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103rd Annual Convention
March 4-7, 2020
Renaissance Vinoy Resort
St Petersburg, FL

"2020 Vision for the Future"

For 2020 we look to the inside of ABMA and plan ahead ahead as we celebrate our 103rd Anniversary. We delve into what drives us and our membership with an eye on shaping the building blocks of our shared future. Please join us for three days of networking, fellowship and important information sharing.

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The Renaissance Vinoy Resort

What's New for 2020?

There are many new and exciting changes for the ABMA 103rd 2020 Annual Convention:

ABMA EDUCATIONAL SESSION
Wednesday March 4, 2020 3p-5p
TBD

STRATEGIC PLANNING VISION 2020
Thursday March 5, 2020 9a - 11a
We will embark on of a 2 layer strategic planning experience designed to shape the future of ABMA. First we will collectively perform environmental scans to determine the needs of ABMA in the forseeable future.
For our final layer we work to build action plans around our previous scans.

SUPPLIERS DISPLAY FACE 2 FACE
Friday March 6, 2020 8a-12p
To make the 2020 convention we continue the popular Face 2 Face program which eliminated the traditional trade show booth for scheduled 13 minute "power meetings". A meeting schedule process is in place and will be available online after January 1, 2020. See the Highlights Tab at http://www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention for more information and to request your scheduled meetings.

SATURDAY IS A FREE DAY
The convention for 2020 officially ends on Friday evening with the exception of the ABMA Board of Directors who will meet on Saturday morning March 7 from 830a-1130a.
Use Saturday as a free day to gather some friends and explore!

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  • AMERICAN BRUSH MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
    103rd ANNUAL CONVENTION
    MARCH 4 - 7, 2020
    RENAISSANCE VINOY RESORT AND SPA
    ST PETERSBURG, FL

    "2020 VISION FOR THE FUTURE"

    Program Highlights and What's New

    Wednesday March 4, 2020

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Presented by ABMA Educational Institute


    Developing - "An interactive industry event"

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    More information to follow...

    Thursday March 5, 2020

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    6:30 AM-7:15 AM
    TBD

    Join ABMA's yoga instructor Rachel Hack from Epic Resins for a wonderful early morning yoga wake up session.
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    ALL-ATTENDEE GENERAL SESSION

    8:00 AM - 8:50AM OPENING BUSINESS SESSION

    PRESIDENTS WELCOME

    9:00 AM -11:00 AM ABMA EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE

    2020 Vision for the Future - "An interactive industry event"

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    2020 Vision for the Future - Facilitated by Steve Fredlund

    It has been since 2000 we gathered for strategic planning for our association. Since that time a lot has happened and ABMA has grown stonger in reputation, representation and financial strength. We feel 2020 presents a perfect opportunity to take the necessary time to reinvest in our association and the best way to do that is to LISTEN to our members.

    Steve's 30 years of corporate experience has been primarily in analytical functions, including more than 20 years of staff management experience including four Fortune 500 companies (Allianz, Medtronic, Thrivent, 3M). He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a mathematics undergraduate, and holds an MBA with emphasis in Nonprofit Management. Steve is a co-patent holder on an industry leading retirement income solution, started and led capital markets hedging programs, started and led an HR workforce analytics department, and is certified in Strategic Workforce Planning by the Human Capital Institute.

    In late 2009, Steve co-founded a non-profit called Our Response, focused on uniting East Central Minnesota to respond to global poverty, disease & suffering. Under his volunteer leadership as Executive Director, they have raised more than $2 million and have taken four trips to Rwanda, each life-changing for each team member. Steve has also helped several nonprofits develop a clear and compelling vision.



    SCRAMBLE GOLF EVENT
    Vinoy Golf Course
    tbd PM - 6:00 PM

    ABMA's annual scramble tourney is a great way to network, meet old friends, make new friends and have some fun.

