ProDealer Conference and NLBMDA Industry Summit merge

Washington, D.C The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and the ProDealer Conference (presented by Home Channel News) announced the merger of their two annual industry conferences: the HCN ProDealer Conference and the NLBMDA Industry Summit.

The new combined conference, renamed the ProDealer Industry Summit, will be held Oct. 1 to 4, 2008, at the Westfield Marriott Resort in Chantilly, Va., and will be jointly run by both organizations.

“We are excited to bring together two great conferences for the overall benefit of the industry,” said Diane Swenson, new president of the NLBMDA.

“Both conferences have served the industry quite well,” said Jeff Arlen, publisher of Home Channel News. “The ProDealer Conference has grown significantly over its 11 years, and the NLBMDA Industry Summit has been a success for more than 21 years.”

“We will now be able to offer to the industry a single event, combining all of the benefits of each conference, while delivering more value to the vendors and manufacturers who support these events,” said Jim Reynolds, managing director of the ProDealer Conference.