CHICAGO – Registration for the 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is now open. At the event, attendees have access to top distributors, manufacturers and service providers to foster new relationships, enhance business strategy and learn about what others are doing to run their businesses effectively.

This year's event will take place November 12-14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees who register by September 10 save $100 and those who register multiple participants will receive a discount after the second registration. Qualified first-time distributor attendees can register at no charge. Held in conjunction with the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is the 2013 Distribution Management University. Enroll branch and operations managers in the 2013 DMU to see immediate cost saving and productivity boosts to your business.

“We are excited to open registration for this year’s event and look forward to fostering the business networks and industry education of attendees in November,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of NBMDA. "The 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is a highly valued event for suppliers and their distributors.”

"This event is a great opportunity for attendees to connect with executives from their most important business partners and enhance their strategy with insights from industry experts,” said Michelle Miller, executive director of NAFCD. "In addition to the access attendees have to suppliers, they also have the opportunity to share best practices with their colleagues.”

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Manufacturers and service providers interested in securing a tabletop exhibit and/or sponsorship at the 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention can contact Scott Narug at or 312.673.5974.


NAFCD is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors and suppliers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers' product to market resulting in the highest degree of dealer satisfaction. For more information, visit


NBMDA is a multi-segment trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of specialty building products and woodworking materials. Membership segments represent distributors and manufacturers that serve the independent building material, lumber, and kitchen and bath dealer, regional and national home centers, as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries. For more information, visit

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