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2018 State Convention

Save the Date! The HBA of SC 2018 State Convention is back! Come up to beautiful Savannah for a weekend of education, entertainment, and enterprise experience. Join friends and colleagues July 13th- 15th, 2018 to discover the real meaning of mixing business with pleasure!

Register here!

The DeSoto Savannah Special Room Rates Available Now! Located in the heart of Savannah, overlooking Madison Square in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, The DeSoto is a treasured landmark blending the elegance, history, and charm of one of America’s oldest cities with a generous dash of modern Southern hospitality.

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Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, who will speak on the condition of  the overall economy with an emphasis on the four components of GDP growth, as well as labor market conditions, wage growth, household wealth, inflation and interest rates, and of course the housing market including residential construction activity, existing sales activity, home prices, home sizes, credit availability, household formation, demographics, loan volume, refi activity and so on.  He will also talk about the Republican tax cuts and their impact on the economy and house prices.  He will then compare economic conditions in South Carolina to conditions in the other states.

With the SC Housing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Master Builder Certified Classes, Sponsor Trade Show, HBA Game Night, and much more, it’s a weekend you can’t miss out on!

Here’s a quick look at our schedule:

Friday, July 13th

7:00 am – 4:00 pm            Convention Registration Desks Open- Prefunction
8:00 am – 10:00 am          Breakfast and Keynote Speaker – Dr. Elliot Eisenberg
10:00 am – 12:00 pm        Morning Educational Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm          Celebration of Excellence Luncheon and Trade Show
HBA Bangal Builder and Associate of the Year and Pinnacle Awards    

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Afternoon Educational Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Legislative and Regulatory Review
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm         Presidents’ Hospitality Bar/Karaoke

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm          Norbord Hospitality Suite

Saturday, July 14th

7:00 am – 4:00 pm            Convention Registration Desk Opens
8:00 am – 9:00 am            Breakfast/Trade Show
9:00 am – 12:00 pm          Construction Professional Open Forum- Sponsored by Norbord

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm          Lunch and Keynote Speaker John Hunt – MarketNsight                                               Gauging the Generations: Millennials to Boomers

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm            Afternoon Educational Breakout Sessions

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm          S.C. Housing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
9:00 pm – 12:00 am          Builders First Source Hospitality Room

Sunday, July 15th

9:00 am                            Board of Directors’ Meeting and Breakfast