Agenda

(agenda subject to change)

PDIS 2013 • October 23-25 • Sheraton Nashville Downtown, Nashville, TN


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WEDNESDAY, October 23
7:30am - 9:15am
NLBMDA Executive Committee Meeting (Invitation only)
9:30am - 10:45am
NLBMDA Manufacturers and Services Council Meeting (MSC Members only)
11:00am - 12:00pm
NLBMDA Regulatory, Codes and Standards Committee Meeting 
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibitor Set-Up
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration Open
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LuDPAC Board of Trustees Lunch (Invitation only)
1:15pm - 2:15pm
NLBMDA Legislative Advocacy Committee Meeting 
2:30pm - 4:00pm
NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting (NLBMDA Members only)
4:30pm - 6:00pm
LuDPAC Fundraiser (Tickets required)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall (All conference attendees welcome)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
NLBMDA Installation/HCN ProDealer of the Year Dinner (All conference attendees welcome)
 
THURSDAY, October 24
7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Open
7:00am - 8:00am
Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00am - 9:15am
U.S. Housing Analysis & Forecast
The leading voice in real estate and housing market trends, Mr. Burns will share data and forecasts
on construction, new home sales, existing home sales, distressed home sales and offer a home pricing forecast.
John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC
9:15am - 9:45am
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
9:45am - 10:45am
Where Pros and DIY’ers are Buying Building Supplies and Home Improvement Products…and Why
This session will highlight the findings of the latest industry study from The Farnsworth Group. Information will be provided about where professionals and do-it-yourselfers purchase products overall, and by channel segment. In addition, channel purchase behavior, by major product categories, will be reviewed. Finally, the session will provide an understanding of why professionals and do-it-yourselfers purchase at their preferred stores and sources of supply.
Jim Robisch, Sr. Partner, Director of Dealer/Retailer Services, The Farnsworth Group
10:45am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
NLBMDA Washington Update
This session will bring you up to date on the issues expected to be at the top of the agenda for the next session of Congress. Also, get the latest intelligence on the key 2014 mid-term Senate and House races and what it might mean for the LBM industry’s agenda in Washington.
Mike O’Brien, President/CEO, NLBMDA
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Yard Tour: Stewart Lumber
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Stewart Lumber Yard facility in Brentwood, Tennessee. E.W. Stewart Lumber Company was established in 1921 and its Brentwood facility opened in 1981. Their primary markets include Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Country Music Hall of Fame Tour
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has been the home of America's music since 1967. In keeping with the cultural significance of the music and the heroic achievements of those who form its membership, the Museum opened in a $37 million landmark, new building in May 2001. Inside, the Museum presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate country music's story as told through the turns of two centuries.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:00pm - 9:00pm
PDIS Networking Party @ The Wild Horse Saloon
 
FRIDAY, October 25
7:00am - 10:30am
Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30am - 9:30am
Understanding Labor Shortages in the LBM Industry
LBM has never been a popular career—most people come to the business by accident. But after four years at rock-bottom, we've lost an entire generation of up-and-coming professionals in their 20s and 30s. We'll examine the impact of the looming labor shortage and explore strategies to recruit and retain quality people.
Greg Brooks, Editor of LBM Executive, The Building Supply Channel, Inc.
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
9:45am - 10:45am
Emerging Trends in Remodeling – A Consumer and Contractor Perspective
This session will present the findings from The Farnsworth Group’s latest industry study. The study, based on new research among consumers, designers and contactors, provides insights into future remodeling project trends, key positive and negative attitudes toward remodeling activity and future product, design and technology trends. The session will provide insights as to what dealers and suppliers should be considering as they serve the remodeling market in the future. The primary research efforts of The Farnsworth Group will be supported by insights on the remodeling market from the Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Brad Farnsworth, President, The Farnsworth Group
10:45am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
Dealer Panel: Component Operations
This panel discussion will include:
• What are the best practices to grow market share in component sales
• What kind of equipment, architecture, design elements are most important to a profitable
   truss shop/wall shop?
• The threats and opportunities? What are they for small/medium and large pro dealers?
Moderator: Ken Clark, Editor-in-Chief, Home Channel News
Panelists: Peter Alexander, CEO, BMC
                   Chuck Bankston, President, Bankston Lumber
                   Dale Carlson, President, Lyman Lumber  
12:00pm
Conference concludes

 

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