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 Closet & Storage Conference

The Only Closet & Storage Conference Exclusively for  Independent Closet Business Owners, Key Staff and Invited Vendor Partners

Vendor Exhibitors, click here.

To view the Summit Registration options, scroll down to the bottom of this page. When you choose to join our CIAMO Members-Only Private Website Group BEFORE you register for the Summit, all Summit conference registration fees are substantially discounted.

All Summit conference activities are conducted at the Sheraton Salt Lake City
Reserve Your $145/night Room at the Sheraton


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"As always, Jeff and the Summit team delivered in a big way in Orlando 2021. Can't wait to see what they cook up for

Salt Lake City 2022".   Christian ~ Ruffino Closets ~ LA

Registration for the 2022 Summit Conference has begun.

CIAMO Member's Registration Fees are discounted 20%

Includes all seminars, sessions, panel discussions, round tables, happy hours, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Big Pig-Out BBQ dinner, showroom/shop tours

If you are already a CIAMO Member -or- if you are about to join CIAMO at the Online Store menu below,

 (before registering for the Summit Conference) NO PASSWORD WILL BE REQUIRED.

simply choose the discounted CIAMO purchase button where the 20% CIAMO discount is already applied.

Only one Primary company member (usually the owner) needs to be a CIAMO Member in order for all staff to qualify and receive the Summit discount conference registration rate.

Summit Itinerary


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



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

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

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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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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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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


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

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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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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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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



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

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

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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

Closet Institute of America Members Only

Exclusive CIA Member's Only Summit Activities

Private Meet, Greet & Eat Annual Membership Meeting

Private Meet, Greet & Eat
Annual Membership Meeting
Starting at 5pm, Wednesday Evening

Our annual in-person meeting takes place on Wednesday evening before Thursday's conference begins. CIA Members gather for a brief informal networking cocktail hour(s) for industry updates and projections for future growth. Adult beverages and snacks are provided to insure the event remains fluid and enlightening. 

"I learned enough valuable information and insights at the Meet & Greet, BEFORE the Summit actually began, to more than justify the cost of registration. After the next two days, I suffered serious Information Overload, fearing my brains would fall out before I returned home to implement the great business building things I learned."

Dave - We Do Closets - Canada

 SEALS Teams

 SEALS Teams

Another Summit Exclusive.

CIA Members participate in our restricted non-compete affinity groups based on company size, experience and gross sales, Two hours of comparing confidential data pricing, design and sales techniques, labor relations, and general business shared among trusted peers.

"The SEALS team is the primary reason we come to the Summit.

We use our Sales/Employee ratio to compare our company's performance to others in the industry of similar size. This becomes our 'report card' which tells us how we can improve our efficiency and profitability."

Jeff - Everything Closets - TN

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