Hardwood Forest Foundation Golf Tournament | April 11 | 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All proceeds from this golf tournament benefit the Hardwood Forest Foundation and the Truth About Trees educational program. The cost for the tournament is $175 ($200 after March 1) and includes transportation to and from the Kierland Golf Course and a box lunch. Club rental is available at an additional cost of $25. For more information, contact the Hardwood Forest Foundation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 901.507.0312.
If you are interested in sponsoring the tournament, please contact Deonn DeFord at email@example.com.
Opening Splash | April 11 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wood Floor of the Year Awards
The NWFA Wood Floor of the Year (WFOY) awards were developed to encourage and recognize innovative craftsmanship and design in wood flooring installations. The winners of the 2018 Wood Floor of the Year contest will be announced during the Opening Splash.
Do you have a game-changing product or service? An idea that could affect the industry? Here is your opportunity!
As a play on ABC's reality television show, Shark Tank, the NWFA will be hosting our very own Plank Tank at the upcoming Expo in Tampa, FL, April 11-14. Take a deep dive into your dreams and pitch industry-related business ideas to a team of wood flooring gurus. Judges will either invest in the idea or tell you to walk the plank. The submission form will be available here. Get your creative juices flowing - submissions open January 2, 2018.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a customized package of NWFA Marketing and Education Products and Services valued at over $15,000!
Cousins Maine Lobster
Cousins Maine Lobster owners Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac grew their small food truck start-up to a national franchise success. Featured on ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank,” they know a thing or two about small business success, and will judge NWFA’s own “Plank Tank” competition—where you can pitch your own business ideas.
Let the party begin! Immediately following the keynote presentation by Cousins Maine Lobster, Hammerhead Band will kick off Expo with a one-of-a-kind steel drum performance. Come hungry and leave happy – appetizers and drinks will be provided. Each attendee will receive one drink voucher during badge pick-up.
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere | April 12 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Grab a drink and network on the trade show floor.
Distributor and Manufacturer Reception | April 12 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
This exclusive, invitation-only networking event is a great opportunity for manufacturers and distributors to build relationships and grow their network within the wood flooring industry. This event will take place at the Tampa Convention Center.
Final Dive | April 13 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.