Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Vendor booth set-up
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking Meet and Greet
Networking Meet and Greet featuring beer, wine and southern goodies at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast
7:00 PM - until: Dinner
Dinner on your own. Walk or ride hotel shuttles to nearby restaurants. The networking continues...
Thursday, October 31th, 2019
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
Networking breakfast buffet and vendor displays
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Welcome
Welcome to the Summit: Introductions, Instructions and Rules of Engagement.
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Main Event: Unveiling of CIA Basic Training Course for Closet Sales & Design
Avoid spending hundreds of hours training new designers and existing personnel. This on-line comprehensive tutorial will introduce your, future and current designers, to the elements and standards for closet design and improving their sales performance.
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM: Break
Mid-morning snacks. Call your office and spouse.
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Main Event: SWOT-light on Premiere Closet Companies
Four pre-selected successful closet business owners present their companies Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Q&A will let you pick the brains of these Titans of our closet industry
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch
Networking luncheon buffet and vendor displays
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM: SEALS Team Round Table Groups
SEALS Team non-compete round table groups discuss pricing, hiring, best practices, compare financial data, marketing and more. Analyze the questionnaire everyone submitted prior to the conference.
Non-SEALS round tables for those who don't qualify
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Vendorama
Educational/product demonstrations, workshops, hands-on sessions, private and public presentations throughout the ballroom, foyer and meeting rooms
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Network Happy Hour
Sponsored by: CORDASH
(Closet Owners for Responsible Drinking At Summit Happy-hours)
5:45 PM: National Championship Belt Sander Races
Place your bets. Chances to win the grand prize. All betting proceeds go to pay your bar-tab so everyone is a winner
Atlanta 500" Motor Speedway and Felder Group USA presents
National Championship Belt Sander Races
7:00 PM - until: Dinner
Networking dinner on your own. Hotel shuttles available to local restaurants and watering holes
Curfew (just kidding)
Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
Networking breakfast and vendor displays throughout ballroom and foyer
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: CIA Designer and Installer Track
Join three of our industry's most experienced closet business leaders as they lead the entire group in a giant round table discussion covering multiple aspects of our industry.
Confessions of a Recovering Closet Franchisee
Get the inside scoop on how closet franchises operate and what you can do to effectively compete with these titans who dominate the search engines
Meet an Incredible Installer
Twenty-four-year veteran Rico Williams shares his successful history and views on how to create super installers
Competing Against the 40% discount SCAM artists
Hear how other independent closet businesses deal with and compete with the morons at Closets by Design
And much more
Vendor displays throughout ballroom and foyer
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Lunch
Networking luncheon and vendor displays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Tour
Tour of 29,000 SF workshop and showroom, all under one roof
Afterwards, tour bus will divert to the airport for those catching late afternoon or evening flights
5:00 PM - until:
Go home to your family ~or~ continue the networking in local bars and restaurants
About 50% of the Summiteers stay for this
"The Summit was a few great days where I could talk shop and not have my spouse complain that I'm always talking about closets".
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