2018 Schedule of Events
    Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
    Unless otherwise noted, all events open to both NAFCD and NBMDA attendees.

     Tuesday, November 6

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Optional: Supplier-Hosted Distributor Meetings
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. University of Innovative Distribution In-A-Day (formerly DMU)
    Coaching for Sales Success, Paul Reilly
    Senator's Lecture Hall 
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. NAFCD General Networking Reception (All NAFCD attendees welcome)
    Ser Private Dining Rooms, 27th Floor
    Sponsored by MetroFlor Corporation
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. NBMDA First Time Attendee Reception (Invite Only) 
    De Soto 
    Evening Optional: Supplier-Hosted Receptions and Dinners

     

    Wednesday, November 7

    8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. NAFCD Breakfast and Member Meeting (All NAFCD attendees welcome)
    Cortez Ballroom
    Sponsored by PRIMATECH

    NBMDA Breakfast and Member Meeting (All NBMDA attendees welcome)
    Coronado Ballroom
    Sponsored by ARAUCO North America
    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up
    Trinity Exhibit Hall 
    9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Pivot Point: Using Change Management to Drive Performance
    in Distribution and Manufacturing
    Shawn Rhodes
    Trinity Ballroom
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session: Introduction to Value Added SellingPaul Reilly
    Trinity Ballroom
    12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Luncheon & Topical Discussion Session: Implications for U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Product Imports, Claudia St. John
    Trinity Ballroom
    Sponsored by Grass America Inc.
    2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent General Sessions:
    How to Triple Your Online Sales and Leads, Bob DeStefano

    Cortez Ballroom

    NBMDA Financial Benchmarking for Improved ProftabilityJohn Mackay

    Coronado Ballroom
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent General Sessions: 
    Gross Sales is for Vanity, Profit is for Sanity, Jason Bader

    Cortez Ballroom

    NAFCD Financial Benchmarking for Improved ProftabilityJohn Mackay
    Coronado Ballroom 
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
    Trinity Exhibit Hall
    Sponsored by DMSi Software and Zamma Corporation
    Evening Optional: Supplier-Hosted Receptions and Dinners 

     

    Thursday, November 8

    7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Concurrent General Sessions:
    Current & Future State of the Flooring Industry Labor Force, Kathi Rose
    Coronado Ballroom

    The Future of Electric Truck Fleets, Joelle Marr & Ryan Hayes
    De La Salle
    8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. All-Attendee Breakfast
    Trinity Pre-Function
    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent General Session: Winds of Change, Brian Beaulieu
    Trinity Ballroom
    10:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
    Trinity Exhibit Hall
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Working Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
    Trinity Exhibit Hall
    4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour: Beers with Peers
    Gossip Bar
    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m Closing Reception and Dinner
    Jade Waters Park
    Sponsored by M.L. Campbell

     

    NAFCD Events, Board and Committee Meetings

     

    Tuesday, November 6

    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NAFCD Executive Committee Meeting (Invite Only)
    1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. NAFCD Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. NAFCD Networking Reception (NAFCD members only)

     

    Wednesday, November 7

    8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. NAFCD Breakfast and Member Meeting (All NAFCD attendees welcome)
    Cortez Ballroom
    Sponsored by PRIMATECH

     

    NBMDA Events, Board and Committee Meetings

     

    Monday, November 5

    12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. NBMDA Executive Committee Meeting and Lunch (Invite Only)
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. NBMDA Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)

     

    Tuesday, November 6

    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. NBMDA Steering Committee Meeting (Invite Only)                        
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. NBMDA First Time Attendee Reception (Invite Only)          

     

    Wednesday, November 7

    8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. NBMDA Breakfast and Member Meeting (All NBMDA attendees welcome)
    Coronado Ballroom
    Sponsored by ARAUCO North America

     

    Exhibit Hall Hours

     

    Wednesday, November 7

    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
    Trinity Exhibit Hall
    Sponsored by DMSi Software and Zamma Corporation

     

    Thursday, November 8

    10:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
    Trinity Exhibit Hall
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Working Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
    Trinity Exhibit Hall


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