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NAFCD and NBMDA Will Co-Sponsor Their Annual Convention and Tabletop Networking Forum for the 7th Consecutive Year
CHICAGO – The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) have extended their partnership in 2017. The highly anticipated NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention with take place November 14-16, 2017 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bringing together more than nine hundred distribution professionals representing the leading distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada, the tabletop networking forum allows distributors and manufacturers to connect face to face and conduct meaningful business planning. Semi-private tabletop booths provide an ideal forum for senior executives and key decision makers to discuss distribution plans and strategies for the future while also reviewing past performance. Meetings are coordinated by appointment to ensure a highly focused and productive environment.

In addition to strengthening partnerships, the event fosters networking and knowledge sharing between attendees. In 2017, the Annual Convention will host concurrent sessions on topics like the latest tech, political, economic and sales trends.

The three days of the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention will also be filled with value learning through general sessions, roundtable discussions and the 2017 Distribution Management University (DMU).

Rated highly year-over-year, education sessions allow attendees to take away relevant and practical business and sales knowledge.

“More than 900 distribution professionals from NAFCD and NBMDA are expected at the 2017 Annual Convention,” said Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD and NBMDA Executive Director. “The joint event between the two organizations continues to be a solid foundation where members can rely on valuable education and insights while making meaningful business connections.”

Learn more about the event at Attendee registration will open in July.

Suppliers and service providers interested in securing a tabletop exhibit and/or sponsorship at the 2017 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention can contact Robb Shrader at or 312.673.5581.

NAFCD is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors and suppliers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers' product to market resulting in the highest degree of dealer satisfaction. For more information, visit

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