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PERA Announces its Conference Schedule


PERA has released its schedule for the 64th Annual Conference which includes an assortment of professional and technical seminars will be held along with a wide range of social and networking opportunities for engine remanufacturers and their spouses.

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Thursday, September 24

Golf Outing: Breakfast 7:45 am.  Tee off 8:30 am

Tour (Historic Trolley Tour & Lunch at Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons): 9:30am-12:30 pm

Opening Reception: 6:30-8:00 pm  

Friday, September 25

Breakfast in Harborside: 8 am-8:45 am 

Opening Remarks: 9am-9:15 am

Historic Home Tour & Lunch at Mrs. Wilkes: 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Spouses Tour)

Tom Jensen, Veridean Technology Solutions, “Can Social Networking Help Your Business?”: 9:15-10:00 am

Expense Reduction Analysis, Speaker TBA: 10 am-10:45 am

Break: 10:45-11:00 am

Eve Lerman, U.S. Dept of Commerce, “Emerging Markets and How We Can Help You,” “Expand Sales: US Commercial Service Offices in 80 Countries”: 11:00-12:30 pm


Adjourn: 12:30 pm

Historic Home Tour & Lunch at the Famous Mrs. Wilkes Boarding. Tour will include the Mercer House and the Owens-Thomas House. Lunch will be at the famous Mrs. Wilkes.

Dinner will be at The Olde Pink House located on Reynolds Square at 7pm where we will dine by candlelight in the rooms of the historic mansion.


Saturday, September 26

Breakfast in Harborside: 8:00-8:45 am

Dave Caracci – “The More Things Change,” “The More They Stay The Same: Will Your Future be Colored with Red Ink or a New Shade of Green?”: 9:00-10:00 am


Break: 10:00-10:15 am

Panel Discussion moderated by Dave Caracci, “How to Sell More Engines in Today’s Market”: 10:15 am–close

For more information on this event or to register for the convention, visit Olde Pink House

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