(agenda subject to change)
PDIS 2011 • October 26-28 • Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX
|7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Conference registration|
|7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)|
|8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||
Keynote Address: Stand Out Sales and Leadership in Challenging Times
Want a one-of-a-kind brand in your market? Want to excel at today’s 24/7 pace? Want to have
the maximum leadership impact on your team? Connie will show you how!
Presenter: Connie Podesta, President, Connie Podesta, Inc. / STANDOUT
|10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)|
|10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||
NLBMDA Washington Update and Follow-up Discussion
The best DC update from YOUR association: Where will regulations on the LBM industry go
Michael O’Brien, President and CEO, NLBMDA
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||
The 2010 CENSUS: What’s the Impact on Residential Construction
This exclusive review of the 2nd edition of the NLBMDA SCOPE report will help your company
get up to date on dealer & building material channel trends, from the point of view of your
customers. Combined with the expertise of the leading economist from U.S. Dept. of HUD,
this session will give you the data you need to steer your company into the recovery.
David Vandenbroucke, Sr. Economist, HUD
Greg Brooks, President, BSCi
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Conference Luncheon (Exhibit Hall)|
|1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||
The Demise of the ‘ROI’ Remodel and the Rise of the ‘Comfort’ Remodel
This unique view into the Remodeling Market will give your company a great advantage in
2012. Learn how to sell the “Comfort Remodel” and grow your business.
Joe Masters Emison, Founder and VP of Research and Development, BuildFax
|2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||
One of the leading firms in LBM will discuss Tax and net worth protection, Business valuation,
Retirement income options and much more!
Gary Pittsford, President and CEO, Castle Wealth Advisors LLC
|3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||
Employee Compensation, Retention & Benefits
It’s more and more critical to assemble the best teams, motivate, compensate and keep them,
have your business staffed for the industry rebound.
Jim Schaffer, President, Schaffer Associates
|4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)|
|5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||ProDealer of the Year Reception (Exhibit Hall)|
|6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||ProDealer of the Year Dinner|
|7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Conference registration|
|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||
PDIS Breakfast: Recovery Readiness
HCN & NLBMDA Winning Dealers discuss their Best Practices
|9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||
Yard Tour: McCoy’s Building Supply
The management team from McCoy's Building Supply invites you to a behind-the-scenes look at one
of their locations.