August 04, 2021
Save the Date for the 2021 Traders Market
After transforming the 2020 event into a virtual event experience, NAWLA Exchange, we are excited to host the NAWLA 2021 Traders Market in person again this year. The 2021 Traders Market is currently scheduled for November 10-12, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville will be a perfect stage for members to network on and off the tradeshow floor, get a pulse on the industry through expert-led education sessions, and explore the bustling downtown.
About Traders Market
Since 1996, Traders Market has held a unique position among lumber and building material tradeshows as the only one focused almost exclusively on the lumber supply chain. Unlike other shows, the exhibitors are almost always manufacturers of lumber and lumber-related products, not machinery or other equipment providers.
No other lumber tradeshow provides this under one roof. And no other show provides better value if you want to sell a lumber product, find new suppliers or expand your networks.
Each year our Traders Market attendees look forward to the following:
- Tradeshow floor time to buy, sell and network with an array of companies making lumber and lumber products
- Dedicated networking time outside of tradeshow hours
- Meeting with NAWLA members from across the country in one location
- Experiencing top-level education at the keynote session held during the opening luncheon
“Traders Market is the premier event and, quite frankly, the reason we joined NAWLA,” says Lori Byrd, chair of the 2021 Traders Market Committee. “We gladly and proudly do a sponsorship in conjunction with the Traders Market each year. It’s a great platform for customers and vendors to meet, get to know each other, negotiate contracts, and discover and promote new products. One of my favorite things is seeing the first-time attendees and their reaction and excitement to seeing the industry as a whole, and how they start planning or trying to make sure they get to come back the following year.”
Introducing the 2021 Keynote
We are excited to announce our 2021 keynote will be Emmy Award-winning speaker Mark Scharenbroich.
Mix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana-wearing, tattoo-bearing Harley-Davidson riders with a 100th anniversary and one beige rental car and the end result will be the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice bike.”
Nice Bike acts as a powerful catalyst to help build stronger, more unified teams. The message inspires audience members to be more engaged and passionate about connecting with others.
Mark will take Traders Market attendees for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: acknowledge, honor and connect.
Mark has spent his career working in both industry and education discovering how some of the best organizations and team leaders build a culture that encourages people to perform at a higher level through greater engagement.
Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure comedic entertainer, Mark Scharenbroich will inspire, teach and engage attendees with Nice Bike.
Learn More and Join Us
To learn more, visit nawla.org/tradersmarket. Keep an eye out for more information, including registration, to come soon.