ACTIVITIES AND NETWORKING
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Presidential Welcome & Kickoff!
For the second year in a row, the MBNA Industry Show is in the Queen City! Only this time, its Charlotte, North Carolina! It’s the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and President Jim McComb, CM wants to welcome you to town and the convention with an official kick-off! Come dressed in gear supporting your favorite driver of all time and enjoy some authentic Charlotte cuisine to get the convention started!
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Certified Memorialist® Workshop & Lunch (for CMs only)
All Certified Memorialists are encouraged to attend this workshop! This event will allow you to explore, collectively, a myriad of industry topics with your fellow CMs! Enjoy each other’s company, compare notes on how you’re accruing CEUs for recertification, and enjoy a great presentation
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Happy Hour on Exhibit Floor
This networking event brings you together with manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and your peers to discuss business needs and opportunities in a casual atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to expand your universe of contacts and collect ideas to apply in your business. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and a cash bar will be provided.
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open with Continental Breakfast
Be sure to join us as the Exhibit Hall opens for a complimentary continental breakfast!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New/Veteran Memorialist Mixer
Are you new to the monument industry? Don’t miss out on this chance to meet and greet industry veterans and association officers so you can start hit the ground running in your new career.
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Installation and Recognition/Awards Dinner
The Installation and Recognition/Awards Dinner provides you with one last chance to finish building business relationships started on the show floor. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the event features an hour-long happy hour followed by dinner. Attendees representing all aspects of the memorialization industry attend this event, creating an excellent venue for discussing business opportunities and partnerships. This is your chance to meet with members of the industry you may have missed during show hours.
2014 MBNAspire to Success Awards
MBNA’s Aspire Awards were created to recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns. Up to three (3) winners will be awarded the handsome granite MBNAspire Award, a tall, polished trophy that adds elegance and interest to any member’s lobby or bookshelf. Honorable mention entries will receive a certificate of merit suitable for framing. All winning entries will be featured in MBNews. Click here an official entry form.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
All are welcome to this non-denominational worship service.