|Preview of Showcase 2003
Learning is a treasure that accompanies its owner everywhere. If you want to get your hands on more treasures in life (and who doesnât?), then you should slip into Showcase 2003, the annual convention and trade show for the building systems industry. This is the place where systems manufacturers, builders and suppliers one can learn new techniques and technologies to capture a greater share of all new housing in the U.S.
What sets this convention apart in the home building industry is its intimacy and access. Although typically attended by representatives of less than 150 systems manufacturers, members who belong to the Building Systems Councils of the NAHB, together these companies produce more than $20 billion in residential and commercial structures annually, according to industry analysts. This yearâs event will be held Nov. 2-5 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. In addition to seven educational seminars to choose from, Showcase features five hours of trade show time over two days, where you can catch the latest products, programs and methods for making the building systems industry more successful. For a sneak preview of what companies will be exhibiting at Showcase click on the following links. (Scroll down for more information and a schedule.)
|The popular Showcase golf tournament will be held at The Homesteadâs Old Course, the links where golf legend Sam Snead first caddied in 1919. This legendary course will host our tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. In addition to prizes for the winning team, hole prizes are also being arranged.
Spouse and guest registration includes admittance to SHOWCASE education programming and keynotes, conference registration materials, attendee reference list, session handouts, and admittance to all food and beverage functions (including the annual Showcase Party). There are two spouse or guest programs. On Monday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. â Noon, The Homesteadâs Executive Chef will share secrets from his popular cookbook during an exclusive cooking demonstration. His culinary creations have delighted guests from all walks of life and for $35 you will have the opportunity to discuss the finer points of cooking and watch this master at work.
The Homesteadâs master wine enthusiast leads a wine tasting and holds a discussion on the nearly 400-year old tradition of Virginia winemaking on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 2:15 â 3:45 p.m. In addition to sampling wines from some of Virginiaâs 80 wineries, the tasting will compare and contrast Virginia wine with wines from around the world. Satisfy your inner oenologist for $35.
Is it all work and worry? Not likely. As usual, Showcase concludes with a party. This yearâs theme is âGangsters and Flappers,â? where The Homestead Hotel will be transformed into the Roaring â20âs, complete with a âsecretâ? speakeasy, martinis, and a makeshift casino. Zoot suits and flappers mill about the room while the sweet scent of success wafts through the air. The Showcase party is the most fun you can have without arousing the suspicion of Eliot Ness or John Ashcroft. Just make sure you know the secret password to get in.
âCreating a Culture of Qualityâ? â Mark Ailsworth
âLeveraging the Web to Improve Your Bottom Line Resultsâ? â Tim Costello
âSelling Engineered Buildings to Multicultural Customersâ? â Michael Lee
âShop Floor Information Systems for the Modular Factoryâ? â Dr. Michael Mullens
âCreating the 14 Carrot Company (Compensation & Motivation Ideas When There Is No Moneyâ? â Dr. Cal LeMon
âLog Home Issues: Answers to the Questions No One Wants to Talk Aboutâ? â Joe Loferski
Showcase 2003 Schedule
Monday, November 3rd, 2003
Tuesday, Nov. 4th
Wednesday, November 5th, 2003