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WMMA 2018 Regional Networking Meeting

2018 Regional Meeting

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Building from a successful debut event in Charlotte, WMMA is pleased to announce that its 2nd Annual Regional Networking & Education Meeting will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Minneapolis is another key location for industry-related companies. This is a great opportunity to bring together both members and prospective members for in-person committee meetings, educational sessions, plant tours and, of course networking!

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Monday, October 1st

Membership Development Committee (with working lunch)


Public Policy Committee


Technical Standards Committee


Group Dinner for All Board & Committee Members at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Tuesday, October 2nd

Technology Committee (with continental breakfast)


International Business Development Committee with special presentation: Why Now Might be the Right Time to Start or Expand Exporting

International trade looks scary and uncertain right now, with steel and aluminum tariffs particularly biting U.S. manufacturers. With all the uncertainty, investing in export expansion is probably the last thing firms are considering. But companies that step out and build the infrastructure for growth during the worst times do the best when the situation improves. How can your company leverage the present climate for greater future growth? Presented by Laurie Wolff, Trade Consultant


Networking & Education Session – The Customer Experience
              Presenter: Claudio Garcia, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


Departure for Facility Tours (with Boxed Lunch)

  • Timesavers
  • Mereen Johnson
  • 3M CAM Center & Customer Innovation Center

Group reception and dinner at Surly Brewing Company

Wednesday, October 3rd

Board Meeting (with working breakfast & lunch) - Board Members Only, Please


Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-677-1100
Toll-free: 844-626-0420


WMMA has secured a group rate of $189.00 single/double occupancy, per room, per night. To receive the discounted rate, contact Loews Reservations at +1 (612) 677-1100 or toll free at 1-844-626-0420 and reference Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA). Reservations must be made by Friday, September 14, 2018 or before the WMMA room block is full, whichever comes first, so RESERVE EARLY!


Click here to register online.

Click here to complete the PDF form.


The support of sponsors allows us to ensure that the Regional Networking Meeting is the most valuable and enjoyable experience possible for attendees. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Diane Schafer at 443-640-1052 x108 or diane@wmma.org