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Nov 2013
Nov 2013


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2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention - North American Association Of Floor Covering Distributors / North American Building Material Distribution Association



The NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is the optimal investment in the success of your business. At the convention you have access to top manufacturers, distributors and service providers to establish new relationships, enhance your business strategy with insights from recognized business experts, and learn about what others are doing to run their businesses effectively.


What makes this event different from others?

NAFCD and NBMDA unites the top distributors, manufacturers and service providers from the floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries to network, engage, learn and grow their businesses. This is the most anticipated and highly valued distribution-focused event of the year for suppliers to gain valuable access and deepen relationships with their distributor customers.

The combined NAFCD Executive Networking Forum and NBMDA Tabletop Business Session make up the exhibit and business component of the convention. Manufacturers and distributors set appointments with each other and use this time to form their operating and logistics plans, establish credit, and cover the critical factors that establish and strengthen their partnerships.

Distributors in attendance at the convention are looking to spend time with their current suppliers and identify new lines to carry. Attending distribution firms represent approximately 900 distribution center locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Top Reasons Why Distributors Regularly Attend:

Strengthen relationships with current manufacturer partners
Connect with potential new suppliers
Access industry education, information and trends
Access best practices


Top Reasons to Exhibit

Meet with top decision makers from leading U.S. and Canadian distribution firms
Hear first-hand the challenges of distributors and offer solutions
Learn from top-rated distribution and business experts
Build stronger relationships within the distribution channel, which will be valuable both personally as well as professionally
Increase profits through enhanced distribution sales
Save time and money by meeting with many distributors in one place
Gain valuable exposure to the distributor community
Receive insight into emerging trends and opportunities
Tap into advice and counsel from fellow manufacturers with distributor networks at varying levels of maturity
Access exclusive data, which will help you better understand the dynamics of the distribution marketplace
Access educational sessions, roundtable discussions and networking events

 Who Should Secure Exhibit Space?

Manufacturers of all building material, woodworking and flooring products that seek to do business and enhance their relationship with wholesale distributors should secure a booth at the convention. Likewise, service providers that sell products and services used by distributors should secure a booth.


NAFCD is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers’ product to market, resulting in the highest degree of dealer satisfaction. With members throughout the United States and Canada, NAFCD represents the leading suppliers and distributors of floor covering products.


NBMDA represents the leading wholesale distributors of specialty building products and woodworking materials. Membership segments include distributors and manufacturers that serve the independent building material, lumber and kitchen and bath dealer, regional and national home centers, as well as those who serve production companies. Distributor members operate throughout the U.S. and Canada, with a collective purchasing power exceeding $25 billion.

Sponsorship Details:
Why Sponsor? An exciting variety of functions and items can be sponsored in order to generate enhanced exposure for your firm. There are many opportunities available to become an Annual Convention Sponsor. An exciting variety of functions and items can be sponsored including meals, refreshments, networking events, and onsite collateral. The benefits and recognition your firm will gain provide a maximum return on your investment. Your firm will receive increased exposure prior to and during the conference. Sponsorship opportunity prices range from $1,000 to $2,000. What is Unique about this Event? This is not a traditional trade show format; this is intimate and focused The two day schedule is concise, but highly productive Only tabletop booths are allowed, saving you money on shipping and set-up Meetings are conducted by appointment, guaranteeing your productivity Only the top decision-makers from distribution companies are in attendance Opportunities exist to build relationships with distributors on and off the show floor Receive advice and counsel from fellow manufacturers with established distribution networks


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