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NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention wraps up

Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 10.08.00 AMOrlando—Another successful NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention took place on Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Orlando here. For the sixth consecutive year the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) brought together more than 700 distribution professionals throughout the leading floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries to network, engage, learn and grow their businesses.

During the three days in Orlando attendees gained insights on trends in the floor covering and building products supply chain; learned tips for employee recruitment and retention; discovered how to expand their innovation and strategic thinking; reviewed global economic forecasts; shared best practices with their peers; participated in manufacturer-hosted meetings and social activities; strengthened relationships with current trading partners; and built relationships with new partners.

The 2016 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention will take place Nov. 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

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2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention gains momentum

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.40.02 PMChicago—The 2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, taking place Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, has gained momentum obtaining 45 new exhibitors. The show will bring together hundreds executives from leading distribution and manufacturing companies across North America.

Experts at the new social media lounge will assist attendees with improving their social media presence while nationally recognized speakers will provide an analysis of current trends and offer insights to the industry.

“This highly anticipated event allows attendees to establish and strengthen new partnership all in one place,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of NAFCD and NBMDA. “This is the most efficient event for our attendees to do business while receiving industry education and networking opportunities that allow their companies to grow.”

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2015 DMU focuses on maximizing sales, profitability

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Chicago—The 2015 Distribution Management University (DMU) will be held in conjunction with the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando.

The 2015 DMU is a unique opportunity for general, sales, branch and operations managers to expand their industry knowledge and enhance leadership skills. The 2015 DMU is focused on real world issues facing the market level manager. In this program, Bob Langdon, author of Managing Your Business for Profit, will show attendees proven techniques to increasing gross margin, cash flow and return on investment while retaining their best customers.

Managers who register by Sept. 15 can save $100. For more information visit

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Registration opens for 2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention

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Chicago—Registration for the 2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, being held Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Orlando Hotel in Orlando, is now open. This intimate and focused event brings together hundreds of the top decision makers from leading distribution and manufacturing companies across North America. Attendees will have the opportunity to build new relationships, enhance their business strategies and conduct meaningful business planning face to face.

The 2015 event features a line-up of thought leaders who will share their expertise on economic trends and forecasts, innovative thinking, trends in the building product supply chain specific to NAFCD and NBMDA and talent acquisition and retention.

Attendees who register by Sept. 15 save $100 and those who register multiple participants will receive a discount after the second registration. Non-member, first-time distributor attendees can register at no charge following qualification review. Learn more about the event and register at

Manufacturers and service providers interested in securing a tabletop exhibit or sponsorship can contact Scott Narug at or 312.673.5974.