By Linda Jovanovich
HMA Executive Vice President
The ink is barely dry on NatCon 2019, and here we are, in the final stages of planning for our June 5-6 Mississippi Valley Regional Meeting in Texarkana, Texas. No rest for the weary, as the saying goes. And that’s just the way we like it. But first things first – a few comments regarding our recent National Conference and Expo at the Hyatt Regency Savannah!
Thank you all!
HMA members were out in full force. (Great being with you.) Members of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association (SCMA), and the Wood Component Manufacturers Association (WCMA) were also part of the excitement. And the industry Expo – a mix of familiar and new faces - was a sell-out! Based on attendee comments so far, the event was simply the ‘perfect storm’ for exceptional networking opportunities!
Concerning the business/learning sessions? Well, your on-site feedback labeled them “on point, informative, and entertaining! And that is music to my ears. Thank you to all of our presenters, panel participants, and to all Conference attendees.
Available at www.HMAmembers.org
If you were unable to be in Savannah, or would like a refresher of one or all of the sessions, over the next several months, a recap of each presentation will be included in The Link. Plus, the audio recordings and PowerPoint presentations of each presenter will be available in the Members Only section of www.HMAmembers.org. Log on.
Looking ahead, HMA’s 2020 National Conference and Expo is set for March 25-27, at the J.W. Marriott Nashville. Yes, we’re heading back to Music City. Plan on joining us, there!
But before then, we look forward to meeting up with you in the Lone Star State for HMA’s Mississippi Valley Regional Meeting in Texarkana, Texas, June 5-6. For all of the Meeting details - Hotel reservation information for The Hilton Garden Inn, Meeting Registration for HMA members and 2019 National Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors, Sponsorship opportunities – please visit www.HMAmembers.org.
I’m anticipating a productive and an ‘on-the-move’ year for the HMA. I hope you plan on being a part of it all.