• Convention Event Schedule

  • In It To Win It

  • Saturday, March 17 Saturday, March 17

    Golf at Fallen Oak | 9:48 am – 4:00 pm | Optional Event. Additional Fee $219

    Designed by legendary course architect, Tom Fazio, Fallen Oak raises the bar for luxury golf in this region. The 18-hole, par-72 championship layout unfolds in a majestic, almost cinematic, invitation to all who love the game. Includes transportation.

    FCICA hospitality tent at St. Patrick’s Day Grillin’ on the Green and Parade | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Optional Event. Additional Fee $62

    Experience St. Patrick's Day Biloxi-style! As a sponsor of Biloxi's 12th Annual Grillin' on the Green festival, FCICA has secured a hospitality tent for our Convention attendees to enjoy the events of the day, including live entertainment, the St. Patrick's Day parade, and the premier grilling competition! Our tent will have unlimited water, soft drinks and beer, and each attendee will receive $20 worth in Grillin' on the Green bucks to spend at any of the festival's food vendors. Cost: $62

  • Sunday, March 18 Sunday, March 18

    Committee Day

    Attendee Breakfast | 8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Explore Biloxi | 8:45 am – 2:45 pm | Optional Event. Additional Fee $99

    Meet in the lobby of the Beau Rivage at 8:45 am.  Tour will now start with a tour of Biloxi including the Biloxi Lighthouse and Biloxi Visitor Center Museum.  Next climb aboard the Shrimping Boat for a 70 minutes excursion.  This unique and historical trip will take you along the protected waters of the Gulf’s shoreline and show you all the creatures, including shrimp, which inhabit the coastal waters. For lunch, enjoy a dockside shrimp boil on the harbor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.  Feast on succulent shrimp, red potatoes and corn on the cob, as well as Cajun chicken and sausage jambalaya. After lunch you will visit the historic Beauvoir Mansion and Confederate Cemetery.  You will also have a chance to visit the Presidential Library and browse the gift shop. Cost $99

    Registration | 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Associates Committee Meeting with Lunch | 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

    Attendee Networking Lunch | 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

    Committee Meeting - Education | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Committee Meeting - Membership | 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm

    Welcome Reception | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Monday, March 19 Monday, March 19

    Education & The Commercial Flooring Trade Show

    Registration | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Attendee Breakfast | 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Opening Session | 9:00 am – 9:45 am

    General Membership Meeting | 10:00 am – 10:45 am

    Break | 10:45 am – 11:00 am

    Trade show set-up | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    ASTM F710 & ACI 302.2R-06 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    ASTM F710 – Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring is one of the most useful documents we have in the floor covering industry. Chances are, if you submit a complaint to a manufacturer, you will be judged by this document. Join us as we go through F710 and learn what the flooring contractor and the general contractor are responsible for. This document has been widely accepted and adopted by manufacturers of many types of flooring, not just resilient.

    We will also take a comprehensive walk through the ACI 302.2R-06 Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials. This document contains some very important and valuable information for the flooring contractor who works on a concrete substrate. Knowing more about the material on which you work will empower you to make better installation decisions, work with general contractors on more of a fact base, and be able to understand why concrete acts the way that it does. This session includes an interactive Q&A.

    Presented by: Sonny Callaham, H.B. Fuller & Jeff Johnson, MAPEI Americas

    Demonstrations with lunch | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    • 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Demonstration #1 – DriTac Flooring Products LLC
    • 1:20 pm – 1:50 pm Demonstration #2 – GCP Applied Technologies
    • 1:55 pm – 2:25 pm Demonstration #3 – MAPEI Corporation
    • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Demonstration #4 – TRAXX Corporation

    Thank you to Protect-All Flooring for protecting the demonstration areas.

    Lunch with the Chef | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Optional Event. Additional Fee $89

    Enjoy a delicious wild mushroom risotto with blackened snapper and jumbo asparagus squash while an experienced banquet chef demonstrates how to prepare the rissotto. Includes ice tea and a paired wine.

    Commercial Flooring Trade Show | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Happy Hour 6 – 7 pm

    The only trade show dedicated to the commercial flooring industry, now including a Happy Hour from 6 – 7 p.m. Meet with technical representatives from leading commercial flooring manufacturers and service providers to learn about new products and solutions. View product marketing materials for premier exhibitors via the AttendeeHub mobile app.

    Trade show tear-down | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 20 Tuesday, March 20

    Day of Education

    Registration | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Attendee Breakfast | 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Successor Breakfast | 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Communication & Ramifications of Specifications | 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    • Did you know that architectural specifications are a Contract?  
    • Do you understand the requirements outside of your Division 9 flooring section to which you are bound?  
    • Do the flooring manufacturers know how to provide a spec to the Architect that limits risk?
    • Do you know where to look to close the gaps, communicate effectively, minimize your company’s risk and make the overall process more collaborative and efficient?

    Join the Let’s Fix Construction duo of Cherise Lakeside, (a spec writer) and Eric D. Lussier (a flooring contractor and product rep) as they identify common issues in the documents, the office and on the jobsite. They will help flooring manufacturers and contractors demystify specifications and recognize contractual roles, responsibilities and requirements. Make sure to bring your specification questions for the interactive Q&A.

    Presented by: Cherise Lakeside & Eric D. Lussier, Let’s Fix Construction

    Break | 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Auditing Your Flooring Project | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    In this session, we will dive deeper into the 8th CIM Program module, Closing Out the Job, by focusing on the importance of a job audit to assess the entire flooring project at completion. The session will discuss crucial topics such as how to perform an internal and external autopsy, determining hard and soft costs, margin erosion, revenue enhancement, and prospecting your next project. To wrap it up, lessons learned and best practices will be discussed, in addition to an open Q&A segment.

    Presented by a Certified Installation Manager

    Attendee Lunch | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Contractor Meeting with Lunch | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Fantastic Florals | 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm | Optional Event. Additional Fee $45

    Design the floral centerpieces for FCICA's closing dinner! This interactive experience begins with a staging presentation from the floral manager, who will then assist you in creating your own themed arrangement. Cost: $45

    How to Implement Your Ideas & See Results: “Effectively Driving, Achieving & Sustaining Positive Change” | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

    At the conclusion of this session, you will have a broad-scope understanding and practical working knowledge of how to:

    • Identify the Need for Change
    • Identify the People Who Will Lead the Change
    • Write the Change Plan
    • Execute the Components of Change
    • Assign Ownership of the Change Processes
    • Achieve Buy-In and Follow Through with Constant Improvement

    Presented by: Rhonda Robinson- Robinson Enterprises

    Break | 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

    Innovations in Multilayer Flooring-A Panel Discussion | 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

    Increase your knowledge and understanding of the ever-expanding Multilayer flooring category. This panel session will focus on techniques for installation, acclimation, construction and adhesives. Participants from Artistic Finishes, Metroflor, Six Degrees and Tarkett will lead the discussion, answer your questions, and interact openly about current information related to the vital techniques expected of today’s flooring contractor.

    Moderated by Pat Kelly, Synergy Flooring. Panelists include Beth Steele, Six Degrees Flooring Surfaces; Bill Treiber, Artistic Finishes; David Altman, Metroflor; and Don Styka, Tarkett

    Closing Dinner | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm