2020 Spring Meeting - HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Starts:  Apr 27, 2020 6:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Apr 29, 2020 11:00 AM (PT)

MTI's 2020 Spring Meeting has been cancelled due to the safety and travels concerns with regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  All members who have paid their meeting registrations will receive a 100% refund.  Please make sure to cancel your hotel room at The Lodge Resort by calling 800-468-3571.If you have any questions, please contact the following:

Tom Morrison:  tom@heattreat.net
Amanda Motes:  amanda@heattreat.net


From location to accommodation, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa provides a chic retreat amid California's breathtaking wine country. Situated within walking distance of the quaint shops and world-class restaurants of Sonoma Plaza, our hotel offers rustic-chic guest rooms and suites, appointed with plush bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. Enhance your experience in a cottage accommodation, featuring expansive sitting areas with private fireplaces. Enjoy resort-style amenities, including a modern gym with yoga classes and heated outdoor pool. Savor distinctive cuisine at our award-winning restaurants, and pamper yourself with massage, beauty and wellness therapies at our hotel spa. Succeed and celebrate in versatile event spaces, including elegant wedding venues and a picturesque outdoor patio. With spacious hotel accommodations and modern amenities, Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is a comforting haven where you can work, relax and recharge.

Check Out Sonoma Wine Country!

Check Out The Lodge Renaissance Resort & Spa


HOST HOTEL INFORMATION: (NOW OPEN... Book Early.  Will Sell Out!)

The Lodge Resort  ($219 per night)
1325 Broadway at Leveroni & Napa Roads, Sonoma, CA

***This is a high volume season in Sonoma.  MTI's group rates are only available based on availability.  You can guarantee a night or two on the front or back end by paying the going rate for those days.  We have heard numerous members making the choice to stay a couple of nights in Napa (13 miles from Sonoma) prior to the Spring meeting as another pre-meeting option.


PHONE:  800-468-3571



- San Francisco International Airport - SFO (56 miles from hotel)
- Oakland International Airport - OAK (57 miles from hotel)
Sacramento International Airport - SMF (76 miles from hotel)
San JOSE International Airport - SJC (88 miles from hotel)

  Rental Car





- Early bird registration rate ends April 6, 2020
- All registrations are due by April 20, 2020
- Full Refund if cancellation is received by April 20, 2020


Things to Do, Shopping, Food & Nightlife:  CLICK HERE

Weather:  Attendees can anticipate daytime temperatures in the mid 70's, and nighttime temperatures in the lower 40's (*F).  


All events are resort casual except for final night.  Final night is business casual.   



Your name badge(s) and program schedule will be delivered to your room the afternoon of April 27th by 4:30 pm.  If you do not receive your welcome packet, it will be available at the table outside the opening night Welcome Reception.



Monday, April 27

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: MTI First Timer Reception

As a first timer, you will interact with the leadership of MTI prior to the full membership arriving.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm:
MTI Welcome Reception & Dinner

Enjoy Sonoma's signature cuisine and drinks as you connect with members from all across North America.

Tuesday, April 28

7:15 am - 8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast for Session Attendees

8:00 am - 8:10 am:  Welcome from MTI President, Jim Oakes

8:10 am - 9:40 am:  General Session 1:  Laura Stack

Attack of the Productivity Suckers

So many things keep us from doing what we know we
should be doing, and we are often so distracted, it’s difficult to concentrate on high-value activities. In this session, Laura Stack will offer time management advice from her 25+ years in the trenches, working with thousands of leaders globally. She will discuss how today’s leaders can obtain profitable, productive results by managing the 3 T’s of Time:  Strategic Thinking (Business), Teamwork (Employees), and Tactics (Self). Laura will review the four main things that suck the productivity right out of you/your business and provide new ideas on how to manage time and boost productivity personally, with your team, and in your organization.

9:55 am - 11:25 am: 
General Session 2:  Beau Ganas

Growing Your Profits Through Effective KPI's
Having the right data points or Key Performance Indicator that tell you where to make change and fast in todays disruptive business model is key to maximizing profits in the 2020 decade.  Business will change at a hyper speed pace in the new decade and you will need to put focus on areas of improvement faster than ever.  Through the Theory of Constraints model, Beau Ganas from Science of Business will provide the keys on how to identify effective KPIs that will help you drive growth, productivity and profits.
11:25 am - 11:45 pm:
 State of the Institute Update by MTI President, Jim Oakes
MTI President, Jim Oakes will present with other key leaders an update on MTI's annual financial performance and key industry initiatives impacting your company.

9:30 am - 11:00 am:
Spouse Guest Event 
One of the greatest elements of MTI meetings is how connected the spouses are. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other MTI spouses.  Details coming soon.


Wednesday, April 29

7:15 am - 8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast for Session Attendees

8:00 am - 8:05 am:  Welcome from MTI President, Jim Oakes

8:05 am - 9:35 am:  General Session 1:  Policy, Government & Election's Impact on Your Business

National Association of Manufacturers
The U.S. Economy is hitting stride and is positioned to play a key role in the growth in North America.  Policy issues on labor, healthcare, taxes, regulation, climate change, immigration and energy will drive the next decade.  This is a must see session as NAM will provide members an update on the latest policy developments and election update from Washington D.C.

9:50 am - 11:05 am:  General Session 2 - Featured Keynote - ROB O'NEILL

Robert O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. A highly-trained Navy SEAL, he led the military’s most elite and was involved in our nation’s most important campaigns. With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists. He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process. Rob will deliver gripping stories, effective strategies and a highly motivational message you won't soon forget.  Learn how the same lessons that helped him survive more than 400 combat missions across four theaters of war and the same attitude that helped him earn a spot on the Navy's most elite special missions unit can help all of us aim higher and stand stronger.  Gain invaluable insight into how the military's "best of the best" plan for success when mission failure is not an option.  From preparation, risk assessment and stress management, to leading rather than micromanaging and above all never quitting — Rob demonstrates how applying these military tenets can make us winning warriors in business and in life.


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:  MTI
President's Reception
All members are invited to the closing night reception to connect experiences, stories and take aways from your Sonoma learning experience.  

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm:  Final Night Dinner, DJ and Dancing

MTI's Final Night Dinner is always full of energy and excitement with dinner, drinks, connection to members, DJ playing your top requests and dancing.  Come share your favorite take aways and Sonoma memories with members from all across North America.   


QUESTIONS:  904-249-0448 x102 - amanda@heattreat.net


The Lodge Sonoma
1325 Broadway at Leveroni & Napa Roads
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Kristen Speer
904-249-0448 x101