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 $200 and includes transportation to and from the Pebble Creek Golf Club and a box lunch. Club rental is available at an additional cost of $25. Pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact the Hardwood Forest Foundation by email at deonndeford@ganahl.com or by phone at 901.507.0312.

If you are interested in sponsoring the tournament, please contact Deonn DeFord at deonndeford@ganahl.com


Opening Splash | April 11 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Plank 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 Grand Prize winner will receive a customized package of NWFA Marketing and Education Products and Services valued at over $15,000!/

Submissions are now closed.

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.

Hammerhead Band

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.

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 Final Dive.

Land Shark Band

It's time to party! Immediately following the presentation of Wood Floor of the Year Awards and announcement of the Plank Tank winner, the Land Shark Band will kick off our last event of the week. Feel free to work up an appetite with lots of dancing – appetizers and drinks will be provided. Each attendee will receive one drink voucher during badge pick-up.