2020 Louisville Show Seminars, Speakers Announced

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The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Will Be Held Jan. 14-17, 2020 at the Kentucky Exposition Center

The 2020 Louisville Show will be bigger, and better than ever, with more than 50 model homes, a record number of service and supplier exhibitors and more than 20 leading manufactured housing industry professionals moderating and presenting during the show and pre-show seminars.

For the past 60 years, The Louisville Show has presented cutting edge home designs, tech specialists and a top network of suppliers in the manufactured housing industry. In 2019, The Louisville Show attracted a record-breaking number of industry professionals, reaching 3,564 attendees from 1,156 companies.

exhibitors and attendees at 2020 Louisville Show
The 2020 Louisville Show experienced the event’s earliest ever sellout of service and supply exhibitor space.

Register for the 2020 Louisville Show

The Louisville Show takes place in the south wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center, which sits immediately adjacent to Louisville International Airport and across the street from the primary lodging for the show. Primary shows days are Jan. 15-17, with bonus pre-show seminars on Jan. 14. Register now for the 2020 Louisville Show.

As an industry trade event, the 2020 Louisville Show is open only to manufactured housing industry professionals. The show is not open to the public. For all the show details, visit The Louisville Show website.

Hotel Information for The Louisville Show

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport is the headquarters hotel for manufactured housing professionals attending The Louisville Show. Block rate discounts are available while rooms remain. Book a room today for accommodations with free shuttle service to the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The Louisville Show Seminars

Full seminar audience attendees 2020 Louisville Show
The 2020 Louisville Show will have expanded seminar space with the newly renovated south wing of the Kentucky Expo Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 15
8-9 a.m. — State of the Industry
Veteran public speaker and sales professional Ken Corbin moderates a panel of six manufactured housing experts on an overview of the industry.
9-10 a.m. — Leadership vs Management
Seasoned sales professional John Ace Underwood the five functions of leadership and separates them from management practices.
10-11 a.m. — Internet Marketing
MHVillage Co-president Darren Krolewski offers up digital marketing expertise in the areas of reaching the ideal customer, dominance on mobile platforms, increased conversion rates, and doubling lead-to-close rates.

Thursday, Jan. 16
8-8:45 a.m. — Issues Eating Companies Alive
A four-person panel of experts led by Illinois Manufactured Housing Association Executive Director Frank Bowman will cover the cost of community acquisition, resident communication, local zoning and subcontracting.
8:45-9:30 a.m. — Manufacturer Panel – 2020 Top Trends
Moderator Ken Corbin will join executives from three large manufactured home builders through a talk on hot home trends, how to design and build for different generations of homebuyers, selecting home features that sell, and how retailers and community owners can most effectively partner with manufacturers.
9:30-10:30 a.m. — Growing Your Business
Ken Corbin Provides insight on how to grow your retail operation or community through progressive practices that match the changing times.

Friday, Jan. 17
8-8:45 a.m. — Chattel Financing in Today’s Market
Moderator Darren Krolewski joins panelists Tim Cooley of ManufacturedHome.loan and Luke Foster of Park Lane Finance.
8:45-9:45 a.m. — Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & Duty to Serve
Dennis Smith from Freddie Mac and Jose Villarreal and Ben Navarro, both from Fannie Mae, join moderator Darren Krolewski for updates on Duty to Serve.

2020 Louisville Pre-Show Seminars

The pre-show seminars prior to the kickoff for the 2020 Louisville Show will include a Manufactured Housing Manager Class. Successful completion of the class, attended by hundreds of successful operators, provides professional industry certification from EducateMHC. Covered topics span from management basics, to selling and leasing, resident relations, maintenance and more.

Manufactured Housing Manager is a separate $395 registration fee from registration for The Louisville Show. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport, which is just across the street from the main show venue at The Kentucky Exposition Center.

The other pre-show opportunity for manufactured housing professionals going to Louisville is the 2-5 p.m. class titled Success 2020: 5 Ways to Boost Home Sales. This special three-hour session led by seasoned industry professionals will help participants learn more about:

  • Homebuyer tendencies
  • Boosting qualified sales leads
  • Creating a memorable and productive open house
  • Industry best practices

The Success 2020 seminar also requires separate registration and will be held at Crowne Plaza.

See All of The Louisville Show’s Seminars Here

manufactured home interior living space Champion Homes 2020 Louisville Show
A model home from the Champion Homes display at The Louisville Show in 2019.

The Louisville Show is Presented by The Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation

Each year, The Louisville Show is organized and presented by The Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation, which represents the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois.