The 2022 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention to Offer Management Training Workshop

This fall, NAFCD and NBMDA will bring together the leaders of the flooring and interior building material distribution community for the 2022 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, November 1-3, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. The Annual Convention will feature a one-day workshop titled University of Innovative Distribution (UID) In-a-Day on November 1 that will provide tailored education to those in management positions within wholesale distribution firms as well as their partner suppliers.

This workshop is designed for any manager working for a distributor or supplier who is interested in their individual growth as well as the contribution to their employer’s growth. The target audience includes operations, general, branch, and sales managers along with anyone else within the company looking for continuing education and ideas to stimulate their personal growth.

Conference attendees will hear from the following speakers:

  • Steve McClatchy returns to NAFCD and NBMDA’s University of Innovative Distribution (UID) in-a-day training program that precedes its annual convention each year. This workshop, designed for distribution managers, will focus on team leadership and leading change.
  • Ian Heller, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Distribution Strategy Group, has figured out how distributors can become more important to manufacturers. Throughout his presentation, he will share the best way to formulate a bulletproof marketing plan.

If interested in learning more about this year’s UID-in-a-Day workshop, or registering for the event, visit The early bird deadline for the annual convention is this Friday, September 2. Following that date, registration rates will increase.


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