Registration for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2017 Fall Conference in Greenville, S.C., is now open, and AAMA members can register online. Early bird rates are available until September 23, and the conference takes place October 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville.

At the fall conference, participants will hear twice from keynote speaker Brian Fielkow, president of Jetco Delivery, a logistics company specializing in regional trucking, heavy haul and national freight. On Monday, he will give a presentation called “Driving to Perfection: Strong on the Inside, Unbreakable on the Outside.” The following day, he will present, “Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield.”

Fielkow is the author of “Driving to Perfection: Achieving Business Excellence by Creating a Vibrant Culture” and co-author of “Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield.”

In addition to Fielkow’s two addresses and two additional roundtable discussions, there will also be a roster of other industry-focused speakers and presenters. AAMA regulatory affairs manager Diana Hanson and codes consultant Julie Ruth will offer their subject matter updates at the conference. Interactive workshops will also be available, including two timeslots on how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile and an update from the Vinyl Institute.

AAMA has also organized events to offer networking opportunities for participants. Two optional events are a zipline tour over the Gorge in the Appalachian Mountains and a BMW ultimate driving experience, which includes a dinner and reception. The Product Supplier Display will feature showcases by AAMA Category 1 Supplier Members, who will have 90 minutes to display their products. Participants may also take a new headshot for AAMA’s online member directory and social media platforms at the AAMA photo booth. Finally, as in years past, spouses will be working with World Vision to stuff backpacks full of school supplies. Those backpacks will be delivered by hand to children in need at an area elementary school to help them start their new school year right.

Because this is the first conference for which online registration is offered through the newly redesigned website, assistance is available, if needed. Instructions are available, and Florica Vlad, AAMA senior coordinator, committee meetings, can be reached at 847/303-5664 ext. 121 for personal assistance. For more information about the Fall Conference, visit the event page.

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