General Information


Guidebook App Now Available:
Get important event details straight to your device! 


View meeting details such as the schedule, speakers, presentation downloads and more all from your mobile device!
Just follow these simple steps:

1) Download the free Guidebook app
Or visit: to enter your phone number to be texted a link to the Guidebook

2) Click "Enter Passphrase"

3) Type "2018pma", find the correct guide, and click "Download Guide"
Use Code: 2018pma

Early-Bird Specials

Save up to $200 by registering before March 25th, $100 if registering before April 15th. 

Processors... Save even MORE!

If two members are attending from the same Processor Member company, each may deduct $25 from their registration fee. If there are three or more, everyone from that Processor Member company may deduct $50.

Please contact the PMA Office to apply this discount. Available for Processors only.

Who should attend:

PMA member companies, prospective member companies, press, consultants, academics, former members and spouses/companions are welcome to attend.

One-Day Registration:

Available only to PMA members and guests if at least one person from the member company has registered for the full Annual Meeting. (does not include evening reception and meal functions)

Student Registration:

Students may attend free with student ID, but must register in advance. (does not include evening reception and meal functions)


Attire for the entire Annual Meeting will be business-casual.

Guest Policy

A non-member company eligible for PMA membership attending its first or second PMA meeting will pay the 1st/2nd time guest registration fee for each representative attending.

Representatives from a company eligible for membership who have attended two meetings as a member or guest will pay a fee equal to the member registration fee plus the minimum PMA annual dues, or the non-member fee.

Companies who have submitted an application for membership to be acted on at the meeting, or who submit a membership application at the meeting, pay the member registration fee.

Special Rule

It is the policy of PMA that no one shall schedule any event, function or meeting that in any way conflicts with or detracts from scheduled PMA meetings or events. It is also customary that hospitality suites not be scheduled for the duration of the meeting.


Full meeting refunds may be obtained if PMA is notified of the cancellation in writing before March 25th, 2018.

IRS Guidelines

The Internal Revenue Service rules limit the deductibility of certain food and beverages costs to 50% of their actual cost. For the purposes of this meeting, 40% of the registration fee is deductible. Spouse/Companion fees are not deductible.