Recently National Bronze Mfg. had the pleasure of attending the 2014 CBSA Annual Convention. For those of you not familiar with CBSA, it stands for the Copper and Brass Servicecenter Association. With over 60 years of history, CBSA is the only trade association committed solely to the advancement of the copper and copper alloy mill production distribution industry. CBSA is a community of service centers, mills, and platers working together to promote the use and growth of copper and brass mill products.
CBSA offers numerous training and educational programs all year long. As well as industry news and updates on various trends. On top of the ongoing efforts, each year CBSA hosts and annual convention. At this convention delegates from the member companies meet at a pre determined venue for a 3 day immersion into all things copper and brass. The annual convention offers invaluable networking opportunities for a collection of the most influential leaders of our industry. During the convention, these leaders come together to take advantage of education presentation and roundtable discussions designed to grow the industry through mutual improvement of member companies.
This year the annual convention was hosted at the beautiful Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The beautiful mountain ranges of the Red Rock Canyon gave a wonderful backdrop for the convention activities. Member education was a top priority like past conventions. Presentations included a thorough economic forecast outlining future opportunities and threats to help business leaders prepare for the road ahead. As well as sales data collection techniques never before seen by many of the members.
While the morning sessions helped companies grow through knowledge, the afternoons and evenings were structured to enhance each companies network and develop relationships between the various member companies. The networking events are an invaluable opportunity to meet face to face with other members and develop bonds not possible by other means of communications.The relaxed atmosphere of the venue enhances the amount of genuine and frank conversations between the members. Opportunities like this are really what grow and advance our industry.
This year’s convention was a great success. We are excited here at National Bronze Mfg. to take the knowledge and relationships we gained at the convention and help us grow in 2014 and beyond.