The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) will partner again for their annual conventions, which will take place Nov. 3 to 5 at the Hilton Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Distributors, manufacturers and service providers from the floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries will come together to establish new relationships, enhance their business strategy and access industry education, information and trends.

The joint conventions are a way for distributors and manufacturers to connect face to face, according to the two organizations. Senior executives and key decision makers use this time to form their marketing and cover the critical factors strengthening their partnerships.

In addition to the tabletop meetings, attendees network with peers and share ideas on how to approach challenges. According to show organizers, both distributors and manufacturers will receive forward-looking industry education and learn new approaches to effectively run their business. Nationally recognized speakers will share their expertise on topics including economic trends, trends in the building product supply chain, talent acquisition and retention as well as social media strategies.

“Attendance at the annual convention continues to increase year over year, with 2014 registration numbers up 5% from 2013," said Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD and NBMDA's executive director. "This positive momentum continues to reinforce the value this event brings to NAFCD and NBMDA members. Attendees are able to stay a step ahead of the competition and better prepare their business with access to industry best practices and one-on-one meetings with their trading partners.”

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