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ISA Converge

Converge Schedule of Events

All events take place at The Peabody Memphis, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

12:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Golf Tournament at Mirimichi Golf Course

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Graceland Tour
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Opening Dinner
 Purchasing Dessert Hour 8-9PM each NSC will have a table.


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

7:30 am – 8:00 am


8:00 am – 9:00 am Purchasing Power Hour
9:10 am – 10:30 am Keynote Speaker: Shawn Kanungo

Strategy in a World of Disruption

Shawn Kanungo is a strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years of working at Deloitte. Shawn's mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

He is a practitioner who has worked hand-to-hand with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation, and he has adopted the concepts of behavioral economics, user-centered design, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, drones, and film to help create world class client experiences. Learn this and more from Ken Kanungo’s presentation. Don’t miss it!

10:40 am – 11:40 am

CEO Circle with Shawn Kanungo
Exclusive to National Sign and Print Companies

10:40 am – 11:40 am

Purchasing Power Hour

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

ISA Update and Networking Lunch

12:40 pm – 2:40 pm Purchasing Power Hour in Reverse
National Sign Companies select appointments with suppliers and distributors
2:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Plaskolite Facility Tour 
Plaskolite welcomes ISA Converge attendees to Memphis, TN. Our brands, OPTIX, OPTIX-L and TUFFAK are market leaders in the sign industry. This exclusive tour will include how we manufacture continuous cast OPTIX-L products on our one-of-a-kind highly polished stainless-steel line. You will see first-hand the superior quality product in process. The Plaskolite team will be on hand to answer your questions. After the tour we will also feature our current product portfolio and discuss why specifying Plaskolite products is clearly the right choice for all sign applications. There will be a demonstration of fabrication techniques such as gluing, flame polishing and heat bending and others. Refreshments will be served and an opportunity to see the products and ask questions. We look forward to this opportunity to spending time with you.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour at Rendezvous
Sponsored by Tubelite

7:00 pm Open for you to explore Memphis on your own

Thursday, June 24, 2021

8:00 am – 9:00 am Separate Supplier/Distributor and NSC Sessions and Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Don Rheem
Thrive by Design

Don leads the team at E3 Solutions and oversees the firm’s diverse array of training initiatives on Employee Engagement. He is the author of Thrive By Design: The Neuroscience That Drives High-Performance Cultures published by ForbesBooks.

Don lectures on employee engagement throughout North America and Europe, helping thousands of CEOs understand the key drivers of exceptional workplace behavior. Don is a former science advisor to Congress and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

10:00 am- 11:00 am CEO Circle with Don Rheem
Exclusive to National Sign and Print Companies
10:00 am- 11:40 am Purchasing Power Hours
11:40 am- 12:30 pm Lunch and ISA Update
12:30 pm Adjourn