2019 AWI Annual Convention

Agenda

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  • 10/06/19
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    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Chapter Officer Council
    Bristol/Kent
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Conference Launch
    Narragansett
    While surety bonds have been historically used on public work, lenders are now frequently requiring them of general contractors, which means that major subcontractors are also being asked for bonds. Learn about the bond process and review what every AWI member should know before providing a surety bond.
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    1:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Team Building - R1 Racing
    Buckle up! You will want to be part of the winning team at one of the fastest indoor go kart tracks in the United States with speeds reaching up to 40 mph. If racing isn’t your thing, come and enjoy bowling and refreshments. The Winner’s Circle awaits!
     Optional 
    5:45 PM  -  6:30 PM
    First Timer Reception
    South County
     Optional  Closed 
    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Narragansett
    Check out the variety of impressive products and services from our exhibitors while enjoying food and drinks. A great way to create new relationships and rejuvenate the established ones.
     Optional 
  • 10/07/19
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast - Monday
    Providence
     Optional 
    8:15 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Opening Keynote
    Narragansett
    Significant people create significant results. The keys to maximizing contributions, igniting inspiration, and boosting culture, morale and performance exist not just within a burning desire to achieve individual and organizational success and happiness. Rather, it is evident when we willingly choose to pursue a challenging, unpredictable, and unapologetic life of significance.
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    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Insight Session I
    Narragansett
    AWI’s Cost of Doing Business Survey (CODBS) provides data for our industry. Learn tip and tricks to take this data to a new level and make a strong impact on your business. Sebastien and Marc will reveal how to measure the performance of your business to uncover areas of strength and opportunities for improvement using the powerful tool of the CODBS.
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    10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Riverboat Tour and Lunch
    Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of the Providence waterways on the river boat tour. Finish with a delicious lunch from a local restaurant after enjoying the fun and relaxing narrated tour. *Tour subject to weather and capacity limit
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Lunch - Monday
    Providence
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Feature Presentation
    Narragansett
    Matt Light is a true team player and 3-time Super Bowl champion. Spending 11 years in the New England Patriots organization, Matt understands culture. He has experienced and will share how to be uniquely different than those around you playing in the exact same business.
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    1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Insight Session II
    Narragansett
    During a journey it is important to have someone along to push you when you need encouragement and to celebrate when the goal is achieved. A group of AWI members will share their experience of successes, failures, and ideas that never launched. Come hear their stories and learn how simple an accountability partner can be.
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Product Fair Afternoon
    Narragansett
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Annual Meeting and Awards
    Narragansett
     Optional 
    4:45 PM  -  9:45 PM
    President’s Dinner
    Herreshoff
    The Herreshoff Marine Museum, located in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, is a maritime museum dedicated to the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, yachting, and the America's Cup. Enjoy cocktails at the museum before feasting on a spectacular dinner overlooking Bristol Harbor. A true gem for sailing aficionados and a beautiful experience for all.
    Fee  Optional 
  • 10/08/19
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    7:00 AM  -  7:50 AM
    Breakfast - Tuesday
    Providence
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Plant Tour
    The Beck Companies has created an 85,000 square foot, multi-specialty showroom, design, and high-tech fabrication/manufacturing megaplex for the wholesale fabrication and retail sale of granite, marble, soapstone, engineered stone, custom closets, commercial casegoods and gaming tables. *Tour subject to capacity limit
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Culinary Walking Tour
    Savor the authentic taste of Rhode Island on this culinary walking tour. Enjoy exploring the art and culture of this historic city as you make your way through multiple tastings with your professional guide. *Tour subject to capacity limit
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  12:20 PM
    Lunch - Tuesday
    Providence
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Insight Session III
    Narragansett
    Moving through the middle stages of 2019, we are turning our attention to what the leading indicators are saying about the economy for late 2019 and 2020. Tariffs, global uncertainty, the stock market, B-to-B activity, and interest rates all have a part to play in the outlook and Connor Lokar, of ITR Economics, will paint the picture so that AWI members will walk away with a clear understanding how the economic environment will impact their business and their bottom line.
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    2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Product Fair Closing
    Narragansett
     Optional 
    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Closing Keynote
    Narragansett
    Every few years the Gallup Organization issues their State of the American Workforce report. It generally breaks down like this: 30% actively engaged, 50% not engaged, 20% actively disengaged. In Hawks Agency language that is 30% are OWNERS, 50% are RENTERS and 20% are VANDALS. For leaders and employees understanding the Five Distinct Differences is essential to move forward in transforming Renters back into Owners. Greg Hawks gives you language and perspective for employees to utilize.
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    5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Closing Night Bash
    This is what you get when you put the FUN in fundraising! An entertaining night of friends, food, open bar and auction - all to support the AWI Education Foundation. Celebrate AWI EVP, Phil Duvic’s retirement and many accomplishments during his career at AWI. A great time and fantastic ending to an incredible convention before heading home to Set the Standard!
    Fee  Optional 
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