The BIFMA Government Affairs and Sustainability Committee meetings will held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Grand Rapids at GVSU - their L. William Seidman Center nearby on 50 Front Street SW (map). This meeting is also available via WebEx (when you register).
Free parking will be available in the Fulton Lot located across from the Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories (301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI) and the entrance to the lot is on the south side of the street, across the street from the Keller Laboratories. The parking is under the expressway and the Sideman Building is a short walk from the back of the parking lot.
The Government Affairs meeting will be held from 10am - 12pm EDT followed by The Sustainability meeting being held from 1pm - 4pm EDT. Draft agendas available below.
These meetings are being held a day prior to the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard Joint Committee meeting on April 14 so that participants traveling to Grand Rapids may participate in multiple meetings. Thank you to Norman Christopher of GVSU, the chairperson of the e3 Joint Committee, for hosting BIFMA. Lunch will be provided on both days.
Let us know if you have additional suggestions for the agenda and please register for this (and either of the other meetings) as soon as possible at the link above.
Government Affairs Draft Agenda
Sustainability Draft Agenda
Hotel Information conveniently located near venue:
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - 187 Monroe Ave NW - 616-774-2000
CityFlatsHotel - 83 Monroe Center Street, NW - 616-451-1892
Courtyard by Marriott - 11 Monroe Ave., NW - 616-242-6000
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - 310 Pearl Street, NW - 616-235-7611
JW Marriott Grand Rapids - 235 Louis St., NW - 616-242-1500