2020 Agenda

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee with Sponsors and Product Showcases
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Government Affairs Update from Washington D.C.
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
General Session Keynote
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Exhibitor Breakouts
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Executive Panel Session: A New Way of Doing Business - COVID and Beyond

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour
Thursday, October 8, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee with Sponsors and Product Showcases
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Executive Panel Discussion: Policy Session
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Exhibitor Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Housing and Economic Outlook

Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist of the National Assocation of Home Builders, will provide a forecast of the economy and the housing/construction markets as the nation looks to 2021 and a recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. While the overall economy's rebound is likely to be uneven, housing data have been relatively stronger. However, supply-side limitations threaten the pace of building and remodeling including material pricing and skilled labor availability. Dietz will also examine long-term demographic trends that are supporting housing demand, and detail financial and monetary policy conditions that will influence home builder conditions. His analysis will include geographic analysis of the "suburban shift" that favors new construction.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour
Friday, October 9, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee with Sponsors and Product Showcases
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
NLBMDA ProDealer of the Year Award Ceremony

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Executive Panel: Diversity & Inclusion
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
U.S. Housing Analysis & Forecast Speaker: John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC

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 hgue competitive advantage because you will be making decisions with fakes, and will be better able to adjust your business strategies when unanticipated events shift prevailing trends.

 

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Executive Panel: Workplace Safety, Recruiting, and Retaining During COVID
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks