Opening General Session

Thursday, November 17
9:15 a.m.

Join us for an inspiring and informative Opening General Session. You’ll hear from NAILBA Chairman Chip Van Dusen about NAILBA’s recent activities, and also from NAILBA Charitable Foundation President Mike Smith. You’ll be introduced to this year’s Foundation Grant recipients and join us in recognizing the Foundation’s biggest supporters.  We’ll close with a keynote presentation from internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best-selling author, and entrepreneur, Erik Wahl.


Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, Erik Wahl’s on-stage painting* seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging audiences toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. Wahl’s understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After an eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business.  So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He’s the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of productivity, the Jobs of… well, having a job.

Don’t miss Thursday’s Opening General Session, kicking off this year’s Annual Meeting with inspiration, enthusiasm, and strategies you can take back to your business and life.


*Mr. Wahl will be generously donating the two paintings created during his presentation to be auctioned Friday for the benefit of the NAILBA Charitable Foundation!


Sponsored by:

NAILBA is grateful to Global Atlantic Financial Group for their generous sponsorship of the Opening General Session.

Questions? Contact NAILBA at or 703.383.3081.