As leading industry trade associations gain awareness of the strengths and capabilities of 526 Media Group’s new virtual event platform, more are gaining confidence in their ability to transition to a successful virtual event that still give their membership the value and benefits of their event’s networking, exhibits and educational programming. 
Adding to the growing list, the North American Building Material Distribution Association and their show partner, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors, have decided to host their Annual Convention, the Virtual Xperience on the new platform.  Association Executive Director, Kevin Gammonley commented, “NBMDA and NAFCD are excited to be partnering with 526 Media Group as we transition our popular live annual convention into a virtual experience this fall. The technology platform will provide us with what we need to offer our members a stimulating and engaging experience that will remain highly focused on facilitating education and connections between distributor executives and their supplier partners.”
526 Media Group President Patrick Adams commented, “As we continue to focus on serving our industries with the most credible and timely news and information possible, it is exciting and rewarding to support them in this new way.  While times and situations may change, what will never change is our relentless support of the working-class heroes in the industries we are honored to serve.”  
The virtual NAFCD/NBMDA convention will be held November 10-12, 2020.  More details and information on the event will follow.
526 Media Group is actively partnering with the industry’s leading associations to assure their events, which offer vital education and content to the industry, continue as planned regardless of world or local conditions.  For more information, contact Jody Bays at 526 Media Group, jbays@526mediagroup.com.
A specialty B2B media company that exclusively focuses on the hardest working market segment in the country, the American Bedrock Infrastructure Industries (ABII).  526 Media Group has been serving their readership since 1922, made up of the hardworking men and women of a diverse group of industries that built, build, maintain and respond to the needs of society.  Collectively, they provide the services and products vital to a functioning society and are made up of roughly 20 million people who are drawn to service; refuse to shy away from hard work; revel in accomplishment; and are loyal by deed to the brands that support them.  They know them, celebrate them and have built trust with them through their assortment of media products that share vital news and resources.  526 Media Group publishes a range of titles across industries with its largest being in the lumber and building materials segment with leading publications such as Merchant Magazine, Building Products Digest, Deck Specialist and Surface & Panel.

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