Summer Convention 2018 heads to the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina this year and we look forward to calling the Omni Grove Park Inn home for a few eventful days June 14-17, 2018.  This year’s event will bring our most dynamic speakers to date covering topics that matter to you and your company.  Attendees will leave inspired and refreshed with great takeaways and tools to move the industry forward, grow market share and cultivate a team that leads.  In true CRMCA fashion we will bring networking, education and a really great time all together under one really big roof!

Summer Convention Registration

Hotel Reservations

Keynote Speakers

Defy Marketplace Gravity!  Succeed No Matter What This Economy Does
Meridith Elliott Powell
Really? You are still watching the news, reading the reports and surfing the internet looking for that one guru, that wizard who can tell you what this economy is going to do? Wake up! This is not your mama’s economy. It is moving fast. Changing constantly. And it crushes businesses who can’t keep up.  Your success depends on your ability to build a business and develop a team that thrives on change and eats stagnation for lunch. This is a world where market fluctuations are the norm and competition grows like kudzu. In this program, you will learn the business growth strategies you need to dominate your market. Build a team that thrives in change. Design a strategy that gets results. Get above the white noise. And leave the competition in the dust.


Emerging Trends
Andreas Tselebidis, Director of Sustainable Concrete, Technology & Solutions for BASF
Don’t miss this session which will analyze housing permit data for all counties in NC and SC and correlate job growth, population growth, pent up demand and building permit forecast data to give you information that is pertinent to your daily business and future forecasting efforts.


Technology At Human Scale
Evan Carroll, Author & Speaker
Technology promises many benefits—efficiency, growth, savings and even intelligence. But what about the human side of technology? Often the benefits of technology come at a human cost, primarily to your customer relationships.  But what if you could unlock the benefits of technology and create a better customer and employee experience at the same time? This program is a journey through compelling examples of great companies, who have done just that. And the results? By focusing on their customers and employees—and not just on technology—they’re seeing bigger results.
Additional topics will include NC & SC Legislative Updates, Workforce Development and BWS Carolinas 

Events & Networking

Past Presidents Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 14, 2018
All Summer Convention Attendees are encouraged to join us at this annual kick off event. Enjoy cocktails and lite hor’s d’ourves on the Grove Park Terrace and watch the sunset over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
CRMCA Golf Tournament
Friday, June 15, 2018
Grove Park Inn Course – 1pm shotgun start 
Swing into a round of golf on the legendary 18-hole course at The Omni Grove Park Inn. The 6,400-yard championship course has been played by PGA stars Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus and even President Obama. Feel a sense of pride and accomplishment after navigating the tree-lined fairways and bent greens with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains all around. Elevated tee boxes on the par-70 course provide perfect sight lines for each drive.
Friday Fun Night Dinner – Boots, Beer & Bingo
Friday, June 15, 2018
Enjoy a night under the stars at the Grove Park Country Club as we showcase “Boots, Beer & Bingo” – come dressed in your best Western gear and be ready for some game time fun or a visit to the outdoor patio for Shooting the Bull beside the Wall of Beer!
Saturday Awards Gala
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Come dressed to impress as we name our “Members of the Year” and honor the Best of the Best in our industry with our Concrete Hall of Fame Induction.  Following dinner head out to the dance floor and dance the night away with live entertainment!

2018 Summer Convention Sponsorships Now Open

Put your marketing dollars into a targeted market of Ready Mixed Concrete Producers and Industry Professionals at the 2018 CRMCA Summer Convention. Connect with CRMCA Members and build lasting relationships over this 3 day event focusing on education, networking and more!  Sponsorships available on a first come first serve basis.

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Sika Corporation
Southern Tank Transport Inc.
Trimac Transportation Inc.

Event Schedule

Thursday, June 14
3pm-6pm – Registration & Check-in
6pm-7pm – Past Presidents Welcome Reception
Friday, June 15
8am-12noon – Education Sessions
12:30pm-5:30pm – Golf Tournament – separate registration required
1pm-5pm – Downtown Asheville Sites & Bites Walking Tour – separate registration required
7pm-9pm – Friday Dinner & Fun Night
Saturday, June 16
8am-12noon – Education Sessions
6pm-11:30pm – Saturday Night Awards Gala

Don’t Miss Our Special Offsite Events & Activities for 2018

Once you get your fill on great education and industry updates be sure to participate in our exciting events and activities.
Join us Friday afternoon for a Sites & Bites Walking Tour of downtown Asheville from 1pm-5pm.