2016-17 Meetings


November 2 - November 3, 2016

PFA General Business Meeting & Technical Program

Meeting Location:
Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 College Street
San Antonio, TX

The PFA room block rate has closed. There are a number of hotels within short walking distance. For suggestions, please call Kay Wright @ 865.657.9661 or email kwright@pfa.org

Register for The PFA Sessions:

PFA Member Registration Form
PFA Non-Member Registration Form

PFA Member meeting registration is $350 for manufacturing members, federated members and associate/supplier members in good standing. Non-member registration is available for individuals/companies that are eligible for PFA membership. All registration fees include spouse at no extra charge. For PFA membership information, please call the PFA office 865-657-9840.

After registration payment is received, a receipt will be provided via e-mail. Registration badge will be available for pick-up at the meeting registration desk.

November 2016 PFA Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM CertiPUR-US® Meeting - Open to all

1:45 PM - 5:00 PM Industry Issues Forum - PFA Registration required

Thursday, November 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM General Business Meeting

Keynote Speaker

John D. Bassett III
Perhaps better known as "The Factory Man" and the subject of the best selling book by the same name, Mr. Bassett will explain how he took on a global market and prevailed to save Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and the entire town of Galax, Virginia. His success continued and he went on to build the largest hardwood furniture company in the Americas. He will introduce his new book Making It In America and he will share his 12-point plan for growing your business.

1:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Technical Program - See Agenda with Abstracts

  Update: Incidence of Occupational Asthma Among FPF Plant Workers   McIntyre & Lemon
  Variable Pressure Foaming Using the Vertifoam Process   Opus Technical
  New Flame Retardants Developments for the Flexible Foam Market   ICL-IP America Inc.
  Detection of Isocyanates in the Workplace Using IMS Instruments   Bruker Detection
  Ester Flexible Foam Performance Comparisons Between EG Azelate (C9) and DEG Adipate (C6) Polyols   Emery Oleochemicals
  Recent JFLEX Technology Developments   Hennecke, Inc.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Industry Cocktail Reception

November 2016 Technical Program Proceedings on CDROM
You may pre-order proceedings for the November 2016 Technical Program. ($75 in the US - $80 outside US)

Good Restaurants Near the Omni

Biga on The Banks (walking)
American Fusion
203 S St Mary's Street
Hours: 5:30 - 10PM
Phone: 210-225-0722


Fig Tree Restaurant (walking)
515 Valllita Street
Hours: 6 - 10PM
Phone: 210-224-1976

Bella On the River (walking)
Mediterranean, Steaks
106 River Walk Street
Hours: 5 - 10PM
Phone: 210-404-2355


La Canaria (in the hotel)
Highly rated

Bliss (taxi)
American Fusion
926 S Presa Street
Hours: 5:30 - 10PM
Phone: 210-225-2547


La Fonda (walking)
2415 N Main Avenue
(210) 733-0621
11AM - 9:30PM

Bohanan's Prime Steakhouse & Seafood (walking)
Steaks, Fish
219 E Houston Street
Hours: 11AM - 10PM
Phone: 210-472-2600
  Paesano's Riverwalk (walking)
Italian, Mediterranean
111 W Crockett Street
(210) 227-2782
11AM - 10PM

Planning Transportation for San Antonio:
San Antonio International Airport is located approximately 10 miles from the hotel (about 19 minutes). There are many restaurants and attractions within walking distance of the hotel. Should you wish to reserve a rental car, PFA provides a group discount for Enterprise rental cars.

Future Meetings


May 23-24, 2017

Vinoy Renaissance Hotel & Resort
501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL



November 1-2, 2017

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA