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NIBA Convention 2013 - Make it Happen!

September 12 - 15, 2013
J. W. Marriot & Knibbe Ranch
San Antonio Hill Country, Texas

John Shelton, 2013 NIBA Program Chair & Tribute customer, states that the theme of this year’s show, “Make it Happen”, is born out of the challenging business times we have all been experiencing for the past many years.

“We have all learned how to adjust to the new normal and find our ways to ‘Make it Happen’ each and every day in both our business and personal lives,” says Shelton. He believes that leadership is the core to success and with that in mind, the team at NIBA – The Belting Association has put together a great program for their annual convention. 

The keynote speaker for the convention is Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines. His powerful message will focus on the importance of people in successful businesses and leadership. Along with Mr. Putnam, other valuable sessions will focus on today’s important topics for business leaders, including sessions on new media marketing and the Affordable Care Act.

The highly rated convention Expo will feature a showcase by the participating industry manufacturers and service providers. The following break-out sessions will be offered:

  • Aligning Your Business to New Possibilities - Rick Lochner, President of RPC Leadership Associates, Inc.
  • Social Media Bootcamp: Making Sense of it All – Gini Dietrich, Founder & CEO of Ament Dietrich.
  • Navigating the Uncertainty in Healthcare – Rich McKeown, President & CEO of Leavitt Partners.

The convention will close with a farewell reception at the beautiful Knibbe Ranch with everything from mechanical bull rides to Texas 2-Step dancing.The venue will allow the attendees to engage in some networking, all the while enjoying the festivities being offered.

Tribute, Inc. looks forward to seeing many of our customers and meeting new folks at the convention. Register by July 15th for early bird rates. For more information, visit

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