2019 Summer Meeting

2019 SUMMER MEETING - June 21-24
Omni Grove Park Inn - Asheville, NC


Join us this coming June at the Omni Grove Park Inn in North Carolina for the 2019 Summer Meeting - the best networking opportunity in the boiler industry.  The ABMA Summer Meeting is a key event for stakeholders in the boiler manufacturing industry. The Summer Meeting is also known for its family-friendly atmosphere. This four-day event is one of the most cost-effective educational and networking opportunities available in the industry. 

CLICK HERE to make your hotel accommodations.

This Summer Meeting is going to a little different than past ones.  We will bring back to the Product & Market Group Meetings for the 2020 Annual Meeting but this meeting we are going to focus much of the meeting content around two key areas: Innovation and Leadership. 


In addition to the new format, we are also offering optional tours of the Sierra Nevada Brewery to enhance your experience and explore the Asheville region.

Confirmed Presenters

Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Love Your Enemies - How Decent People Can Save America from The Culture of Contempt

Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of eleven books, including the bestsellers The Conservative Heart and The Road to Freedom. He is an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, and host of the podcast The Arthur Brooks Show.  In the fall of 2019, he will join the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.

Jerrod Murr, Paradigm Shift
Leading Your Companies Growth & Development

Jerrod Murr is Professional Speaker and Leadership Developer.  He is also Director of Development at Paradigm Shift that provides leadership training and development for educational and corporate groups.  Jerrod presented at the 2018 Manufacturers Conference and is back with a few of his colleagues to engage our Summer Meeting attendees on topics of Leading with Success, Building Positive Momentum and taking companies from Good to Great to Excellent.  Part interactive keynote, part workshop but all focused on taking your company, your department, your leadership to the next level.

 Kiran Thirumaran, Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL)
Kiran joins us to discuss recent developments at the ORNL and opportunites for ABMA and boiler manufacturers. He is ORNL’s research associate for industrial energy efficiency and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He supports DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program and the Federal Energy Management Program by providing industrial sites with technical assistance activities, energy assessments and training, and energy management guidance in addition to managing the student activities for DOE’s Industrial Assessment Center program and leading the DOE’s effort to modernize their energy-system software tool suite and associated training resources. 

To download the 2019 Summer Meeting schedule, click here.

Our meetings enable attendees to:

• Directly interact with C-level boiler manufacturer and supplier executives. 
• Collaborate with experts on critical topics impacting the boiler industry.
• Hear perspectives from relevant and renowned keynote speakers. Prestigious economists, industry analysts, government authorities are among the recent participants.
• Enjoy networking with attendees in many social setting

A very special thank you to the 2019 ABMA Summer Meeting Sponsors

Victory Energy Operations, Industrial Steam, The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, Clarage, Underwriters Laboratories, Clark Reliance Corporation, Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation, Coffin Turbo Pumps, Rentech Boiler Systems, Power Flame, Superior Boiler, Webster Combustion Technology, Honeywell,  Groupe Simoneau, Laars Heating Solutions, Metal Forming Solutions, Ware, Cleaver-BrooksVector Systems, Quest-Tec Solutions, Robinson Fans, Sterling Deaerator, Riello, Oilon US, Nationwide Boiler, Fox Equipment LLC, E-Tech, ClearSign Combustion, Vapor Power, BFS Industries, BNSF Logistics, Cleaver Brooks Sales & Service, Wabash Power Equipment, New York Blower Company, AutoFlame, Miura America Co. Ltd, Thermogenics, Clayton Industries

Can we add your company? Sponsorship opportunities available. Consider sponsoring a reception, speaker, or hole for the Golf Tournament and get the flag upon conclusion - Only 2 Golf Flag sponsorships are left! Click here to download the current list. Interested in Sponsorship? Contact Cheryl Jamall, [email protected].


Hertz Rental Car Discount Hertz Rental Car has extended a Rental Car Discount to ABMA members attending the Summer Meeting. To book your car please Click Here to be redirected to the Hertz Registration Page. 

Come join us this summer... a great event awaits! 

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the ABMA Summer Meeting

  1. Making connections is smart business strategy. No matter how connected we are online, face-to-face interaction yields stronger relationships, which correlate to more sales and competitive business advantages. 
  2. Get ahead by staying ahead. Be among the first to know about industry changes, advancements and forecasts.
  3. Who wants to reinvent the wheel? Learning from and collaborating with others is what the most successful business leaders do regularly. 
  4. Get what you pay for. Membership meetings are part of your ABMA membership benefits – take advantage and your company will reap the rewards. 
  5. Downtime is good for you and your business. Studies show that taking time to “recharge” actually increases productivity.