Volume 46, Issue 7 - September 2007

An AMD Sneak Peak
Denver to Host AMD’s 43rd Annual Convention

Last year’s Association of Millwork Distributors’ (AMD) Annual Convention was at a beautiful, top-notch Dallas, Texas location. This year, AMD’s 43rd Annual Convention, “Millwork … a Mile High,” is sure to top even last year’s with Denver serving as its host city. 

The convention will be held November 1-6, 2007 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and the Colorado Convention Center. 

This year’s event will feature a number of entertainers and guest speakers. Bob Beckel (liberal) and Cal Thomas (conservative) will serve as the opening session’s keynote speakers. Both authors of the syndicated USA Today column, “Common Ground,” will share their differences and the commonalities that unite all members. Larry Winget, author of “It's Called Work for a Reason!” will serve as the guest speaker at this year’s awards breakfast and a spouse brunch will include a humorous presentation by Mary LoVerde, author of “Stop Screaming at the Microwave! How to Connect Your Disconnected Life.”

The exhibit hall is located at the Colorado Convention Center and will be open for three consecutive days from Saturday, November 3, through Monday, November 5, and Monday it will be open to all industry professionals for a nominal fee. New for this year and following the educational sessions, AMD will host an “Icebreakers” cocktail reception, to provide attendees with an opportunity to get acquainted with and greet new members and first-time attendees.

Several optional tours have been scheduled, including: a Denver City Swing Tour; an excursion to Black Hawk/Central City for an evening at the game tables; and a tour of the Molly Brown House and the historic Brown Palace Hotel.

Registration
It’s easy to register for the AMD convention. Just visit www.amdweb.com/convention. Substitution requests must be made in writing and sent to AMD headquarters by Thursday, October 25, 2007. After October 25, changes must be made on-site. A $35 fee will be charged for each substitute name change.

Hotel Accommodations 
Secure your room reservations directly by calling the Adam’s Mark reservation department at 800/444-2326 and mention AMD to receive the special group rate, or go to www.amdweb.com to link to the hotel’s online reservation system. All room reservations must be made prior to Monday, October 1, 2007.
Adam’s Mark Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
303/626-2563; F: 303/626-2542
www.adamsmark.com/denver

Transportation Information
The Denver International Airport (DIA) is located approximately 40 minutes (26 miles) from downtown Denver and the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Visit www.fly.denver.com for more information on this airport.

You can contact SuperShuttle Ground Transportation at 800/525-3177 or 303/370-1300. SuperShuttle offers service between Denver International Airport (DIA) and the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Claim your luggage, proceed to the SuperShuttle counter located on level five to purchase a ticket, then proceed to the appropriate shuttle loading area (island three) on either side (East or West) of the terminal. The counter is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Reservations are not needed for transportation from DIA to downtown hotels as service operates every 15 minutes. Currently, fares are $19 per person one way or $34 per person roundtrip. For return service from the Adam’s Mark Hotel back to the Denver International Airport, 24-hour advanced reservations are required.

The one-way fare between the Denver International Airport and the Adam’s Mark Hotel is approximately $50. Charges for additional passengers may vary and fare estimates do not include gratuities.

Contact Hertz at 800/654-2240 or via www.hertz.com to make rental car reservations and reference AMD’s exclusive identification number, CV #02XS0006, to secure a discount.

Parking is available at the Adam’s Mark. Overnight valet parking is $24 and daily valet parking is $15. Overnight self is $15, and daily self parking is $14. Rates are subject to change and applicable tax will apply.

AMD will provide complimentary shuttle service for its attendees between the Adam’s Mark Hotel and the Colorado Convention Center during the advertised exhibit hall show hours and exhibit hall set-up times. The Colorado Convention Center is 3 and ½ blocks from the Adam’s Mark Hotel for those individuals who choose to walk.

Attire and Climate
Attire for related events is business casual. November’s average daytime high is in the mid-50s with evening temperatures in the high 20s.More to Come For more on the 43rd AMD Annual Convention, look to Shelter’s October issue—the AMD Convention issue. In it, you’ll find out about AMD’s incoming president Larry Ray, along with in-depth coverage about AMD exhibitors’ products, extensive information on educational seminars, speakers, optional tours, a convention schedule, exhibitor listing and more. 

 


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