TMS LogoSecond International Conference on Processing Materials for Properties: Accompanying Persons Tours

November 5–8, 2000  ·  San Francisco, California

The Second International Conference on Processing Materials for Properties (PMP2000) will take place November 5–8, 2000, in San Francisco, California.

Under the joint organization of The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ) and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), PMP2000 will provide a forum for the world's materials community to address the continuing globalization of materials production and the creation of new technologies and materials which are broadening the horizons of materials in associated processing routes. The Renaissance Parc Fifty-Five Hotel will host this prestigious conference.


Accompanying persons tours have been customized to enhance the PMP 2000 experience. To register, please complete the Registration form, which is available for download in portable document format, and return it to Cappa & Graham, Inc. Confirmations of the tour will be sent to each participant before the conference.

Please note that reservations will be handled on a first-come, first serve basis and reservations will not be available on-site. Pre-registration for the tour program will be accepted up to October 1, 2000. Please make your reservations early. All tours will originate and end at the Renaissance Parc Fifty-Five Hotel.

Date: Monday, November 6, 2000
Time: 8:30am–12:30pm
Cost: $35 per person

San Francisco is a captivating blend of exciting and varied areas for discovery. Explore the diverse communities of San Francisco on your private luxury motorcoach and begin to understand The City and its many cultures.

Tour fascinating neighborhoods such as bustling Fisherman’s Wharf, exotic Chinatown, trendy North Beach and elegant Nob Hill. San Francisco is known the world over for its distinctive architecture, superb restaurants and unusual shopping. Whatever your taste—traditional, eclectic, cultural, unusual—San Francisco offers sights, sounds and sensations that are sure to please the most discriminating and inquiring individuals.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Time: 9:30am–1:00pm
Cost: $40 per person

Enter Chinatown and become immersed in one of the largest Chinese communities outside the Orient. Authentic in atmosphere, over 20,000 Chinese live and work within this 18 square block community in downtown San Francisco.

Experienced guides lead you through the secret back alleys explaining what to look for when buying cackling hens or fresh fish in the markets. Select traditional Chinese cookies from one of the many Chinese bakeries, sample teas from the exotic Orient or purchase ancient medicinal herbs from traditional pharmacists.

Elegant pagoda topped buildings, street signs in Chinese, dragon entwined lamp posts and dialects ranging in the hundreds are constant reminders that you are in a thriving and historic ethnic neighborhood.

After tea, enjoy a special Dim Sum lunch. Dim Sum are small delicious steamed or fried tidbits filled with barbecued pork, shrimp, taro root and other Cantonese favorites. The sight, sounds and tastes of Chinatown all come together in this walking tour.

Please note that this is a walking tour—dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.


Date: Thursday, November 9, 2000
Time: 9:30am–2:30pm
Cost: $55 per person

Travel north of San Francisco to the serene beauty of Napa Valley. Deeply rooted throughout California’s expansive valleys and rolling hills are rows of vines producing some of the finest grapes, and in turn, some of the finest wines in the world. Enjoy the scenery as you travel down roads where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see.

California’s wine industry commenced more than 200 years ago when Padre Junipero Serra began his chain of missions and planted his grapevines. By 1919, California had become America’s leading wine-producing state with nearly 400 million gallons produced in 1990. Now it is your turn to experience some of this winemaking expertise.

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