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EMERGE2021 Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, August 22

Early arrivals and optional recreational activities on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, August 23

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Officers' Council Meeting 
Invitation Only

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Registration

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: First-Time Attendee Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Formal Welcome
Emerging Leaders Council members welcome attendees, giving a quick rundown on what to expect for the next few days and how to make the most of them.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: State of the Industry - Panel Presentation and Q&A
John McKenzie, Winsupply
Rick Hawk, A. O. Smith
Tim Morales, Tim Morales & Associates
Moderated by Michael Maloney, Coburn Supply

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Break

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Roundtable Discussions
Maintaining a competitive advantage that helps to ensure successful growth requires companies and individuals to use best practices. These informative roundtable discussions are excellent opportunities for all attendees to learn from one another about direct and efficient practices focused on sales, marketing, purchasing and vendor relations. Registered attendees will be surveyed prior to the event to compile specific topics of interest in each area.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception & Dinner
Hosted by:
David Chisolm, Vice President of Marketing, A. O. Smith
Michael Maloney, 2021 Emerging Leaders Chairman

Tuesday, August 24

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast Session - "Us vs. Them!" with Jeff Havens
Understanding, recognizing and resolving every generational issue facing today's workforce with four different generations.

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9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Break

9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Roundtable Discussions
More in-depth roundtables, with tables sorted by distributors, manufacturers, and manufacturer representatives.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch
ASA President's Report - Chris Fasano
Operation Rise & Conquer Presentation

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: A. O. Smith Virtual Tour Experience
Experience the first-class virtual tour of A. O. Smith's innovative facilities, viewed from Yee-Haw Brewery

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Night Out Closing Event

Hotel Reservations


Westin Nashville

807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Room rate: $234 plus tax per night based on single/double occupancy
Reservation Deadline: August 2, 2021

ASA is committed to your safety and comfort at EMERGE2021 and will adhere to the State of Tennessee and Westin guidelines in place at the time of the conference.

For more information on the Westin's health and safety guidelines click here.

For the latest information on the State of Tennessee's guidelines, please visit their site.

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