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All Summit events (except plant tour) will take place at the

Sheraton Salt Lake City

October 19th (starting with Happy Hour at 5pm)  -to-

 October 21st (ending after lunch at 2pm), 2022

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

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5:00pm-7:30pm:

Welcome to the 2022 Closet & Storage Summit and Vendor Expo ~ For those who arrive early, enjoy our informal Meet, Greet and Eat Networking Happy Hour(s) for all attendees

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6:00pm-6:45pm

Special Welcome presentation and orientation extended exclusively to the 'Freshman' (first time Summiteers, both closet owners and new vendors) class

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7:30pm-until:

Dinner on your own (multiple restaurants within walking distance); Afterwards, return to networking at the Sheraton SLC Hotel bar

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2:00am curfew:

All Summiteers must be in their 'jammies' and safely tucked in under their 'blankies' so we can hear your prayers, sing you a lullaby and kiss you goodnight  

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Welcome t0 the Closet Summit's . . .

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7:00am-9:15am:

Networking buffet breakfast and Vendorama (Session 1) displays around the perimeter of the Ballroom and adjacent Pre-Function Foyer.

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9:15am-9:35am:

Introduction: Welcome to the Summit's Closet University, where there are degrees or graduates, because the learning never ends. Overview of the Summit Conference Schedule and Procedures. Speaker Jeff Klein ~ CIA Founder and Summit Conference Director 

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10:10am-11:20am:

Multiple round table sessions:
Topic A: Avoiding/Reducing Costly Go-Backs
Topic B: Simplifying Designer Scheduling & Expenses
Topic C: Elective topics chosen by this group

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9:35am-10:00am:

Presentation of CIA's Jerry Award:

Closet Industry Legend, Neil Balter, creator of California Closets and Organizers Direct, accepts the CIA's Jerry Award with short interview to follow

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1o:10am-11:20am:

Multiple round-table sessions:
Topic A: Avoiding/Reducing Costly Go-Backs
Topic B: Simplifying Designer/Scheduling & Expenses
Topic C: Elective topics chosen by this group

11:30am-12:40pm:

Multiple round-table sessions:
Topic A: Relying on Technology
Topic B: Managing Purchasing, Inventory & Scheduling

Topic C: Installation Jubilation (installers, managers)
Topic D: Elective topics chosen by this group

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12:45pm-2:15pm:

Networking buffet luncheon and Vendorama (Session 2) displays, demonstrations, presentations throughout the perimeter of the Ballroom and adjacent Foyer.

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2:30pm-3:40pm:

Multiple round-table sessions:
Topic A: Maximizing Marketing through websites, social media and local SEO
Topic B: You don't know your business if you don't know your numbers
Topic C: Elective topics chosen by this group

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3:50pm-5:00pm:

Multiple round-table sessions:
Topic A: Successful Manufacturing Practices including LEAN
Topic B: Troubleshooting Pros & Cons-Outsourcing options

Topic C: Elective topics chosen by this group

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5:00pm-5:45pm: 

Load onto Tour Busses -or- personal vehicles for transport to our Host Shop/Showroom affiliate,

The Closet Butler, for tours, demonstrations, banquet, drinks, belt sander races and serious networking

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5:45pm-9:00pm: 

Tour of Host The Closet Butler showroom and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Demonstration of their super efficient Production Control System and
other surprises. Special machine demonstration by Stiles Machinery

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6:30pm-7:30pm: 

Extra special Western-style Dutch Oven dinner and bar sponsored by The Closet Butler and Stiles Machinery

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10:00pm-until . . .

Optional Closet University Extra Credit: Networking at the Sheraton Hotel Bar.
Curfew: 2am ~ Lights out

Friday, October 21st, 2022

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7:00am-9:30am:

Networking buffet breakfast and Vendorama (Session 3) booths and displays around the perimeter of the Ballroom and adjacent Foyer.

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9:30am-10:45am:

Closet University Post-Graduate Brainstorming Panel Discussion, group audience participation w/Q&A
Topic: Eliminating or Reducing Costly Return Trips/Go Backs

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11:00am-12:15pm:

Closet Institute of Technology Post-Graduate Brainstorming Panel Discussion, group audience participation w/Q&A
Topic: Embracing Technology to Prepare for Uncertain Economic Times

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12:15pm-2:00pm:

Networking Buffet Lunch & final Vendorama Exhibits throughout the Ballroom and Foyer

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2:00pm

That's All Folks. Summit ends after lunch (2pm). Safe travel home, or stay for additional networking and the beauty of the mountains. See ya'll at next year's Summit in Savannah, GA