Monday, October 16

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm — NLBMDA Executive Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm — NLBMDA Past Chairman’s Dinner (Invitation Only)

Tuesday, October 17

8:00 am - 6:30 pm — Registration Open
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8:30 am - 9:30 am — Legislative Advocacy Committee

9:45 am - 10:45 am — Regulatory, Codes & Standards Committee

11:00 am - 12:00 pm — LuDPAC Board of Trustees (Invitation Only)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm — Exhibitor Set-up

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm — Manufacturers & Services Council (MSC Members Only)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm — Federated Association Executive Meeting (Invitation Only)

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm — NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm — LuDPAC Fundraiser & Recognition Reception (Special Ticketed Event)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm — Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
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7:00 pm 9:00 pm — NLBMDA Installation & ProDealer of the Year Dinner Event       

Wednesday, October 18

7:00 am - 5:00 pm — Registration Open                                                                             
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7:00 am - 8:00 am — Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 am - 9:00 am  Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates
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Housing Beyond 2018 - Supporting an Elongated Cycle

Critically acclaimed industry expert Ivy Zelman will touch on the key drivers for the housing market and its related sectors for housing beyond 2018. Ivy will also share her insights on “Millennials” the million-dollar word these days, sorting through facts and fiction in single – versus multi-family debate. She will tackle topics such as the mortgage credit availability, entry- level buyer’s ability to purchase, market price points, home improvement cycles and much more.

9:00 am - 10:00 am — Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
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10:00 am - 10:45 am — New Breakout Sessions

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11:00 am  -12:00 pm — Benchmarking & Strategic Thinking Panel

          Gary Bowman, CEO, TW Perry
          Patrick McGuiness, EVP and CFO, US LBM
          Jeff Smith, CFO, Kodiak Building Products


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm — Networking & Luncheon in Exhibit Hall


1:00 pm-2:00 pm NLBMDA Washington Town Hall
Facilitated by Frank Moore, NLBMDA Regulatory Counsel
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This session will address the legislative and regulatory environment that has the greatest potential impact on the LBM sector. The panel will provide the most current policy and political information concerning Congress and the Administration, and share insights into the legislative and regulatory outlook for the next year. The Town Hall format will allow attendees to participate in the discussion and share their own perspectives on what will be a lively and engaging conversation.



2:00 pm - 2:45 pm — New Breakout Sessions

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2:45 pm-3:00 pm — Break

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm — General Session Keynote Speaker – TBD

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm — Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
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6:30 pm-8:00 pm — Networking Party: Come Celebrate NLBMDA's 100th Anniversary!
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Thursday, October 19

7:30 am - 11:00 am — Registration Open
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7:30 am - 9:00 am  Networking Breakfast & Roundtable Discussions in Exhibit Hall                                                     

9:00 am-10:00 am — Dr. Robert Dietz, NAHB Chief Economist

2017 Economic & Housing Outlook

We have a little more than half the year in economic and housing performance to understand what has happened.  Will the rest of the year continue the trend or will we see a turn?  Housing has been a challenge throughout the recovery but there is still plenty of room to grow.  What have been the dominant trends in home construction for 2017 and what will the rest of the year offer in terms of housing and residential construction?  Housing has posted a slow and modest recovery, but the demographic trends are quite favorable for building.  Will growth continue into 2018 and what constraints exist for industry expansion?  Dr. Robert Dietz will address the pace of the housing recovery to date and provide evidence of where it will go next year along with details on what is being built and why.

10:00 am - 11:00 am — Closing General Session Keynote Speaker – TBD

11:00 am  Closing Remarks

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm — NLBMDA Strategic Task Group Meeting (Invitation Only)