See What the Next Generation is All About
Saturday March 2nd
Sunday March 3rd
Monday March 4th
Tuesday March 5th
* Days and times are subject to change
As Chief Inspiration Officer of Lisbeth Calandrino and Associates, Lisbeth is recognized as a leading authority on sales, customer service and floor covering. She has published five books on sales and customer service and in 2017, she was voted by Floor Covering News as “One of the Top 10 Influencers” in the flooring industry. Her customers read like “who’s who” in the flooring business, including five of the leading box stores, independent retailers from five to fifty million dollars, major buying groups, manufacturers, interior designers, and architects.Don’t miss her meaningful ideas you can take back and implement right away that will improve your business!
John J. Kimmel started his career as a professional salesperson in the floor covering business in 1984 and advanced into sales management in 1988. Over the next 30 years John developed his sales and business skills, including hiring, managing, leading, and training of sales professionals and executives. Since then he has added public speaking and writing to his list of passions, publishing his first book in 2016. His experience includes wholesale, intangibles, and high-end retail on a local, regional and national level. He has even trained internationally. His background in Mergers & Acquisitions, operations, marketing, finance, and logistics adds to his understanding of his most valuable area of expertise; sales.As a Certified Human Behavior Consultant (CHBC) and a certified John C. Maxwell leadership trainer, Kimmel is an expert in communication, culture and leadership and has trained on sales and sales leadership on a constant basis for well over three decades. John will leave you with practical tools to improve your company immediately!
The installation labor crisis is very real. And the key to making any significant progress against it lies in local engagement. It is essential that both the recruiting of new talent into the labor pipeline and their initial training take place at a local level. In this session, you’ll learn ways you can partner with the Floor Covering Education Foundation to make exactly that happen in your community – both with a short term and long-term approach. The time is now to take ownership and control of this vital part of your business!We will be donating $100 per attendee to help the FCEF’s mission.
Russ Rogg, president of Metroflor Corporation and current chairman of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) will be our keynote speaker at convention. Russ will shed light on what the association is doing to support the growth and well-being of the resilient category through advocacy, creating technical standards and certifications such as FloorScore® and Assure™ and what lies ahead for the fastest growing segment in our industry. Metroflor website: metroflor.comRFCI website: rfci.com Russ will share some industry forecasts and trends so don’t miss it!
Whether you’re experiencing our convention for the first time or tenth, you will always come away with a valuable best practice that could mean a great deal to your business.