2018 DHA Spring Conference

May 06-08, 2018
Kiawah Island, SC
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

2018 Decorative Hardwoods Association® Spring Conference

This year's spring conference was met with record attendance! From all areas of the country, attendees arrived at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort for 3 days of presentations, networking opportunities, division meetings, and some fun in the sun on Kiawah Island, South Carolina! 

Download the 2018 Spring Conference Program to see what happened and browse event photos!

Our thanks to the following 2018 Spring Conference Sponsors:

Conference Presentations:

2018 Spring Conference presentations are now available for download!

Richard Kaglic (Download Presentation)
Senior Regional Economist at the Federal Reserve. Richard gave an insightful presentation on how interest rates and tariffs will impact our businesses, and what we can expect in the current and future economy.

Tim Brightbill (Download Presentation)
Attorney and partner at Wiley Rein. Tim gave an informative update on the current status of the antidumping countervailing duty cases for hardwood plywood and engineered wood flooring. Tim discussed critical next steps and most importantly, what we can do to help.

Grace Jeffers (Presentation Coming Soon)
An author, designer, and materials selection expert. Grace gave an eye-opening presentation on the relationship between truth and materials. Grace discussed how buyers choose between real wood and substitutes, how products should be marketed, and which audiences are important to reach and educate.

Janice Dietz (Download Presentation)
HGTV contributor and award-winning designer. Janice shared the unique perspective of a designer when it comes to specifying wood products. Janice addressed the issues many designers face and also outlined key design trends in residential and commercial construction.

Susanne Breitkopf (Download Presentation)
Policy Director at the Environmental Investigation Agency. Susanne shared which areas are high risks for illegal logging and advised best practices for avoiding these areas and ensuring logs are harvested legally.

Tim Adams (Download Presentation)
Director of Resource Development at the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Tim shared his expertise and recommendations on how to maximize the forest resource.

Michael Snow (Download Presentation)
Executive Director of the American Hardwood Export Council. Michael walked us through log exports and life-cycle assessments.