NEWS ARCHIVES - 2003
20th Management Conference, a Memorable One
See photos of this year's
2003 CTDA Management Conference will go down as one
of the most memorable conferences ever! On November
13-16, CTDA celebrated it's 20th conference at Marriott's
Grand Hotel Golf Club and Spa in Point Clear, Alabama
- site of the first event in 1984!
participated in top-notch educational seminars, covering
topics from communications to the economic state of
the country. Many commented that the speakers touched
upon real issues that were prevalent in the industry,
while others enjoyed learning new concepts that could
be implemented back home. Not only did the speakers
provide useful, relevant information, but they were
entertaining as well.
were also many positive remarks about the wonderful
leisure events like the golf tournament, gardens tour
and sailing tour. Spouses had the chance to take a leisurely
tour of local Fairhope, home of many antique shops.
Overall, Point Clear was a beautiful setting to get
a way and take a break.
of TileDealer Magazine
Thursday evening, CTDA held a special reception to launch
it's new industry publication called TileDealer Magazine,
a new, bimonthly magazine aimed at ceramic tile distributor
and dealer professionals. Attendees witnessed the unveiling
of the first issue during this crowning event and were
given complimentary issues of the magazine.
TileDealer's editorial content will consist of one-on-one
interviews with industry leaders, never-before-offered
management and training articles, product innovations,
industry insights, industry calendar, classified section
and much, much, more.
Needless to say, the magazine launch experienced rave
reviews from all attendees.
Speaker Colonel Oliver North
conference concluded on a patriotic note with keynote
speaker Colonel Oliver North. Colonel North mesmerized
the audience with riveting stories of his days in the
military and his more recent adventures in Iraq reporting
for Fox News. More importantly, he talked about the
bright future our young American soldiers have to offer
this great industry. It was truly an inspirational evening.
If you were unable to attend the conference, you can
see pictures here: https://www.ctdahome.org/mc/photos/
CTDA would like to thank all the sponsors for making
the conference a reality. Without your support each
year, we would not have this wonderful event to offer
our members and industry.
We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's conference,
November 2004, in Cancun, Mexico!