NAFCD + NBMDA Convention registration opens
Dallas, Texas – Registration for the 2021 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is officially open. After keeping last year’s event in digital distance, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) will reunite here on November 2-4, 2021.
The convention will join the top distributors and suppliers for three days of professional development and business connection, organizers said. According to the organizers, during the event, visitors will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals about the latest trends in leadership, distribution management, economics, sales/marketing and technology.
“Following the success of last year’s virtual event, we plan to maintain the momentum and provide our members with a live forum addressing the challenges and opportunities in the distribution channel,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of NAFCD and NBMDA. “Our distributors are eager to reconnect personally with their colleagues and trading partners to address the many growth opportunities in the market, as well as the challenges posed by supplying distributors.”
The well-being of visitors is considered a top priority, according to the event organisers. NAFCD and NBMDA have developed protocols based on recommendations from the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), local authorities and the Hilton Hotel CleanStay program, the organizer added.
Currently, suppliers are invited to reserve a table stand. Tabletops are intended to provide a personal and comfortable environment to establish partnerships and deepen existing relationships with trading partners. To ensure maximum productivity is achieved, trading partners are encouraged to contact each other in advance to make arrangements for business meetings.
“Outside of table meetings, a host of entertainment and social features will be provided to provide an informal forum for developing channel connections,” added Gammonley. “The distribution channel is constantly changing. That said, it is critical that members of the distribution community come together to address challenges, exchange ideas and share best practices.”
In addition to making meaningful connections and expanding knowledge, participants are encouraged to explore the city of Dallas. Dallas is a preferred meeting location for NAFCD/NBMDA attendees, providing easy access and a stimulating environment for distribution managers to unite, organizers said.