11 am–3 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Rhino Training
Darren Arthur, Nautilix Custom Canvas, LLC
8:30–11:30 am Industry Round Table Discussions
11:30 am–12:30 pm Lunch
12:30–5:30 pm Exhibit Floor Open
12:30–5:30 pm Product and Technique Demonstrations
Located on the show floor
4:30–5:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Located on the show floor
8:00–10:30 am Shop Tour at RCM Fabrics
10:45 am–11:45 pm Pressure Steamer Usage and Demo
Terrance Deloatch, Beach Upholstery LLC
11:45 am–12:15 pm Custom Sheets and Bedding
Deborah Hamilton, Beach Upholstery LLC
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch
1:40–2:20 pm Life After Running Your Own Business
Neil Hancock, Aussie Boat Covers Pty Ltd
1:40–2:20 pm Fabrication Made Easy with Photodigitizing
Gary Unitt, Autometrix
2:30–3:30 pm Succession Strategies to Protect & Perpetuate
Your Business
Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset
2:30–3:30 pm Fabrics, Thread and Zippers, an Overview
Keith Purves, Trivantage LLC
3:40–5 pm Budsin Electric Boat Project
Moderator: W. Derek Robinson, Social Connection
Amy Poe, Wyckam
Mike Charpentier, Paul’s Custom Canvas
Jeff Viehmeyer, Alameda Canvas and Coverings
6–9 pm Annual Costume / Welcome Party
Music, dancing, and fun with a NASCAR / Bike
Week theme.
9 –10 am Advanced Upholstery – Open Forum
Jim Cowan, Premier Performance Interiors, Inc.
10:15–11 am Tools, Tips and Tricks
11:15 am–12:15 pm Pricing for Profit
Jeff Viehmeyer, Alameda Canvas & Coverings
12:30–1:45 pm Lunch and MFA Annual Meeting
2–3 pm Standards in Action
Clint Halladay, Sewlong Custom Covers
3:15–4:30 pm Breaking out of the Box: Biminis and
Enclosures from entry-level to high tech
Rob Kotowski, Lake Shore Boat Top
Mike Charpentier, Paul’s Custom Canvas;
Darren Arthur, Nautilux Custom Canvas, LLC;
Jay Hanks, Allerton Harbor Canvas
6–6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30–9 pm Awards Dinner
* Schedule/speakers subject to change.