2018 AGENDA

For reference only! We're hard at work on the 2019 program.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

NLBMDA Investment Committee (Invitation Only)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NLBMDA Leadership Development Committee (Invitation Only)

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

NLBMDA Executive Committee (Invitation Only)

6:00 pm- 8:30 pm

 NLBMDA Past Chair’s Dinner (Invitation Only)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Legislative Advocacy Committee

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Regulatory, Codes & Standards Committee

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

LuDPAC Board of Trustees (Invitation Only)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Manufacturers & Services Council (MSC Members Only)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Federated Association Executive Meeting (Invitation Only)

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

LuDPAC Fundraiser & Recognition Reception

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NLBMDA Installation & ProDealer of the Year Dinner Event

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall       

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Welcome & Keynote 

12 Strong: A Mission of Commitment, Purpose, Heroism & Hope

Speaker:  Commander Mark Nutsch, Green Beret Commander Portrayed in the Movie “12 Strong” & New York Times Best-Seller, Horse Soldiers.

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ensure Your Data Has a Future

Speakers:  Scott Lang, Sales Manager, CG Visions - A Simpson Strong-Tie Company and David Carnes, Client On-boarding Consultant, CG Visions - A Simpson Strong-Tie Company

How To Compete in the Age of Amazon 

Speakers: John Maiuri, ECi Software Solutions LBM and Hardlines Group, Building and Construction Division  President

10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Keynote: Trends and Opportunities for Lumber and Building Materials Dealers

Speaker:  Ed Hudson, Director, Market Research Division, Home Innovation Research Labs

11:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Luncheon in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Executive Panel Discussion Best Practices on Workforce Development, Succession Planning, and How to Hire and Retain Talent 

Facilitator:   Tony Misura, President, Misura Group

Panelists:

•  Russ Kathrein, President & CEO of Alexander Lumber

•  Mike McGaugh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, BMC Stock Holdings Inc.

•  Gary Poulus, President, Mill Creek Lumber & Supply

•  Sandy Zelka, CPA CGMA, CFO, Curtis Lumber Company, Inc.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Coffee Break

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Change Management & Culture

Speaker: David Helmers , VP of  Distribution, Weyerhaeuser

Catastrophic Losses and How to Avoid Them - Learn From the Insurance Company's Special Files 

Speaker: Tony Sciarrino, Esq. - Director of Claims Litigation

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Social Event

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast & Roundtable Discussions in Exhibit Hall

  • Mid-Term Election Preview
  • Trucking and Logistical Challenges
  • New Technology in the Home
  • Latest from OSHA and the Crane Rule

9:00 am - 10:00 am

U.S. Housing Analysis & Forecast

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Closing Keynote: Lumber and Wood Products Trade Issues Update

11:00 am

Closing Remarks