April 16-18, 2024 – New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA


Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18

The NWFA Expo offers a wealth of educational opportunities for professionals looking to grow and expand their industry knowledge and technical expertise. Attendees can choose from numerous educational sessions facilitated by industry professionals, covering topics such as technical skills, marketing, industry trends, and sales. The education the Expo offers can help your business stay competitive and adapt to changing market conditions.


The Expo education sessions taking place on Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18 are included in your registration fee. Each participant will receive one CCU per session (up to four).


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Pre-Expo Symposium

Tuesday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Part I: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Certified Professionals (CP) Annual Update Meeting

NWFA Certified Professionals are invited to learn what’s new with the NWFA’s certification programs. Come learn about current engagements, new directives, audit results, program updates, volunteer opportunities, and more. Participants will take part in an open-forum discussion to provide insights that will help determine the future direction of the program.


Report Writing and Inspections (open discussion)


Part II: 10:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Science of Atypical Wood Flooring

We all know that manufacturing wood flooring is a proprietary yet similar process, but there are products being introduced to our industry that do not fit the norm. Learn from a panel of industry experts about the unique properties of the atypical wood flooring products they represent, such as modified wood, impregnated wood, reclaimed material, endgrain flooring, extreme wide widths (12”-24”), extreme long lengths, and more. Discussions will include manufacturing challenges, as well as common challenges when installing, inspecting, or maintaining this type of flooring. Come prepared with your questions.


Moderator: Dr. Brian Beakler, Principle at Beakler Consulting Services


Panelists: AHF, Valinge/Bjelin, Olde Wood Ltd., Carlisle Wide Plank, Dinesen Floors, Oregon Lumber, and Kaswell Flooring Systems


Additional registration required. Pre-Expo Symposium includes lunch. Each participant will receive six (6) CCU credits. For more information on registering for the Pre-Expo Symposium, please visit our Rates and Registration page.

Protecting and Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Business

Tuesday, April 16 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learn about new tax laws that could have a direct impact on the overall wealth of business owners, as well as the sustainability of their companies. Specific strategies will include the importance of coordinating business succession plans with estate plans, liquidity issues, valuation methodologies, buy-sell agreements, and insurance funding options to minimize taxes and preserve wealth.


Leon and Terrance Resnick are partners in the Resnick Consulting Group, a business succession, estate planning, and life insurance advisory firm that has worked with more than 250 trade associations and their members. The firm has been featured in Nation’s Business, and is a co-founder of the Elizabethtown College Family Business Center in Pennsylvania.


Additional registration required. For more information on registering for Succession Planning, please visit our Rates and Registration page.