Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Registration Open
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Legislative Advocacy Committee (All Members Welcome)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Regulatory, Codes & Standards Committee (All Members Welcome)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LuDPAC Board of Trustees (Invitation Only)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NLBMDA Investment Oversight Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Manufacturers & Services Council (MSC Members Only)  
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-up
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LuDPAC Reception - Colorado Craft Beer Tasting! (Special Ticketed Event)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
ProDealer Award Dinner
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
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7:01 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
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8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks and General Session Keynote

Welcome & Opening Remarks | Bob Sanford, President, Sanford & Hawley & NLBMDA Chair

General Session Keynote: MLB (Major League Business) Strategies | Linda Alvarado, President of Alvarado Construction & Co-Owner of the Colorado Rockies

From construction to baseball and banks, Linda Alvarado is a business leader and force across industries. She founded and leads a construction empire, as well as making history with her purchase of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Alvarado imparts over 40 years of lessons on business leadership with audiences in this insightful speech. She has pushed countless boundaries and shares the strategies that have helped make her company and baseball team successful.

Alvarado made history as the first Hispanic (male or female) owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. As an owner of the Colorado Rockies, her role is also significant as it marked the first time that any woman was involved in a bid for ownership of a Major League Baseball team.  

Alvarado began business as a concrete contractor and was also the principal of a construction management firm that provided the full range of development and program management and construction management services from project concept through budget models, design, cost estimates, scheduling, construction phase, and project closeout.


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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Networking Coffee Break
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9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
General Session Keynote
To better understand the current climate of the window and door dealer sector, The Farnsworth Group, recently partnered with the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, to conduct a benchmarking study measuring the sales, trade association interest, value propositions, and business confidence of window and door dealers, wholesale dealers, lumber and building material dealers, and window retailers/replacement dealers. The benchmarking report also queried dealers about the variety of products each business sells. The results suggest that dealers tend not to specialize in certain products within the window and door category. This session will explore the key takeaways from that study and also review the latest trends in the lumber and building material industry. You will definitely not want to miss this informative session.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
General Session Keynote: Build an Exciting and Sexy Career in the Building Industry…Said No One Ever


One consistent challenge our clients face is recruitment. It’s easy to get applications, but it’s hard to get employees that will move your organization forward. We need to do a better job of making our companies attractive to qualified, talented and driven individuals. In short, we need to make a career in the building supply channel "sexy". Not an easy task. To attract great people, we need to redefine the perception of a lumber yard and make a cultural shift inside our own organizations. This may include re-branding, employee education, and development, outbound digital and social media marketing and a focused effort. It is important to build a culture that keeps the employees, customers and vendors intensely invested in the company.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion - Recruiting, Selecting & Retaining Top Talent
PEOPLE – a major topic and challenging problem for most leaders. Recruiting, selecting and retaining the right talent is the most important decision a leader can make. We are excited to explore the varied strategic and tactical recruiting practices these LBM leaders have found in their "best practices" to deliver the desired impact.
Collectively we look forward to exploring how the ownership structure and personality of the leader contribute to the culture, strategic and tactical advantages the company possesses to gain a competitive edge competing for top talent. It will be an exciting panel, with each leader having a different opinion and approach based on their unique advantages. We hope that regardless of the size of your company, you will find similarities in our panel members' methods and spark creative and innovative ideas for you to adopt, improving your ability to attract and retain top talent.
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Coffee Break
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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Government Affairs Update from Washington D.C.
This session will address the legislative and regulatory environment that has the greatest potential impact on the LBM sector. NLBMDA’s lobbyist will provide the most current policy and political information concerning Congress and the Administration, and share insights into the legislative and regulatory outlook for the next year. Topics will include regulatory issues such as OSHA’s Crane Rule, DOT commercial driver regulations, and other labor related issues.  In addition, this session will explore the latest legislative developments on Capitol Hill, along with an analysis on the upcoming elections and key races, including what they could mean for the LBM industry’s agenda in Washington.
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Coffee Break
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Executive Panel Discussion - How Dealers Are Facing Industry Disruptions
Whether it’s an overused buzzword or not, “disruptive forces” are at work on today’s LBM dealer. These forces include the rise of, the challenge and opportunity of ecommerce, new techniques of homebuilding, technology advances and the demand for time-saving products. The reaction of forward-thinking dealers to these trends, and a forward look at the likely next wave of disruption, will be the focus of this panel.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Attendees Head to Social Event Venue
Shuttle busses will depart from the Hotel South Entrance.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Networking Social Event
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Cheyenne Mountain Lodge

