It's our goal every year to give you the best conference experience possible - bringing the topics, insights and industry leaders you find in the pages of the FenderBender Magazine to an in-person experience fit for business growth. Here's our process for keeping things relevant to your business year after year.
1 | Location Scouting
We're always looking for the next, exciting location to host the conference - somewhere that allows for a great networking environment and plenty to enjoy nearby. We utilize readership data to find locations with 1) a high concentration of readers, 2) accessible flight patterns from other cities and 3) closest proximity to the airport. This helps us ensure we choose a location that maximizes your time and investment.
In 2022 we're excited to invite you to the Live! by Loews hotel and resort in Arlington, TX where you can enjoy the Texas Live! District, views of Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium (home to the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys respectively), and much more from right outside the doors.
2 | Attendee Feedback Review
Before designing the agenda, selecting speakers, or anything else, we take careful attention to review attendee feedback from the previous year. All attendees from the 2021 conference received a feedback survey where they could provide their honest (and anonymous) opinions about what worked well and what could be improved.
A special thank you to everyone who completed the 2021 survey. We've seen your feedback and we're working to create an even better experience!
3 | Session Topic Selection
Based on the attendee feedback, conversations at the conference, and the most popular articles published in FenderBender, we select topics from the common themes. We do our best to keep the agenda fresh and current to ensure you're finding information on the biggest problems facing your shop today.
This conference is your opportunity to find solutions - both during the sessions and in conversation with other shop owners and managers. Have ideas for topics or speakers you'd like to see in future conferences? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas!
4 | Speaker Selection
Depending on the topics chosen, we identify speakers who can provide a high level of expertise in each area. A wide variety of shop owners, managers, and industry experts are interviewed year-round for features in FenderBender - giving us the opportunity to meet a range of professionals who can speak to various topics.
Unlike many other conferences, each speaker you'll see at the FenderBender Management Conference is a member of this industry and can speak from first hand experience. This gives you the opportunity to find practical solutions to common issues.
5 | Finalized Agenda Released!
Once all topics, speakers and events are secured, we release the finalized agenda to the public! Here's a sneak peek of some topics you can expect to see at this year's FBMC:
- Reshaping Your Leadership as Your Business Changes
- Empower Your Estimators
- Tips and Tricks for Negotiation
- Defining Your Shop's Ideal Customer
We look forward to seeing you at FBMC 2022 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX! Get your All-Access Passes today!