2019 Fall Meeting
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2019 Fall Meeting

October 6-8 / hilton Head Island, SC


The Program

Keynote Speaker: Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

The Economy in 2020: Tepid, Turbulent or Terrific?

Monday, October 7, 2019

Attend this entertaining session and learn about the condition of the overall economy with an emphasis on all four components of GDP growth, household wealth and finances, the impact of tariffs, global economic conditions, and the all-important yield curve. Eisenberg will also discuss our current and future fiscal condition, and when the next recession may appear. He will then turn his attention and discuss labor market conditions, wage growth, inflation rates, inflation expectations, Federal Reserve Board policy and the likely path of interest rates. Eisenberg will also focus on energy prices and construction activity of all types. Dr. Eisenberg will close by comparing coincident and leading economic conditions in all 50 states.

About the Speaker

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, an economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.

Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than ninety-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups.

Elliot’s interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 65-year-old house ahead of its rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!


NEW Schedule!

Please review the schedule before making your travel plans as many meeting dates and times have changed.

For the most up-to-date meeting schedule, please refer to your pocket schedule located behind your name badge. Previously issued schedules may no longer be current.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

7:30am–9:30am First Board of Directors Meeting (Board members only) Archer West
9:30am–10:45am SPS Committee Drayton/Heyward
10:45am–12:00pm Third Party Certification Committee Drayton/Heyward
12:00pm–7:00pm Registration Savannah Foyer
12:30pm–2:00pm Fire Sprinkler PLC Meeting Drayton/Heyward
2:00pm–3:30pm Code Policy Committee Meeting Archer West
3:30pm–5:00pm Technical Steering Committee Drayton/Heyward
5:30pm–7:00pm Opening Reception Grand Ocean Terrace

Monday, October 7, 2019

7:00am–9:00am Registration Savannah Foyer
7:30am–9:30am Monday Breakfast Presentation
Speaker: Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.
9:45am–11:15am CPVC PLC Meeting Archer
10:00am–11:15am Conduit PLC Meeting Mitchelville
11:30am–12:30pm Lunch Ocean Front Deck
12:30pm–2:30pm Polyolefin Pipe PLC Meeting Archer
12:30pm–1:30pm ABS PLC Meeting Mitchelville
1:30pm–2:30pm TIPS PLC Meeting (Time has been changed) Drayton/Heyward
2:45pm–3:00pm Afternoon Break Savannah Foyer
3:00pm–4:15pm Cements PLC Meeting Archer
3:00pm–4:15pm Marketing/PR Committee Drayton/Heyward
4:15pm–5:30pm Final Code Policy Committee Meeting Mitchelville
6:00pm–7:00pm Reception Ocean Front Deck

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:00am–8:45am Tuesday Breakfast / PPFA Business Meeting Calibogue/Danner
9:00am–10:30am PVC PLC Meeting Calibogue/Danner
9:00am–11:30am Task Force Meetings (As needed) Jasmine/Hibiscus
10:30am–11:30am Final Board of Directors Meeting Mitchelville
12:30pm–5:30pm Golf Tournament Port Royal – Barony Course
6:00pm–7:00pm Closing Reception Mitchelville

Activities & Networking

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Golf Course

Port Royal Golf Club, Barony Course

Golf Tournament

On Tuesday afternoon, PPFA will host its semi-annual golf tournament at the Barony Course, located at the Port Royal Golf Club. Shotgun start begins at 12:30 p.m. The $100 fee includes a cart and prizes. Please include your registration fee and handicap on the Meeting Registration Form.

Note: Boxed lunches will not be provided.

Check out the course

The Hotel

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Recharge and maximize your event while staying in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers 3 different room accommodations:

  • Ocean view Guest Room: $249/night*
  • Resort view Guest Room: $229/night*
  • Island view Guest Room: $219/night*

*Plus tax and resort fee

See room description and amenities

All rates are subject to an applicable sales tax, currently set at 10%, and a tourism charge of $2/night. In addition, a reduced resort fee of $10 per room per night will be charged for additional amenities. The resort fee includes use of the gym, shuttle to Port Royal Golf, Tennis and Shelter Cove Mall, overnight self-parking, and wireless internet access in lobby and guest rooms.

  • Guest check in time:  4:00pm
  • Guest check out time: 12:00pm

The discounted PPFA hotel rates are available from Thursday, October 3 - Thursday, October 10, 2019. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted room rate on the dates before or after the meeting for some much needed R&R.

Reserve Your Room

Book Online or Call 800-937-8461

Indicate that you are with the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association Fall Meeting to obtain the discounted rate. Please note: A 5-day cancellation is required for a refund of this individual deposit.

The cut-off date for reservations is Friday, September 6, 2019. Reservations made after this date will be made on a space and rate available basis.

General Info

Attendance Policy

Product Line Committees: Attendance at these meetings is open to PPFA members that manufacture the applicable product or related product(s). If a member does not manufacture the applicable product or related products, permission must be received from the appropriate PLC chairman to attend the meeting. Non-member guests at PPFA meetings must manufacture the applicable product or related product(s) AND must receive permission from the appropriate PLC chairman to attend a PLC meeting.

Code Policy Committee: The Code Policy Committee meetings are open only to PPFA members and Code Policy Committee delegates and alternates unless permission is granted to others by the Chairman.

General Membership Session: At each semi-annual PPFA meeting, there will be at least one general membership session where Association business is conducted. At these sessions, only Association members in good standing are allowed to participate. At the Fall Meeting, Association business will be conducted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

What to Wear

All PPFA meetings and events are resort casual. The following attire may be worn:

  • Men: slacks, open neck, banded color or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts. No ties or jackets are necessary.
  • Women: slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts are appropriate.

Meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A light jacket may be necessary for your comfort.

IRS Guidelines

IRS guidelines limit the deductibility of certain food and beverage costs to 50% of their actual cost. For the purposes of this meeting, 57% of the total registration fee is estimated to be food and beverage cost.


Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Early Bird Registration Saves Money!

Once again, PPFA offers you the added value of Early Bird Registration savings.

Register on or before Tuesday, August 13th deadline:

  • Member: $900
  • Guest: $1,000

Register after deadline:

  • Member: $950
  • Guest: $1,050

Register Online

To register by mail or fax: Please complete and submit the PPFA 2019 Fall Meeting registration form. Include additional registration fees and handicaps if you and/or your spouse/companion are playing in Tuesday’s golf tournament.

Mail or fax your meeting registration with check or credit card payment to PPFA. Payments may be submitted separately for faxed registrations.

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