2024 Seminars

‘Best of the Best!’
Educational Seminars at the Louisville Show

The Louisville Show offers an “All-Star” lineup of speakers, consultants, and educators who will share valuable information on how to help grow your business. Organizers this year have expanded the educational programming with more content than ever to help you navigate the opportunities for manufactured housing in 2024 and beyond.

Wednesday – January 17th

8:00 AM – State of The Industry
Speakers: Frank Bowman, Logan Hanes, John Lindley, and Eric Oaks

Join the state executive directors of the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation for up-to-the-minute commentary and analysis of relevant industry trends, challenges and opportunities.

9:00 AM – 10 Key Steps To Inventory Management
Speaker: Ken Corbin

Start the year off right with valuable insights on effectively managing your most valuable asset: your home inventory. Speaker and consultant, Ken Corbin, leads a fast-paced, interactive presentation on how to sell more homes, generate more revenue per sale and replenish your inventory with the right homes for today’s buyer.

10:00 AM – Consumer Lender Panel
Speakers: Walden Buttram, Luke Foster, Matt Heidelberg, Barry Noffsinger, Eric Oaks, Eric Przelski, Jack Reid, and Chris Turturro,

Consumer financing is the lifeblood of our business. In this ever-evolving market, learn about where consumer finance is headed in 2024 from a panel of the industry’s experts. Bring your most pressing consumer finance questions and discover how the latest programs can help you assist more consumers in fulfilling their dream of home ownership.

Thursday – January 18th

8:00 AM – Manufacturer Panel
Speakers: Shawn Carnahan, Zach Huneycutt, Paul Lindsley, Jeff Tanner, and Doug Tollin

Hear all about the new designs, colors, features, and floorplans that will be shaping consumer preferences in 2024. The Louisville Show is the kick-off to the 2024 selling season. Don’t miss this informative discussion with the Show’s manufacturers and make sure you’re positioned for success in this competitive market.

9:00 AM – What Happens in Washington Affects You: An Update from MHI
Speakers: Mark Bowersox and Dr. Lesli Gooch

Join the Manufactured Housing Institute’s senior leaders as they give you an overview of recent activity in Congress and how it affects your bottom line. You’ll learn more about how the MHI is working for you in Washington, from supplying vital information to help you make business decisions to networking events to connect you with the industry’s top leaders.

10:00 AM – Builder and Developer Panel
Speakers: David Allen, Jennifer Blankenship, Tristan Farrell, Tom Heinemann, and David Roover

We are affordable housing. This panel of leading experts will share how they’re helping buyers achieve the American Dream of home ownership through residential developments using factory-built homes.

11:00 AM – Sales, Marketing, and Media All-Stars
Speakers: Darren Krolewski, Brandon Meek, Chris Nicely, and John Underwood

Be ready and take notes as this powerful panel of the industry’s top marketers share their best strategies and tactics to help industry professionals generate greater demand, close more sales and stay ahead of the competition.

Friday – January 19th

8:00 AM – Risk Management Panel
Speakers: Michael Brown, Victoria Cowert, Ron D’Ambra, Tim Mullin, and Ferd Niemann

In business, risks are factors that can lower profit and even cause an organization to fail. This informational program will share the fine details on what you can do to help minimize exposure, control risk and reign in potential liabilities. If you’re a community owner or retailer, don’t miss this important session!

9:00 AM – Property Technology and Management
Speakers: Rebecca Barth, Tanner Buuck, Maria HortonJeremy Moore, Scott Stroud, and Patrick West

The Louisville Show closes out its education program with an essential session in property management and operations technology. Discover how innovative platforms and modern tools can help you create efficiencies, reduce expenses and operate your business more productively.