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Tampa, FL Industry Roundtable
MSI Stone - Tampa
5100 Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33624
United States
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:00 AM to Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:00 PM EST
Category: ISFA Events

Tampa, FL - ISFA Synchronous Flow Training & Roundtable

ISFA's primary purpose is to provide education and networking opportunities to the Surfacing industry. Our Industry Roundtable events are an excellent opportunity to take advantage of both benefits!  Join us in Tampa, FL in November to receive education from industry professionals and engage in meaningful dialog with industry peers.  

Cost: $249 member / $349 non-member 
Non-members can receive a special promotional savings of  $200 by registering to become an ISFA member and attending this Industry Roundtable event. 

Hotel Info: 
The Godfrey Hotel Tampa
7700 W Coutney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607
Room Rate is $129/night plus tax (Nov 12 & 13, depart on 14th) - Click here to reserve your hotel at this price

Registration Closed

 

NEW! Synchronous Flow Training

Do you want to:

  • Improve Net Profit?
  • Reduce Process Lead Times?
  • Enhance Stability and Control of your Business Operations?

This November, renowned trainer, Ed Hill will provide a full day Synchronous Flow training for ISFA in Tampa, Florida.

Synchronous Flow is an overall business operations system that brings control and stability to an otherwise chaotic process. It is a professional approach to business management. It is particularly well suited for the custom fabrication industries because it provides a system to deal with the variety of events that can occur every day. It is ideal for the business that has grown to the point that it must adapt an overall management and control system in order for the company to continue its growth. It is particularly well suited for a rapidly growing business.

This event is suitable for business owners and production/shop managers and supervisors responsible for increasing productivity and reducing expenses and waste in the manufacturing/fabrication process.

This training is being held during the Tampa Roundtable Event. 2 hours of Roundtable dialog will still take place, and 2 networking events are also included in the price of Registration.

Agenda

Tuesday, November 12th

All Day Arrivals 

The Godfrey Hotel Tampa
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607-1430, US 

Call (919)233-1798 to reserve your room.
Group Rate is $129 per night/plus taxes.  Reservations should be made by 10/22/19 to secure the discounted rate.   You’ll want to reserve rooms for the 12th and 13th if you are attending the full event.

 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Join us to meet and greet your fellow Roundtable participants.

 

Wednesday, November 13th

7:45 am

 

Transport to MSI

Meet at the Hotel Entrance. The hotel shuttle will provide us transportation to MSI.

 

 Hotel Entrance

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Introductions

Please Be Prepared to Share:

  1. Name/Company/Fun Fact about You
  2. What is THE BEST part of your Business today?  The Worst?

Board Room

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Discussion Topic: Using Automation to Tackle Labor Issues

Fewer skilled workers entering the trades, coupled with low unemployment and an aging skilled workforce are making business growth challenging.  Automation investments will be discussed as an alternative, along with ideas for hiring and retaining top talent to overcome the shortfall. Tony Herbst from Park Industries will lead this discussion.

Board Room

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Discussion Topic: Modern Surfaces

A new category in countertops is emerging.  Porcelain, Sintered Stone, and Ultra-Compact Surfaces are growing in popularity.  Quartz is also still a significant player. New surfaces and the tariffs/duties situation will be discussed.

Board Room

10:00 am – 10:30 am

MSI Tour & Product Review

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Synchronous Flow Training Part 1

Synchronous Flow is an overall business operations system that brings control and stability to an otherwise chaotic process. It is a professional approach to business management. It is particularly well suited for the custom fabrication industries because it provides a system to deal with the variety of events that can occur every day. Renowned expert Ed Hill will lead this dynamic training.

Board Room

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

LUNCH -  Provided by MSI

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Synchronous Flow Training Part 2

Learning will be put into use as teams are created to work through several Synchronous Flow examples and exercises.  This will be great practice with real life examples as led by Ed Hill.

Board Room

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Round-Robin

Final round robin question:  What did you learn or take away from today?  What are your “go-do’s” when you go home? What will you be implementing in your business upon your return?

Board Room

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Rest & Recharge

 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: Location TBD

 

Thursday, November 14th

All Day Departures on Own

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

MSI Stone

Park Industries

 


Contact: Amy Miller at 888-599 ISFA or [email protected]