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"As always, Jeff and the Summit team delivered in a big way in Charlotte.
Can't wait to see what they cook up for Orlando"
Christian - Ruffino Custom Closets - Louisiana
October 20th - 22nd, 2021
The Only Closet & Storage Conference Exclusively for
Independent Closet Business Owners, Key Staff and Invited Vendor Partners
"This was our third Summit. We will be at the next one in Orlando.
I told our son to plan his wedding accordingly (NOT October 20-22)
when he sets the date.
The Closet Summit is THAT good!"
Cheryl - Cardinal Closets - Louisville
Most hired professional motivational speakers use canned presentations that add in the Closets topic the night before. Our Speakers are not 'experts' from outside our industry. We choose Closet Titans from within the closet industry: knowledgeable veteran closet entrepreneurs who have, 'Been There, Mastered That'.
"Loved the Summit! Great insights into the closet industry from those who know!"
Larry - Closet Solutions - FL
Great Round Tables
Round table discussion groups are the most requested venue at our conferences. Topics are selected in advance based on suggestions from the CIA membership. Notes are taken at every session and are then collected and summarized, then sent via email to the entire group after the Summit. It's like attending 15 different sessions at the same time
"I was very pleased with the openness to share from all of the attendees."
Connie - Precision Upstate Closets - NY
"The roundtables were rocking!"
Lisa, - Artisan Custom Closets - ATL
Summit networking begins from the moment you arrive at the hotel. The group stays together for the entire 2-days. Starting with Wednesday's Meet, Greet & Eat, breakfasts and lunches, tour buses to the shop & showroom tour, sessions, round tables, and after hour adult beverages networking at the hotel bar. We brag it's the most networking of all our industry events.
"The networking Meet & Greet event prior to the Summit was a great ice breaker for us since this was our first one".
Beth - CCF Industries - Vendor
Our Vendor and Supplier partners are not satisfied being put in an Expo Hall waiting for their '15 minutes of fame'. They are involved in every aspect of the Summit: attending presentations, round tables and social gathering. Their main event is a dedicated session where they conduct their own seminars and workshops during Vendorama.
"This is a great conference for closet vendors to attend and have a very specific audience that is highly interested in everything closet!"
Kim - LB Classic Closets - MO
An exclusive feature of Summits is to always include a showroom/shop tour of a member's facility. This year Roomy Design Interiors will host hundreds of Summiteers and conduct guided tours of their State-of-the-Art manufacturing plant.
"I had thoughts of waiting until next year to attend the Summit, but I told myself "don't cheat yourself, treat yourself"
Well I treated myself to be around great leaders to help my company grow in the right direction. I really loved the tours".
Ricky - Closet Concepts - TX
Great After Hours Fun
Join us as we take a much needed break and have some serious fun at our annual belt-sander races with betting and prizes. Place your bets and perhaps win great prizes or cash jackpot, all happening during our adult beverage Happy Hour and BBQ.
"The day will come when the NASCARBS trophy and The Stanley Cup return to Toronto!"
Brian - Komandor Canada Closets
Another Summit exclusive.
One thing all closet businesses share in common is our installation teams: the guys who 'Bring Home the Bacon'. As the anchormen of our operations, we are honored to give them an opportunity to add to our collective business growth strategies by participating in our conference.
"Loved the information and wisdom presented by Rico Wiiliams-Super Installer.. Please bring him back at Orlando!"
Leo & Cheryl - Cardinal Closets - KY
Your registration includes two happy hours (with goodies), two breakfasts, two luncheon buffets, and Thursday evening's BIG Pig-Out BBQ
dinner banquet. With all of the information overload you will be experiencing at the Summit, we realize the importance of feeding your bellies as well as your minds. All meals are a networking opportunity.
Regardless of where along your 'Closet Journey' you are, the main requirements for admittance to the Summit is your willingness to share your knowledge, experiences and advice with others. Rookies and veterans are all treated equally. Welcome to our Family Reunion.
"The greatest part of the Summits is, as always, the networking, seeing old friends. making new ones, getting updates from everyone and general merry-making".
Paul - Carolina Closets - SC
Exclusive CIA Member's Only Summit Activities
Private Meet, Greet & Eat General Membership Meeting
Our annual in-person meeting takes place on Wednesday evening before Thursday's conference begins. CIA Members gather for a brief informal networking cocktail hour(s) for industry updates and projections for future growth. Adult beverages and snacks are provided to insure the event remains fluid and enlightening.
"I learned enough valuable information and insights at the Meet & Greet, BEFORE the Summit actually began, to more than justify the cost of registration. After the next two days, I suffered serious Information Overload, fearing my brains would fall out before I returned home to implement the great business building things I learned." Dave - We Do Closets - Canada
Another Summit Exclusive. CIA Members participate in our restricted non-compete affinity groups based on company size, experience and gross sales, Two hours of comparing confidential data pricing, design and sales techniques, labor relations, and general business plans.is shared among trusted peers.
"The SEALS team is the primary reason we come to the Summit".
Jeff - Everything Closets - TN
Join CIAMO - CIA Members-Only first for
huge savings on Summit registration
Registration will begin in early May 2021
Registration Fees: Non-CIAMO / CIAMO (w/20% discount)
Includes all seminars, sessions, panel discussions, round tables, happy hours, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Big Pig-Out BBQ dinner, showroom/shop tours
Primary Attendee - $599/$479
First rep: usually owner, co-owner, partner, general manager, senior management
Additional Attendees - $549ea/$439ea
Additional from same company: Co-owner, sales manager, design manager, senior designer, designer, shop manager