This year’s theme for the 2016 CFMA National Conference was Building It Forward and marked Viewpoint’s fifth year of attending the CFMA Conference as a Principle Partner. This year’s conference featured 3 general sessions, 8-mini conferences, 48 breakout sessions, 6 dawn peer groups, and record breaking number of more than 925 attendees.
A common theme for many contractors in attendance was how to attract younger generations to the industry in light of the current shortage of skilled workers. New and exciting technologies to attract the younger workforce, along with programs to educate students around skilled trades and drone utilization, were topics addressed during Monday’s roundtable sessions.
Viewpoint hosted a technology forum on Sunday where Viewpoint’s CEO, Manolis Kotzabasakis, along with Senior VP of Product, Matt Harris, shared Viewpoint’s vision for continued commitment to product quality and development, discussed the vision for our product futures and examined technology trends in the industry. Viewpoint was honored to have more than 90 of our customers, partners and friends for lunch at the forum.
Viewpoint also had the opportunity to sponsor several of the networking events including the exhibitor reception on Sunday, first time attendee mixer, attendee tote bags, and we gave away 2- Fitbit Blaze smart watches.
On Tuesday evening we kicked back with our fellow Viewpoint team members, friends and customers at Knibbe Ranch. It was a boot strapping great time. We made friends with the longhorns and saw a live rodeo! The JW Marriott is San Antonio did not disappoint and we can’t wait to see the fun in store for CFMA 2017 in Arizona!
About CFMA’s Principle Partnership Program (PPP):
The principle partnership was developed in an effort to establish a long-term relationship. Funds via the program assists CFMA with creating valuable member programs without the need to increase non-dues revenue for CFMA and develops stronger relationships with each CFMA chapter. In the area of chapter relations, the funds collected from the PPP have allowed CFMA to create the support, training, and resources (STAR) program that grants chapters up to $3,000 for chapter focused programs. The STAR program is a direct result of the PPP. Viewpoint was the first to enter into the PPP with CFMA, which was initiated in 2012. CFMA currently has two principle partners, Viewpoint and BKD.