KCMA 28th Annual Management Conference, Exposition & Plant Tours

October 8-11, 2016, Greensboro, North Carolina 

The KCMA Annual Management Conference, Exposition & Plant Tours incorporates three unique educational opportunities:   

(1) Full-day educational sessions -- Timely presentations by experts & panel discussions where manufacturers and suppliers tackle management, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance issues.

(2) Exposition -- Two receptions at the Management Conference provide a relaxed atmosphere designed to facilitate product viewing and discussion between suppliers and manufacturers.

(3) Plant tours -- Attendees see firsthand the operation of member companies. 

Schedule of Events 

Enjoy an excellent education program with top-notch speakers!

Friday, October 7th - COMMITTEES ONLY

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ESP Committee Meeting 

 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Associates Committee Meeting

 7:00pm – 9:00 pm

Executive Committee Dinner

Saturday, October 8 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 4:00 pm


8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Marketing Committee Meeting
Standards Committee Meeting
Government & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 pm   

Board of Directors & Morning Committee Meeting Members

1:00 – 4:00 pm     

Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 – 5:00 pm  

Back by popular demand, Larry Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and our favorite political pundit, is making a special stop on his way to the presidential debate to give us a peek into his Crystal Ball - will it be hazy, crazy, or crystal clear? This is a session you won’t want to miss. 

5:00 - 7:00 pm  

Exhibits Open
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Dinner on your own


Sunday, October 9

7:00 am – 8:30 am

NEW! Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 am – 5:00 pm 


8:30 am – 10:00 am 

HOUZZ hosted Designers Panel
What’s Trending in Kitchen Design?
It’s all about trends, styles, and what’s next for the kitchen
Panelists TBD 

10:00 – 10:15 am


10:15 am – Noon

Lean Manufacturing Workshop
Led by Stream

This is a roll-up-your-sleeves workshop aimed at helping to improve profitability, productivity, quality and efficiency by looking at your operation in a completely different way

Noon – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 3:00 pm

Public Policy Discussion
Everything you need to know directly from the front lines.

Jim Wilson, Webster Chamberlain & Bean – The Importance of Understanding Lacey
Eric Gotting, Keller & Heckman – EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products
Jeff Grimson, Mowry & Grimson - International Trade Commission Decision on Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Claim

3:00 – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Robert Dietz, Ph. D., National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Chief Economist & Sr. VP for Economics and Housing Policy
Why Aren’t Builders Building More?
Residential Construction Outlook

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Travis Gianchetta, Beekeeper Group
KCMA’s new website roll-out and marketing initiatives
See what’s in store for members, industry pros, and consumers – we’re kicking it up a notch and it’s all about you!

 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Exhibits Open
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Dinner on your own


Preliminary List of Exhibitors - CLICK HERE

Plant Tours

For the full plant tour schedule, CLICK HERE.

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • Siteline Cabinetry, a Division of the Corsi Cabinet Group -- Keysville, VA
  • Southern Finishing Co. -- Martinsville, VA
  • Haefele America Co. -- Archdale, NC

Tuesday, October 11

  • Marsh Furniture Co. -- High Point, NC
  • Grass America, Inc. -- Kernersville, NC
  • Tenn-Tex Plastics, Inc. -- Colfax, NC
  • Blum -- Stanley, NC

The KCMA Management Conference is designed exclusively for cabinet manufacturers and key suppliers. Activities and programs benefit both large and small companies.

For hotel and travel information or any other questions: 
Contact kkazmark@kcma.org or call 703-264-1690.