Volume 43, Issue 9 - September 2008

Reviews & Previews

BEMA Sets Dates
for Fall Meetings

The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA) has scheduled its 2008 general membership meeting for 3-5 p.m., October 7 in room N256 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The meeting will include an update of the association’s activities, a report on its technical standards and the announcement of the winners of the Annual Design Awards competition.

In keeping with members’ wishes, what was once a breakfast meeting is now an afternoon meeting and social. The association will be hosting a cocktail reception as an opportunity for manufacturers to network with peers in the industry.

There is no charge to attend and anyone involved in the bath enclosure industry is invited.

In addition to its annual meeting, BEMA has announced that it will host an afternoon roundtable discussion on matters related to the shower enclosure industry on November 5, 2008 at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The roundtable is intended as an opportunity to tap the power of peers, share information with other chief executive officers and explore new ideas and experiences. The sessions will feature topics relating to the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing business and the shower enclosure industry, as well as BEMA’s vision for the future.

“This is a new event,” explains Chris Birch, executive director of BEMA. “We felt this was an exciting new idea that would bring together the manufacturers (chief executive officers), the original participants in BEMA, to discuss the industry and BEMA. The association was founded with manufacturers and while the membership has changed, we decided to provide a forum for these leaders to gather and work on association activities.”

A reception and dinner will follow the roundtable, and interested attendees can take part in a golf outing the following morning. ❙❙➤ www.bathenclosures.org.

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