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October 2, 2024
October 4, 2024
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2024 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase Schedule

Plan for a Perfect Convention Experience

Join us for an unforgettable experience in St. Louis! Explore our dynamic schedule filled with enriching sessions, exciting events, networking opportunities, and much more. Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or new to the hardwood lumber world, there's value for every member of your team at this year's Convention. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase– where innovation, education, and networking converge to shape the future of the hardwood lumber industry!

Tuesday, October 1

Time

Event

Where

6 am

Staff Office

Falls City Market
(lobby level)

Noon

Exhibit Hall & Registration Setup

Falls City Market
(lobby level)

5 – 6 pm

ITSEF Golf Tournament Player’s Only Reception++

Falls City Market
(lobby level)

Wednesday, October 2

Time

Event

Where

7 am

Buses Depart for Tapawingo National++

1820 Champions Pointe Club Henryville, IN 47126

8 am Shotgun Start

ITSEF Golf Classic++

2nd Floor Foyer

11 am

NHLA Registration Desk Opens

Old Louisville

11 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibitor Showcase Setup

Cresent Hill

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Small Operators Symposium++

Commonwealth Ballroom

5 – 6 pm

Rossi VIP Reception*

Clifton

6 - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Cascade Hardwood

Hikes Point Room

7:30 – 10 pm

NHLA Board of Manager’s Dinner*

Germantown

++ Pre-registration required

* By invitation only

Thursday, October 3

Time

Event

Where

7 am – 3 pm

NHLA Registration Desk Open

2nd Floor Foyer

7 – 8:30 am

Full Breakfast Buffet for all Attendees 

2nd Floor Foyer

8:30 – 10:30 am

Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Mara Liasson

Olmsted Ballroom

10:30 am - 4 pm

Exhibit Showcase Open

Commonwealth Ballroom

10:45 - 11:45 am

Ed Session

1121 E Washington St
Louisville, KY

10:30 - 11:45 am

Members’ Only ITSEF Board Meeting

Olmsted Ballroom

10:45 am - 4 pm

National Inspector Meet & Greet

Old Louisville

11 am – 12 pm

Bloody Mary Bar in the Exhibit Showcase

Commonwealth Ballroom

11:30 am – 1 pm

Lunch for All Attendees in the Exhibit Showcase

Commonwealth Ballroom

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ed Session 

Olmsted Ballroom

2:45 - 3:45 pm

ITS Alumni Reception
Sponsored by Cole Hardwood, Inc.

(just 14 minutes from the Omni)

4 – 5 pm

Exhibit Showcase Reception & Giveaways

 Clifton Room

5 pm

Buses departing for Biergarten buyout at Anheuser-Busch++

Pool Deck Terrace, 3rd floor

5:30 – 8:30 pm

OktoberFest! Biergarten buyout at Anheuser-Busch, the home of Budweiser++

Pool Deck Terrace, 3rd floor

++ Pre-registration required

Friday, October 4

Time

Event

Where

7 am – 3 pm

NHLA Registration Desk Open

2nd Floor Foyer

7 – 8 am

Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen
  • Canadian Hardwood Bureau*

Old Louisville Room

7 – 8 am

Full Breakfast Buffet for All Attendees

Clifton Room

8 – 10:30 am

NHLA Business Meeting

  • 8:00-8:30 State of the Association
  • 8:30-9:00 Elections
  • 9:30-10:00 Presentation 1
  • 10:00-10:30 Presentation 2

2nd Floor Foyer

10:30 am – 2 pm

National Inspector Meet & Greet

Olmsted Ballroom

10:30 am – 3 pm

Exhibit Showcase

Olmsted Ballroom

11 am – 12 pm

Bloody Mary Bar in Exhibit Showcase

Commonwealth Ballroom

11:30 am – 1 pm

Lunch for All Attendees in the Exhibit Showcase

Commonwealth Ballroom

1 –2 pm

Ed Session 

Commonwealth Ballroom

2 – 3 pm

Exhibit Showcase Giveaways (must be present to win)

Olmsted Ballroom

6 – 11 pm

Friday Night Presidential Gala++

Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY

++ Pre-registration required

* By invitation only

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