The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) will hold its first-ever Business Enhancement Day during the group's 2009 Annual Meeting. Set for Sept. 22, in Glendale, Ariz., the event is aimed at giving manufacturers and allied members time for private meetings and events.

“This day allows non-competitive time for manufacturers to hold vendor type meetings at the conference,” said Maurice Desmarais, NAFCD's exec vp. “Manufacturers can have a training session, meet privately with their distributor base or host a social function. This will significantly save them money since they already have the products and people there for display, and it saves on sending representatives to each distributor.

"Also, if they have a new process or product, this day allows them to meet with their distributor base only,” he added.

NAFCD's annual Distributor Marketplace will follow on Sept. 23-24.