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2015 Convention Schedule

Tours and events noted with an asterisk * require pre-registration

Wednesday, April 22  
Early Arrivals  
7:30 am – 11:30 am Board of Directors Breakfast and Meeting
12:00 pm Buses depart for Annual Golf Tournament*
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Shotgun Start Golf Tournament*
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Convention Registration Desk Open
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Art Deco Walking Tour*
Thursday, April 23  
Main Arrival Day  
8:30 am – 6:30 pm Convention Registration Desk Open
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Miami Magic City Bus & Walking Tour*
9:30 am – 11:00 am Young Executives Bike Tour*
9:30 am – 5:30 pm Hose Safety Institute Kiosk Open
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Speed Networking*
1:30 pm Opening Session Welcoming Remarks
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Ahead of the Curve for 2015 and Beyond 
Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Company Meetings – Space Available*
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Foresight 20/20: Ten Trends Transforming Tomorrow
Jack Uldrich, JackUldrich.com

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm NAHAD Spouse Salsa and Cocktail Gathering
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm First-Timer Reception
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Children’s Dinner and Party*
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gala Dinner, George Carver Award,
Presentation: Building Your Own
Personal & Corporate Brand
Clyde Fessler, ClydeFessler.com

Friday, April 24  
 7:00 am – 7:30 am  17th Annual Fun Run Walk*
7:30 am – 8:45 am Attendee Breakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Hose Safety Institute Kiosk Open
9:00 am – 11:30 am

UID in a Day Morning sessions (choose one):

1. What is Your Company’s Competitive Edge?
Brian Gardner, Sales Process 360
2. Planning for Profit Optimization
Michael E. Workman, PhD, MikeWorkman.com
3. Troubleshooting Inventory Replenishment
Jon Schreibfeder, Effective Inventory Management, Inc.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Spouse Miami City Food Tour*
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Company Meetings – Space Available*
12:00 pm– 2:15 pm

Members’ Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for
Breakthrough Business Success
Sarah Miller Caldicott, Power Patterns of Innovation

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

UID in a Day Afternoon sessions (choose one):

1. Getting ROI Out of CRM
Brian Gardner, Sales Process 360
2. New Elements of Profitability
Michael E. Workman, PhD, MikeWorkman.com
3. Effective Warehouse Operations
Jon Schreibfeder, Effective Inventory Management, Inc.

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Company Meetings – Space Available*
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer Hospitality Evening
Saturday, April 25

 

7:30 am – 2:00 pm  Convention Registration Desk Open
7:30 am – 2:00 pm   Hose Safety Institute Kiosk Open 
7:30 am – 8:30 am  Delegate Breakfast 
8:30 am – 9:15 am   Annual NAHAD Business Meeting 
9:15 am – 9:30 am   Networking Break 
9:30 am – 11:30 am  

Special Interest Workshops (choose one):

1. Trade Credit: An Alternative to Commercial Lending
Abe WalkingBear Sanchez, A/R Management Group, Inc.
2. Succession or Exit? Decision or Dilemma
Ryan F. Barradas & Tim D. Young, WealthPoint®
3. NAHAD Fishbowls for CEOs, Sales,
Product and Branch Managers, Young Executives

 
9:30 am – 10:30 am   Spouse Fitness Class thru Exhale* 
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Exhibit Hall Open for Exhibitors Set Up 
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm   Company Meetings – Space Available* 
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Everglades Safari Tour* 
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Miami Marina and Mansions Tour* 
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 

Miami Beach Segway Tour*
Afternoon Water Sports available through Boucher
Brothers 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm   South Beach Walking Food Tour* 
Open Evening  
Sunday, April 26   
7:00 am – 2:00 pm   Convention Registration Desk Open 
7:00 am – 2:00 pm   Hose Safety Institute Kiosk Open 
7:00 am – 8:30 am   Delegate Breakfast 
8:30 am – 1:00 pm Showcase of Hose Solutions
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Spouse Tour of Villa Vizcaya*
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Company Meetings – Space Available*
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Young Executives Mojitos in Miami Pre Party* 
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm NAHAD Miami Street Party*
Monday, April 27  
Departures  
   
* Requires Pre-registration  

  


The NAHAD Annual Convention is open to members of NAHAD only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please visit our Join page.