2018 CCCE Conference and Floor Sessions Schedule

Tuesday, March 27 CCCE Conference Sessions

Tuesday, March 27 Conference sessions will be held adjacent to the Convention Center Expo Floor
Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 Free Expo Sessions will be held adjacent to the Convention Center Expo Floor

8:15 Conference Keynote:  Whitney Pyle, The Business Case for Diversity

  Closets Track -- Profitability Through Innovation presented with ACSP Cabinets Track -- Upgrade your Business Now presented with CMA Lean Track -- Total Lean Immersion!
9:10 Panel:  Designer Dialogue -- Senior designers from top firms across the country share their perspectives on how to balance the art of design versus the business of design.  Wendy Scott, Direct Cabinet Sales, US LBM, Closet Division; Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters/Native Oak Cabinets; Sue Tinker, Closet Works; Moderator: Denise Butchko, DeniseButchko.com What to Charge? - FDMC Pricing Survey:  Will Sampson, FDMC Magazine
You don't need a consultant --
The lean roadmap:  Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning 
10:05 Rules of Lighting - Everything you need to know about how to incorporate lighting into design projects as well as key tips on installation. Michael Stubblefield, Tresco Lighting 

Expanding from Residential to Commercial markets (architectural millwork) -- Rick Thaler, OGB Architectural Millwork

The 7 Deadly wastes: Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning 
Panel: Drive Sales with Digital Marketing - Leverage your brand with effective content and social media marketing strategies and web site design. 
David Biggs, Woodworking Network; Mike Foti, Innovate Home Org; and Denise Butchko, DeniseButchko.com
The Future of Cabinet & Hardware Design: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going
Laurie B. Haefele, Haefele Design and Knikki Grantham, Trends Manager, Belwith-Keeler 

How to execute your lean transformation:

Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning 

Manufacturing versus Outsourcing - Build it or Buy it? Learn the ins and outs of manufacturing versus outsourcing in a lively discussion with two industry vets. Mike Carson, Inspired Closets and Eric Marshall, Kitchens and Closets by DEA 
Are you ready for Industry 4.0?  What you should do as a cabinet manufacturer to take advantage of Industry 4.0. Georg Frey, Lignum Consulting Lean Leadership and how to prepare for it:   Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning 
Panel: New Product Innovation - Q&A with a panel of entrepreneurs on how to expand business opportunities and develop ideas for new products. Plus, a discussion of design and manufacturing challenges, filing patents and much more.Jack Z. DeLorean, AttiClosets, DeLorean, LLC; Lee Goldsticker, Lazy Lee  Moderator: Michaelle Bradford, Editor Closets & Organized Storage magazine
CMA “What’s Your Problem?” Panel – Focus group discussion on pain points in manufacturing and management.  Moderator:  Amanda Conger, CMA Executive Director A trip to Japan --See how the Japanese make it possible --  Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning
3:00 - 6:00 Plant Tour -- Semihandmade
  Wednesday, March 28
  Free Education Opportunities for Attendees!
9:00 - 10:00 Morning Keynote:  Keith Morgan -- Selling directly to the luxury consumer
10:00 Expo Floor Opens
10:30 - 11:30 Panel & Components - What's Trending in Color and Texture?
1:00 - 2:00 Software Design Trends
5:30- 7:30

Top Shelf Closets Awards Reception 

  *ACSP Closet Certification Level 1 candidates will adjourn to a refresher course and testing immediately following lunch. Applies only to Level 1 Certification. Requires advance application. Learn more>>
  Thursday, March 29
  Free Education Opportunities for Attendees!
9:00 - 10:00

Morning Keynote: 

Houzz, Inc. staff -- The Sales & Marketing Success Funnel: How to Attract, Close, and Retain Business

10:00 Expo Floor Opens
10:30- 11:30 Hardware Trends
11:30 - 12:30 Technology Trends