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2019 Empower Conference Highlights

by Christin D. on 9/20/2019 11:27:00 AM

Have you ever been to a Buyers Access Empower Conference before?

The Buyers Access team hosted another memorable conference earlier this month where members and supplier partners spent 3 days collaborating on various industry topics while having a little fun. Breakout sessions, brainstorming, a reverse trade show, and face-to-face meetings between key industry professionals made this year’s EMPOWER event both productive and insightful for attendees.
During the 3-day event industry leaders explored topics such as industry trends, optimal use of resources and purchasing power, new product insights, and how to further utilize the Buyers Access teams in ordering, reporting, and streamlining bidding processes and partnerships. You could probably feel the energy from afar as the event burst with knowledge and genius, not to mention unforgettable fun. We can’t tell you all the secrets, but below we will share some highlights from the recent event and exciting new features to come.

Buyers Access Suppliers

Buyers Access partners with some of the industry’s best and most reputable suppliers to ensure we have the most relevant product offerings and selections available to members. With approximately 50 of the most well-known supplier partners on board, Buyers Access optimizes these relationships to leverage opportunities for members in purchasing, training, capital projects, standardization, and reporting, to name a few.
This year, Buyers Access suppliers from the below companies were able to work together with the Buyers Access team and members to present some of the newest innovative ideas and solutions for multi-family.

Suppliers in attendance included:

- The Home Depot PRO (formerly Wilmar)
- Sherwin-Williams
- Staples
- Ancillary Services Management
- HD Supply
- Cintas
- MaterialLink
- Bidders Access
- Energy Link
- Courtesy Connection
- Ferguson
- Maintenance Supply Headquarters
- Grainger
- National Exemption Service
- BBC Lighting

If you are not currently a Buyers Access member but already purchase from any of the above, our team can easily integrate the Buyers Access advantages into your existing purchasing process. Our members get exclusive resources that add time back in their day, along with insights relating to multi-family MRO rollouts, and ongoing support to meet the new regulations and consumer trends.

Breakout Session Highlights

This year’s Empower 2019 breakout sessions were hosted by Home Depot Pro, Sherwin Williams, Staples, HD Supply, and Cintas. The sessions addressed many aspects relevant to keeping Buyers Access members ahead of the curve and at the forefront of competition in the multi-family arena. Innovation, optimization, standardization, and selection were common topics throughout the conference, which were more specifically addressed during these sessions.

Staples and Sherwin Williams provided innovative solutions to common challenges through service and product offerings, introducing and expanding on a variety of new additions to their product offerings. HD Supply and Cintas put a large emphasis on the many changing regulations and safety requirements directly related to multifamily properties. HVAC regulation changes, exclusive warranty programs, and other life-safety updates were discussed in detail. Home Depot Pro, formerly known as Wilmar, unveiled a Buyers Access member advantage program which addresses innovative technological offerings, product standardization, and maintenance optimization.  

Brainstorming and the Reverse Trade Show

In addition to the informative workshops hosted by the leading national vendors listed above, Buyers Access members had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with suppliers and account managers during the legendary reverse trade show. During the event, teams were able to collaborate and strategize avenues for implementation of key topics covered at previous sessions. The trade show was fully equipped with a DJ, great music, an electrifying atmosphere, chocolate covered popcorn, and plenty of laughter.


The final day of the conference everyone gathered together over refreshments and coffee to discuss hot topics that were hand selected by conference attendees prior to the event. During this session attendees shared ideas, strategies, and gained new perspective on various industry topics. Maintenance and time saving technology was a popular area of choice among the group, and where Buyers Access account managers shared insight into standardization and the creation of product lists to promote savings and efficiency.The brainstorming session and breakouts were enticing, and everyone left with something new to apply and a team of support to execute for them on a variety of levels.

Until next time!

The Buyers Access program has proven to be of high value to any management companies looking to optimize performance, purchasing, and increase their bottom line. With industry changes constantly affecting the multi-family industry, creativity and innovation continue to stay at the forefront of our minds when providing value to our members. If you want to be a part of this “family” of thought leaders and become a member, contact us now and we will do a free purchasing analysis with no strings attached. We can be reached at BASales@buyersaccess.com or by calling 1-800-445-9169.

 

 

 

 

 




Upcoming Events & Tradeshows

Pennies, Nickels and Dimes, Where Can I Find More?

by Michelle N. on 2/4/2019 6:13:00 PM

As multifamily continues to evolve and mature there is ever increasing visibility, the need for speed and pressure on accountability. We know where the big dollars are, but the pennies, nickels and dimes add up! Big data is big talk, but how can it be used to drive more margin and improve profitability? What are the latest and greatest ancillary opportunities that can bring more revenue to the table, or enhanced service to our residents? What tools, tips and techniques are being used to optimize existing business processes and to drive down cost? How will Amazon and other purchasing processes impact me and my teams in the future? How can and will outsourcing be used to drive efficiencies and drive a better bottom line? Find out in this informative webinar, presented by Ken Miller from Buyers Access.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the significance of business metrics and data that help drive more margin and improve profitability
  • Explore how ancillary income can boost the bottom line and increase resident satisfaction
  • Learn techniques that are being used to optimize existing business processes and to drive down cost
  • Learn how (big box/retailers) businesses purchasing process can impact the future of business
  • Explore what best practices can be used to increase performance and set business on the right path


Webinar:

Tuesday, February 12
1:00 - 2:00pm CT

 




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