2021 Fall Meeting

Starts:  Oct 4, 2021 18:00 (CT)
Ends:  Oct 6, 2021 23:00 (CT)
MTI is excited to host the 2021 Fall Meeting at the St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio, TX.

Situated in the heart of downtown, overlooking Travis Park, this AAA Four Diamond hotel offers unparalleled access to trendy restaurants and historic landmarks of San Antonio, Texas. Visit The Alamo for a glimpse of Texas' past or wander the idyllic waterfront promenade of the Riverwalk. Opened in 1909 and designated as a national historic site, The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, embodies old-world splendor with Italian marble and Corinthian columns throughout the building. During your stay, rotate between the hotel's five upscale restaurants, including the vibrant Cabana Bar located by our rooftop infinity pool.

CLICK HERE to view pictures of the luxury brand of the St. Anthony Hotel.

CHECK OUT SAN ANTONIO AND THE FAMED RIVERWALK




HOST HOTEL INFORMATION: (NOW OPEN)

**Hotel Rooms will sellout.  Book early to make sure you have a room in the host hotel.

St. Anthony Hotel Downton San Antonio  ($229 per night)
300 E Travis St. San Antonio, TX 78205

DEADLINE FOR GROUP RATE:  September 11, 2021

ONLINE RESERVATIONS:   CLICK HERE

PHONE:
  855-811-0218 (Code:  Metal Treating Institute Fall Meeting)


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AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION:

AIRPORTS:  
- San Antonio International Airport - SAT (9 miles from hotel)

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: 

- Rental Car - Uber - Lyft

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REGISTRATION:

ONLINE:   CLICK HERE

PRINTED BROCHURE:  Coming July 2021

VERY IMPORTANT DATES:
- Early bird registration rate ends Sept 10, 2021
- All registrations are due by Sept 24, 2021
- Full Refund if cancellation is received by Sept 24, 2021
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CITY INFORMATION & TRAVEL TIPS:

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

Weather:  Attendees can anticipate daytime temperatures in the low-80's, and nighttime temperatures in the low-60's (*F).  
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DRESS CODE:

All events are business casual except for final night.  Final night is formal.  Suit/tie for men, formal dress for women.  Tuxedo is optional.   

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NAME BADGE AND MEMBER WELCOME PACKET 

Your welcome packet with your name badge, drink tickets, and other important meeting information will be delivered to your room between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm on October 4.

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MEETING SCHEDULE:


Monday, October 4

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Attendee Welcome Packets Delivered to Hotel Rooms

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

Tuesday, October 5

7:45 am - 8:30 am:  Continental Breakfast for Session Attendees

8:30 am - 8:40 am:  Welcome from MTI President, Jim Oakes

8:40 am - 10:00 am: General Session
The Labor Drought... Is There Anyone Left to Work
Presented  by Ron Hetrick, EMSI Data

Prior to COVID-19, there was already a shortage of labor in almost every industry.  The pandemic magnified the labor drought and now it seems like labor is like a dry dessert with no oasis in sight.  Ron Hetrick, Director of Staffing and Data at EMSI, is one of the leading experts on labor data.  Ron will unpack the real issues causing the labor shortage, the future outlook for labor and  how every company needs to rethink "how to get work done."  Ron will also moderate a panel of MTI members who are breaking new ground, with success, on automation of their plant as a solution to the labor drought.  This is a must see opening session for any key executive.

Check Out Recent Video by Ron on Labor Data



10:15 am - 11:30 am:  General Session 
How to Break the 2-Week Notice Curse
Mark Sedgely, Director of Revenue - Personify Inc.

One of the key elements in a new hire labor shortage is "you can't afford to lose any of your current talent.  Even average performers."  It is an employee market and it is important every company has an amazing workplace culture to keep the talent you have.  As talent leave, those who are left could suffer from burnout causing more challenges.  A vibrant and team oriented workplace culture is a must.  Mark Sedgely, Director of Revenue of Personify and former President of MemberClicks, will share with you the keys to building a workplace culture that can cure the 2-week notice curse. 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm:   MTI Annual Business Meeting and Update
MTI President, Jim Oakes, along with other key leaders, will present an update on MTI's annual financial performance and key industry initiatives impacting your company.


9:30 am - 11:00 am:
Spouse/Guest Event 


AFTERNOON AND EVENING FREE TO ENJOY SAN ANTONIO


Wednesday, October 6

7:45 am - 8:30 am:  Continental Breakfast for Session Attendees

8:30 am - 8:35 am:  Welcome from MTI President, Jim Oakes

8:35 am - 10:00 am:  General Session
Fireside Discussion Session
Facilitated by MTI's Education Co-Chairs Glen Ottinger from Thermofusion and Deidra Minerd from Euclid Heat Treating

Within 30-days of the Fall Meeting, MTI will survey all meeting attendees on the top 3 industry topics they would like to see discussed during MTI's famed round table discussions.  Over 90 minutes, members will discuss at their tables the key topics individually, then Glen and Deidra will lead the full group in an open discussion.  These discussions are generally the most talked about sessions at any MTI meeting because members learn so much from each other.   

10:15 am - 11:30 am:  General Session:  Featured Keynote
Leadership Isn't For Cowards
Mike Staver - Professional Leadership Coach and Trainer

We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all of the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to 
every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process.  Participants will learn:

- The real definition of courage 
- The three most important steps you will ever take 
- The power of commitment 
- What your followers do, really do, when you are not around 
- The primary motivator of all people 
- The three things every leader can do to insure leadership failure 
- The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it 
- Six steps that will insure effective execution


Check Out Mike in Action:




AFTERNOON FREE TO ENJOY SAN ANTONIO

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 San Antonio learning experience.  

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm:  Awards Dinner, YES Graduation, & DJ Entertainment

MTI's Final Night Awards Dinner and YES Graduation is always full of energy and excitement with dinner, drinks, connection to members, a DJ playing your top requests, and dancing. Come share your favorite take-aways and San Antonio memories with your fellow members.
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SPECIAL MTI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

MTI is selling $1,000 tickets into a drawing for one of MTI's famed bronze heat treat sculptures as designed by Past President, Paul Tadlock.  See picture below.  The drawing will be held during the final night dinner at the Fall Meeting.  During the night dinner, MTI will draw in front of members, five tickets.  From those five tickets, MTI will then draw four tickets one at a time to eliminate people until the last ticket is declared the winner of the bronze statue.  Lots of excitement and anticipation with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the MTI Educational Foundation.  ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.  Buy early and often.  Click video to view the impact of MTI's annual scholarships.




SEE YOU IN SAN ANTONIO, TX!

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

Location

St Anthony Hotel
300 E Travis St.
San Antonio, TX 78205