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.  

2020 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 25

  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM................Channel Exchange
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM................Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 26

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM................Breakfast and Welcome Review of Summit Event
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM..............Innovate to Dominate | Presented by Mark Dancer
    • Industry Research Results Delivered
    • Relevant Topics Addressed for Research
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM............Break
  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM............Innovate to Dominate Panel Discussion/Roundtable with Mark Dancer
    • Group Discussion
    • Assignments
    • Capture Key Findings
  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM............Economic Update | Presented by Kermit Baker
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM..............Lunch Update on Security Industry | Presented by Dave Sylvester
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM................Breakout Sessions
    • Breakout #1: Innovate to Dominate | Presented by Mark Dancer
    • Breakout #2: Consulting Collaborative: Compare Your Company to Most Successful and Innovative Distributors | Presented by Richard D. Voreis
  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM................Break
  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM................Breakout Sessions
    • Breakout #1: Active Shooter Occurrence Impacting Your Company | Presented by Jerry Heppes
    • Breakout #2: Consulting Collaborative: Develop Your Company’s Innovative One-Page Strategic Plan | Presented by Richard D. Voreis
  • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM................Channel Exchange
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM................Social Reception and Dinner

Friday, March 27

  • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM..............Channel Exchange
  • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM............Roundtable Discussion on Industry Trends and Moving Forward Toward Innovation

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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.