    VINOY GOLF COURSE

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    The 18-hole, par-71 layout is not your typical Floridian golf course. As a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, we are not only a refuge for wildlife but each hole is surrounded by diverse vegetation including over a dozen varieties of palm from around the world. From the Bismarck palms (Bismarckia nobilis) found in Madagascar to the Giant Fishtail palm (Caryota no) from Indonesia, the flora and fauna are remarkable. These palms total over 900 in number and along with the pines and Live Oaks, you will find yourself lost in the jungle or beached on one of the 63 bunkers strategically place along the way.

    *Please make your club rental arrangements directly with the pro shop.

    Be a Hole In One Sponsor

    The ABMA Scramble Tournament fee includes greens and tournament fees, golf cart, range balls and prizes.

    For Vinoy Club Golf Information: https://www.marriott.com/golf-hotels/tpasr-the-vinoy-renaissance-st-petersburg-resort-and-golf-club/vinoy-golf-club/5237111/home-page.mi

    Vinoy Golf Club Pro Shop: 727 896-8000

    For additional area Course Information: https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/things-to-do/golf

    Friday March 22, 2019

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    6:30 AM-7:15 AM
    tbd

    Join ABMA's yoga instructor Rachel Hack from Epic Resins for a wonderful early morning yoga wake up session.
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    SUPPLIERS DISPLAY "FACE 2 FACE" - NEW AGAIN FOR 2020
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    tbd
    Visit the Suppliers Display to see the latest products, ideas and components. Visit with old friends and make new ones in this exhibitor showcase that is a hallmark of every ABMA Convention. For 2020 we are again using a pre-planned meeting schedule to allow for 13 minute scheduled conferences, and we eliminate the expense for the Suppliers of bringing your Pop Up Display to Florida.

    ABMA suppliers display is from 8a-12p. Be sure to register early to schedule your meetings. Meeting Requests : coming soon

    • Supplier stays stationary at their table with chairs for visitors.
    • Scheduled format for the first 3 hours allowing 13 minute "power meetings" for higher-level discussions. People rotate as per their schedule.
    • For the remaining time people to move around the space freely (think musical chairs) and sit down with suppliers of their choice for 13 minute meetings.
    • Scheduled meetings are determined weeks in advance by using scheduling software which can be accessed here: COMING SOON
    • Note that meeting selection process is never perfect. It is hard to accommodate all requests. This is why there is open time, which allows people to meet regardless of their schedule.

    Suppliers: Bring only what can fit on the table and this rule applies to everyone to keep things fair.

    Allowed Items

    Literature
    Tablecloths
    Price Sheets
    Tabletop Lit racks
    Counter Cards
    Sample products
    Laptop to stream video and share reporting

    Not Allowed

    Free Standing floor display
    Banner stands
    Large table top displays
    Wall hung displays

    ABMA COMPANION PROGRAM
    TBD
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    This activity is free to participants and is limited to the first 30 who sign up.



    TOUR
    tbd
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    tbd

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    Coming soon

    Please join us
    Price $ each


    SUPPLIERS RECEPTION
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    tbd

    For 2020 we celebrate our great industry.
    Theme: TBD
    Come out for an evening of great food, music, dancing, fun, and with a few surprises along the way.
    Dress: Business casual or resort casual.

    INNOVATION AWARD WINNER PRESENTATION
    Mr. RJ Lindstrom Public Relations Chair


    Saturday March 23, 2019

    Enjoy a free networking and fun day on your own.


    Tuxedo Rentals

    Grandeos Management Fee: $10.00/ Per Tuxedo

    Details: Attendees would be fitted 2 weeks before the event at their local Mens warehouse store and delivery of Tux will be sent to our location. Delivery Price is TBD depending on amount of tuxedos rented. Pricing is based on a Minimum coat and pants rental.

    Onsite Fitting Rooms (Based on 3 draped stalls)

    Price: $915.00

    Fitting room pipe and drape will be placed against the wall with 3 adjacent rooms. Client to provide Grandeos with a hotel meeting room on Tuesday March 21, 2017 or Wednesday March 22, 2017 for a minimum 5 hour block for tuxedo dressing rooms and fittings.

