We’re officially starting our 2019 Convention Countdown – before you know it, we all will be packing our suitcases to head to downtown Chicago! I can’t wait to see all of you at the 2019 Convention November 14 – 16. The award-winning Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel will captivate you from the moment you arrive until the day we say our goodbyes, with thoughtful amenities and world-class service. The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel features the latest Renaissance brand designs and offers unique and indigenous elements of Chicago.
To me, a convention serves as National Van Lines’ family reunion. Each convention, I look forward to meeting with you personally and updating you on what’s new and exciting at National Van Lines and in the industry. I hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to meet with key members of National Van Lines’ corporate staff, network with your fellow agents and drivers, and visit with vendors.
National Forwarding Co., Inc. (NFC) will welcome you at the Thursday night Opening Reception, which will be held in a stunning location on-property!
Our Keynote Speaker this year is Merril Hoge, former NFL Star and ESN Analyst & Cancer Survivor. A former ESPN analyst, cancer survivor, and former NFL player, Merril inspires audiences with his story of prevailing over life’s hurdles through strength and determination. With an indomitable spirit and key takeaways that help others “find a way” to their own victories, Merril addresses a range of topics, from life in the NFL to health and fitness to strategies for setting and attaining goals. Inspiring and empowering, he delivers essential, real-world insight on surmounting challenges to achieve success, the power of the mind and the body, and how personal and professional commitment can help you live the best life you can.
On Friday, I will give you a state of the van line address, and we are all looking forward to hearing from National Van Lines’ President and COO, Tim Helenthal. I am so excited to announce that during the convention we will be visiting the corporate headquarters so that each of you can spend some valuable time with everyone at National.
Along with NFC, we will stress the importance of providing quality service to our valued customers – commercial and military. Workshops and General Session presentations will offer process improvements and best practice solutions.
And, don’t miss my favorite event – the “Gala Awards Night” where we all get to dress up, honor agents and drivers, and of course, dance the night away.
All of us at National appreciate your efforts – and it’s important that we gather together and strengthen our partnership. Reward yourself by attending this fabulous event – YOU DESERVE IT!
See you in November 2019!