2021 Spring Meeting

Starts:  May 3, 2021 6:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  May 5, 2021 11:00 PM (ET)

MTI is excited to invite you to the 2021 Spring Meeting at the Omni Beach Resort in Amelia Island, FL.  Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, this beautiful resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa. Whether you prefer to stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach, spend the day kayaking through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands, or tee off on one of our award-winning golf courses, you’ll never run out of adventure in this idyllic destination.

Check out webcast to right to hear full details on the Spring Meeting.

Check Out Amelia Island!




Omni Amelia Island Beach Resort  ($229 per night plus $21 resort fee)
39 Beach Lagoon Rd. Amelia Island, FL 32034


PHONE:  888-261-6161 (Group Code - Metal Treating Institute)




- Jacksonville Airport - JAX (31 miles from hotel)


- Rental Car - Uber - Lyft





- Early bird registration rate ends April 16, 2021
- All registrations are due by April 26, 2021
- Full Refund if cancellation is received by April 23, 2021


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

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


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



You will be able to pick up your name badge, drink tickets and welcome bag at the MTI Check In Suite located in the hotel near the reservation desk from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.



Monday, May 3

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: MTI Check-in Suite to Pick up Name Badges & Welcome Bag

With hotel guidelines minimizing the amount of visits inside any guest rooms by hotel staff, your MTI welcome bag with name badges and drink tickets that were normally delivered to your room, will now be available for your pickup in the MTI Check-in Suite located next to the hotel lobby.

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

Tuesday, May 4

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 - 10:10 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.

10:25 am - 11:45 am: 
General Session 2:  Beau Ganas

Growing Your Profits Through Effective KPIs
Having the right data points or Key Performance Indicator that tell you where to make change and fast in today's 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.
11:45 am - 12:15 pm:
 State of the Institute Update by MTI President, Jim Oakes
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 
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.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: MTI Educational Foundation Fundraiser

Get ready for hair raising fun seeing the sites of Amelia Island in an Amazing Race style competitive team format.  All participants will be placed in teams of six in 6-seater golf carts.  A team leader will download the event app where you will have lots of island challenges to choose from to win points by completing the challenges.  The team with the most points during the two-hour exploration challenge will be deemed the winners.  Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams at the final night dinner.

Wednesday, May 5

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 1:  Chad Sorenson

New Norms, Lasting Change, and Your Bottom Line
2020 brought on anything and everything that was unpredictable.  COVID-19 magnified every weakness a business had in it's value chain and pushed many to their limits.  Civil unrest, new rules driven by COVID and the unpredictability of government rules created a new need for a rapid change process in every facet of people management putting the leader of HR front and center in every company.  Chad Sorenson from Adaptive HR Solutions will share the keys to why your HR department will be your most important department in 2021 and beyond.  Chad will also lead you through a series of table discussions on key elements that will drive change within your people strategies in the future.

10:15 am - 11:15 am:  General Session 2: Featured Keynote - ROB O'NEILL

Never Quit

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 Amelia Island 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 Amelia Island memories with members from all across North America.   


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


Omni Amelia Island Beach Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Rd.
Amelia Island, FL 32034