Conference Program

Check the daily events below to see speakers, and full conference program.  And, check back as new speakers and events are added to the lineup!  

Sense of Home

   

Thursday, 23 April 2020

 
Track
Salon I
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

Open to Supplier Division and Regular Division Members.   Presentation will include shipment trends for the US and Canada.
Track
Salon II
Time
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
3:15 PM

Say hello!  Following the first day of meetings, network with colleagues over drinks and hors d'oeuvres in a beautiful Cuban themed outdoor setting.
Track
Da Vinci Lawn
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM

Friday, 24 April 2020

 
Cost per person: $220 The Ritz-Carlton’s stocked waters are full of largemouth bass ready to put up a fight! You’re sure to return home with a great catch or a great story.
Track
TBD
Time
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 AM

Cost per person: $200
Track
Fairways Lawn
Time
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
7:00 AM

Cost  per person: $200
Track
Fairways Lawn
Time
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
7:00 AM

Say hello to your fellow AHAM members and enjoy a tasty meal before you get down to the business of the day.
Track
Da Vinci Lawn
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

When it comes to bringing consumers the tastes that they want, appliances matter. But what do people look for in a cooking experience? As head of The Flavor Genome Project, Beth Altringer, Ph.D, of Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has amassed millions of data points on recipes, recipe review, ingredients, nutritional information and textures, making it easier for people to discover what they enjoy. You are sure to benefit from her thought-provoking perspectives on kitchens, cooking, technology and flavor.
Track
Salon III
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Track
Salon III
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM

As governments in the U.S., Canada and around the world look at single-use plastic and plastic packaging with increasing scrutiny, AHAM and its members are developing strategies to respond and prepare. This panel will look at the future of plastic from a number of perspectives, including innovations in material science that may foster circularity in plastic use, government actions that may help with this transition, and what the plastic supply chain may look like in the future.
Track
Salon III
Time
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
3:50 PM

Enjoy a cool margarita and dinner with your fellow AHAM members as you take in the Florida sunset.
Track
Da Vinci Lawn
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Saturday, 25 April 2020

 
AHAM Chairman John Taylor will address the AHAM membership prior to the morning keynote.
Track
Salon IV
Time
7:45 AM - 9:45 AM
7:45 AM

Step up to the coffee bar for your morning cup.   Specialty coffee drinks will be served by our sponsors from De'Longhi.
Track
Salon Foyer
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
9:45 AM

AHAM President and CEO Joe McGuire will present the State of the Association.
Track
Salon I & II
Time
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
10:15 AM

The recent story of technological development in the appliance industry has focused on the Internet of Things and connected products. However, advancements in technology are also changing the landscape of appliance manufacturing and marketing, including not only products but also the full home appliance supply chain and customer experience. This panel brings together senior technology leaders  from AHAM member companies to discuss how connectivity, robotics, computing technologies, design & manufacturing techniques, supply chain management, retail and other innovations will help foster a more comfortable and serene home environment that provides respite for the busy 21st century lifestyle.
Track
Salon I & II
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM

Celebrate and be inspired by your peers! Enjoy lunch and the presentation of the Industry Achievement Awards.
Track
Salon IV
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Have you heard the buzz?  Network with attendees as you gather around the De'Longhi coffee bar.
Track
Salon Foyer
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM

Help build the foundation of AHAM’s 2021-23 Strategic Plan. Multiple, cross-division sessions will address topics of importance to the entire industry. A unique crowdsourcing approach will let participants drive part of the discussion. Some of the topics will include the circular economy, trade, AHAM member engagement and AHAM covered product definitions. This session won’t be complete without your voice.
Track
Salon III
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM

AHAM’s members are the people who make homes work, and their knowledge extends beyond appliances.  Join us as they share their personal stories of achievement, exploration and innovation. Gain new perspectives on the intersection of work and life.
Track
Salon III
Time
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
4:15 PM

Make yourself at home at the end of the day during the Chairman's Reception & Dinner.   More details to be announced soon...
Track
Fairways Lawn
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Sunday, 26 April 2020

 
Closed meeting of the AHAM Board of Directors
Track
Salon I
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM