The National Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD)+National Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NBMDA) Annual Convention, taking place Nov. 3 through 5 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Fla., will bring together hundreds of the top decision makers from distribution and manufacturing companies across North America, according to show officials.

“This highly anticipated event allows attendees to establish and strengthen new partnerships all in one place,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of NAFCD and NBMDA. “This is the most efficient event for our attendees to do business while receiving industry education and networking opportunities that allow their companies to grow.”
Professionals at the new social media lounge will assist attendees with improving their social media presence and will demonstrate the ROI of utilizing these platforms. Social media coaches from Profitecture will be available throughout the convention to provide attendees with a complimentary LinkedIn profile refresh and a photographer will be on-hand to take professional headshots.

Nationally recognized speakers Mike Rayburn, a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Hall of Fame speaker (CPAE) and Claudia St. John, president, Affinity HR Group, have joined Mark Herbek, partner at Cleveland Research Co. and Alan Beaulieu, president, Institute for Trend Research (ITR) Economics, in the speaker line-up. New this year, Herbek will provide an analysis of the trends in the building product supply chain in separate concurrent sessions specific to NAFCD and NBMDA.

According to organizers, the event has obtained 45 new exhibitors. All exhibitors will have the opportunity to interact with current and potential trading partners and participate in in-depth conversations about current and future business plans.

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