SPECIAL EVENTS

NAFF Golf Tournament

When: Wednesday, October 2

7:00 am Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am Shotgun Start

Where: Bayou Oaks at City Park, South Course, 1040 Filmore Ave, New Orleans, LA

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The North American Forest Foundation will host its 2019 Annual Golf Tournament in conjunction with the NHLA Convention at the renowned Bayou Oaks at City Park South Course. Bayou Oaks is a premier golf course centrally located in historic City Park.  Please take part and help support the North American Forest Foundation.

Register for this event when completing convention registration. The cost to play is $275 per person ($300 per person after 8/9/19). The fee includes lunch. Club rental is available for an additional $75.


Find out more about NAFF at https://northamericanforestfoundation.org

Questions about the NAFF Golf Tournament? Contact Jennifer Reith, CMP, Executive Director at 901-860-4131 or [email protected].

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 2 at 6 pm
5th Floor – Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Cascade Hardwood Group

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Kick-off your 2019 NHLA Convention experience at the Mardi Gras themed Welcome Reception. Enjoy food and drinks as you meet, mix and mingle with your fellow industry peers.  And remember… Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Let the Good Times Roll!

A ticket to the Welcome Reception comes with your full convention registration. If you have a guest or friend that would like to attend this event, that’s no problem. Extra tickets are available! Purchase extra tickets when completing convention registration.

NHLA Inspector Training School Alumni Reception

Thursday, October 3 at 4 PM
1st Floor – Gallery
Sponsored by Cole Hardwoods

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Calling all ITS Graduates! The NHLA Inspector Training School invites all alumni to a networking reception. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, snacks, and good company as alumni gather together to reminisce and hear the latest news from the School.

Exhibitor Appreciation Reception*

Thursday, October 3 at 3 pm
2nd Floor – Lagniappe
*Exhibitors Only

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Thank you!

NHLA would like to invite all exhibitors to a networking reception on Thursday afternoon from 3-5pm. This is our chance to say thank you for supporting the NHLA Convention and being a vital part of the hardwood industry.  Exhibitors will also have a chance to pick their booth for the 2020 Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

Exhibit Showcase Networking Reception

Thursday, October 3 at 5 pm
3rd Floor – Napoleon Ballroom

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The Exhibit Showcase is the heart of everyone’s convention experience. Connect with our great exhibitors and your fellow attendees during the Networking Reception in the Exhibit Showcase! The reception will feature specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.

Grand Finale Party at the National World War II Museum

Friday, October 4 from 6 pm to 11 pm
US Freedom Pavilion – The Boeing Center

6 pm – Reception with entertainment by the Victory Belles

7 pm – Dinner Served

8 pm – After Dinner Entertainment

After three exhilarating days at the global gathering of the hardwood community, it’s time to end the 2019 NHLA Annual Convention on a high note. How high you ask? How about 100-feet?

Our Final Party will be held at the US Freedom Pavilion at the Boeing Center. The US Freedom Pavilion is the tallest building on the museum campus and is a dramatic architectural statement paying tribute to the 16 million Americans who served in all branches of the US Armed Forces during World War II. Elevated catwalks provide eye-level views to six WWII aircraft that soar spectacularly overhead, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “My Gal Sal,” plus an SBD Dauntless and a TBM Avenger. The Vehicles of War exhibit, located on the ground floor, focuses on the equipment vital to land battles, including the M3 Half-track and ubiquitous Sherman tank, which were used to achieve Allied victory in World War II.

Climb up to the fourth-floor viewing bridge and let yourself take in the aerial vista of huge antique warplanes suspended in the cavernous interior, illuminated by daylight through the 96-foot-high glass wall.

The U.S. Freedom Pavilion is a site to see, but we invite you to stay for the friendship and camaraderie that makes the hardwood lumber industry so special. 

Tickets for this event are $75 and may be purchased through registration as space allows – the Grand Finale is a popular event. Sign up in advance.

*Please Note: The National WWII Museum is open 9 am to 5 pm daily.  The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. The NHLA Grand Finale will take place in the U.S. Freedom Pavilion. The rest of the Museum Campus will be closed. Please make time during your visit to explore this amazing museum, it can be a full day or multi-day excursion.

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