Schedule

DHI’s Management Summit is designed for both the executive and middle managers of your organization and a great opportunity to evolve your team together. Join like-minded, progressive distributors and forward-thinking suppliers for valuable management education and dedicated channel networking appointments.  

*Schedule subject to change; last updated on 11/29/21.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM................Golf Outing | Tee times will vary; pre-registration required
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM................Channel Exchange Set-up
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM................Channel Exchange
  • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM................Break
  • 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM................Welcome and Opening Keynote: Innovate to Dominate | Presented by Mark Dancer
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM................Welcome Reception | Sponsored by VT Industries

Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM................Breakfast and Channel Exchange | Sponsored by Allegion
  • 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM................Break
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM..............Management Track Session: Restructuring the Physical Security Industry with a Focus on M&A | Presented by Dave Sylvester, PSP
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM..............Leadership Track Session: Compare Your Company to Best Distributors and Subcontractors | Presented by Richard Voreis
  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM............Coffee Break | Sponsored by Dormakaba
  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM............Management Track Session: Finding (and Keeping) Workers | Presented by Ken Simonson
  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM............Leadership Track Session: Innovate to Dominate Deep Dive | Presented by Mark Dancer
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM.............Break
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.............Management Track Session: A Critical Look at Our Thinking | Presented by Cedric Calhoun, FASAE, CAE
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.............Leadership Track Session: Consulting Collaborative: Develop Your Company’s Innovative One-Page Strategic Plan | Presented by Richard Voreis
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM...............Box Lunches (30 minutes) and Working Lunch (20 minutes); U.S. Construction Outlook: Pandemic Impacts, Policy Initiatives, Project Implications | Presented by Ken Simonson
  • 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM.................Break
  • 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM.................Industry Panel and Roundtable Discussions | Facilitated by Mark Dancer | Presented by Dave Sylvester, PSP; Ken Simonson; Richard Voreis; Cedric Calhoun, FASAE, CAE
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM.................Break
  • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM.................Channel Exchange
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.................Social Reception and Dinner | Sponsored by Masonite

Friday, December 10, 2021

  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM..............Breakfast and Channel Exchange

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Attendee Reviews of Previous DHI Summits:


Executive Summit was well worth attending and very much worth the investment.

– Byron Whetstone
President and CEO, American Direct


Attending DHI Executive Summit was an invaluable investment and gave us the opportunity to learn from business leaders and industry peers.

– Marty Sabel
COO, M&D Door & Hardware


Overall, worth every penny.


The right balance between strategic and tactical for this type of session. A tremendous amount of information was covered and I walked away with an understanding that would allow me to implement many of the ideas presented.


It outlined a formula for success in the hardware industry.


Excellent content and presentation.