2020 CPA Fall Meeting

Virtual CPA Fall Meeting Presentations Planned

In lieu of an in-person Fall Meeting, CPA is planning several virtual sessions and Committee meetings exclusively for members. The following three General Sessions are free to members. Registration is required for all participants and space may be limited.



September 24:  2:00 – 3:00pm ET

ADAM SANDOWMaterialBank:  Reaching Architects and Designers

Adam Sandow, media entrepreneur behind Interior Design magazine, founded MaterialBank in 2013. MaterialBank is the world’s largest online material marketplace for the architecture and design industry, supplying the industry with samples to their home or office overnight that can be returned and reused in a sustainable manner. Adam will share his expertise on how to effectively reach architects and designers. Members will learn new strategies for reaching the Architect and Design community during and after the Covid-19 pandemic through services like the MaterialBank marketplace.

October 1 :  3:00 – 4:00pm ET

The Cook Political Report:  2020 Federal and State Elections Insights

David Wasserman, House Editor for The Cook Political Report, will provide insights on the 2020 federal elections, including the Presidential, Senate and House races.  David is responsible for analyzing U.S. House races and is recognized as one of the nation's top election forecasters. Before joining The Cook Political Report, David edited The Crystal Ball, a newsletter and website created by Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.  Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of Presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. 

October 20:  1:00 - 2:30pm ET

Todd TomalakJohn Burns Real Estate Consulting:  North American Economic Trends

Todd Tomalak, Principal & Senior Vice President of John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), will give a presentation on the overall economy and state of the U.S. housing market. Todd oversees JBREC building products research, including in-depth forecasts of building products spending in new construction and remodeling. His research on home improvement has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Bloomberg.  Todd is the six-time winner of Most Accurate Category Forecaster from Chicago Federal Reserve, which peer group includes Wells Fargo, Caterpillar, Ford, GM, Macroeconomic Advisors, and more.

pat aldredState of the Composite Panel Industry

CPA Chairman, Pat Aldred of GP Wood Products, will provide an overview of the state of the composite panel industry utilizing CPA’s most recent industry data. 







* Pre-registration is required for each event.  Participant codes will be emailed directly to pre-registered attendees two days in advance of each session.


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