WMC Schedule

Winter Management Conference 2018

As the premier business management conference of the tree care industry, WMC offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best, network with peers, and explore exotic locales — all in the heart of paradise! Part education, part vacation, WMC’s five-day program is designed to refresh your business perspective for the new year, while giving you ample opportunity to unwind.

See below for a full schedule of events for WMC 2018, and start planning your trip to Maui! You may also browse activities by networking, education sessions and exclusive tours and recreation.

*Denotes optional, add-on activities requiring separate registration. Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, February 3
6:45 AM - 3:00 6:45 AM – 3:00 PM | Pre-conference Full Day Tour: Bike Down Hale’akala*
1:00 - 5:30 PM Arrival & Registration
Sunday, February 4
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Arrival & Registration
5:00 – 5:30 PM WMC Newcomers Meet & Greet
5:30 – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Monday, February 5
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:00 AM Welcome Presentation Begins
9:45 – 11:00 AM Blink and They’re Gone! with Dave Avrin
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Improving Decision Making About Exposure and Risk with Jim Spigener
12:15 – 1:15 PM Eleventh Annual Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable*
12:30 – 3:00 PM Modern Tree Climbing & Administrative Decision Making with Ken Palmer and Cody Clark
2:30 – 3:30 PM Poolside Forum: Customer Retention
4:00 - 7:30 Sunset Catamaran Cruise*
Tuesday, February 6
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 7:45 AM Special Interest Breakfast Roundtable Discussions with Industry Leaders
8:30 – 11:00 AM Breakfast and Tropical Lei Making*
8:30 – 10:00 AM Every Sales YES Begins With a KNOW with Sam Richter
10:15 – 11:30 AM Back to Basics Focusing on Safety Leadership Fundamentals with Jeff “Odie”
12:00 – 4:00 PM Half Day Catamaran Snorkeling Trip*
12:15 – 5:15 PM Ocean Rafting Snorkel Adventure*
12:30 – 5:30 PM Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Sales, Sales, Sales
Wednesday, February 7
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:15 – 8:45 AM Accreditation Awards, Safety Awards and Industry Overview
8:45 – 10:00 AM Process: A Recipe for Success! with James Cali and Jason New
10:15 – 11:15 AM Step Up to Safety – Brian’s Story with Jeff Bell
12:00 – 4:00 PM Half Day Catamaran Snorkeling Trip*
1:00 – 3:45 PM Whale Watch Catamaran Tour*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Safety is #1
5:30 – 7:30 PM Voice for Trees Political Action Committee Cocktail Party & Auction*
Aloha Lounge and Pavilion at Westin Maui
Separate ticketed event
Thursday, February 8
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:30 – 8:30 AM TCIA Accredited Member Breakfast Forum
7:30 – 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00 AM Brand Messaging Is Fertilizer for Growing Your Profits with Bruce Turkel
10:15 – 11:30 AM  The Champion’s Code with Ross Bernstein
12:15 – 5:15 PM Ocean Rafting Snorkel Adventure*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Branding and Marketing
7:00 – 10:00 PM Farewell Party
Friday, February 9
Departure  
6:45 AM – 3:00 PM Post-conference Full Day Tour: Bike Down Hale’akala*