Conference Program

Expectations exist at every point of the business cycle, from product conception to market. They affect how we attract and keep customers, while influencing how brands are perceived. They’re what we strive to meet and exceed during planning, strategy and execution.

Hear from keynote speakers on how success and failure led to innovation and reshaped a vision of the future. You will hear from top retailers, experts in workforce development, thought leaders, and even your colleagues about how expectations drive achievement, both in work and outside the office.

Expectations 2018

   

Thursday, 19 April 2018

 
Track
Sachem Foyer
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM
Open to Major Appliance Division Members Only
Track
Sachem East
Time
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM
Open to Supplier Division and Regular Division Members
Track
Sachem West
Time
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2:00 PM
Track
Sachem Terrace
Time
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
5:45 PM

Friday, 20 April 2018

 
Track
Litchfield Lawn
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Track
Wigwam Lawn & Patio
Time
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
9:00 AM
Track
Wigwam Lawn & Patio
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
A spectacular surprise opening to AHAM's Annual Member Meeting followed by a keynote address from Dave Bilas of Nationwide Marketing Group.
Track
Mohave Ballroom
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Announcement  Coming Soon
Track
Sachem East
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM
Announcement  Coming Soon
Track
Sachem West
Time
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM
Track
Sachem East Foyer
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM
This general session will feature a staff-led dialogue on policy and political issues that are driving AHAM’s most visible activities. Attendees will learn what they can expect from regulatory and legislative policy leaders at the federal, state and provincial level in the US and Canada over the next year, and how AHAM and it's members will influence the discussion in DC, Ottawa and, very importantly, in the towns where AHAM members have employees.
Track
Sachem West
Time
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
4:30 PM
Track
Litchfield Lawn
Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM

Saturday, 21 April 2018

 
Introduction to new AHAM Officers and Directors.   
 Strategic Plan: Joe McGuire, President & CEO,
 AHAM Keynote Address: The Future of Skills and Why Manufacturing Matters Jennifer McNelly, President, 180 Skills LLC
Track
Mohave
Time
7:45 AM - 9:45 AM
7:45 AM
Meet a Native American Artist
Track
Mohave Ballroom
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
9:45 AM
Jenifer McNelly is a national speaker and thought leader on workforce and closing the manufacturing skills gap.  This solutions focused panel will highlight the challenges manufacturers face in this unique point in time, offer best practices and solutions and a road map for action. 
 Moderator: Jennifer McNelley
 Panelists:  Dante Fierros, Chair, Arizona Manufacturing Partnership (AMP)
Track
Mohave Ballroom
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
10:15 AM
Track
Sachem Terrace
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Track
Wigwam Foyer
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Melanie Cook, COO, GE Appliances, a Haier company
Track
Mohave Ballroom
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:30 PM
Through the lens of expectation, out TED-Style talkers will share parts of their life or professional journey and will help audience members prepare for any disruption of expectations they may experience.
Track
Mohave Ballroom
Time
4:10 PM - 5:15 PM
4:10 PM
Presentation of the Industry Achievement Awards
Track
Trellis Garden
Time
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM

Sunday, 22 April 2018

 
Closed Meeting- Board of Directors Only
Track
Arizona Room
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM