Wednesday, October 14th

9:00am – 10:00am
ASA Board of Directors Meeting

10:30am – 12:00pm           
Special White House Briefing
Capitol Club Members only, invitation required

1:00pm – 5:00pm           
Wholesaler & Vendor Conference Appointments

6:00pm  – 7:30pm           
Grand Welcome Reception

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Washington Monuments by Night
Optional Tour

Open for Manufacturer Hospitality

Thursday, October 15th

8:00am – 9:30am           
Industrial Piping Division Educational Forum & Breakfast

8:00am – 9:30am
Plumbing Industry Educational Forum & Breakfast featuringJerry Howard
Housing Market Update and Future Outlook

9:45am – 11:00am           
Keynote Speaker Presentation, featuringDavid Kohler
World Economic Influences on the U.S. Economy

11:30am – 1:00pm
ASA Power Lunch, featuringGeorge Will
The Political Argument Today

1:00pm – 4:00pm           
Capitol Hill Visits & Tours

6:30pm – 9:00pm
ASA Industry Interchange
Get Your Game On!

Friday, October 16th

8:00am – 9:30am           
ASA Future Trends Breakfast, with featured speaker

10:00am – 11:30am
Wholesaler & Manufacturer Issues Round Table Discussions

12:00pm – 1:30pm
ASA Annual Meeting & Member Lunch

1:45pm – 3:15pm

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Open for business meetings

NetworkASA farewell gala at National Museum of American History

Saturday, October 17th


Featured Speakers (as of 12/01/08)

Jerry M. Howard
Housing Market Update and Future Outlook 
Jerry M. Howard, the president and chief executive officers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will provide attendees with an update on the current state of the U.S. housing market and what can be expected in the near future.  This event has provided some of the most insightful analysis of housing trends in recent years and 2009 will be no exception. 

David Kohler     
World Economic Influences on the U.S. Economy
The 2009 keynote presentation will feature David Kohler, Executive Vice President for Kohler Co.  He will discuss how the U.S. economy is affected by both the established forces and emerging markets around the world, and how U.S. businesses can better prepare themselves to manage these ongoing trends.  Mr. Kohler is responsible for Kohler Co.’s worldwide kitchen and bath business and Corporate Technical Services including Information Technology, Operations Support, Global Procurement, and Business Travel and Aviation, giving him significant insight into world influences on the U.S. economy. 

George Will
The Political Argument Today
George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and respected political analyst, will provide attendees penetrating and incisive commentary on the Washington political scene, offering a glimpse into what the future holds for public affairs, public policy and American society.  Following his presentation, attendees can participate in a Q&A with Mr. Will.