2020 Annual Meeting Exhibitors

2020 EXHIBITOR INFORMATION (click on pic to download)

2020 KFIA Annual Meeting Exhibitors

ARBORGEN, INC., Athens GA
912/655-1725

BRANDEIS MACHINERY, Louisville, KY 

502/493-4212

CORLEY MFG, Chattanooga, TN

423/698-0284

DMSI SOFTWARE, Omaha, NE

402/330-6620

INDUSTRIAL CARBIDE, Louisville, KY 

502/968-8104

KENTUCKY DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE, Frankfort, KY

502/782-9265
KENTUCKY DIVISION OF FORESTRY, Frankfort, KY

502/782-7167

NATIONAL HARDWOOD MAGAZINE, Memphis, TN

901/372-8280

NYLE DRY KILNS, Brewer, ME

800/777-6953

TS MANUFACTURING, Lindsay Ontario, Canada

705/324-3762



     
2020 KFIA Annual Meeting

KFIA ANNUAL MEETING 
“Growing Kentucky Forest, Supplying the World” 

The past year has seen many changes in the hardwood marketplace and KFIA continues to work hard to represent our members on numerous issues.  We understand the changing markets have put tremendous stress on numerous facets of the wood industry and are always looking at ways to keep the industry strong and economically important.  We have put together a program for our 2020 annual meeting that covers all aspects of  the current market issues and programs that are underway to improve the market outlook for the future.    

Please join us at the KFIA 55th Annual Meeting and find out what is happening not only in Kentucky but around the country.  The past year has brought a challenging economy and numerous changes related to export markets and concerns with log supply and changing legislation.  We have some excellent speakers lined up to discuss the current issues related to exporting markets, cross laminated timber structural use, and the recent Hardwood Promotion Collaboration.  In addition to the expert speakers in each field, the program is full of activities and provides excellent opportunities for networking and meeting with exhibitors.        

The meeting will kick off Tuesday, April 7 with the John C. Smith Invitational Golf Scramble scheduled for the Polo Fields Golf and Country Club.   The golf outing is a fun event that everyone enjoys and all golfers regardless of abilities are invited to play.  We will be glad to add you to a team or you can put together your own foursome.  An evening Welcome Reception in the exhibit area will wrap up a busy day for those that want to get together for some fellowship and find out who came out on top in the golf scramble.  The KFIA Board of Directors will be meeting for a quarterly Board meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss KFIA business and the 2020 legislative agenda.   

Wednesday, April 8 the exhibit area will be open all day long for networking.  The Opening Session will have speakers to discuss the new Hardwood Promotion Collaboration, issues related to export markets and a legislative update locally and nationally.  The KFIA Business Meeting will be held in conjunction with the KFIA/KY Tree Farm Awards Luncheon where the new officers will be elected and outstanding individuals will be recognized for their achievements in the forest industry community.  We will also have Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney provide an update on Agriculture issues and our partnership with agriculture.  The Kentucky Tree Farmer, Logger and Communicator of the Year will also be honored with awards for their accomplishments to support forestry and the wood industry.   Following lunch the SFI/SIC/Communications Committee meeting will have an open discussion on certification issues and funding of current projects by SFI members. The afternoon will start kicking up with free time for attendees to visit the always popular Robinson Lumber & Van Meter Insurance Hospitality Suite where fresh seafood from Louisiana and cocktails will be served which makes for some great networking opportunities for all attendees.  The evening will wrap up with a reception in the Exhibit Hall with plenty of time talk with a large number of vendors at the exhibitor reception.        

On Thursday, April 9 the last day of the meeting begins with breakfast in the exhibit area.  The morning General Session will have presentations on hardwood lumber use for cross laminated timber and local WoodWorks support for Kentucky markets.  The Kentucky Proud Program is not just for food products and the final presentation will explain how the program can help the wood industry and marketing efforts of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture around the world.   We look forward to bringing the industry together to provide you with the information and contacts to make your business flourish and grow in 2020.  Please feel free to contact the KFIA office at 502-695-3979 with any questions or needs you have related to attending or exhibiting at the Annual Meeting.     

     
2020 Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations for the Brown Hotel need to be complete by March 7, 2020 to obtain our convention rate of $146.00 per night (includes parking).  If making reservations by phone, call 502/583-1234 and mention the KFIA Annual Meeting.  

Once again at the Historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville and have worked out a great room rate.  We strongly encourage members to make your reservations as soon as possible.  We have increased the number of rooms in our block for this year but reservations need to be made on time in order to get in the room block for the meeting.  We have also arranged for the free parking and an open lot is available for anyone that has trouble fitting their vehicle in the garage.   

The Brown Hotel is located in downtown Louisville and is within walking distance of the Fourth Street Live entertainment district and a number of excellent restaurants and attractions.     

For online reservations - CLICK HERE 

     
2020 Meeting Sponsors

SPECIAL THANKS FOR OUR 2020 ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORS

AWARDS LUNCHEON & GENERAL SESSION $1,000

EXHIBITORS RECEPTION $500

WELCOME RECEPTION $350

BREAKFAST SPONSORS $150