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August 21-24, 2021

Convention 2021

Member Packages

3-NIGHT PACKAGE

$1,349.00

3-Night Package Includes:

1 Hotel Room for 3 Nights

2 Complimentary Badges

4-NIGHT PACKAGE

$1,599.00

4-Night Package Includes:

1 Hotel Room for 4 Nights

2 Complimentary Badges

5-NIGHT PACKAGE

$1,829.00

5-Night Package Includes:

1 Hotel Room for 5 Nights

2 Complimentary Badges

ATTENDANCE ONLY

$699.00

Attendance Only:

2 Badges

No Hotel

Additional Hotel Rooms are $267.00 per night.
Additional Badges are $200.00 each.

Cancellations must be made directly through AVB Events by calling (714) 552-0449 or emailing eventsupport@avb.net.

*Refunds will be processed within two weeks of cancellation, and will be mailed via check.

Cancellation Policy
May 17- July 20 Full Refund*
July 21 – August 14 $267.00 Cancellation Fee
After August 14 No Refund
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Position yourself for success and experience The Convention

In 2021, It’s time
to Double Down!

Get the latest product updates, discover current solutions, and expand your network within the BrandSource community of resilient business owners, dedicated vendors, and invested industry experts as we double down and drive the solution, together.

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Four Days of Networking, Education, Product Training, Industry Insights, Extended Expo Hours and MORE!

Agenda

All meetings and locations are subject to change, please
refer to the Mobile App for the most up to date information

Agenda last updated on 8/17/21

9:00am – 8:00pm

Information Desk • Presidential Lobby

9:00am – 12:00pm

Professional Headshots • Presidential Chamber A

9:00am – 5:00pm

AVB Marketing Meetings • Magnolia Ballroom

Available by Confirmed Appointment with your AVB Marketing Account Executive

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Manufacturer Product Training

Whirlpool
GE
Electrolux
LG
Tempur Sealy
Beko
Charge After
Package AI
Serta Simmons Bedding
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6:00pm – 7:00pm

Young Professionals Happy Hour Meet & Greet • Fuse Press Box

6:00pm – 7:00pm

1st Time Attendees Meet & Greet • Washington B

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception • Presidential Ballroom

8:00am – 5:00pm

Information Desk • Presidential Lobby

8:00am – 9:00am

Member Breakfast • Tennessee Ballroom C

8:00am – 3:30pm

AVB Marketing Meetings • Magnolia Ballroom

Available by Confirmed Appointment with your AVB Marketing Account Executive

9:00am – 10:30am

General Session • Presidential Ballroom

Jim Ristow

11:00am – 12:00pm

Education Sessions

Rich Lindblom
Gene Marks
Dr. Kevin Elko
AVB Marketing
Furniture Technology Source
Service Source
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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Member Lunch • Tennessee Ballroom C

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Furniture Technology Source: Lunch & Learn • Lincoln C

Furniture Technology Source

12:00pm – 1:00pm

ServiceSource: Professional Service Pricing Lunch & Learn with Paul MacDonald • Jackson AB

Service Source

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Professional Headshots • Presidential Chamber A

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Education Sessions

Rich Lindblom
Gene Marks
Dr. Kevin Elko
AVB Marketing
Furniture Technology Source
Service Source
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3:30pm – 5:00pm

Region Meetings

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5:00pm – 5:30pm

Award Ceremony & Stampede Announcements • Presidential Ballroom

Chad Evans
Tom Bennett

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Stampede & Reception

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Women in Business Book Club • Presidential Boardroom A

7:00am – 9:00am

Service Town Hall Breakfast • Cheekwood ABC

Breakfast @ 7:00am

Service Source

8:00am – 10:00am

Information Desk • Presidential Lobby

8:00am – 9:00am

Women in Business Breakfast • Tennessee Ballroom A

Breakfast @ 7:30am

8:00am – 9:00am

Furniture Townhall Breakfast • Tennessee Ballroom B

Breakfast @ 7:30am

Michael Posa
Seth Weisblatt

8:00am – 9:00am

Member Breakfast • Tennessee Ballroom C

9:00am – 10:00am

General Session: Marketing & Merchandising Updates • Presidential Ballroom

Chad Evans
John White

10:00am – 7:00pm

Information Desk • Expo Entrance

10:00am – 7:00pm

EXPO • Ryman Hall

10:00am – 10:30am

GE Appliances: “Win with SmartHQ” • Jackson CD

10:30am – 12:00pm

GE Appliances: Master Class with Mary Putman • Jackson CD

11:00am – 12:00pm

Career Plug Recruiting 101: “Use These Proven Strategies to Hire the Right People for Your Business Today” • Jackson EF

