NIBA Annual Convention
September 16 19, 2015
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Palm Springs, CA

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Key Dates

July 15 - Expo registration deadline

August 15 - Convention early bird date


SmithVernon.jpegThe theme this year is Oasis of Opportunity and it certainly is. The Program Committee has put together an event that allows members ample opportunity to connect while enjoying their time in this beautiful desert oasis!

NIBA welcomes two great speakers to the stage this year. The legendary Joe Theismann will motivate all of us with his dynamic and entertaining presentation in the morning, then Dr. Albert Bates will bring us all back to reality after lunch with his very clear message on profitability.

The Expo continues to welcome more exhibitors each year and is expected to have the largest number of booths yet.

A brand new type of networking is available for NIBA’s emerging leaders. The Next Gen After-Party will follow our Opening Reception, and is limited to attendees age 40 and under – regardless of how young-at-heart you are!

With so much to do and see in the Palm Springs area, there will be tours and activities offered every day of the Convention for those not engaged in the educational and business activities, along with the other popular events including golf, tennis, table tennis and the Dine Around.

With such a great location and high quality Renaissance property, we expect this year’s Convention to be the most popular in NIBA’s history. This means that this Convention is truly an Oasis of Opportunity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with major belting companies. Looking forward to seeing you soon in Indian Wells.

Vernon Smith
2015 Program Committee Chair
Universal Belting Resources

Schedule details are now available, save-the-date and make your hotel reservations today!


Click here to book your hotel!

Or call 800-446-9875

Room rate: $165/night



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Download the Convention App

How to get the app:

  1. Download “Guidebook” from your app store
  2. Search for “NIBA” in Guidebook app
  3. Select 2015


Features of this year’s app include:

  • Attendee contact information
  • Schedule (including meeting room names)
  • Exhibitor map and details
  • Handouts (Go green this year!)
  • Hotel maps & more!



View Past

Convention Photos


Photos and other information from past NIBA Conventions are available on the NIBA History Website.

Click here to see photos from the 2014 Convention!


Future Conventions

2016 NIBA Convention

September 14 - 17, 2016
J.W. Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN


NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

September 27 - 30, 2017
Diplomat Resort & Spa
Hollywood, FL