ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO
We, the dealers, manufacturers, and suppliers who make up the flag industry find ourselves operating in a changing marketplace where “doing it the way we’ve always done it” may no longer get it done. We, as a community of businesses, need stand up for what’s right, for our peers and our industry. We, the leaders of our companies, must prepare and position our teams for success. We must stay fresh and focused in order to motivate, inspire, and lead. We, as a professional network can help each other find improved solutions to familiar challenges to ensure our mutual successes well into the future.
We, the National Independent Flag Dealers Association, invite you to join with us as we convene this fall in Cincinnati, Ohio & Covington, Kentucky for few days of incredible professional development opportunities, industry networking, and memorable experiences.
Sunday, Sept 22
We’ll get it started right with the Convention Kick-Off Party at The Great American Ball Park. Meet, greet, and enjoy the game as the Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Nets. The networking continues with an open bar & hors d’ oeuvres in the The Courtyard of Hotel Covington. Free evening to explore a taste of Mainstrasse Village and local nightlife.
Monday, Sept 23
A wide mix of business and industry specific topics will be presented by expert speakers. Watch for updates on topics as speakers are secured. Enjoy the noon hour outdoor during lunch In The Courtyard of Hotel Covington. An epic EXPO at The Madison Event Center will feature amazing exhibits, dinner, open bar, and live music.
Tuesday, Sept 24
Enjoy a full breakfast during our Annual Business Meeting to kick off the day. Back by popular demand, New York Times Best Selling Author, Steve McClatchy, will deliver an exciting keynote followed by a hands-on workshop. We celebrate the 150 year anniversary of The National Flag Company with a street-fest and tour of their facility. The celebration continues with a cocktail reception and Annual Awards Banquet at McCormick & Schmicks Seafood & Steaks in downtown Cincinnati.