Our Agenda is in the process of being created and is subject to change. Be sure to check back for updates!

Tuesday, October 8, 2024
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 PM

NLBMDA Board of Directors & Federal Advocacy Sponsors Reception & Dinner 
(By invitation only)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration Open
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored By:

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Espy Lumber Yard Tour
Location: Offsite Meet in Lobby to Board Buses

Session details coming soon 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Networking Reception
Location: Offsite

The Networking Reception, sponsored by LMC, will be held at the Service Brewing Company on Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30 pm and will be a fantastic opportunity for networking and reconnecting with industry colleagues! 

Service Brewing Company is a veteran owned brewery that donates a portion of their revenue to charities that support service men and women and first responders. They have a variety of craft beer and always have a rotating seasonal selection. With the help of an eager and thirsty community, Service Brewing has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for local, regional, and national organizations that assist our veterans and first responders, and we are proud to help support their efforts. We look forward to seeing you there!

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7:30 PM

LBM Executive Dinner
(By invitation only)

Thursday, October 10, 2024
7:00 AM

Registration Open
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored By:

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast & Real-Life Story Spotlight
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Opening Keynote
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

National Economic Update & Insights into Federal Monetary Policy

Dr. David E. Altig the Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will share his insights on current economic conditions and the Federal Reserve’s role in the economy. As the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve is responsible for monetary policy, providing financial services, and supervising financial institutions. During this session attendees will embark on an insightful journey to unravel the last several months of economic activity and gain perspective on whether the Federal Reserve successfully attained the elusive “soft leading” it had hoped for. Altig will also provide a national economic forecast and discuss key performance indicators for the remainder of the 2024 and peek into what the future holds. Additional topics will include GDP, inflation, interest rates, housing market, monetary policy, and unemployment.

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Keynote Speaker:

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

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9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

A State of Play from Washington D.C.: An Insider Look Into the Political Landscape
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

As Democrats and Republicans clash ahead of the 2024 elections, this session will examine the political landscape in key House and Senate races and presidential swing states that will decide the balance of power in Washington for the next two years. NLBMDA’s election-focused political panel will explore the biggest issues and dynamics dominating national and local politics while providing an election forecast for the White House and the 119th Congress. Join us for a glimpse into the future of Washington, DC, as our panelists offer their predictions and insights on the upcoming 2024 elections, along with an outlook for legislative priorities, regulatory changes, and potential policy shifts in 2025 that directly impact lumber and building material dealers nationwide. The panel discussion will encourage audience participation through a Q&A session that allows attendees to direct the conversation and seek clarity on specific topics.

Speakers

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker - Nikki Greenberg, World's Top Real Estate Futurist
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC
Session details coming soon

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon & Real-Life Story Spotlight
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Executive Panel Session
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

Session details coming soon 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Coffee Break
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Are Your Salespeople Market Makers or Order Takers?

In this session Abhi will walk through the critical distinction between market makers and order takers. He will dive deep as to  why the traditional approach of order taking falls short in today's dynamic market and why coaching, empowering and incentivizing your sales team to become market makers is essential for driving sustainable, profitable growth.

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Executive Panel Session
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

Session details coming soon 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ProDealer Award Dinner
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association will recognize members that have made outstanding contributions to the association and the entire Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. 
In addition, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and HBSDealer are proud to recognize two high performing companies with a commitment to best practices, organizational excellence, and demonstrating core values of the industry. 

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Friday, October 11, 2024
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration Open
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored By:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Manufacturers and Services Council Meeting (members only)
Location: TBD

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Breakfast & Real Life Story Spotlight 
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

U.S. Housing Market Outlook: State of the Industry Report
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

John Burns Research & Consulting will provide a housing market and remodeling overview and share their outlook for the future. They will provide insights into where there are pockets of growth in building products demand, pricing and what are the short and long run drivers.  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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A Builder's Perspective
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

Session details coming soon

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Facilitator:

11:30 AM

Closing Remarks

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