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2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention
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Annual Convention Recap

More than 600 attendees came together from throughout the leading floor covering, building material, and woodworking industries for another successful NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention. Attendees had the opportunity to build relationships, do business, and strengthen their companies. View this video to see what happened at this year's event!


The highly rated educational presentations offered at this year's Convention featured an impressive roster of though leaders. Topics covered included leadership improvement, economic trends, and developing a culture of accountability.

Speaker Highlights

Walter Bond provided insights for the skills needs to develop personal accountability and confidence to reach success. Known as Mr. Accountability, Walter lead a dynamic and entertaining presentation.

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Back by popular demand, Sam Richter revealed tips and tricks for finding qualified leads, creating lists, uncovering opportunities, and understanding decision makers.

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Mark Herbek shared forecasts for repair, remodel and new construction and details on trends in building product supply chain. From new initiatives at Home Depot and Lowe’s and key changes at Amazon, this engaging presentation provided information on trends that can impact your business.

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Bill Benjamin provided techniques you can apply immediately to make you more effective as a leader. Using a scientific approach to leadership, Bill leveraged his expertise to share information on how emotions drive behavior and how to unleash best performance.

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Brian Beaulieu, one of the country’s most informed economists, led a presentation that analyzed short- and long-term global economic forecasts and provided insights on economic indicators that executives should follow.

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Exclusive NAFCD Sessions and Optional Speakers

Jeff Schultz shared insights on how to reduce your workers comp and liability costs long term. He also provided information on how to improve risk management and claims handling.

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Scott Thomas brought his customer relationships management expertise to attendees, with tips on how CRM can enhance sales force management, market place visibility, customer service, marketing, activity reporting, and internal processes.

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National Wood Flooring Association, NWFA, led a focus group with distributors and manufacturers in the wood flooring industry to share their ideas on how trade associations can help create supply chain efficiencies and improve wood flooring issues.

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Kathie Kingery and Pat Wallace from Trinity Logistics identified possible areas for improvement within your supply chain and key tactics for immediate implementation. The presentation revealed best practices that will equip your supply chain for growth, enhanced efficiencies, and freight savings.

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