Senior-level Executive Development at PEMA Meetings
… PEMA meetings typically attract more
than two-thirds of its member companies, which is in excess of manufacturing trade association
"norms". PEMA conducts three meetings in even-numbered years and two meetings in odd-numbered
years. These association gatherings – which have a practical business application focus – are
informative and energizing.
Top Executive Level Networking / PEMA ListServ
… Networking is cited as a primary benefit
of PEMA membership. While networking face-to-face at meetings is optimum, member executives stay
connected throughout the year via the association's LinkedIn Group, ListServ and other survey techniques. These intra-association communication tools enable PEMA® executives to seek information and guidance from their association peers with antitrust oversight provided by the association headquarters’ staff.
… Surveys on management, technical, and sales and marketing issues are conducted
throughout the year, often at the request of a member. On occasion, a survey topic is repeated
for trend identification and best practices comparison purposes.
Executive Compensation and Benefits Survey
… Biennially, in even-numbered years, members
have the opportunity to participate in an executive compensation and benefits survey of top
management, sales and marketing management and middle management. Confidentiality is assured –
only limited staff sees the data and all information is reported in the aggregate.
Benchmarking Survey of Key Performance Indicators
… Conducted in the odd-numbered years,
the benchmarking survey provides a yardstick of the prior year's business performance. Confidentiality
is assured – only limited staff sees the data, and all information is reported in the aggregate.
… Through PEMA's quarterly statistics program, members voluntarily
benchmark their bookings, billings, backlog and sales quotes performance with PEMA member companies
of comparable size. Confidentiality is assured; member companies submit their data forms to an
independent third party statistician who compiles the reports.
Trade Show Discounts
… Significant exhibit space discounts at the International Powder &
Bulk Solids Show, Powder & Bulk Solids Canada and Powder & Bulk Solids Texas are available
only to PEMA members. PEMA is the trade association sponsor of these events and works closely with
show organizer UBM Canon.
Business Alliance Potentials
… More than 50 percent of PEMA members conduct business with
one another. PEMA meetings offer networking time that nurtures alliance discussions. Other alliances
include membership in the prestigious Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI and the National Association of
Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations.
Special Interest Seminars
… Insight into issues of general concern, such as products
liability, with a specific focus on the process equipment industry is available through special
interest seminars offered to PEMA members on a pay-as-you-go basis. These offerings are in addition
to PEMA's Annual, Spring and Fall Meetings. In particular, for small companies, these special interest
sessions are avenues to access an immense amount of information and resources on a relevant topic
for a very reasonable cost.
PEMA Website / Member Resources
… The members only section (password protected) houses
speaker/meeting presentations, ListServ compilations and the member database to facilitate
networking among PEMA executives. The Member Companies Page and the Process Equipment and Services
provide market exposure for member companies.