2023 Meeting Information

Clean Team Registration Now Open! 

Registration is now open for the 2023 Clean Team Exhibit and Conference, April 19-21, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL.

 “This is the year all Triple S Members MUST attend Clean Team, you are NOT going to want to miss it!” –  K. Chow

Our industry is rapidly evolving, and to stay competitive and continue to be successful you need to keep learning. The Clean Team Exhibit and Conference provides the perfect platform to improve your company and yourself professionally.

Networking is a key component of learning and continues to be the #1 reason Members participate in Clean Team. It’s the best place to share ideas, get feedback and connect with other like-minded people in a relaxed environment. Studies prove learning in a new place encourages growth that otherwise would not happen at your office.

Hear From the Experts!

We have a strong, dynamic line-up of speakers and a panel discussion that will help inspire change and keep you fiercely independent. We’ll kick off the conference with a panel discussion on how Members are taking advantage of the changes in today’s market.

Next, coming in from 30,000 feet, Harry Dochelli, Essendant CEO, will share his perspective on the opportunities ahead for independent distribution.

Your company identity is one of the most important factors in shaping your business. Can your team communicate your company’s value? The dynamic sister duo of Kay and Shi took a struggling family business and turned it into 12 successful locations. They can help you and your team maximize your potential!

Is your team making an impact with your customers? Your customers want more than a supplier. They seek partners that know how to impact their business. Do you and your team understand the difference between impact and value? Stacia Skinner from Creative Training Solutions will lead a hands-on workshop to teach you the difference.

The need to come together and be STRONGER TOGETHER has never been more important. Come to Sandestin to BUILD STRONGER NETWORKSSTRONGER CONNECTIONS, and a STRONGER FUTURE for your company.

To view the agenda, click here!

Educational Events 

Cohort Town Hall Panel Discussion

The conference kicks off Wednesday afternoon with Dan Wagner, VP Strategic Programs, hosting a panel discussion of Members talking about the state of distribution from the perspective of those on the front lines, and how together we can take advantage of today’s market.

State of the Industry 

Harry Dochelli, CEO Essendant

Harry will offer his insight on supply chain trends, market disruption, consolidation, and macroeconomic challenges facing independent distribution. He’ll discuss how these factors will impact your business, and the opportunity these factors will bring to you. Q&A session to follow.

Your 60-Minute Marketing MBA  Kay and Shi

In just 1 hour, Kay and Shi will break down and deliver key principles to help you set your marketing in motion and take your success to the next level. You will walk away from this presentation feeling confident about who your audience is and how to speak to them. Through this WORK-shop, you will walk away with a plan to immediately implement in your business. Come prepared with a notebook and pen, and get ready to WORK!

What others are saying about Kay and Shi…

“Their marketing knowledge is extraordinarily simple and easy to follow.”

“I’m impressed with their deep insight into how businesses work and what they need, especially when it comes to crafting a marketing message.”

“Their energy, expertise, care, and execution are unmatched.”

Check out their reviews on Facebook.

Independently Strong 

Stacia Skinner

Creative Training Solutions

Sponsored by Essendant

In this highly interactive, hands-on session you will learn how to raise the level of your business relationships with your customers, understand the power of NST, and the difference between impact, value and expectations. You’ll leave this session with actionable steps to improve your team and company.

What others say about Stacia

“Stacia keeps everyone engaged and learning.”

“She appropriately blends humor with a no-nonsense approach to achieving success.”

“Her content is hands-on and can be put to use immediately.”

Learn More About Our Keynote Speakers, click here!

Clean Team 1-on-1 Meetings

1-on-1 meetings are your time to meet with suppliers and develop stronger relationships. We increased the number of meetings this year to twelve to give you more opportunity for meaningful discussion. Look for an email in February for 1-on-1 meeting selections. We’ve made several improvements to get your 1-on-1 meeting schedule to you earlier this year.

Open Trade Show

We’re planning to have over 60 exhibitors at this year’s show, and there will be a lot to see. This is your time to visit with other suppliers and learn about new systems and programs to help your business.

Recreational Activities

Playing together is a great way to build relationships between fellow Members and Suppliers. This year we will be launching the Bruce H. Janvey Memorial Golf Tournament. Two of Bruce’s greatest passions were golf and Triple S. We’re excited to honor his memory by dedicating our annual golf event in his name. Bruce truly enjoyed the camaraderie of being on the course with Members and Suppliers. We’ll be raising funds for the City of Hope in Bruce’s memory.

In addition, we have a Snorkeling Adventure in the Gulf of Mexico, a Deep Sea Fishing Trip, and a Paint and Sip Art Class on the beach.

Click here for Recreational Activities

Evening Activities

Welcome Reception
We’re going to have some fun networking and breaking the ice at the reception. On this year’s registration you’ll be asked to provide a unique fact about yourself.

Member & Supplier Awards Night
We’ll break bread together and celebrate the achievements of the past year by honoring Members and Suppliers who had the most impact on our business. The dress code for this event is semi-formal. Suit jackets for men are encouraged.

Miramar Beach Party
Our signature event this year will be our beach party Friday night on the white sand. After a day of great meetings, join us on the beach for a special shindig packed with fun. We’ll have bonfires, beach games, entertainment, sunset and more. Unwind in your favorite beach party shirt, shorts, dress and sandals.

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 

The family-friendly Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is located on Florida’s Panhandle Emerald Coast – a beautiful, natural setting that has it all for work and play. The Sandestin resort community has golf, fishing, beach, water sports, dining, and shopping. For families, the Baytowne Wharf offers an Adventure Zone, Carousel, Arcade and Laser Maze. Visit the Sandestin website or download the Sandestin App to learn more about the area.

We have reserved studio rooms, and 1-bedroom suites. If we can help with any of your accommodations, please let us know. Meeting rooms are right next door at the Baytowne Conference Center.

 Getting There 
Sandestin is served by three airports. See the “Getting Here” page on the hotel website for a list of airlines serving each airport

  • Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) – 35 minutes, 24 miles
  • Northwest FL Beaches International Airport – 49 minutes, 41 miles
  • Pensacola International Airport – 95 minutes, 62 miles

Meeting Cost

Remember to Bring a Team Member 
Don’t come alone. Attending Clean Team is a great team-building experience and a way to create shared excitement around the learning. It will encourage conversation and lead to a better understanding of the meeting content.

For more information on meeting costs, please visit the Clean Team Registration Announcement.

Register for the Show Today!