SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Set Up

Thursday, February 19, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Set Up

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MBNA Board of Trustees Meeting

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

President's Welcome & Kick-Off

Friday, February 20, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Set Up

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Certified Memorialist® Lunch with Education Program (by invitation only)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

MBNA Ambassador’s Council Meeting

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

MBNA Annual Business Meeting and Memorial Service

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Consumer Advocacy Roundtable
· Carolyn Jacobi, MBNA Consumer Advocate Consumer
· Advocacy Committee Members

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation
Selling Without Selling
· Rick Farrell, Tangent Knowledge Systems

4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Exhibit Entrance

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite

Saturday, February 21, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Certified Memorialist® Exam

8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open with Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The British Memorial Industry & the NAMM Code of Working Practice
· Phil Potts, NAMM CEO
· John Smith, Chair of Letter Carvers Association
· Brent Stevenson, NAMM Treasurer

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Aspire Awards | CM Recognitions / Luncheon Presentation
FAMIC – Have the Talk of a LifetimeTM
· Michael J. Watkins, National Funeral Directors Association

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Using MBFilms Online and Measuring ROI
· Bobby Mattos, AICA, Bras & Mattos Monument Co.
· Brian Rowley, Memorialist Media

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New/Veteran Memorialist Mixer (Retailers only)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Supplier/Bronze Division Meeting

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Manufacturer/Wholesaler Division Meeting

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

State/Provincial Association Meetings

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Happy Hour/Reception

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Installation and Recognition/Recognition Dinner

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Hospitality Suite

Sunday, February 22, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Worship Service

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open with Brunch on the Floor

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New OSHA Crane Regulations
· Ray Feidt, Stephenson Equipment, Inc.

12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Move-Out

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting, Power Lunch & Leadership Training

Monday, February 23, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Move-Out

For your convenience, an information desk will be open throughout the Convention to assist attendees with any questions. Schedule is subject to change.