Back by popular demand are the Hardwood Ramblers! You will not want to miss our very own Max Guetz (NLBMDA Member and Past Board Member) play his rhythm guitar, blues harmonica and is the lead vocalist. He is joined by Paul, the lead guitarist, and Bob on mandolin, dobro and guitar; both have played for over 40 years. Both Paul and Bob are very accomplished musicians. All have played professionally in numerous bands and many different venues.               

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast & Roundtable Discussion in Exhibit Hall
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v  Table 1: Workforce & Labor Challenges: Recruiting, Training and Retaining

v  Table 2: Employee Motivation, Engagement & Recognition Strategies

v  Table 3: How to Implement New Technology and Develop A Web Based Sales Platform

v  Table 4: How to Prepare for the Next Economic Slowdown & React to Economic Restraints

v  Table 5: Best Practices on Strategic Business & Succession Planning

v  Table 6: Exploring Innovative Customer Engagement Opportunities

7:31 AM - 11:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
U.S. Housing Analysis & Forecast
Author and leading real estate analyst John Burns will offer a national housing market overview and share his outlook for the future, including updated insight from his groundbreaking book Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Executives. He will explain how the four major external influencers (the government, the economy, new technologies, and societal shifts) continue to transform demand. He will also share his insights on today’s first time home buyers, and his firm’s forecast on building products demand. Attendees will leave this session with a huge competitive advantage because you will be making decisions with facts, and will be better able to adjust your business strategies when unanticipated events shift prevailing trends.
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10:00 AM
Closing Remarks
10:30 AM
Enjoy Your Afternoon and the Rest of Your Weekend with these Incredible Tourist Attractions!
Golf at the Broadmoor:
Ranked as one of the best golf courses in the world, The Broadmoor Golf Club has been host to various national tournaments and golf-enthused celebrities. While famous for its tournaments, The Broadmoor also offers courses for all skill levels to enjoy. After a long day on the course, golfers can sit back at The Grille, a private restaurant only for hotel guest and golf members.
Seven Falls:
The Seven Falls is known as one of America’s and Colorado’s greatest natural wonders. It has been listed on National Geographic’s International Waterfalls to see. If hiking the trails isn’t your forte, The Broadmoor also offers zip line tours across the canyon. 
Bristol Brewing Company:
The Bristol Brewing Company is just a 7 minute drive from The Broadmoor Hotel and resides in an old elementary school. The local brewery offers FREE informational tours on how the beers are made, before enjoying a pint yourself.
Guided Pikes Peak tour:
Experience the beauties of Colorado through a guided tour on a mini-couch up to Pikes Peak. The tour stops along several sites along the way, including the famous “Bottomless Pit” and “Devil’s Playground,” before reaching the top of the peak.
National Museum of World War II Aviation:
Learn about the role America’s military aviation played during World War II at the National Museum of WWII Aviation. Through aircraft collections and interactive displays, you can experience the military efforts and technological advancements the U.S. put forth during the War.
Space Foundation Discovery Center:
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the nation’s only dedicated space, science and technology center. The center is interactive and education-focused in the context of space exploration, development and utilization.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine:
Explore the historic Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine by diving into the mountain, roughly the same height as The Empire State Building. Founded in 1891, the shaft remains America’s longest running operated gold mine tour.
In case families are going – North Pole and Santa’s Workshop:
For a fun family adventure, visit the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop! Families can enjoy amusement park rides, including Santa’s Sleigh Ride and Candy Cane Rollercoaster, or meet Santa himself. It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit!