WMC Schedule

As the premier business management conference of the tree care industry, WMC offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best, network with peers, and explore exotic locales — all in the heart of paradise! Part education, part vacation, WMC’s five-day program is designed to refresh your business perspective for the new year, while giving you ample opportunity to unwind.

See below for a full schedule of events for WMC 2019, and start planning your trip to St. Kitts! You may also browse activities by networking, education sessions and exclusive tours and recreation.

*Denotes optional, add-on activities requiring separate registration. Schedule subject to change.

Sunday, February 10
1:00 - 5:30 PM Arrival & Registration
Monday, February 11
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Arrival & Registration
5:00 – 5:30 PM WMC Newcomers Meet & Greet
5:30 – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Tuesday, February 12
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:00 AM Welcome Presentation Begins
9:45 – 11:00 AM What Were You Thinking? Making Smart Decisions in a Volatile and Uncertain World with Kristin Arnold
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement with Clint Swindall
12:15 – 1:15 PM Twelfth Annual Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable*
12:15 – 1:15 PM Retirement Plan Consultations with Ed Hickey
1:30 – 2:30 PM Women in Tree Care Meetup
3:00 – 4:00 PM Poolside Forum: Leadership
4:30 - 7:30 Sunset Catamaran Cruise*
Wednesday, February 13
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 7:45 AM Special Interest Breakfast Roundtable Discussions with Industry Leaders
8:30 – 10:00 AM Leaders of Leaders: Tips for How Every Team Member Can Manage, Lead and Communicate to Grow Within the Organization with Jason Cupp
9:30 – 11:30 AM Sip 'n Bead Custom Jewelry Creation*
10:15 – 11:30 PM Why Safety Competes with Production… and What to Do About It with Shawn Galloway
12:30 – 4:30 PM Half-day Rainforest Hike*
12:30 – 5:30 PM Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament*
1:30 – 4:30 PM Sky Safari Zip Line Tour*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Sales, Sales, Sales
Thursday, February 14
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:15 – 8:45 AM Accreditation Awards, Safety Awards and Industry Overview
8:45 – 10:00 AM Would You Watch Out for My Safety? with John Drebinger
10:15 – 11:15 AM The Loyalty Loop: How Small Things Add up to Big Business with Andrew Davis
12:30 – 4:15 PM Sail and Snorkel Cruise*
1:30 – 4:00 PM Irie Riders Mini Speedboat Adventure*
1:30 – 4:30 PM Kayaking & Snorkeling Adventure*
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Safety
5:30 – 7:30 PM Voice for Trees Political Action Committee Rum Tasting, Party and Auction *
Separate ticketed event
Friday, February 15
7:00 AM – Noon Hospitality Desk
7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
7:30 – 8:30 AM TCIA Accredited Member Breakfast Forum
8:45 – 10:00 AM Innovative Marketing Mastery: Improving Your Find-ability, Unique-ability and Profitability! with Ford Saeks
10:15 – 11:30 AM High Profit Prospecting with Mark Hunter
4:00 – 5:00 PM Poolside Forum: Sales and Marketing
7:00 – 10:00 PM Farewell Party!
Saturday, February 16
Departure