    Classic Tuxedo Style

    Price Range: $49.99 plus tax/ Each

    Includes: Basic 1 button tuxedo package with jacket, pants, shirt, bow tie, cummerbund, studs and cufflinks. (No vest or shoes)

    Deluxe Tuxedo Style

    Price Range: $89.99 Plus Tax / Each

    Includes: Basic 1 button jacket, pants, shirt, any tie, any vest, studs, cufflinks, tuxedo shoes and socks.

  • General Meeting & Program Information

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    • Brochure for Download
    • Preliminary Schedule of Events
    • Tours, Activities and Special Events
    • General Information, Dining and Entertainment
    • Getting There
    • Convention and Hotel Registration Information




    AMERICAN BRUSH MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
    103rd ANNUAL CONVENTION
    MARCH 4 - 7, 2020
    RENAISSANCE VINOY RESORT AND SPA
    ST PETERSBURG, FL

    "2020 VISION FOR THE FUTURE"

    Who Can Attend?

    The American Brush Manufacturers Association is open to member companies and their representative delegates, companions (spouses or significant others) and their children. Attendees may register under one of the following categories:

    Delegate
    A delegate is a representative of a member organization. Any attending organization must send at least one delegate.

    One Day Attendee
    A one day attendee is an additional delegate representing a member organization which is already sending a delegate, who will only be at the convention for one day (usually the Suppliers Display day). This is to encourage member companies to bring additional purchasing and sales representatives for increased networking.

    Companion
    A companion is the spouse or significant other of a registered delegate, and is not an employee of the attending organization.

    Child
    Your children are welcome. Ages 0-4 are free. Ages 5-11 are at the Child rate. Ages 12-17 are at the Teen rate. Children 18+ should register at the Companion rate. If your child is now in the business and working the convention then they should be registered as a delegate.

    Schedule of Events

    TUESDAY, MARCH 19


    500p - 530p
    Directors' Finance Meeting Atropos
    530p - 600p ABMA Foundation Board of Directors Meeting Atropos
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20


    800a - 920a
    Convention Committee Breakfast Meeting Athena
    930a-1020a
    Public Relations Committee Meeting
    Athena
    1030a-1150a
    Membership Committee Meeting
    Athena
    1100a- 600p Registration / "Gathering Place" Grand Foyer West
    1200p-1250p
    Statistical Committee Lunch Meeting Athena
    100p - 150p
    Safety & Standards Committee Athena
    230p - 300p
    All Division Meeting
    Adonis
    300p - 500p ABMA All-Attendee Educational Institute Adonis
    600p - 700p New Members & First-Time Attendees Welcome Reception
    Dragon's Patio

    Dress: Business Casual
    700p - 900p Welcoming Reception
    Dig Deck

    Dress: Business Casual
    THURSDAY, MARCH 21


    630a - 715a Sunrise Yoga with Epic Resin's Rachel Hack - the flying fish knoll is behind the Royal Tower and in front of the Royal Pool
    Flying Fish Knoll
    700a - 830a
    Continental Breakfast Grand ABC
    730a - 200p
    Registration / "Gathering Place" Grand Foyer West
    800a - 850a Opening Business Session - President's Welcome Grand ABC
    900a-1100a ABMA All-Attendee Educational Institute
    Grand ABC
    1100a-500p
    Supplier Display Setup Grand D
    1100a-1230p Lunch on own
    1230p - 600p Golf Scramble Tournament Ocean Club Golf
    630p - 730p Mid Convention Reception
    Dig Deck
    730p Dinner on Own - Be advised that March is a very busy Month so make your reservations early!!
    FRIDAY, MARCH 22


    630a - 715a Sunrise Yoga with Epic Resin's Rachel Hack - the flying fish knoll is behind the Royal Tower and in front of the Royal Pool
    Flying Fish Knoll
    700a - 830a Continental Breakfast Grand ABC
    700a - 745a Supplier Display Setup Grand D
    730a-1200p
    Registration / "Gathering Place" Grand Foyer West
    800a-1200p
    ABMA Suppliers Display Grand D
    900a-1100a
    Companion Program
    Athena
    1200p - 100p Buffet Lunch Grand ABC
    200p - 545p Tour: Dolphin Experience
    Dolphin Cay
    700p-1000p
    Suppliers' Reception Royal Deck

    Come out for an evening of great food, music, dancing, fun, and with a few surprises along the way.
    Dress: Business casual.


