Registration Now Open for the 2014 NAILD Conference

It’s been a long hard winter for much of the country, and the idea of a trip to Florida is very appealing.  So why don’t you head south to the NAILD conference, April 6 – 9, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?

Registration is now open on a per day basis to non-members and those attending all three days will receive a $500 credit toward their annual membership if they join NAILD within 90 days of the conference.  This is a great opportunity to check out the benefits of membership before joining this association.

The two keynote speakers – Monday and Tuesday mornings – are world-class.  Rogier van der Heide, Vice President and Chief Lighting Designer for Phillips Lighting in Amsterdam will open the conference.  He has presented at TED conferences in several countries and he will be sharing his vision for the new and re-invented role of the distributor in the future.   Jack Curran, President of LED Transformations, LLC, will kick off day two with a look at the likely future of LED lighting in residential and commercial / industrial market segments. He will discuss new skills and capabilities that NAILD attendees must master to succeed in this future LED world.

The breakout sessions will address both lighting and business operations.  Doug Avery, who initiated and managed the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP); Valerie Bastien of the Lighting Science Group in Florida; Randy Johnson, LC, past president of NAILD and President of US Lamp Company; and finally, Roberta Matuson, President of Matuson Consulting.  She has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, New Balance, The Boston Beer Company and small to medium-size businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She is known globally as “The Talent Maximizer.”

Last and by no means least, the highlight of the conference will be the offsite program on Tuesday afternoon and features a tour of the Marlins Park Stadium.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the ‘back of the house’ at one of the nation’s foremost sporting facilities.  NAILD attendees will have a private tour of all the facilities with special emphasis on the lighting technology that was used in the design.  This tour is included in Tuesday’s registration fee.

The conference location is stunning. The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-six is renowned for dazzling views, resort-style amenities and numerous on-site activities. Set amid 22 acres of mature landscaping and royal palms at a world-class marina, this landmark hotel provides the ideal getaway in the yachting capital of the world.

Of course there will be lots of opportunities to network with your associates at the hospitality events sponsored by some of the biggest names in lighting.

So book your flights and if you are a member of NAILD go online to www.NAILD.org to register for this outstanding program.  If you are not a member and can join us in the spotlight for NAILD 2014 then call the NAILD headquarters at 1 (800) 205-6210 to make your reservation as we “Shine a New Light on NAILD.”

The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors, (NAILD), is a non-profit trade association with a mission to provide the opportunity to grow your business profitably through education, networking and technology. NAILD continues to be extraordinary in the lighting industry.  Visit http://www.naild.org for additional information.

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