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Monday, October 17

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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Kick-Off Breakfast
Full Badge Registration required to attend

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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"Preparing for Change" presented by Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
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Alan Beaulieu, Speaker and President, ITR Economics
2022 is winding down, and it is time to prepare for the challenges, ongoing uncertainties, and opportunities of 2023. We will explore consumer trends and market opportunities, pricing issues, labor constraints, and production costs. With each topic, we will include practical business responses, tactics, and strategies in order to maximize market potential and company preparedness. This session will also:
  • Assess business demand for 2023 and into 2024
  • Look at ITR’s key leading indicators that clearly foretell upcoming cyclical turns in the economy and markets
  • Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that have an impact on your profitability via resource allocation, budgets expectations, and strategic planning
  • Assess interest rate trends and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance
  • Provide insight regarding inflation, supply chain, and international trends that impact your business
Attendees will be armed and ready with what they need.

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Millwork Connections Luncheon: "Game Plan for Success"
Featuring Joe Theismann, Former Star Quarterback with the Washington Redskins
Full Badge Registration required to attend

Joe Theismann - Former NFL Quarterback
This dynamic presentation outlines the game plan that brought Joe Theismann success both on and off the football field. This former NFL MVP quarterback and Super Bowl champion, he reveals his "Game Plan for Success" by drawing parallels between winning in football and in business. Joe Theismann focuses on how to succeed under pressure and how to adapt quickly to unexpected situations - when it's "4th and 1". He urges individuals and organizations to set goals and correct errors at each step, an approach that build momentum, which, once on your side, would be hard for even the best “defense” to stop!

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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WMA "Think Tank": WMA Member Panel Discussion
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WMA Panel Discussion
As part of this year’s convention theme of "Meeting of Millwork Minds," WMA has scheduled a "Think Tank" panel discussion that will take place Monday afternoon, October 17, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. This interactive discussion will be moderated by WMA Chairman Carl McKenzie and include a panel of distributor and manufacturer members. There will be opportunity during this session for the audience to provide comments and ask questions.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Transportation/Shipping
  • Labor Shortage
  • Automation/Employee Retention
  • Inflation impact on businesses
  • Consolidation
  • Supply Chain Shortage
Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear about how your fellow members are handling challenging times.

  • WMA Chairman Carl McKenzie and COO at Specialty Building Products
  • Jon Bayer, Senior Management at Bayer Built Woodworks
  • Brad Hart, President/CEO at OrePac Building Products
  • John Humphrey, COO at Cleary Millwork
  • Kevin Parnell, Senior Vice President of Sales at PTG Logistics
  • Townes Parsley, Senior Vice President at ODL, Inc.
  • Bruce Procton, President at Endura Products
  • Mark Savage, VP of Millwork at Builders FirstSource

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Icebreaker Reception
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Don't miss this opportunity to increase the chances of mingling with your ideal prospects who should know your business. Connect with WMA members and strengthen the WMA millwork community together.

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