Polyurethane Foam Association - Meetings 2018

General Business Meetings & Technical Programs



May 23 - May 24, 2018

Meeting Location:
Vinoy Renaissance Hotel & Resort
501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL

PFA May 2018 General Business Meeting
and Technical Program (Roundtable Discussions)

Note: The PFA room block at the Vinoy has sold out. Rooms are still available at the Vinoy, but not at the PFA discounted rate. Marriott Courtyard, 300 4th St., St. Petersburg, is PFA's overflow hotel. Discounted rooms are available at $169++ Group name: Polyurethane Foam Association. Call 727-450-6200. For additional assistance, please contact the PFA office (Kay Wright) 865-809-2596.

PFA Meeting Registration Form - For Members
Non-Member Registration Form

PFA Member meeting registration is $350 for manufacturing members, federated members and associate/supplier members in good standing. Non-member registration is available for $1,200. All registration fees include spouse at no extra charge. For PFA membership information, please call the PFA office 865-657-9840.

After payment is received, a receipt will be provided via e-mail. Registration badge will be available for pick-up at the meeting registration desk.

May 2018 PFA Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CertiPUR-US® Meeting - Open to all

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Industry Issues Forum - Paid registration required (agenda to follow)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM General Business Meeting
- Paid registration required (agenda to follow)

  Keynote Speaker:

Mr. David Haddad, President Fumar Cigars Inc. and Philanthropist
David Haddad, featured in recent Robb Reports, will present a history of the luxury cigar industry and draw parallels to U.S. consumer buying behavior. He will provide a perspective of how sales of consumer capital goods follow cigar industry trends. Meeting attendees will receive a sample of his company's product.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Roundtable Discussions- Paid registration required
Summary: This spring's PFA Technical Program will be made up of roundtable discussions on isocyanates; state and federal regulation of flame retardants in furniture, mattresses and children’s products; and increased value chain scrutiny of volatile emissions from automotive materials and interior furnishings. We hope that robust discussion will lead to strategic direction and priority tasks for PFA members and staff. Panels will feature executives and technical experts from foam manufacturers and suppliers, who will be asked to characterize the challenge facing the industry and suggest possible industry responses. Panelists will then respond to questions and comments. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged to broaden perspectives. At the end of each session, action items will be identified. Full agenda

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Industry Cocktail Reception - Paid registration required

Good Restaurants Near the Vinoy

Nearest airports for St. Petersburg travel planning:
12-Miles - St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE); 19-Miles - Tampa Intl. (TPA); 105-Miles - Orlando Intl. (MCO)

Future Meetings



November 7-8, 2018

Four Seasons St. Louis
999 N. Second Street
St. Louis, MO



May 22-23, 2019

Vinoy Renaissance Hotel & Resort
501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL