AGENDA

Schedule your flight to arrive Sunday, August 25 by 10:00 AM to be able to make it to Manufacturer Product Trainings kicking off at 12:00 PM.
Schedule your flight to depart Wednesday, August 28 as early as 2:00 PM to be able to make the most of the EXPO ending at 12:00 PM.

Agenda last updated: 05.31.24

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Young Professionals University

Attendees must RSVP for Young Professionals University within the Convention registration to attend this event.

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Young Professionals

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Young Professionals University

Attendees must RSVP for Young Professionals University within the Convention registration to attend this event.

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Young Professionals

10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Event Registration

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Coffee Break, Sponsored by Versatile Credit

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Manufacturer Product Training

12:00 PM
Speed Queen: Maximize Profit in Laundry
GE Appliances: Product Training
Electrolux: Electrolux Training Showcase
Tempur-Sealy: The Continued Premium Bedding Momentum – Tempur-Pedic and Stearns and Foster
American VULKAN Corporation: LOKRING Theory and Application with R600a
Surya: Product Training

1:00 PM
Whirlpool: Whirlpool & Maytag Laundry
GE Appliances: Product Training
LG Electronics: Cleaning Up with LG (Laundry & Dish)
Tempur-Sealy: Private Label Collections Carrington Chase and Sherwood Essentials – The Importance of the Under $1000 Price Point
American VULKAN Corporation: LOKRING Theory and Application with R600a
Versatile Credit: Credit Landscape

2:00 PM
Whirlpool: Cooking with Whirlpool Corporation
GE Appliances: Product Training
LG Electronics: WINning the Kitchen Makeover with LG (Refrigeration & Cooking)
Electrolux: Electrolux Training Showcase
Tempur-Sealy: How to WIN in the Back Half of 2024
Proctor & Gamble: Troubleshooting Dishwashers and Laundry Performance – Is It Something Other Than the Machine?
Versatile Credit: Credit Landscape
Classic Home: Product Training

3:00 PM
Serta Simmons Bedding: Closing the Deal – How to Convert Shoppers into Buyers and WIN Against the Competition
Whirlpool: Refrigeration & Dish Innovation
GE Appliances: Product Training
LG Electronics: Merchandising to WIN with LG
Osaki: Product Training

4:00 PM
JennAir: Product Training
GE Appliances: Product Training
Electrolux: Electrolux Training Showcase
New Leaf: How to Implement an Extended Service Policy Program

5:00 PM
GE Appliances: Monogram Product Training
Serta Simmons Bedding: Appliance Store Owners – Why Mattresses Should Be Integrated into Your Store!
England: Product Training
New Leaf: How to Implement an Extended Service Policy Program
Package A.I.: No More Trading Customer Experience for Cost Efficiency: How AI Can Help

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Professional Headshots

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Young Professionals Member Meet Up, Sponsored by DuPage and BSH

Young Professionals
Dupage
Bosch

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Event Registration

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Member Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Morning General Session

Jim Ristow
John White
Dave Meekings
Hall of Fame

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Coffee Break & Pastries, Sponsored by GE Appliances

GE

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

AVB Marketing Member Meetings

Appointments are recommended. Request a meeting within the event registration.

AVB Marketing

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Mattress University

FTS

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Education Sessions

10:00 AM
· HRSource: Customer Experience with Daniel Abramson
· MTEQ: ALTA with Michael Cox
· LUXE: Town Hall with Paul Roth
· Reframing Resilience: The Power of Meaningful Connection with Paul Long

11:00 AM
· Economic Update with Joe Higgins
· MTEQ: HUB with Kate Morris
· Reframing Resilience: The Power of Meaningful Connection with Paul Long
· Lead is the New Manage – Motivating Today’s Workforce with David Romano

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Member Lunch

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Home Furnishings Town Hall Lunch

FTS

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1:00 PM
· MTEQ: Q4 Marketing

2:00 PM
· Economic Update with Joe Higgins
· MTEQ: HUB with Kate Morris
· MTEQ: SYNC for Current Users with Tavish Johnson
· Lead is the New Manage – Motivating Today’s Workforce with David Romano

3:00 PM
· HRSource: Best Practices with Daniel Abramson and CareerPlug
· MTEQ: ALTA with Michael Cox
· MTEQ: SYNC for Potential Users with Tavish Johnson
· Appliance Merchandising 101 with Paul Roth

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Coffee and Snack Break

1:00 PM – 3:45 PM

The ABCs of Home Furnishings

FTS

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Afternoon General Session and Stampede

Chad Evans
DOTY
Stampede

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Women in Business Bunco Night, Sponsored by Wells Fargo & Tempur-Sealy

Women in Business
Wells Fargo
TempurSealy

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

ServiceSource Town Hall

ServiceSource

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Member Breakfast

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Event Registration

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Region Meetings

• Mid-America
• Great Plains
• Southeast
• Southwest
• Michigan
• Tri-State
• Greater Midwest
• North Central
• Northwest and Rocky Mountain
• Pacific Rim
• South Atlantic
• North Atlantic & NEAG
• Maytag
• HTC

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Professional Headshots

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

EXPO

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Member & Vendor Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Sponsored by Coaster

Coaster

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Cookie Break, Sponsored by GE Appliances

GE

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

EXPO Happy Hours

AVB Marketing
FTS
Expert Warehouse

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

EXPO Happy Hours

Bosch
GE
LG
Whirlpool
Serta
Beautyrest
Electrolux
Monogram
TempurSealy

5:30 PM

Evening on Your Own

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Luggage Storage

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Member & Vendor Breakfast

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Event Registration

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

EXPO

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

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SPEAKERS

Daniel Abramson

Managing Lead of HRSource, AVB Inc.

John White

CMO, AVB Inc.

Tim Hatfield

VP of Engineering and Technology, AVB Inc.

Tavish Johnson

Director of Point of Sale, AVB Inc.

Paul Long

Transformative Speaker & Author

David Romano

Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Operational Improvement

Kate Morris

GM of Product, AVB Inc.

Joe Higgins

Economics Expert

Michael Cox

Alta Product Manager, AVB, Inc.

Paul Roth

Director of Merchandising, AVB Inc.