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2024 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase Schedule

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Tuesday, October 3

Time

Event

Where

6 – 8 pm

ITSEF Golf Tournament Check-In & Reception
*For registered golfers only

Falls City Market
(lobby level)

Wednesday, October 4

Time

Event

Where

7 am

Bus departs for ITSEF Golf Tournament at the Champions Pointe Golf Club. The Shotgun start is at 8 am.

1820 Champions Pointe Club Henryville, IN 47126

Noon – 6 pm

Registration Desk Open

2nd Floor Foyer

1 – 4 pm

Pre-Convention Ed Session
Sawmill Symposium

Old Louisville

2 – 4 pm

Southern Cypress Manufacturers Mid-Year Meeting

Cresent Hill

2 – 6 pm

Exhibitor Setup

Commonwealth Ballroom

2:30 – 5 pm

AHEC Board of Directors Meeting

Clifton

3 - 5:30 pm

North American Forest Foundation Board Meeting

Hikes Point Room

3:30 – 5:30 pm

American Walnut Manufacturers Association Meeting

Germantown

6 – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Sponsored By Cascade

Olmsted Ballroom

7:30 – 10 pm

NHLA Board of Manager’s Dinner
Sponsored by TMX Shipping, Co., Inc

Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant

Thursday, October 5

Time

Event

Where

7 am – 3 pm

NHLA Registration Desk Open

2nd Floor Foyer

7 – 8 am

Full Breakfast Buffet for Attendees
Sponsored by SII

2nd Floor Foyer

8 – 10 am

Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Eric Traupe
Sponsored by NWH

Olmsted Ballroom

10 am – 3 pm

Exhibit Showcase Open

Commonwealth Ballroom

10 am – 2 pm

Spouse and Guest Event at Copper & Kings

1121 E Washington St
Louisville, KY

10:30 – 11:30 am

Ed Session
2024 Guide to Hardwood Trends, Forecasts & Insights Part 1 Sponsored by A. W. Stiles Contractors, Inc

Olmsted Ballroom

10:30 – 11:30 am

ITSEF Board Meeting

Old Louisville

11 am – 12 pm

Bloody Mary Bar in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by USNR

Commonwealth Ballroom

11:30 am –1 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Commonwealth Ballroom

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ed Session
From Automation to Ale, Exploring AI over Drinks
Sponsored by Robinson Lumber Company

Olmsted Ballroom

3 – 4:30 pm

Tour of Robinson Lumber Company’s Flagship Concentration Yard

(just 14 minutes from the Omni)

3 – 4 pm

NHLA Inspector Training School Alumni Reception
Sponsored by Cole Hardwood

 Clifton Room

3 – 4 pm

Exhibitor Appreciation Reception

Pool Deck Terrace, 3rd floor

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Bluegrass, Bourbon, & Banter Reception
Sponsored by NWH

Olmsted Ballroom

Friday, October 6

Time

Event

Where

7 am –3 pm

NHLA Registration Desk Open

2nd Floor Foyer

7 – 8:30 am

Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen Meeting

Old Louisville Room

7 – 8:30 am

Canadian Hardwood Bureau Meeting

Clifton Room

7 – 8:30 am

Full Breakfast Buffet for Attendees

2nd Floor Foyer

8:30 – 10 am

General Business Session with
Keynote Speaker, Mike Snow
Sponsored by Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co.

Olmsted Ballroom

10:30 – 11:30 am

Ed Session
Personal Investing 101 with Eric Lynn
Sponsored by Delta ERC

Olmsted Ballroom

10:30 – 3 pm

Exhibit Showcase Open

Commonwealth Ballroom

11 am – Noon

Bloody Mary Bar in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Breeze Dried, Inc.

Commonwealth Ballroom

11:30 am –1 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Commonwealth Ballroom

1 – 2 pm

Ed Session
2024 Guide to Hardwood Trends, Forecasts & Insights Part 2
Sponsored by Ressources Lumber​

Olmsted Ballroom

5:15 pm

Buses begin transporting attendees to the Kentucky Derby Museum for the Grand Finale Party

Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY

6 – 11 pm

Grand Finale Party

  • 6 – 7 pm:
    • Reception with full museum access
  • 7 – 8:30 pm:
    • Dinner and giveaways
  • 8:30 – 11 pm:
    • Live music performed by the Bourbon Revival Band, Dancing, Cocktails, and full museum access.

Kentucky Derby Museum

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