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Where design meets manufacturing March 11-13, 2020 | Arlington Convention Center
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2020 Events Schedule

Wednesday, March 11

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental  Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Keynote-Barry Moltz Keynote: Get Unstuck. Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. Barry will share simple, strategic steps to facilitate change.


9:05 AM - 10:00 AM  “Quality Testing and Green Standards Mean Business for your Business” (Chuck Arnold, Director of Certification, KCMA)

10:10 AM - 11:05 AM  “Diversifying Your Business: Think Outside the (Cabinet) Box” (CMA panel with Chris Valenti, Rick Thaler, Matt Wehner)

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM "Find and Fix the 8 Profit Leaks in your Company" Dominic Rubino, Founder of the Cabinetmaker Profit System.

12:00 PM -1:00 PM  Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM “Solving the Pricing Puzzle” (Will Sampson)

2:25 PM - 5:30 PM Buses depart for Plant Tours. Tour A -1st Source Cabinet Doors.  Tour B - Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets showroom. (All tour attendees are invited to a reception at 1st Source.)








 9:10 AM - 10:40 AM Barry Moltz Workshop: Get Unstuck part II -keeping your pipeline full, closing sales and marketing for your future.  Moltz will coach the attendees in specific areas where business owners get stuck, especially in marketing, sales and estimating.  Moltz has discovered the formula to help business owners move forward. You will get some great takeaways during this session. 

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM Design Tips and Trends - Panel with top designers, including NAPO members, on hacks to try for improving your designs and trends to watch: Ursula Hegvik, Smart Spaces; Alice Riiski Kempton, S&S Cabinets and Closets; and Jerry Courter, Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Installation Best Practices - Top 10 Installer tips - learn from the experts what works and what to avoid. David Marshall, Kitchens and Closets by DEA 

2:25 PM - 5:30 PM Buses depart for Plant Tours. Tour A -1st Source Cabinet Doors.  Tour B - Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets showroom. (All tour attendees are invited to a reception at 1st Source.)


Thursday, March 12

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM -- CMA Roundtable Breakfast: "What's Your Problem?"

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM -- Keynote event: Live podcast, “Inside a real cabinet shop’s lean journey,” join in as FDMC editor Will Sampson interviews Dustin Hunter, CEO of Hunter Trim & Cabinets, in front of a live Arlington, Texas, audience for the Woodworking Network Podcast.

10:00 AM - 5 PM -- Expo Hours

Free Networking and Learning events

11 AM - 1 PM -- ACSP Round Robin Style Round Tables

Lighting: Greg Price and Richie Demarco
Software: Joe Bergamo and Carrie Bredy 
Garage:  Shaun Oriold
Marketing Outside: Mike Carson
Front Office: Christina Relyea
Equipping the Shop: Diana Augspurger 
CRMS: Jeff Klein 
Closing the Sale: Eric Marshall
Photography: Wendy Scott 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- ACSP Certification

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM -- Top Shelf Design Awards and Reception - AT&T Stadium, Draft Kings Lounge at the 50 yard line! Trolleys will be available for transport to and from the convention center/hotel. Complimentary parking located at Lot 10/Entry K.


Friday, March 13

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Joint keynote:  “How a Custom Woodworking Shop Uses Technology for More Efficient Workflow” (Greg Lutz, Lutz Woodwork, Wylie, Texas)

10:00  AM to 3:00 PM -- Expo Hours

Free Networking and Learning events

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM "Climate Positive Now: How to Tell the World's Greatest Materials Sustainability Story" (Kenn Busch, Material Intelligence)