The CMA is hosting a national conference March 4-6, 2020 in St. Charles, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) at the Q Center.
Given the year of the event, the theme of the conference is 2020 Vision: A Clear View of the Woodworking Industry.
In the opening keynote address, Guy Bucey will share why you should “Stay in Your Lane” when it comes to being an effective leader. Learn more
Dominic Rubino will close the conference with insights about how business owners need a map to get their company to the destination. Learn more
The rest of the educational sessions will focus on the following three sight lines of driving a car:
Hindsight (looking in the rearview mirror):
The agenda also includes tours of Plus Closets and Bernhard Woodwork. These operations offer two different manufacturing perspectives, which will be discussed as a group after the tours conclude.
In addition, there will be an XR showcase during Thursday evening’s reception, which features vendors displaying their interactive products for attendees to experience for themselves.
The event starts with a welcome reception on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm and concludes on Friday, March 6 by 4:30 pm, so please plan your travel accordingly so you can take in the entire conference.
Praise about the 2018 Conference
"Every break and bus ride led to another great conversation, idea, or contact. I made new friendships that will become business relationships."
"I was very impressed and inspired. It was nice to meet so many people with the same challenges and to come home with ideas to overcome those challenges. I walked away more motivated than when I arrived - albeit with more work to do than I had when I arrived!"
Thanks to our sponsors:
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Amanda Conger for more information.
Bernhard Woodwork is a 2019 WOOD 100 company. Read how their productivity enhancements contributed to their success
Tom Happ, the president of Plus Closets (aka Closet Works), was recognized as a 2019 Market Leader. Read the story behind this industry-leading executive
Eric Ciampoli presented a lean overview with simulation at IWF 2018. Watch a brief video for a teaser about what he will share at our conference.
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Registration for the 2020 Conference includes:
Conference registration does not include overnight accommodations. Please see below to make your room reservation.
1405 N. Fifth Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Reservations should be made by February 28, 2020.
Discounted room rates are offered a few days before and after the event. Consider extending your trip through the weekend to explore the Windy City. Here are some things to do in Chicago.
Ground transportation to Q Center
Q Center’s preferred vendor for ground transportation, A-1 Airport Limousine Service, Inc., offers special rates to Q Center guests for transfers to and from both Chicago airports. These rates are based on shared car rides, and are scheduled according to the individual’s flight date and time.