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Venue

Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin , Texas 78701
Tel: (512) 404-4000
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STAFDA's 41st Annual Convention & Trade Show - Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association

4,000

Overview

Event Overview:

Each November, the Convention brings together more than 4,000 industry leaders for educational, business, and social activities. The meeting always features a full Trade Show and provides a cost-effective way to meet with policy-level supplier executives. Since the show is a buying show, distributors can take advantage of exhibitor show specials and prize drawings.

Count on a fast-paced, energetic, and entertaining program!  This is one General Session you won't want to miss!

Exhibitor Information:

Held as part of our Annual Convention & Trade Show, the Tech Fair provides an entry to management executives shopping for new technology ideas. Each year, STAFDA members come to the Fair looking for new software, hardware, e-commerce, and other technology providers to answer questions and demonstrate the latest innovative products.

About STAFDA:

Founded in 1976 by 18 industry leaders who sought to create an organization where manufacturers and distributors of construction/industrial products could interface.

Phenomenal Growth
In the past 35 years, STAFDA has grown from the initial 18 founding members to 2,500+ member companies. Membership is comprised of 1,052 distributors, 1,130 associates, 22 publishing affiliates, and 305 manufacturer rep/agents.

Agenda

Nov 11   

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    - STAFDA Registration

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    - Exhibitor Move-In 

Nov 12   

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    - STAFDA Registration 

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    - Exhibitor Move-In

Continental Breakfast, 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. before workshops

8:30 a.m. - Noon          - Four Concurrent Educational Workshops

(Programs run 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., break from 10:00 - 10:30, Programs repeat 10:30 - Noon)  

  • Blink They're Gone! - Why Today's Customers are Leaving Your Company for the Competition & How to Win Them Back! - David Avrin
  • Reviving Work Ethic: How to End Entitlement Mentality & Create an Enronment of Achievement - Eric Chester
  • Feedback with Impact: Part 1, "Great Bosses ear Feedback Glasses;" Part 2, "Tough Conversations, Top Outcomes" - Jill Geisler (This workshop does not repeat.)
  • Smart Teams - Creating Teams that Succeed Together - Jason Young

- Lunch on Own

Noon - 12:45 p.m.           - Young Professionals Lunch

Noon - 6:00 p.m.           - Manufacturer Meetings (Various)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.          - Targeted Workshop

  • Evolving World of Sales - Thomas Schoenfelder, Caliper

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.           - "Speed Interviewing" Opportunity

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.          - Spouse/Companion Program: Pick with Austin

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.          - STAFDA Block Party

Nov 13   

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   - STAFDA Registration

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.           - General Session Seating                                                                                         

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.         - General Session: State-of-the-Industry reports and Keynote Speaker: John Ratzenberger                           

11:00 a.m. – Noon      - Exhibitors/Reps in Hall for final show prep

- Lunch on Own

Noon – 6:00 p.m.      - Trade Show 

Evening                    - Open to Associate Hospitality

[Please note: This year is a Sunday-Tuesday program. Hospitality events should be scheduled for Monday evening!]

Nov 14   

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.    - STAFDA Registration

Continental Breakfast, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. before workshop

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.          -  Alan Beaulieu on Economic Recap & 2018 Forecast

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   - Spouse/Companion Tours 

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     - Trade Show

- Lunch on Own              

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.              - Closing Party

4:00 – 11:45 p.m.            - Exhibitor Move Out 

Nov 15   

7:00 a . m . – 11:45 a.m.      - Exhibitor Move Out 

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