2015-16 Meetings



May 20 -May 21, 2015

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

PFA General Business Meeting with Hall of Fame Induction
May 2015 Technical Program

4/13/15 Update: The PFA room block at the Vinoy Hotel is now sold out. An overflow arrangement has been made with the Hampton Inn & Suites, 80 Beach Drive (4 blocks away). The PFA room rate is $149++ with free breakfast, afternoon wine reception and $14 parking. Please use their web interface or call the Hampton Inn directly 727-892-9900. Hampton Inn room cutoff is April 24, 2015.

PFA Meeting Registration Form - For Members
Non-Member Registration Form
PFA Meeting Registration - Guests (Ineligible for Membership)

PFA Member meeting registration is $350 for manufacturing members, federated members and associate/supplier members in good standing. Non-member guest registration is available only for individuals/companies that are not 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 payment is received, a receipt will be provided via e-mail. Registration badge will be available for pick-up at the meeting registration desk.

May 2015 PFA Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CertiPUR-US® Meeting - Open to all

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Industry Issues Forum - PFA Registration required

Thursday, May 21, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM General Business Meeting
and Hall of Fame Induction


Keynote Speaker: Eric Papp

"Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Leaders"

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Technical Program

  • Novel Catalyst for Low-Emission Viscoelastic (VE) Foams - TOSOH Corporation
  • Renewable Carbohydrate Solution That Imparts Flame Retardant Properties in Polyurethane Foam - Everchem Specialty Chemicals
  • Improved Viscoelastic Foam Formulation Technology - Bayer Material Science
  • Aliphatic Polyester Polyols with Recycled Content for Flexible Polyurethane Foam - INVISTA
  • Highly Sophisticated Cell Opener for Viscoelastic Foam - Evonik

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

May 2015 Technical Program Proceedings on CDROM
You may pre-order proceedings for the May 2015 Technical Program for shipment by June 20, 2015. ($50 in the US - $55 outside US)

Good Restaurants Near the Vinoy

Nearest airports for St. Petersburg travel planning:
12-Miles - St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE); 19-Miles - Tampa Intl. (TPA); 105-Miles - Orlando Intl. (MCO)

Future Meetings


November 4-5, 2015

Hilton Fallsview Hotel
6361 Fallsview Blvd.
Niagara Falls, ON Canada

Important - U.S. Citizens will need a valid passport or passport card (passport card cannot be used for international air travel)


May 25-26, 2016

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