    SATURDAY, MARCH 23


    830a - 1030a
    ABMA Board of Directors Meeting
    Athena

    Networking Activities on your own - Be advised March is a very busy month so make your activity arrangements early!


    General Information, Travel, Activities & Registration


    DESTINATION INFORMATION

    Come discover Atlantis. Atlantis is your portal to a truly Bahamian experience. Atlantis, Paradise Island features the world's largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure, a 141-acre water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple's Leap of Faith slide; 11 incredible pools; five miles of magnificent beaches; a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole, oceanfront golf course; and the Atlantis Casino.

    All Things Atlantis Brochure - a helpful planning guide


    AREA TOURISM, RESTAURANT AND SIGHTSEEING LINKS

    For local sightseeing, activity and additional information:

    Trip Advisor Paradise Island

    Restaurants Nassau Paradise Island

    Nassau Paradise Island Visitors Guide

    DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT

    For dinner reservations at the resort's restaurants

    SPA

    Mandara Spa
    Award-winning Mandara Spa at Atlantis brings together ancient Balinese healing touches, traditional European therapies and natural elements indigenous to The Bahamas. Taking of the Waters offers warm and cold plunge pools as well as steam and sauna rooms in both the women and men's private lounge areas. Additionally, couples can enjoy the Couple's Spa Suite and the women's area includes a relaxing aromatherapy room while the men can indulge in exclusive "Time for Men" barber services or watch the plasma TV in their lounge room.

    Getting There

    For an interactive map:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Royal+at+Atlantis/@25.0843558,-77.3259997,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x892f7da48a5a24b1:0xa5bd24c0fbd340e7!5m1!1s2018-05-14!8m2!3d25.084351!4d-77.323811

    Atlantis Resort Paradise Island (Nassau), Bahamas

    From Nassau Int'l Airport (Lynden Pindling) (NAS) (approximately 18.5 km):

    One Casino Drive
    Paradise Island, Bahamas
    Tel: +1 242 363-3000

    Take John F Kennedy Dr, West Bay St to Paradise Beach Dr. Travel 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles) to the resort.

    Airport Transportation to the Atlantis Resort

    Shuttle / Taxi service is available from the airport to the hotel.

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    TRAVEL DISCOUNTS WITH HERTZ

    Hertz Logo 2011Hertz Meeting Attendee Discount Number for 15% off qualifying rates: Use PC# 137480 . Reservations may be placed online by using the link provided or through Hertz Meeting Sales Desk within the U.S. or Canada at 1 800 654 3001 or 1 405 749 4434. In international locations, call your nearest Hertz reservation center. When booking reservations through Hertz reservations, please reference the PC# as shown above or identify our group by name (ABMA) to the reservationist. View the Hertz Meeting Rate Sheet


    DRESS

    For ABMA events, comfortable and casual dress is appropriate. Daytime attire is casual and sportswear is customary (golf shirts and slacks or shorts for men: slacks, shorts or skirts/dresses for ladies). Evening activities are "nice" informal or daytime business casual attire and may include sport coat for men; pantsuits, slacks, skirts/dresses for ladies.

    For 2019,
    the Suppliers Reception is a relaxed party to celebrate our great industry. Feel free to come dressed in business casual or resort casual wear.
    This event includes a dance floor so please consider appropriate footwear.

    CLIMATE

    Paradise Island average daytime temperatures in March are in the High 70's (F). Night time temperatures average in the low 60's. Rainfall averages 2.75" in March.

