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2020 Event Schedule


Wednesday, March 11

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental  Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Keynote-Barry Moltz Keynote: Get UnstuckBarry 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 WorkshopGet 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 Installation Best Practices - Top 10 Installer tips - learn from the experts what works and what to avoid

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Design Hacks - Panel with top designers including NAPO members on 5 tricks to try for improving your designs: Ursula Hegvik, Smart Spaces; Alice Riiski Kempton, S&S Cabinets and Closets; and TBD

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 to 5 PM -- Expo Hours

Free Networking and Learning events

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM -- ACSP Roundtables

Lighting: Greg Price, Task Lighting

Software: Joe Bergamo, Closet Pro Software

Garage Design 101: Shaun Oriold, Closet Envy

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

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM “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)