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Still Mission-Led, ABMA Maps Out Future Strategy

Sept. 15, 2022
Building on recent members surveys, the next 18 months promise to be full of relevant and compelling content that will prove essential for navigating the challenges ahead.

By SHAUNICA JAYSON, American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA)

Since our founding in 1888, ABMA's mission has been to lead and unite the boiler industry through advocacy, education, awareness, and our commitment to provide solutions to our members. ABMA is on the move and driving our mission forward for the greatest impact on the industry and our schedule of upcoming activities and events will enable ABMA to meet and address the needs of our members, end-users, and the entire boiler supply chain.

Strategic Planning

This past summer, ABMA engaged McKinley Advisors to partner with our staff and volunteer leaders to continue the association's growth and build on our recent success. McKinley has a deep knowledge of the issues associations face and are skilled at collaborating with executives and volunteer leaders to craft effective and practical strategies to guide their organizations.

During the last few months, ABMA engaged our members with a comprehensive survey to obtain key insights on how the industry continues to evolve and how ABMA can enhance our programs and services to meet the needs of our members and boiler supply chain. Almost 100 member contacts completed the survey and the results are rich with valuable information. The McKinley team followed the survey results with one-on-one targeted interviews with a cross section of members and supply chain partners.

With survey results and interview insights, the ABMA-McKinley team will come together to create a framework for the upcoming strategy session which will take place in Dallas, TX. We expect our revised strategy will build on new programs such as BOILER 2022, while taking the association in a few new directions, as well.

2023 ABMA Annual Meeting

Next year, the boiler industry will convene and connect on January 13-16 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, for our 2023 Annual Meeting. Twice a year, ABMA hosts our bi-annual meetings for industry leaders from across the country to come together to learn about current & emerging industry trends and network to enhance and grow their business relationships.

Confirmed keynotes include Robert Sher, Founder & CEO of Mastering Midsized to speak on how to successfully retain your employees and Connor Lokar, Economist with ITR Economics will present a 2023 economic forecast to prepare our members for the year ahead.

Every other year, the Annual Meeting includes elections for the Leadership of our Product & Market Groups. The next elections will take place at this Annual Meeting and ABMA is excited to welcome new Product & Market Group Leadership in 2023.

More details on this event will be posted in the coming months and registration will open by October. Visit ABMA.com/annual-meeting for more details.

ABMA 2023 Manufacturers Conference

ABMA is also excited to bring back the Manufacturers Conference in April 2023 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL. MC 2023 is a unique event for the boiler industry focused on middle managers and those entering leadership at their companies. Many of the participants are the future leaders of this industry and ABMA is offering them an opportunity to expand their network and build their leadership capabilities.

The Manufacturers Conference is known for leading-edge content, broadening the attendees' knowledge of the boiler industry and hands-on manufacturing tours. We are pleased to share that ABMA members SCC, Inc. and Vapor Power International have agreed to host tours of their facilities.

MC 2023 brings together a diversified representation of the industry and a new emphasis on markets, worker recruitment, potential new environmental regulations, industry challenges, marketing tools, etc.

Registration for MC 2023 opens later this year, so stay tuned for more information and visit ABMA.com/manufacturers-conference.

BOILER 2024

BOILER 2022 forever changed ABMA and the boiler industry, expanding our impact beyond boiler manufacturers to focus on the boiler supply chain. We have already transitioned to build on the foundation set forth earlier this year.

BOILER 2024 – ABMA Technology Conference & Expo will take place May 1-3, 2024 at the Gaylord Rockies in the Denver suburb of Aurora, CO! ABMA’s Boiler Technology Conference and Tradeshow continues to be only a two-day trade show focused exclusively on the boiler supply chain, bringing together boiler manufacturers, influencers, and end-users of our products.

If the product is in the boiler room, it will be there. BOILER 2024 directly engages those in the purchasing, operation, and maintenance of boilers! What’s in store?

  • 2 Action-Packed Days;
  • 10 Dedicated Expo Hours;
  • 100+ Exhibiting Companies;
  • Boiler Room Tours;
  • Speakers & Educational Sessions;
  • 1000+ Attendees.

ABMA is planning to open exhibit sales in early 2023 and general registration will start in the fall of 2023. Visit BOILER2024.com for more information.

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