Montreal, QC, Canada
This week, Carpet One Floor & Home members will come together for their annual summer convention at the Montreal Convention Center. This summer’s convention will be transformed into a whole new experience under the convention theme C1 Xperience. C1X will offer an accelerated agenda with impactful speakers, focused networking and an all new C1XPO exhibit hall experience. Throughout C1X, Carpet One Floor & Home members will be focusing on the power of supporting core cooperative programs; the difference a strong commitment to customers can make; and the keys to converting more leads to sales.
Members will learn how a renewed focus on core products and programs offered through Carpet One Floor & Home will help keep their businesses fueled for success. The new C1XPO floor layout will have a smaller overall footprint, but offers more space dedicated to showcasing all displays and products that members should be taking advantage of.
Through expert speakers and Carpet One Floor & Home executives, the convention will help members focus on their commitment to their business and their customers. They will see the power a strong commitment makes and leave with a renewed sense of ownership of the future of their business.
Carpet One Floor & Home is making significant strides in reaching customers through digital technology. In addition to revealing new website enhancements and digital programs, C1X speakers will help members learn how to convert more leads to sales and convert sales to more profitable sales.
Carpet One Floor & Home is excited to welcoming three keynote speakers who will be sharing insight and motivating Carpet One Floor & Home members throughout the two day event.
Author of Attention Late Bloomers: You’re Right on Time! and Eternal Cosmic Wisdom at Bargain Basement Prices, Posner is an expert in customer service and has a refreshing perspective on life. He’ll share how simple and small changes in your attitude and the way you approach daily challenges can make a big impact.
John Venhuizen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ace Hardware Corporation. Venhuizen, 45, is a 22-year veteran of Ace. Venhuizen joined Ace within the marketing department in 1992. He has since, worked his way up through the company. Members will hear more about his career and initiatives at Ace. They’ll benefit from key lessons from one of the country’s largest retail cooperatives.
Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, ret.)
A 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) wanted to fly military jets from the moment she saw them at her first air show when she was five years old. She achieved that goal – and then some. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, an instructor, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams.
After an action-packed two-day event, Carpet One Floor & Home members will be celebrating all their successes and new knowledge with an unforgettable event enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of some of Montreal’s best known neighborhoods and attractions.
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee® which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living Installation system.