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WPA Annual Meeting-2024

2024 annual meeting taking pallets into the future

Our 2024 Speaker Program

Dr Bill Bellows Dr Bill Bellows

From Red Square Puzzles to Blue Pen Companies – Discover Hidden Barriers to Teamwork – Part 1 (January 14th) and Part 2 (January 15th) - This highly interactive 2-part learning event aims to reveal blind spots to teamwork and presents new fundamental concepts and strategies from the management philosophy of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Adoption of these strategies can shift organizations in a new direction, embedded with the vibrant benefits of a collaborative environment. This powerful new framework enables leaders to better manage their resources, including, but not limited to, time, money, knowledge, equipment, and people.

Dr Jimmy GandhiDr Jimmy Gandhi

The Why and How of Customer Retention in Challenging Economic Times - In this presentation, we will be looking at the importance of customer retention during challenging economic times and how it affects the bottom line of a business. The discussion will include how to go about customer retention and understanding your customer's pain points as well as the constraints from your business perspective to be able to achieve a balance between the two -- and thereby achieve better customer retention. At the end of the presentation, there will be a hands-on exercise where attendees will work on answering a few thought-provoking questions to develop a customer retention strategy for their business.

Guy GruenbergGuy Gruenberg

How to Survive and Thrive in Tough Economic Times - Join us for a unique seminar to discover the secrets of thriving in any business environment. Explore successful strategies, marketing techniques, cost management, material procurement, and workforce management best practices. Gain actionable insights for personal and company growth. Don’t miss this opportunity to excel!


Chaille BrindleyChaille Brindley, Industrial Reporting

Upside Down, Rightside Up Markets - A look at the changing competitive landscape in the U.S. pallet sector from technology to markets to customer expectations. These strategies will help you compete better for customers and workers in a tough economic environment.

Our 2024 Event Sponsors!

advance lumber and pallet        Pacific Northwest Lumber   Pallet and lumber supply viking engineering cresswood shredding machinery sierra pacificbettaway pallet hub international ins   eagle forest products    crane point    hub industrial supply    american international forest products  Industrial lumber sales    freedom sourcing

Sponsorships available!  Contact us for more information:

Meeting  Schedule

Friday - January 12th
3:00 p.m. Board of Directors’ Meeting
6:00 p.m. Board of Directors’ Dinner

Saturday - January 13th
8:00 a.m. Golf - Desert Willow Golf Resort
5:00 p.m. 1st-Timers Reception & Exhibits
5:45 p.m. Welcome Reception & Exhibits

Sunday - January 14th
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet & Exhibits
7:45 a.m. Business Meeting
9:30 a.m. Speaker Program
12:45 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits
4:30 p.m. Buffet/Reception & Auction
8:00 p.m. Poker Tournament

Monday - January 15th
7:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet & Exhibits
8:45 a.m. Speaker Program
12:00 p.m. Annual Golf Tournament - RLP Country Club
6:30 p.m. Reception & Awards Dinner

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