Over 40 Expert Speakers and Instructors to Teach at The Hardwood Flooring Summit

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At The Hardwood Flooring Summit, more than forty leading experts on hardwood flooring will openly share their expertise and unbiased advice to members of the flooring industry. This educational conference will take place August 14th through 17th in Atlanta.

The Hardwood Flooring Summit is the first educational conference dedicated to hardwood flooring. The Summit will take place in Atlanta, Georgia onAugust 14th through 17th, 2008. The conference will host over forty skilled speakers and instructors on wood flooring. Experts in every facet of the hardwood flooring industry will teach and train the attendees (who will include retailers, claims personnel, distributors, manufacturers, inspectors, and installers). This conference is open to everyone in the flooring industry seeking professional advancement via educational means.

The Hardwood Flooring Summit will include speaker sessions, forty-five breakout classes, as well as expert panels and debates. In addition to the main portion of the conference, The Hardwood Flooring Summit is offering a two day claims photography and inspection report writing course on August 12th and 13th. This extra two day course is included with registration of The Hardwood Flooring Summit. There will also be an optional hardwood flooring mill tour on either of the two days prior to the main portion of the conference.

The World Floor Covering Association has approved the utilization of their $500 trade scholarship. Regular members of the WFCA who are attending The Hardwood Flooring Summit may be eligible for this scholarship opportunity.

The list of speakers is scheduled to include:

Brian Bond, PhD.: Virginia Tech University, Professor of Wood Science
Ed Korczak: National Wood Flooring Association - CAE, Executive Director/CEO
Don Conner: National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals -President & Mullican - Technical Director
D. Christopher Davis: President & CEO, World Floor Covering Association
Dan Natkin: Mannington Hardwood Business Manager
Joe Amato: Mannington - Award winning wood floor designer
Don Finkell: Anderson Hardwood Floors - CEO and President
Erin McCall: Anderson Hardwood Floors
Len Daubler: Anderson Hardwood Floors - Technical Director
Rick Jones: Scandian - Technical Director
Todd Shutte: BonaKemi - Director of Sales
Steve Lima: Bostik - Technical Director
Carl Williams: Academy of Textiles and Flooring
Lew Migliore: Floor Covering News - columnist
Kevin Mullany: NWFA Board Member, NWFA Inspector
Tony Miraldi: Technical Director and Claims Manager, Somerset
Riley Gazzaway: Top industry retailer. Former President of The World Floor Covering Association.
Mike Sundell: Prior President of Basic Coatings.
Chesty West: Technical Director and Claims Manager, Zickgraf
Steve Marley: Technical Director and Claims Manager, Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring

For additional information on The Hardwood Flooring Summit, contact Dan Blake at 1-(877)888-1013 or visit http://www.woodconference.com.

About The Hardwood Flooring Summit:

The Hardwood Flooring Summit is organized and hosted by The Claims Advisor, which is a proud member of The National Wood Flooring Association and The World Floor Covering Association. The Claims Advisor has been consulting the flooring industry for more than twenty years. The Claims Advisor has conducted over one hundred-fifty training sessions throughout North America, and provides claims manuals and other educational material for the flooring industry.


Dan Blake, President
The Hardwood Flooring Summit
Telephone: 1-(877)888-1013
PO Box 507
Hoschton, GA

Website: http://www.woodconference.com
Email: (info @ woodconference.com)

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