NAFCD + NBMDA Announce Annual Convention Location and Partnership Extension
November 12-14, 2013 - Chicago, IL - Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
More than five hundred distributors and manufacturers will join together at the 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention to enhance their business strategy and meet with key decision makers in the flooring, woodworking and building materials industries. This year's event will take place, November 12-14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Illinois.
The 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is not a traditional tradeshow. This event is recognized as a highlight every year by distributors and manufactures who are able to connect face to face and conduct meaningful business planning. Instead of full displays of products, distribution professionals come together to develop business plans and set sales strategies. A semi-private, tabletop booth offers a comfortable setting in which senior executives interact and discuss distribution plans and strategies for the future while also reviewing past performance. Meetings are coordinated by appointment to ensure a highly focused and productive environment.
In addition, the event fosters networking between distributors and manufactures through roundtable and information sessions as well as social activities. Education sessions are highly rated, allowing attendees to take away relevant and practical business and sales knowledge. Nationally recognized speakers share their expertise on economic trends, sales and marketing management and leadership development.
Check out distributorconvention.org for more information.
See what Floor Covering Leaders Have to Say About Their NAFCD Membership
As an industry leader, nothing is more important than the strength of your business relationships. The last few years have been the most challenging ever faced in the floor covering industry. However, thanks to the support our member companies have provided and received from one another, we have found the strength to endure and even grow despite those difficulties. As economic recovery continues, it is more important than ever to build upon these relationships and leverage the networking and learning opportunities that NAFCD can provide.
We invite you to watch this short video to hear fellow industry colleagues articulate the value of NAFCD membership.
Quarterly Economic Outlook Report Now Available
The Winter (Q1) 2013 Quarterly Economic Report, compiled by the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), is now available to all NAFCD members (NAFCD member login required).
This report grants you access to the latest updates on the US macroeconomic climate, with numerous economic data points critical to your business. From business cycle updates to production and growth indexes, the data you receive will keep your finger on the industry pulse, and equip you to make more informed sales and strategic plans in the coming months.