Conference Program

Check the daily events below to see speakers, and full conference program.  And, check back as new speakers and events are added to the lineup!  

Know the Score

   

Saturday, 27 April 2019

 
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
From 1:00-3:00 pm, the Connectivity Specialists are invited to join the GRCs.
Track
Plaza I
Time
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
1:00 PM
Open to Supplier Division and Regular Division Members.   Presentation will include background on AHAM's business data program, shipment trends, dollar value, and product characteristics.
Track
Plaza II
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM
Say hello!  Following the first day of meetings, network with colleagues over drinks and light hors d'oeuvres in Windows, next to the main bar area on the ground floor of The Ritz-Carlton.
Track
Windows
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM

Sunday, 28 April 2019

 
(Closed Session)
Track
Salon III B
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM
Track
Salon IIIA
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM
Fuel up for a great first day with a quick bite before the program starts.
Track
Salon II
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM
Get ready for an exciting and informative program, as Know the Score kicks off in earnest!  This year’s General Session features an inside view of retail from a top executive at one of the largest appliance retailers. Dean Schwartz, merchandising vice president, home appliances, for Lowe’s, brings nearly three decades of retail experience to the table.  Get ready for a look inside Lowe's.
Track
Salon III
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
KD Adamson, founder and CEO of Futurenautics, is a consultant and futurist who has worked with organizations around the world, advising them toward new digital visions and the global megatrends of today’s rapidly changing technological landscape. In this session, Ms. Adamson will address a number of topics that have direct and significant impacts on the home appliance industry. She will draw a narrative that incorporates technological and societal changes and how they will impact workforce development, new regulatory paradigms, cybersecurity, shipping and transportation, and the circular economy.
Track
Salon III
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Track
Foyer
Time
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
3:30 PM
Track
Salon III
Time
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
3:50 PM
Put on your favorite jersey, shirt or hat and let your team colors fly for a welcome reception with your fellow Know the Score attendees.
Track
Foyer & Salon II
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM
Celebrate your colleagues’ achievements as they are enshrined into the Cooperstown of the home appliance industry, AHAM’s Industry Achievement Awards. We’ll present the Home Appliance Industry Leadership Award, the Liston Durden-Gordon Stauffer Distinguished Service Award, and Chairman’s Partnership Award. We’ll also be saluting the AHAM Hall of Famers who have been honored in the past. Following the awards dinner, grab a beer with us and take in some of the greatest sports moments of all time at the AHAM sports bar!
Track
Salon II
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Monday, 29 April 2019

 
AHAM President and CEO Joe McGuire will present the State of the Association.  Also, noted economist Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former White House economic policy advisor, who will take attendees through a presentation examining the state of the U.S. economy and economic policy. Holtz-Eakin will share his insights on key economic reforms he believes are necessary, including in the areas of taxes, entitlements, education, regulation and immigration. Learn what one expert thinks may be in store, and his recommendations on how organizations can adapt.
Track
Salon II
Time
7:45 AM - 9:45 AM
7:45 AM
Refuel before you take the field for the next session at the coffee bar (sponsored by De'Longhi) and browse a collection of unique sports memorabilia brought to you from Scott & Huggins auction house.
Track
Foyer
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
9:45 AM
AHAM President and CEO Joe McGuire will moderate this front-office discussion with a panel of the industry's top executives using AHAM's membership feature, "HomeWork" to structure the discussion. Learn their top issues, how they face challenges, motivate their teams, and a bit about their daily routines.  This special CEO super session is sure to garner top ratings!
Track
Salon III
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
10:15 AM
Track
Foyer
Time
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
11:45 AM
Special luncheon keynote to be delivered by recently confirmed Commissioner Peter Feldman, of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Track
Salon II
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Track
Foyer
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Trade Talks
Tariffs, trade agreements, trade policy.  How are they interrelated?  What role does the Congress play? Get answers to these questions from a high level panel from the White House, the National Association of Manufacturers, key congressional committees, and one of Canada’s top trade officials. Kevin Messner, AHAM’s senior vice president of policy and government relations, will moderate the discussion. 
The Cybersecurity Playbook
With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity is one of the top challenges facing manufacturers of consumer goods. Similarly, the complex regulatory policies required, need to balance space for innovation with an acceptable level of protection for consumers. AHAM has assembled a panel of policy experts to discuss cybersecurity in this rapidly changing environment, with an emphasis on all the moving parts. Be there for this robust discussion between representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, government, and the private sector on the evolving policy environment for cybersecurity.
Track
Salon III
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM
A Conversation with Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), US Department of Energy, with Kevin Messner, SVP, Policy and Government Relations.
Track
Salon III
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM
Monday evening’s Chairman’s Dinner will be held at internationally recognized John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  AHAM Board Chairman John Taylor will lead the celebration at one of the most popular and picturesque scenic and cultural destinations in Washington, DC.  Enjoy sweeping views of DC and Virginia from the third floor terrace prior to dinner and an evening of jazz.
Track
Kennedy Center
Time
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

 
AHAM’s strategic plan places a high emphasis on member advocacy with elected representatives.  Double the value of your time in our nation’s capitol by joining our colleagues for a breakfast on Capitol Hill followed by meetings with your members of the House and Senate.  AHAM staff is ready to help schedule your meetings if you desire and will provide tools to make your message clear and compelling.  Do this for your company and your industry!
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM