The Summit 2024

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The Summit 2024 promises an unparalleled opportunity for flooring installers, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers, offering enriching educational sessions, a dynamic trade show, and culminating with an insightful panel discussion: “Bridging the Gap Between Installers and Manufacturers.”

Thank You Event Sponsors!

Lunch Sponsor

 

Event Hall Sponsor

 

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Lanyard Sponsor

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, FEB 21

NAFCT Board Meeting | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Meeting Room III

THURSDAY, FEB 22

7:00 am – 7:45 am | Registration

8:00 am | Welcome

8:30 am | Concrete – Overview, Mix Designs, and Moisture

9:30 am | Causes and Remedies of Concrete Slab Imperfections

10:30 – 11:00 | Break

11:00 am | Testing by the Lab Guy

12 Noon – What is ASTM?

12:30 – 1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 pm | Trade Show with Cash Bar

FRIDAY, FEB 23

7:00 am – 7:45 am | Registration

8:00 am | Welcome Back

8:15 am | Floorcloud: The Future of Jobsite Monitoring Is Here!

9:15 am | Seaming Today’s Handmade Carpets

10:15 – 10:45 | Break

10:45 am | Substrate and Flooring Failures

11:45 am | Knowledge That Sticks With You

12:45 – 1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 pm | Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap Between Installers and Manufacturers

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Thursday, February 22 | 8:30 AM

Concrete – Overview, Mix Designs, and Moisture

Dean Craft, LtCol USMCR (ret.), DBA, ASTM is a Principal with ISE Logik Industries and a leading specialist in proactively addressing concrete moisture vapor emission issues in new construction concrete and existing slabs that will receive moisture sensitive flooring and roofing. Read more.


Thursday, February 22 | 9:30 AM

Causes and Remedies of Concrete Slab Imperfections

Seth Pevarnik has worked for Ardex Americas in the Technical Service Department since 1991 and is currently their Director of Technical Services. He leads the ARDEXacademy training program and has presented information on moisture in concrete, proper substrate preparation, flooring adhesives and tile & stone to many industry groups. Read more.


Thursday, February 22 | 11:00 AM

Testing by the Lab Guy

Lee Phillips has been involved in the testing and examination of over 250,000 test items including; carpet, turf, cushions, tapes, adhesives, automotive parts, foam, fabric, vinyl, laminate, hardwood, engineered wood, cork, rubber, hard flooring finishes and treatments, cleaning chemicals, cleaning technologies, and vacuums along with many other materials and products relating to the flooring and textile industries. Read more.


Thursday, February 22 | 12 Noon

What is ASTM?

Sonny Callaham has over 33 years in the floor covering industry. He started out installing multiple types of flooring in the commercial and residential markets. Currently Sonny is the Technical Director for Divergent Adhesives.

Read more.


Friday, February 23 | 8:15 am

Floorcloud: The Future of Jobsite Monitoring Is Here!

Scott Banda is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the Floorcloud’s growth strategy, and focuses on building strategic partnerships, expanding the product roadmap, and supporting the company’s customer community. Read More.


Friday, February 23 | 9:15 am

Seaming Today’s Handmade Carpets

Robert Varden is the owner of Advanced Flooring Technology and Founder of UNITE. Varden started his flooring career as a commercial flooring installer and expanded his expertise into inspection, training, consulting, speaking and writing, in addition to running a commercial workroom. With over 40 years in the flooring industry, Varden brings a unique perspective to the trade.


Friday, February 23 | 10:45 am

Substrate and Flooring Failures

For over 40 years Lew Migliore has been associated with the floor covering industry. Challenges, experience, successes and opportunities servicing floor coverings lead to his developing a unique business model in the technical and educational segment of the industry, by determining and solving problems. Lew Migliore is considered to be the floor covering industries’ most respected and competent independent, objective and unbiased analyst of complaints, problems and performance issues and is a uniquely qualified speaker, author and instructor on the subject. His services are rendered in an honest and impartial manner to determine if and what problems exist, who or what is at fault, and why and determining resolutions.


Friday, February 23 | 11:45 am

Knowledge That Sticks With You

Gary Scheidker has been with Taylor since 2003 and has served as our director of technical services since 2016. Prior to that, he was a regional sales manager for Taylor, covering the Southeast. Gary’s experience in the flooring industry spans over 50 years and includes flooring installation, retail ownership and distribution experience.

MEET THE VENDORS

Don’t miss this dynamic trade show on February 22 1:30 pm to 5 pm. Visit with these great flooring manufacturers and suppliers!

WHAT TO EXPECT

👥 Who Should Attend?
Flooring professionals, contractors, suppliers, and anyone passionate about advancing the flooring industry!

Attendee registration is $150 for both days and includes lunch.

As of February 19, registration is closed. Contact Sarah Fike with questions, sarah@nafct.com.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday | February 22 | 8am to 5pm

  • AM Educational Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Trade show

Friday | February 23 | 8am to 5pm

  • AM Educational Session
  • Lunch
  • Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap Between Installers and Manufacturers

EVENT LOCATION & TRAVEL INFO

Dalton Convention Center

2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., Dalton, GA 30720

 

Hotel Information

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Trade Show | February 22nd

This is a table top show and each 10 x 10 booth space will receive:

  • (1) cloth and skirted table
  • (2) chairs
  • booth space will be piped and draped

Shipping items to the Trade Show? Need electricity at your booth?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, please complete the online exhibitor form.

TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE

SETUP DATE: Feb. 22

SETUP TIME: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

LOCATION: Banquet Hall II

TRADE SHOW IN SESSION: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

BOOTH TEAR DOWN: Immediately following the close of  the trade show.

*All items must be removed from your trade show booth by 6 pm, February 22

BOOTH ASSIGNMENT: Will be emailed to you once finalized.

BECOME A SPONSOR

We are expecting around 150 people to attend. Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Lunch sponsorship – $4,800 investment per lunch. Your company’s signage will be posted around the lunch area with announcements made during that day’s presentations. Includes a free 10 x 10 booth. Two sponsorships available: Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23
  • Snack and Beverage Break – $2,700 investment per break. Your company’s signage will be posted around the break area with
    an introduction before the break. Four break sponsorships available.
  • Event Hall Sponsorship – $2500 investment. Your company’s signage is placed at the entrance and throughout the meeting hall.
  • Lanyard – $750 investment. Includes your company name with NAFCT and UNITE.
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Meet us at The Summit 2024

February 22 and February 23