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Member/Vendor Lunch • Ryman Hall

2:00pm – 2:30pm

GE Appliances: “Win with SmartHQ” • Jackson CD

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Career Plug Recruiting 101: “Use These Proven Strategies to Hire the Right People for Your Business Today” • Jackson EF

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Reception • Ryman Hall

7:00am – 2:00pm

Luggage Storage • Ryman Hall

8:00am – 9:00am

MemberVendor Breakfast • Ryman Hall

8:00am – 12:00pm

Information Desk • Expo Entrance

8:00am – 12:00pm

EXPO • Ryman Hall

Hear from our 2021 Convention

Speakers

Rich Lindblom

YSN Columnist

Gene Marks

President & CEO, The Marks Group P.C.

Dr. Kevin Elko

Doctor of Biology Education
Thank you to

Our amazing sponsors

SEE YOU IN NASHVILLE

Hotel Information

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000
To book your guest room reservation at the group rate, be sure to book through the Registration website.
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CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Express Checkout

Video Review Billing, Video Checkout

INTERNET ACCESS

Guest Rooms: Wireless, Wired

High Speed: Check Email + Browse the Web for $14.99 per day

Upgrade to Enhanced High Speed: Video Chat, Download Large Files +Stream Video for $21.98 per day

PARKING

On-Site Parking: $32 USD Daily

Valet parking: $40 USD Daily

Electric Car Charging Stations: 4 Complimentary

Prices Subject to Tax

Gaylord Hotels Commitment to Clean

The Gaylord Opryland has implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping with their high standards of cleanliness and commitment to providing excellent service. Learn more about Gaylord Opryland’s commitment to clean by clicking the button below.

SEE YOU IN NASHVILLE

Travel Information

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
1 Terminal Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 275-1675
8.3 Miles from Hotel
UP TO 5% DISCOUNT

The discount can be booked online at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge. Use Promotion Code 9481DB to apply the discount at the time of booking. You can also contact the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase. Discount can be used for 5% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares) scheduled August 18, 2021 to August 28, 2021 to Nashville (BNA).

UP TO 10% DISCOUNT

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for AVB INC. Please click here to book your flights! You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMUTP for travel scheduled August 18, 2021 to August 27, 2021 to Nashville (BNA).

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

UP TO 10% DISCOUNT

You may book online by clicking here, and entering your Offer Code ZK3V734939 when searching for your flights. The meeting discount will be applied at time of ticketing. If booking through a travel professional, or you would like to call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 1-800-426-1122, give them the “Z” Code ZK3V and Agreement Code 734939. The booking fee is waived for all meeting reservations. Discount can be used for airfare scheduled August 18, 2021 to August 27, 2021 to Nashville (BNA).

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am trying to register for The Convention, however I cannot remember my AVB ID. How can I find this?

Please email eventsupport@avb.net with your Company Name and a member of our team will respond with your Company’s AVB ID.

If you are a new BrandSource member, your AVB ID may not be entered in our system yet. Please send us an email so we can assist you further.

If you are not a BrandSource member and the registration is asking you for an AVB ID, please select the appropriate Registration Type and begin your registration again.

I’ve already registered for The Convention, but I would like to adjust my current room

To modify your current registration or add an additional room right, please click here. Additional Room Nights are $267.00 per night.

If you cannot remember your password, please email eventsupport@avb.net for further assistance.

How can I cancel a room reservation or a registration of someone from my company?

View our cancellation policy below and email eventsupport@avb.net for further assistance.

Until July 20, 2021: No Cancellation Fee
July 21, 2021 – August 14, 2021: $267.00 Cancellation Fee
After August 14, 2021: No Refunds

Refunds will be processed within two weeks of cancellation, and will be sent via Check.

How much are additional badges for The Convention?

Additional Badges are $200.00 each.

Where can I store my luggage on check-out day?

Luggage Storage will be available for all Convention attendees from 7:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday, August 24.

This is my first BrandSource National Convention. Are there any special events for newcomers?

First and Foremost, Welcome! We are hosting a special 1st Time Attendee Reception just for you.
You will meet organizational leaders, learn about the structure of the organization, show highlights and have time to network with others who are new to the Convention and the group. Click here to view the agenda.

How can I see which companies will be exhibiting at The Convention?

The official list of exhibiting companies will be in our Show Guide. The Show Guide will be available via our mobile app. You can also pick up a hard copy at the Event Info Desk onsite.

Contact Us

3775 N. Freeway Blvd. Ste. 200,
Sacramento, CA 95834

714-552-0449
eventsupport@avb.net