The 2016 Closet & Storage Summit will be held October 13 & 14, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria. The final deadline to register is Oct. 6.

Closets magazine will be on hand covering the latest updates from the events aimed at independent closet owners, managers, designers and key employees.

To register, visit http://www.closetsummit.com/

Schedule of events
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
4:30-6:30pm      
Meet & Greet - Informal networking in ballroom foyer & pre-registration

6:30pm until      
Dinner on your own in beautiful Historic Old Town Alexandria

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00-8:30am       
Networking breakfast buffet and vendor displays

8:30-9:00am       
Welcome to the Summit Introduction & Instructions

9:00-10.00am  
Key Session:  Closing the Deal in One Visit  
by Joe Bergamo, Closet Pro Software

10:00-10:15am   
Call your office & spouse

10:15-11:15am   
Key Session: Pricing for Profitability
by David Buchsbaum, Atlanta Closet & Storage Solutions

11:20-12:noon   
Strengthening our Closet Industry Together
Panel Discussion between vendors and closet professionals
 
12:05-12:45pm    
Key Session: Using Your Existing Database to Increase Sales by Chris Rice, ImproveIt360

12:45-2:30pm
Networking lunch buffet & vendor displays

2:30-4:30pm
               
SEALS Teams non-compete discussion groups  & general round tables

 
4:30-6:30pm
Gold & Silver vendor workshops, mini-sessions, presentations & focus groups throughout the ballroom

6:30-8:00pm
Networking happy hour sponsored by:
CORDASH
 
Closet Owners for Responsible Drinking
At Summit Happy-hours

7:45pm           Place your bets
 
NASCARBS National Championship Belt Sander Races

8:00pm-2:00am
Networking dinner on your own at Hilton or Old Town Alexandria

Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30-9:00am
Networking Breakfast & vendor displays throughout ballroom & foyer

9:00am-noon
Closet Institute of America presents:
 
Designer Track:
Sessions, panel discussions, round tables for owners, managers and designers, & GOLD Vendor Presentations by Richelieu, TAG Hardware & Northern Contours.

Manufacturing & Installation Track:
Sessions, panel discussions, round tables for owners, shop managers & installers,  &  GOLD Vendor Presentations by Stiles Machinery, Vero Software/Cabinet Vision, Hafele, and  Fastenlink.

Vendor displays throughout ballroom & foyer

Noon-1:00pm
Networking lunch and vendor displays

1:00-5:00pm
Tours of Capitol Closet Design's nationally recognized showroom and workshop

5:00pm until
Go home to your family ~or~ continue the networking in Old Town Alexandria bars & restaurants
 

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