August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

Business Management Sessions
These sessions may be of interest to all management and production personnel from small to large manufacturing companies, trade associations, consultants, distributors and research/training specialists.




Wednesday, August 24th

9:30am - 10:30am                  
              BMG14 - Ready...Aim...Hire: Just Because Your Competition Hires This Way, 
              Doesn't Mean You Should

11:00am - 12:00pm                  
BMG6 - Driving Business Growth - Fueling High Performance - 
                  Five Critical Success Factors for Business Growth and Profitability
11:00am - 12:30pm               
              BMG17 - Pricing for Profitability

1:00pm - 2:00pm  
              BMG7 - The Customer of the Future - Will Tomorrow's Customers
              be Yours? Excelling in Customer Service -Future Trends - Obtaining Customer

1:00pm - 2:00pm  
              BMG11 - The Secret Link of Accounting and Operations
1:30pm - 2:30pm               
              BMG13 - Managing is Leading: Find and Develop Your Personal
              *Leadership* Style

1:00pm - 2:30pm              
              BMG15 - I Hired Workers but Human Beings Showed Up

3:00pm - 4:00pm              
             BMG8 - Wake Up and Smell the Competition - 
Sales, Buisness
             Development and Competitive Excellence




Thursday, August 25th

9:00am - 11:00am  
             BMG1 - Become Invincible to Lawsuits, Save Thousands in Taxes,
             and Successfully Pass Assets to Heirs

10:00am - 12:00pm  
             BMG2 - Intellectual Property 101 for the Woodworking
             Executive/Artist/Inventor: Protecting Your Inventions
             and Other Creative Works

11:30am - 12:30pm  
             BMG9 - Are You a Boss? Or a LEADER? Would You Work for

 12:30pm - 1:30pm  
             BMG16 - Design/Quote Automation
1:00pm - 2:00pm  
             BMG10 - The Marketplace has Changed. - What Needs to Change
             in Your Business? 10 Steps to Successful Change Implementation

1:00pm - 2:30pm  
             BMG19 - Transition from Residential to Commercial Woodworking
1:00pm - 2:30pm  
             BMG4 - Free Product Costing Software for Small Woodshops
3:00pm - 4:00pm  
             BMG12 - Workforce Development: Finding, Growing, Keeping
             Good Employees

3:00pm - 4:30pm  
             BMG5 - Overview of Market, Employment, and Investment Trends 
             in the U.S. Woodworking Industry




Friday, August 26th 

9:00am - 10:30am
              BMG3 - Lessons from Automotive Suppliers for Wood Products

1:00pm - 2:30pm
              BMG22 - Best Hiring Practices
3:00pm - 4:30pm
              BMG18 - Succession and Exit Strategy Planning for Woodworking