CLFMI 2021 Annual Meeting

Register for the CLFMI 2021 Annual Meeting Below

November 3-5, 2021 At Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix,Arizona


Registration Information – Preliminary Meeting Highlights

Hotel and Travel Information

The 2021 CLFMI Annual Meeting returns to the beautiful Arizona Biltmore, the site of one of its most memorable meetings when we shared the property with the 2008 Election Night Headquarters of the John McCain Presidential Campaign. Of course, this top-quality Waldorf Astoria property has enthralled generations of visitors with all kinds of meetings and events.

CLFMI has a limited block of rooms reserved at the Biltmore Resort at the group rate of $329.00. This going to be a VERY busy time in Arizona, and we expect the Hotel to be completely full. Please note that the cut-off date for guaranteed sleeping rooms in the CLFMI block is October 11, 2021. Reserve your hotel rooms now! (Please take note of Hotel cancellation policies, covid policies, etc.)

For Room Reservations Call 800-950-0086 

Be sure to identify yourself as part of the CLFMI group and use code “CL21”. 

Or reserve online at Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoeniz, Arizona


M E E T I N G  S C H E D U L E

Wednesday, November 3rd

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Optional Golf Outing

Golfers need to arrange to arrive on Tuesday in order to be there for our 9 am tee-off time on Wednesday morning. We’ll be playing the famous Biltmore Course, known for its historic surroundings and sweeping panoramic views.

Wednesday is also arrival day and Board Meeting Day.

At 6:30 pm, join the other CLFMI members and guests for our Welcoming Reception and Dinner, sponsored this year by our
great friends at Fence News USA.


Thursday, November 4

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Members’ Business Meeting

The morning is devoted to updating members on current business and economic trends and planning the CLFMI priorities for 2022. Other highlights will include the election of two new 2022 Board Members, a report on the first few months
of the CLFMI Social Media Campaign, and a 3rd Quarter Industry Report, Analysis, and Forecast from Economist Lynn Reaser.

9:30 AM-11:00 AM – Spouses Event

A special activity for spouses/guests not attending the Business Meeting will be held during the morning. Details are being finalized and will be sent as soon as they are confirmed.

12:30 PM-2:00 PM – Luncheon Program

The Biden Administration 1 Year Later

One of the nation’s leading political commentators will give an analysis of the success, failures, and “incompletes” of President Biden’s Administration on the eve of the first anniversary of his election. See what his scorecard looks like as we head into the 2022 midterm elections.

Thursday, November 4

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Optional Group Activity

Join all 2021 Annual Meeting attendees for a relaxing and enjoyable late afternoon tour of one of the many nearby Valley of the Sun attractions. We’re still waiting for final confirmation on the activity/event, so stand by for details.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – 60th Anniversary Reception and Dinner

CLMFI’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

Yes, we did do a “virtual” celebration of CLFMI’s 60-year history last November. Still, we decided we need to do it again, up close and in-person, with many of the people who made CLFMI an industry leader in attendance. So join us for this proverbial walk down memory lane.


Friday, November 5

7:30am-8:30am – Continental Breakfast

8:30am-11:00am – Members Meeting

The Annual Meeting closing session will include a panel of industry representatives, key influencers, and thought leaders from the manufacturing sector. This is sure to be the “take-away” highlight of our event.

11:00 AM – Closing Remarks


The Arizona Biltmore is located at 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016. It is a landmark Waldorf Astoria resort with a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design.



The Resort is just 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (@ 20-25 minutes).




Arizona weather in early November should be very pleasant, with average high temperatures in the mid-70’s. Evenings will be cool, with temperatures dropping into the 50’s.




Business casual attire is appropriate for all of the Annual Meeting functions and events, including our Opening Reception and Dinner and our Thursday evening 60th Anniversary celebration.



Wednesday, November 3

8:30 AM -1:30 PM – Optional CLFMI Golf Outing at the Biltmore Course

12:00 N- 6:00 PM – Arrival and Check-in at the Biltmore Resort

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM– Bd of Directors Meeting

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM –Welcoming Reception & Dinner Sponsored by Fence News USA

Thursday, November 4

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM– Breakfast

8:30 AM-11:30 AM – Members Meeting

9:30 AM -11:00 AM – Spouses Program

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Luncheon/Program

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – CLFMI 60th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, November 5

7:30 AM -8:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM -11:00 AM – CLFMI Annual Business Meeting

11:00 AM – Closing remarks