Tuesday April 11 Cabinets & Closets Conference Sessions

Tuesday April 11 Conference sessions will be held in the conference building of the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13 Free Expo Sessions will be held adjacent to the Convention Center Expo Floor

8:15  Conference Keynote: Small Business Numbers That Matter, Chris Stevens, Notre Dame School of Business  
Time Closets Track - Growing a Profitable Business presented with ACSP* Cabinets Track - Power Up Your Business presented with CMA

Lean Management - Grow Your Business While Generating Revenue  

9:10   How to Run a Business – Bob Lewis – Closets & Storage Concepts  Surge Your SalesMatt Krig, Northland Woodworks Sales is Vanity; Profit is Sanity - Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning
10:05  Panel Designs: When Does Fake Become Real? - Grace Jeffers, Grace Jeffers Design. What to Charge: FDMC Pricing Survey – Will Sampson, FDMC Magazine

3 Lean Management Tricks You Can Do Today

11:00  Lead Generation Myths that Cost Closets Companies Money  Todd Bairstow Expand from Residential to CommercialRick Thaler, OGB Making the Most of Millennial Workers – Bobby Lewis, Perspective Approach
*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>>
1:10   Millennial vs. Boomers: Marketing Closets – Denise Butchko CNC Tips & TricksDavid Buchsbaum, 

7 Deadly Waste Factors 

2:05  How to Photograph Your Closets ProjectsPaul Donohoe Best Hiring Practices Jessica Trippler & Steve Gaudrea

How To Be  a Lean Leader 

3:00-5:30 Plant Tour: Conference registrants board buses to Inter Ocean Cabinet Co., sponsored by Stiles Machinery
6:00-8:00 Cabinets & Closets Networking Reception (for conference registrants and ticket holders)  
Wednesday, April 12      
Free Education Opportunities for Attendees!    
8:00 - 9:00 Ideation Breakfast: Sponsored by Osborne Wood Products (Private Event with RSVP to marketing@osbornewood.com)  
9:00 - 9:50  Expo KeynoteEmerging Online Trends for Cabinets and Closets  Lauren Mobyed, Google, Inc.& Todd Bairstow, Keyword Connects   
10:00 Expo Floor Opens    
10:15 Columbia Forest Products PureBond Fabricator Network Conference Sessions (additional registration required)  
10:30 -11:30 Panel & Components - What's Trending in Color, Texture    
1:00-2:00 Software Design Trends    
2:00-3:00 CMA and ACSP Peer to Peer RoundTables: "What's Your Problem"    
4:00-5:00 Designers Pre-award Meetup, hosted by Grace Jeffers    

5:30 - 7:30    

Top Shelf Closet Awards Reception (tickets required)    
Thursday, April 13      
Free Education Opportunities for Attendees!    
9:00 - 9:50  Expo Keynote: Lindsey Thudin, Houzz, Inc.    
10:00 Expo Floor Opens    
10:30-11:30 Hardware Trends    
11:30-12:30 Technology Trends