Executive Officers Council Events at the Builders’ Show
The NAHB Executive Officers Council (EOC) has scheduled seminars and networking events — including an EOC welcome reception and hospitality suite — at the 2007 International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Executive Officers Council Highlights:
Monday, Feb. 5
- Make Your Association Indispensable
Orange County Convention Center, West 240A , Level II
With the economy taking a downturn, it is important that NAHB members fully understand the benefits and business advantages that come with membership in their local associations. A panel of experienced executive officers from across the county will discuss the programs their associations offer to members that make their HBAs indispensable. The discussion will include how they developed and run the programs, and the benefits the programs have brought to their members.
Speakers include Susan Matlick, Maryland National Capital BIA; Robert Rivinius, California BIA; Sasha Zemanek, Interior Alaska BA; Wesley Galyon, Wichita Area BA, Kan; and Lisa Scott, HBA of Greater Peoria, Ill.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
- Emerging New Housing Trends
Orange County Convention Center, West 300, Level II
Edsel Charles, of MarketGraphics National, Inc., the second largest new-home research firm in the U.S., will discuss how the housing market will substantially change and what types of housing NAHB members should focus on in the coming years. Charles will present a demographic and economic session that paints a picture of the housing market over the next five to seven years.
- EOC Welcome Reception
Peabody Hotel, Florida III, Convention Level
A kickoff reception for all executive officers, sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America.
EOC Hospitality Suite
EO-specific resources — including the 2007 EOC Membership Directory — networking opportunities and other resources are available to executive officers at the hospitality suite. The suite is sponsored by Naylor Publications.
- EOC Resource Room/Hospitality Suite
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; Feb. 5-8
Orange County Convention Center, West 101 B, Level I
To Plan IBS Activities
To plan for executive officer and other activities, visit the committee meetings section on the International Builders' Show Web site, www.buildersshow.com. Use the "My Show Planner" tool to register for specific courses.