Program

November 23, 2016

Our program this year features a focus on innovation in sales. Changing times may require our industry to think and act differently than we have in the past. We hope that you leave our meeting with practical ideas you can take back and implement to impact growth in your business. 


TimeEventLocation/Room
Tuesday - Nov 7th, 2017
8:00am - 1:30pm EMDA Golf Outing
Join your fellow distributors, reps and manufacturers for an 8:00a Shotgun Start. No special tournament format is planned - just a golf outing where everyone plays their own ball.
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8:00am - 12:00pm EMDA Board Meeting Board Room B
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8:15am - 12:30pm Ocean Star Drilling Rig & Education Center Meet at Registration Desk (Third Level)
This one-of-a-kind facility gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry. The tour will include boarding the retired jackup drilling rig.
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Wednesday - Nov 8th, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am EMDA Corporate Annual Meeting Window Box
EMDA's Board of Director elections and presentation of annual report. Special guest speaker is Dr. Daniel Klinefelter presenting "The Future of Commercial Farms."
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5:00pm - 6:00pm Young Executives Reception Pool Deck (Weather backup - Window Box) (Sixth Level)
Bringing together members who are (or feel) 45 or younger. This is a networking opportunity designed for emerging industry leaders who want to get to know one another and the Association.
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6:00pm - 7:00pm EMDA Partners Party Invite Only
EMDA Partners Party brings reps and distributors together with manufacturers they do business with.
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8:00pm - 11:00pm Piano Bar Event Meet at Registration Desk (Third Level)
Join us for an evening at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. Hosted by the Supplier Associate Section
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Thursday - Nov 9th, 2017
8:00am - 10:30am EMDA Member Roundtables
One of the most valued member benefits, member-to-member discussions about topics of interest to distributors and reps.
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8:30am - 9:45am Farmer Panel Imperial Ballroom (East) (Third Level)
Members will hear from a panel of farmers discussing issues that relate to manufacturers. Panel participants will include farm owners/operators and farm managers from both small and large farms that produce a variety of products. Sponsored by K Coe Isom
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11:30am - 12:30pm EMDA Past President's Luncheon Invite Only
Board members and Past Presidents only
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12:00pm - 5:00pm NASA Tour Meet at Registration Desk (Third Level)
Attendees can go on a tour of the Space Center Houston. This behind-the-scenes tour includes a visit to all the attractions the Space Center has to offer including a private tram tour of NASA's working government facilities.
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Friday - Nov 10th, 2017
12:00am - 12:00am No Scheduled Events
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