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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!

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Tuesday, October 1

Time

Event

Where

6 am

Staff Office

Room 200

Noon

Exhibit Showcase & Registration Setup

America’s Ballroom 2nd Floor

5 – 6 pm

ITSEF Golf Tournament Player’s Only Reception++

Marriott St. Louis Grand

++ Pre-registration required

Wednesday, October 2

Time

Event

Where

7 am

Buses Depart for Tapawingo National++

Marriott St. Louis Grand

8 am Shotgun Start

ITSEF Annual Golf Tournament++

Tapawingo National

11 am

NHLA Registration Desk Opens

America’s Center,
2nd Floor

11 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibitor Showcase Setup

America’s Ballroom,
2nd Floor

2:30 – 4:30pm

Producer Meeting

Room 230-231

5 – 6 pm

Rossi VIP Reception*

Marriott Statler Room
Lobby level

6 - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Cascade Hardwood

America’s Center,
2nd Floor Atrium

7:30 – 10 pm

NHLA Board of Manager’s Dinner*

Marriott Crystal Ballroom
20th Floor

++ Pre-registration required

* By invitation only

Thursday, October 3

Time

Event

Where

7 am – 3 pm

NHLA Registration Desk Open!

America’s Center,
2nd Floor

7 – 8:30 am

Full Breakfast Buffet for all Attendees 

America’s Center, 2nd Floor Atrium

8:30 – 10:30 am

Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Mara Liasson
Sponsored by TMX Shipping, Inc.

Ferrara Theatre

10:30 am - 4 pm

Exhibit Showcase Open

America’s Ballroom,
2nd Floor

10:45 - 11:45 am

Ed Session: Navigating the Forest Service Wood Innovation Grants: Success Stories and Application Insights

Room 230-231

10:45 am - 4 pm

National Inspector Connection Hub

Room 240

11 am - Noon

ITSEF Board Meeting*

Room 241

11 am – Noon

Bloody Mary Bar in the Exhibit Showcase
Sponsored by USNR

11:30 am – 1 pm

Lunch for All Attendees in the Exhibit Showcase

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ed Session: Hardwood End-User Market Outlook: Trends Shaping the Future of Hardwood Lumber
Sponsored by NWH

Room 230-231

2 – 3 pm

Gourmet Popcorn Station
Sponsored by U-C Coatings

Booth 806

2:45 - 3:45 pm

NHLA Inspector Training School Alumni Reception
Sponsored by Cole Hardwood, Inc.

Room 232

4 – 5 pm

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Showcase
Sponsored by NWH

America’s Ballroom,
2nd Floor

5 pm

Buses departing for Biergarten buyout at Anheuser-Busch++

5:30 – 8:30 pm

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

++ Pre-registration required

Friday, October 4

Time

Event

Where

7 am – 3 pm

NHLA Registration Desk Open!

America’s Center,
2nd Floor

7 – 8 am

Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen
  • Canadian Hardwood Bureau*

Room 241
Room 242

7 – 8 am

Full Breakfast Buffet for All Attendees

America’s Center,
2nd Floor Atrium

8 – 10:30 am

NHLA Business Meeting

  • 8:00-8:30 State of the Association
  • 8:30-9:00 Elections

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Lumbermens
Mutual Insurance Co.

Ferrara Theatre

10:30 am – 2 pm

National Inspector Connection Hub

Room 240

10:30 am – 3 pm

Exhibit Showcase Open

America’s Ballroom,
2nd Floor

10:45 - 11:45 am

Ed Session: Innovations and Challenges in the Hardwood Lumber Market

Room 230-231

11 am – Noon

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

11:30 am – 1 pm

Lunch for All Attendees in the Exhibit Showcase

1 – 2 pm

Ed Session: Expanding Horizons: International Markets for U.S. Hardwoods presented by the American Hardwood Export Council

Room 230-231

2 – 3 pm

Exhibit Showcase Grand Prize Giveaways
(must be present to win)
Sponsored by The AGL Group, Baillie Group, and Granite Valley Forest 

6 – 11 pm

Friday Night Blue and Gold Gala ++

Marriott St. Louis Grand

++ Pre-registration required

* By invitation only

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