where applicable) and technical events for both co-located conferences (POWDERMET2018 & AMPM2018)
  • Exhibit hall admission, including the PM Evening Alehouse(if applicable)

Daily rates do not include luncheons, Opening Reception, dinner events, or post-conference digital presentations. Meal tickets and proceedings may be purchased separately.


SPOUSE REGISTRATION

Spouse registration is designed to allow significant others, not affiliated with the PM industry, to join you at the Opening Night Reception, the Closing Event—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ, and the exhibit hall, including the PM Evening Alehouse.

STUDENT REGISTRATION
(Non-NSF/CPMT Grant Recipients)

The special student rate includes:

  • Opening General Session and technical events for both co-located conferences (POWDERMET2018 & AMPM2018)
  • Exhibit hall admission
  • Industry Luncheon and the PM Design Excellence Award Luncheon*
  • Preprints and the post-conference digital proceedings for POWDERMET2018 technical manuscripts, as well as post-conference AMPM presentations
  • Registration bag with handouts

To qualify for the special student rate, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full time engineering student, who is not employed in the industry
  • Provide proof of active student status with your conference registration
  • Provide the university name as your organization when you register for the conference

*Meal tickets for the Opening Night Reception and the Closing Event—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ are not included in the student package. These tickets must be purchased separately.


MEAL TICKET SALES

Additional tickets for the Opening Night Reception, the Industry and PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheons, and the Closing Event—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ will be available for purchase only to:

  • Daily registrants
  • POWDERMET/AMPM conference registrants
  • Accompanying spouses/guests of full-conference registrants
  • Exhibitor personnel
  • Students

Individual meal ticket sales are intended as add-ons to existing conference registrations. Individuals who are not conference registrants, as listed above, will not be able to purchase meal tickets. For additional questions, contact Stephanie Schember.



ADMISSION TO EXHIBIT HALL

  • Admission to the exhibit hall is included as part of full-conference, student, and daily registration rates.
  • Exhibit-only admission is not available for purchase.
  • Qualified PM parts manufacturers are eligible for complimentary exhibit passes.
Request to be qualified now.

CANCELLATIONS

  • Registration cancellations and refunds are only accepted in writing.
  • If you cancel by telephone, you must still confirm by email or fax at the time of cancellation in order to receive a refund.
  • A 20% cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds on all cancellations received through June 1 (no refunds for the APMI Golf Tournament). No refunds will be given after this date.
  • Individuals who fail to cancel in writing by June 1 and do not attend the conference will be subject to the full fee.

Important: If you do not receive a cancellation acknowledgment within 2–3 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.


REQUEST FOR FOREIGN VISAS

Some travelers entering the U.S. must obtain a visa and should apply for a visa as early as possible due to U.S. government increased security and entry requirements.

Request a Special Letter of Invitation

For any further questions, contact Stephanie Schember.


SUGGESTED DRESS

Business or business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events. Casual attire is appropriate for the Closing Event—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ, which will be held partially outdoors.


PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Attendees with disabilities that require special needs should contact Diane Haggerty in advance so that arrangements can be made.


GETTING THERE

More than 8.5 million passengers fly into and out of historic San Antonio each year, visiting more than 30 non-stop domestic and international destinations on 10 airlines. San Antonio International Airport is conveniently located just nine miles from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Register early to guarantee group rates at the hotel. Higher rates may apply once our room block is filled or after the advance registration deadline of May 4. Room reservations will be acknowledged by email. Hotel rooms before and after the conference may be available but at a higher rate.


SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE

Single or Double: $214.00 plus taxes per night. Internet in the guestrooms is included in the rate, as well as 24-hour access to the fitness center.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS, CHANGES, AND CANCELLATIONS

  • Credit card information is required in order to process your reservation. Your card will be charged the first night’s room and tax as a deposit.
  • This deposit is refundable for cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the confirmed day of arrival and cancellation number is obtained.
  • For changes to your reservations or to cancel, contact the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

STAY AT THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

You are highly encouraged to stay at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio—the headquarters hotel. Not only will you be at the center of all the activities, but the convenience far outweighs any benefits from staying at other hotels. Please help your association meet its contracted obligations by staying at the headquarters hotel.


RESTRICTIONS ON RECORDING

No photography, or audio or video recording of presentations is permitted.


Co-Located POWDERMET2018

Learn more about the co-located POWDERMET2018: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials.

Registration for either POWDERMET2018 or AMPM2018 provides full access to BOTH conferences.

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