    10 Day Forecast

    Registration Information

    CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    Take advantage of the "Early Bird Discount." If you register by February 1, 2019, you and your company will be listed in the advance program available online to all attendees prior to the convention, as well as save money on your registration fees. Registrations received after the deadline will appear on the supplemental registration list, available only at the meeting. Please note: a companion is a spouse or significant other, and the One Day Fee must accompany a fully paid delegate. For ABMA 2019 Annual Convention you may either register, using the enclosed insert or register, pay all of your fees, and renew your 2019 dues online!

    Register and secure your hotel room before the deadline as March is always a sellout month for hotels. Once the registration and room block deadlines pass the leftover rooms get sold out quickly so DON'T WAIT!

    Dues Renewal and Attendee Registration (Online Store Opens Jan 1). Please remember only the company's key contact may renew dues, and must be shopping for the COMPANY to do so.

    ABMA Online Store

    You can pay your dues online and register yourself and others in your organization for the convention online using the ABMA Online Store. Once you have completed an online transaction for dues payment simply "continue shopping" and register for the upcoming ABMA Convention. If you are registering for yourself and or companion then you may easily register through the regular portal. If you wish to register for yourself and other members of your organization, please use the "Group Registration" function. To register a group please register EACH kind of attendee separately (delegate, One-day, etc). Spouses and guests are added later.



    HOTEL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    The Hotel reservation deadline is February 1, 2019.
    Reservations made after the deadline will not be guaranteed at the group rate and space may not be available.

    Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Spa
    501 Fifth Ave NE
    St Petersburg, FL 33701


    Reservations: Reservations +1 888 236-2427 or +1 727 894-1000
    Event ID: AmerBrushManufac. American Brush Manufacturers Association. See below for online reservations.
    Room Rates (Single/Double): $289 Resort Room
    Online Reservations: Please use Online Reservations as the preferred choice

    https://book.passkey.com/go/AmerBrushManufac

    There are upgraded rooms available. Please contact the hotel for pricing and availability.

    Rates will be extended three days prior and three days after the meeting, pending availability. Rates are subject to taxes. Porterage and housekeeping fees are at the discretion of the individual. Check in time is 4:00 PM. Checkout time is 12 noon.

    You are responsible for making your own room reservations, and will be required to adhere to the resort's confirmation, deposit, guarantee and cancellation policies.

    Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

    ABMA's official housing vendor is the host hotel named above. Attendees and exhibitors should be cautious of other companies that:

    • Call you directly and claim they are official housing partners and have the best rates for the ABMA Convention. The host hotel Resort will never call you directly to solicit a reservation.
    • Claim to be affiliated with the host hotel or ABMA by offering discounted hotel rates, which often can be too good to be true.
    • Ask you to provide your contact information and credit card details, and require full pre-payment in advance.
    • Claim to have availability at their advertised hotels, but may take the money for the rooms, then later cancel without refund to you.

    When booking your hotel for the meeting, please be sure that you are booking through the link provided through ABMA and contact ABMA HQ if you are approached by a company making the above claims. The following companies have previously solicited attendees and exhibitors for hotel rooms and should be ignored:

    • The Convention Housing Authority
    • Convention Housing
    • Convention Housing Services
    • Convention Rooms
    • CMI Event Travel
    • Exhibition Housing Services
    • Exhibition Housing
    • Exhibitors Housing Management
    • Global Expo Travel
    • Global Housing Management
    • Global Housing Services, Corp
    • Gulliver Travels
    • HLS Global
    • National Travel Associates

  • Convention Attendee Registration, Travel and Room Reservation Links

    Quick Links for Convention Registration, Hotel, Travel

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    RESERVE ROOM, AIR, AUTO
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    ANNUAL
    CONVENTION




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    Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Spa
    Event ID: ABMA (phone res only)
    +1 888 236-2427
    +1 727 894-1000
    Click on the link above for e-reservation


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    Only the individual Key Contact of
    your organization may conduct
    membership transactions








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    15% off: PC# 137480
    1 800 654 3001 in USA
    1 405 749 4434



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