The International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) and the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) 2023 Convention and Trade Show unveils its agenda.
The event will take place from September 20-22 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, and will showcase the best of both organizations, bringing together a vast network of skilled professionals, industry leaders, distributors, and manufacturers. Participants can look forward to a dynamic agenda featuring innovative product demonstrations, cutting-edge technology showcases, and industry-leading education sessions. With the combined knowledge of 70 years of experience in the flooring industry, this event provides a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field and gain invaluable insights.
This year’s event kicks off on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:00 am with the 4th annual golf tournament, providing participants with a chance to showcase their skills on the lush greens of Shingle Creek Golf Club. The day continues with networking events, the First Timers Reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the Welcome Reception at 8:00 pm.
Thursday, September 21, will feature a jam-packed schedule with the Opening Keynote at 8:30 am, providing attendees with insights and inspiration from prominent figures in the industry. Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to attend education sessions and product demonstrations, exploring the latest trends and solutions in the flooring market. The Trade Show, a focal point of the event, will bring together leading flooring manufacturers, mills, and distributors, facilitating valuable interactions and sharing the latest trends, technologies, and innovative solutions shaping the future of flooring installation.
Attendees can engage with long standing, returning exhibitors including Advanced Adhesives Technologies, Base King LLC, Beno J Gundlach Company, Better Tools, Broadleaf Industries, Federated Insurance, Floor Covering Education Foundation, Go Carrera, Hank's Specialties, H.B. Fuller Construction Products/TEC, IUAPT, Mapei Corporation, Maxxon, Milliken and Company, Roberts/QEP, Schonox, Spray-lock, Tarkett, Taylor Tools, Tek Stil Concepts, The International Surfaces Event, Traxx Corporation, Uzin Utz/Wolff, Versatrim LLC, Wagner Meters, and World Floor Covering Association.
This year’s Trade Show will also feature a roster of new and noteworthy exhibitors including HTMX Industries, I4F Patents & Technologies, Mohawk / Performance Accessories, and TotalWorx by Shaw.
The educational sessions are carefully curated to cater to different interests and needs within the flooring industry, and the highlights include:
- LVP Herringbone & Trims, showcased by Mohawk
- Floor Maintenance – At Installation and Beyond, led by Eric Boender, Starnet
- How to Take Care of Your Tribe, hosted by Women in the Floorcovering Industry
- Pattern Matching, Jerry Miller, Miller’s Consulting, Inc.
- Current Trends in LVP Flooring, featured by Kevin Philips, Novalis Innovative Flooring
In the evening, the Awards Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, where outstanding achievements in the industry will be recognized and celebrated.
On the final day, Friday, September 22, attendees will continue to be engaged with product demonstrations and a range of educational sessions that include:
- Ask the Attorney, led by Jeff King, legal counsel for WFCA
- Planning the Flooring Job for Success, Module 1 of the CIM program, hosted by Mike Kelly, Synergy Flooring
- Commercial Resilient Seaming, featuring Dick Schmidt, Tarkett
- HR Onboarding, Policies, and Procedures in Flooring
- Rollout Moisture Barriers, showcased by Traxx
- Hazardous Materials Management Plan, presented by Rod Von Busch, C.D.I. Floors
The show will wrap with the Closing Reception and Dinner beginning at 6:00 pm.
Changes to the program and speakers may occur and will be noted on the website.
CFI +FCICA Convention and Trade Show takes place thanks to the generosity of sponsors Mapei; Maxxon, Mohawk, I4F, Pro Installer Magazine, and Traxx. For more information on being a sponsor click here.
Registration is open, and early bird discounts are available until July 31. For more information, including the schedule, golf tournament, special hotel rates, and how to register, exhibit, or sponsor, please visit the event website, or contact CFI Director of Operations John McHale (firstname.lastname@example.org) or FCICA Executive Director CJ Church (email@example.com).
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