Schedule of Events

Note: All times are Central Standard Time

Monday, November 1

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   NBMDA Executive Committee & Lunch (invitation only)
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. NBMDA Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)

Tuesday, November 2

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Registration & Information Desk Open
Sponsored by Egger Flooring International GmbH 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Supplier-Hosted Distributor Meetings (invitation only) 
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  NAFCD Executive Committee (invitation only) 
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. NAFCD Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only) 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NBMDA Steering Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. NAFCD Networking Reception (NAFCD members only)
Wedgewood
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. NBMDA First-Timer Reception (invitation only)
Peacock Terrace
Evening Supplier-Hosted Receptions & Dinners (invitation only) 


 

Wednesday, November 3

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration & Information Desk Open
Sponsored by Egger Flooring International GmbH
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

NBMDA Breakfast & Membership Meeting
Sponsored by Arauco

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Start
8:00 a.m. Presentation Start 

7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

NAFCD Breakfast & Membership Meeting
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Start
8:00 a.m. Presentation Start 

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up 
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Annual Convention Kick-Off & Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Dirk Beveridge, Unleash WD
The Noble Calling of Leadership – Practical Lessons from the We Supply America Tour
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

General Session
Robert Tucker, Innovation Resource Group
Managing for the Future: Capitalizing on the Driving Forces of Change

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. General Luncheon & Networking Cafe
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. General Session
Scott Klososky, Future Point of View
The Future of Cybersecurity
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
Chris Wallace, Innerview Group
The Experience Edge: How Industry Partners Can Work Together To Deliver a Customer Experience That Wins Over the Modern Buyer  

 

Mike Regan, TranzAct Technologies
It’s Your Supply Chain – You Get What You Are Willing to Live With

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Anchor Peabody, Berenson Corp, DMSi Software, Metroflor Corporation and Timber Products Company
Evening Supplier-Hosted Dinners (invitation only)

Thursday, November 4

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration & Information Desk Open
Sponsored by Egger Flooring International GmbH
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. General Breakfast​
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. General Session
Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics
Planning and Navigating with Assurance
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Open 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Working Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Happy Hour: "Beers with Peers"
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Closing Reception and Dinner
Chantilly West
Sponsored by Blum, Inc.
Featured Sponsors: Clarke Veneers & Plywood-Bourbon Bar Tasting; USply-Craft Beer Tasting 
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