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Convention 2020 Schedule of Events

Monday, March 9, 2020

Optional Events

Golf at Hermitage Golf Course | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Additional fee $89

Taste of Nashville | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Additional fee $139

CIM Caucus | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CIMs only.
We encourage all CIMs to come and meet the newest CIM graduates and join in on an open discussion to talk about sharing your knowledge and expertise as a CIM. You are also invited to stay for drinks and dinner immediately following this event from 6 to 8pm.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Registration | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

Opening Session | 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Business Meeting | 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Break | 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Trade Show Setup | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Launching the Job | 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Presented by Mike Kelly, CIM
Expanding on Module 2 of the CIM Program—Planning the Job. Dicussion topics will include best practices for kick-off meetings, scope review and management, working with internal installation crews versus subcontractor crews,  and launching jobs as a small contractor company vs. contractors running national projects.

Lunch & Learn | 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Project Management Technology for the Jobsite
Project managers can utilize technology to communicate and collaborate with everyone involved in a project, from sales to installers. Track estimates; upload job plans; attach pictures, notes and tasks; and communicate issues in real time – whether on the computer, tablet, or smart phone!
3-4 different project management software companies will demonstrate their software and explain the benefits for flooring contractors. Each company will also have a booth in the Commercial Flooring Trade Show for more in-depth reviews and conversations.

Nashville in the 1800’s | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Optional Event - $176

Commercial Flooring Trade Show | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The only trade show dedicated to the commercial flooring industry. 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 Break Down | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take Center Stage | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reception & Welcome Dinner

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Registration | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Attendee Breakfast | 7:45 am – 9:00 am

Successor Breakfast | 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All registered attendees who are 40 or younger and Next Generation leaders are invited to this networking breakfast.

Nashville in the 1900’s | 8:30 am – 12 noon
Optional Event – $149

Stuck on the Numbers | 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Presented by Jeff Johnson and Don Styka, CIM
Gain a better understanding of moisture testing numbers and their effect on proper adhesive selection. Break through moisture related adhesive marketing and understand what higher-limit moisture resistant flooring adhesives really can and can’t do!

Break | 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Interactive Product Demonstrations
• 11:00 - 11:30 pm: Sika Corporation
• 11:45 - 12:15 pm: ARDEX Americas
*Thank you to Fishman Flooring Solutions
for protecting the demonstration areas*

Attendee Lunch | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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

Acoustics and Flooring | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Presented by Mike Sahli, CIM
This session will cover three areas of acoustics and floorcoverings: the basics of how acoustic values are generated and what they mean, cutting through the acoustic industry marketing hype to properly specify acoustic products and systems, and the flooring contractor’s responsibilities and best practices for a warranted and successful installation.

Break | 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Silent Auction Closes | 3:30 pm

Succeeding in a Multigenerational Workplace | 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented by Steve Hillis
Communication and collaboration between leaders and their teams is an important aspect of managing a multigenerational workforce, but employees also need multigenerational training to be successful working with other generations. Younger employees can seek the experience and wisdom offered by senior employees, but older employees should also be open to the fresh perspectives offered by younger employees, especially if those younger employees are in a leadership role.

Florida Georgia Line House | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Honky Tonk (Included in registration)
FCICA guests will be able to explore Honkey Tonk Row, consisting of several clubs and bars that have become famous for the country music artists who have used these stages as a platform for fun,
fame and fortune. Regional musicians play for tips in these bars, and you can hear some pure talent floating out of them at all hours of the day and night. This is where a lot of country stars have been discovered. FCICA attendees will start on the second floor of the FGL House for a private dinner and music experience. FGL House features a world-class kitchen that fuses unique Southern style cuisine with California flair. After that, attendees may explore on their own. Buses will do various trips back to the hotel or you are welcome to stay later and travel back on your own.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Registration | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Associates Committee Meeting | 8:00 am – 9:45 am with Breakfast

Attendee Breakfast | 8:00 am – 9:45 am
This meeting is open to all associate members of FCICA. If a vote takes place, only one vote per company will be permitted.

Nashville in the 2000’s | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Additional fee $99

Education Committee Meeting | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Successors Committee Meeting | 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
with Lunch

Attendee Lunch | 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Membership Committee Meeting | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

CIM Steering Committee Meeting | 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Invite only

Listening Room Dinner | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Additional fee $180


Friday, March 13, 2020

Board of Directors and Wrap-up Breakfast Meeting | 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Invite only

Building Dynamic Relationships with Steve Hillis | 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Additional fee $349
A 4-hour session sponsored by the Successors presented by Steve Hills, Empower Partners. Steve is a dedicated business professional specializing in business coaching and sales strategy development with 35 years’ experience in sales leadership in flooring. In this half-day session, Steve will focus on some of his top sessions including Empowering the Team, Creating a Strong Business Culture and
Superior Customer Service. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am, so stay the half-day for an exceptional leadership training event. Cost: $349

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