Emerging Leaders Network

PMMI Young Professionals Conference

Young Professionals ConferenceHosted by the Emerging Leaders Committee
The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch
St. Louis, MO | Friday, July 15

Registration Fee: $195

This event is ideal for entry to mid-level industry professionals who are looking to advance in their careers and network with peers. These professionals have roles across the supply chain, from sales managers, to marketing coordinators, to engineers. Note: Attendees are recommended to be age 40 and under. 

Friday, July 15
7:00 a.m.
Indoor Biergarten
Registration Opens

8:00 a.m.
Indoor Biergarten


9:00 a.m.
Indoor Biergarten

Welcome Remarks with Jackie Sessler, Chair, PMMI Emerging Leaders Committee

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Indoor Biergarten

Leadership in Packaging & Processing Panel Discussion

Panelists: Mark Anderson, CEO, ProMach, Nancy Wilson, CEO, Morrison Container Handling Solutions and Lisa Rathburn, VP, Engineering & Continuous Improvement, T. Marzetti Company

Moderator: Stephanie Neil, Editor, OEM Magazine

Hear how these incredible executives in packaging and processing got their start in the industry, their advice for young professionals, and participate in an interactive Q&A. 

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Lager Room

Networking Break

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Indoor Biergarten

Management Strategies for Employee Retention
Speaker: Stephan Girard, Senior Director, Workforce Development, PMMI 

We have seen record numbers of employee resignations in the last two years and there is no end in sight. Learn some strategies to help you retain your employees and build an engaged workforce.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lager Room

Networking Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Indoor Biergarten

How to Lead when You're Not the Boss
Speaker: Jonathan Darling, CPG-IA Market Segment Lead, Schneider Electric

Leadership is often confused with title, position or status with many thinking that to lead, you need to be in charge. Jonathan will help you learn how to not only lead, but how you can make a massive impact on your teams, companies, and communities...even if you're not the boss. 

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Indoor Biergarten

Networking Reception