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2021 MMA PAC Golf and Environmental and Safety Conference

The 2021 MMA Environmental & Safety Conference will be held October 21-22 at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center.  The MMA PAC Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, October 20 at the Refuge Golf Course.

Attendee Registration Fee

Fee covers registration for one person. Cost includes registration to all conference activities, including continental breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and any handout materials. Preregister by Thursday, September 30, 2021, to be included on the preregistration list and receive a printed badge. 

     MMA Member Registration Fee: $400 per person 
     Nonmember Registration Fee: $900 per person

No refunds on cancellations after September 30, 2021.

Accommodations 

The standard room rate at the Sheraton Flowood is $159 per night.
Check-in begins on Tuesday, October 19
Check-out is Friday, October 22
To reserve a room, follow this link.

Exhibit Space

Exhibit booth space sized 8 feet by 8 feet is available. A limited number of larger exhibit booth spaces, sized 8 feet by 10 feet, are available for MMA members only. Cost includes exhibit booth space with a display table, two chairs, company sign, and two complimentary registrations to all conference activities, including continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, receptions, and any handout materials. Additional vendors from the same company must pay the registration fee.

     8' x 8' MMA Member Vendor Fee: $900
     8' x 8' Nonmember Vendor Fee: $1,900 (includes one-year membership and two registrations)
     8' x 10' MMA Member Vendor Fee: $1,000
     MMA Member Additional Registration Fee: $400
     Nonmember Additional Registration Fee: $900

Exhibitor commitments must be made by September 30, 2021, to be listed on signs and the MMA mobile appAfter Sept. 30, exhibitors will only be listed on the MMA mobile app. Email your company's high-resolution logo (jpeg, jpg, png, gif or tiff) to barbara@mma-web.org

Exhibit Booth Setup Time:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Booth Breakdown Time:
Friday, October 11, 2021
1:00 p.m.

TO BECOME AN EXHIBITOR, YOU MUST AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

LIABILITY
MMA will not be liable for any loss or damage to the property of exhibitor, or its employees, due to fire, robbery, accidents, or any cause whatsoever that may arise from use and occupancy of leased space or building. The exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless MMA and its employees against any and all claims of any person whomsoever arising out of acts of omission of exhibitors, its employees and/or guests.

RESTRICTIONS
BUILDING RULES AND CITY ORDINANCES
The exhibitor agrees to obey all rules of the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center, which may be in existence or which hereafter may be made, and to abide by the rules and regulations of the City of Flowood, Mississippi, the Department of Fire and Health and such other Departments whose duties embrace regulations of exhibits, etc.

MISCELLANEOUS
MMA or the Exhibit Coordinator reserves the right for final placement of booths. The decision of MMA must be accepted as final in any dispute between exhibitors or MMA or resort staff.

If exhibit space is full and you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Barbara Hopkins at barbara@mma-web.org or (601) 292-1125.

Sponsorship

Levels of sponsorship are as follows:

     Platinum: $1,000
     Gold: $750  
     Silver: $500
     Bronze: $250

Sponsor commitments must be made by October 6 2021, to be listed on signs and the MMA mobile appAfter October 6, sponsors will only be listed on the MMA mobile app. Email your company's high-resolution logo (jpeg, jpg, png, gif or tiff) to tj@mma-web.org.  

Agenda 

Wednesday, October 20

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Beer, wine & hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, October 21

7:30 a.m. - 8:30

Registration/Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40

Welcome and Introduction

8:40 - 9:25

Keynote Address: John Blevins, EPA Region 4 Acting Administrator

9:25 - 10:15 

Sustainability Panel

Moderator: Melissa Pringle, Allen Engineering

Panelists: Ashley Kimes, International Paper Company

Kristi Mitchum, Chevron Products Company

Jennifer Koski, Chemours

10:15 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:30

Environmental Justice: Annie McIlwain, PPM Consultants

11:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

Environmental Breakout Session

12:45  - 1:30 

MDEQ Agency Update: MDEQ Staff

1:30 - 2:15

PFAS Panel

Trudy Fisher, Butler Snow

Bill Moody, MS Department of Health

2:15 - 2:45

Break

2:45 - 3:30

Solar Energy Update

Sumesh Aurora, MDA

Aaron Hill, Entergy

3:30 - 4:00

Odor and Odor Modeling: Aniket Pujari, Trinity Consultants

4:00 - 5:00

"Speed Dating" with your Regulators: MDEQ Division Chiefs

5:00 - 6:30

Reception

Safety Breakout Session

12:45 p.m. – 1:30

OSHA Agency Update: Courtney Bohannon, OSHA

1:30 – 2:15

Industrial Hygiene and Asbestos Exposure: Jason Maloney, Terracon

2:15 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:30

Managing an OSHA Inspection: What Companies Need to Know – Mike Taylor, Greenberg Taurig, LLP

3:30 – 4:00

Emergency Action Plans: Anthony Wenzel, Environmental Safety and Compliance

4:00 – 5:00

“Speed Dating” with your Regulators – MDEQ Division Chiefs

5:00 – 6:30

Reception

Friday, October 22

7:30 a.m. - 8:30

Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15

Workforce: TBD

9:15 - 9:45 

Break

9:45 - 10:30

Fenceline Monitoring: TBD

10:30 - 11:30

Ethics Training: Donna Hodges, MDEQ

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Donate a Door Prize
Door prizes from MMA member companies are always well-received by attendees.  Make sure your company's gift is included this year!

Cash contributions are also appreciated and will be used to purchase special gifts. 

Please bring your door prize to the event and let Barbara or Shannon know what you will be providing. 
 

MMA PAC Golf Tournament

This year's MMA PAC Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, October 20 at the Refuge Golf Course. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Check-in: 7:30 a.m.
Shotgun start: 9:00 a.m.

Registration is CLOSED for the tournament as we have filled the maximum number of teams.

Questions?

Contact Barbara Hopkins at (601) 292-1125 or barbara@mma-web.org.

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INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTER/EXHIBIT/SPONSOR:
1) In order to register, exhibit or sponsor, you must sign in with your username and password. If you do not have a username or password, you will need to create a new account. Scroll to top of this webpage to sign in or create an account.
2) When filling in your company name, select your company and address if it appears in the drop-down menu.
3) Fill in required fields and save or update responses to avoid error when proceeding to checkout. 
4) If you do not have a PO Number, fill in your last name.
5) No refunds or cancellations after September 30, 2021.
When
10/20/2021 - 10/22/2021
Where
2200 Refuge Blvd Flowood, MS 39232 UNITED STATES