Annual Conference

Save the Date for the 2017 NAILD Annual Conference!

February 19-22, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

The NAILD Annual Conference provides a space for top lighting distributors and vendor manufacturers from across the nation to experience top notch professional development and industry networking. The Annual Conference is the meeting place for industry professionals to discuss changing technologies, developments, products and more. Lighting distributors and vendor manufacturers go to the NAILD Conference year-after-year to continue their professional development, grow their networks, and strategize with colleagues on emerging business topics.

2017 Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm NAILD Board of Directors Meeting
6:00-8:00pm NAILD Board of Directors Dinner
Sunday, February 19, 2017
9:00am NAILD Annual Garry Haverland Golf Outing
1:00pm–5:00pm Exhibitor Setup

Registration Open

4:30-5:30pm Past Presidents Council Meeting
6:00-6:30pm New Member Meet & Greet

Welcome Reception

9:00pm Hospitality
Monday, February 20, 2017
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast/Opening Remarks

Grand Opening Keynote Session


General Session

10:30-11:30am Coffee Break/Open Tradeshow Floor 

General Session


Lunch/Exhibits/Open Floor Trade Show




Off-Site Event: Explore Orlando!



Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast / Committee Reports

General Session


Break/Open Tradeshow Floor


Product Sprint


Distributor Vendor Roundtables

12:30-1:30pm Lunch/Exhibits/Open Floor Trade Show
1:30-4:10pm OCCs

Exhibitor Breakdown


Dinner and Awards Celebration



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8:00-8:30am  Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am

General Session


Coffee Break


General Session

10:45-11:45am General Session

Closing Board of Directors Meeting

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NAILD 40th Annual Conference Exhibition

The Exhibition portion of the Annual Conference features leading industry manufacturers whose target customers are lighting distributors and will offer the latest product innovations and equipment advances. The Conference provides the perfect setting for these participants to meet potential clients and customers face-to-face, and become closer to closing the deal on profit-making transactions and partnerships. The Conference offers you and your company tremendous networking opportunities and education that will lead you on the road to success

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Sponsorships Available Soon!

The NAILD 40th Annual Conference is attended by lighting distributors in the lighting industry. 

Want to reach new customers? Sponsorships are the best way to receive enhanced visibility among the lighting distributor audience at the Conference. Each sponsorship comes with a variety of beneficial extras, even FREE registrations if applicable. Email Anna Cifelli at or call (609) 297-2216 for more information. 


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NAILD Product Sprint Awards 

NAILD will announce LIVE the Recipients of the Product Sprint awards at the our 40th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration on Tuesday, February 21st. 

(Dinner is included with registration fees.) 

The Product Sprint award honors lighting manufacturers with the best products in five (5) categories. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to showcase their newest product with distributors during the Product Sprint session on Tuesday morning. NAILD Distributor members are encouraged to vote for those they feel are the best product in each category. Learn about the best products in the industry and recognize your peers for their achievement. 

NAILD will be accepting member entries for this prestigious competition in December. Get to know new companies and meet new contacts all while being able to showcase your product and company in a dedicated session. The entry fee is included in all conference sponsorships otherwise, the fee for entry is $400. Contact Anna Cifelli for more information at or call (609) 297-2216. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.


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