WMC Schedule

Please note: Registration is closed

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 2017, and start planning your trip to Puerto Rico! You may also browse activities by networkingeducation sessions and exclusive tours and recreation.

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


Schedule

Saturday, February 4
1:00 – 5:30 PM Arrival & Registration
Sunday, February 5
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Arrival & Registration
3:30 – 4:30 PM WMC Newcomers Meet & Greet
4:30 – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
6:00 PM Super Bowl Party*
Monday, February 6
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:00 AM Welcome Presentation Begins
9:30 – 10:45 AM Staying Relevant with Ross Shafer
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Expect More – Sell More with Duane Cashin
12:15 – 1:15 PM Retirement Plan Consulting with Edward Hickey, Jr.
12:15 – 1:15 PM Tenth Annual Families in Business Luncheon & Roundtable*
3:00 – 4:00 PM Poolside Forum: Grow Your Customer Base
4:30 – 8:30 PM Sunset Catamaran Cruise*
Tuesday, February 7
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:30 – 7:45 AM Special Interest Breakfast Roundtable Discussions with Industry Leaders
8:30 – 11:00 AM Cooking Class with Executive Chef*
8:30 – 10:00 AM Engagement Starts with You with Scott Carbonara
10:15 – 11:30 AM Coaching Within the Tornado with Michael Hoffman
12:00 – 4:30 PM Old San Juan Walking Tour*
12:00 – 5:00 PM El Yunque Rain Forest*
12:30 – 5:30 PM Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Leadership
Wednesday, February 8 | Safety Day
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 A Leader’s Role in Safety Culture Excellence with Terry Mathis
10:15 – 11:15 AM Industry Safety Panel moderated by Terry Mathis
12:00 – 4:00 PM Kayaking Adventure*
12:00 – 4:30 PM Half Day Snorkeling Trip*
12:30 – 3:30 PM| ATV Adventure*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Safety Culture
6:30 – 10:00 PM Voice for Trees Political Action Committee Dinner & Auction*
Thursday, February 9
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 Breakout Session #1: The Trust Edge with David Horsager
8:45 – 10:00 AM Breakout Session #2: Selling Your Business with Raymond Zemlin
10:15 – 11:30 AM Leaving a Legacy with David Horsager
12:00 – 5:00 PM Deep Sea Fishing*
12:30 – 3:30 PM ATV Adventure*
4:00 – 5:00 PM | Poolside Forum: Networking & Sales
7:00 – 10:00 PM Farewell Party


Session ISA CEUs

Monday, February 6

   
9:30 – 10:45 AM | Staying Relevant with Ross Shafer    1.25 AMBm
10:30 – 11:45 AM | Expect More — Sell More with Duane Cashin   1.25 AMBm
11:45 AM – 12:15 AM | Retirement Plan and Investments with Edward Hickey, Jr.   1 AMBm
Poolside Forum: Grow Your Customer Base          1 AMBm

Tuesday, February 7

   
8:30 – 10:00 AM | Engagement Starts with You with Scott Carbonara   1.5 AMBm
10:15 – 11:30 AM | Coaching Within the Tornado with Michael Hoffman   1.25 AMBm
Poolside Forum: Leadership   1 AMBm
Wednesday, February 8 - Safety Day    
8:45 – 10:00 AM | A Leader’s Role in Safety Culture Excellence with Terry Mathis   1 AMBm
10:15 – 11:15 AM | Industry Leaders Safety Panel moderated by Terry Mathis   1 AMBm
Poolside Forum: Safety Culture   1 AMBm

Thursday, February 9

   
8:45 – 10:00 AM | Breakout Session #1: The Trust Edge with David Horsager   1.25 AMBm
8:45 – 10:00 AM | Breakout Session #2: Selling Your Business with Raymond Zemlin   1.25 AMBm
10:15 – 11:30 AM | Leaving a Legacy with David Horsager    1.25 AMBm
Poolside Forum: Networking and Sales!        1 AMBm