With the economy showing signs of rebounding, it’s more important than ever to “get connected” to the right types of education, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and industry leaders to improve your business and be ready for a full-scale upturn.
Take your best step toward business success and reserve your seat at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC) Oct. 3-5 CONNECT 2012 in historic Philadelphia. PHCC’s annual conference has an outstanding line-up of education, product updates, technology trends and networking that plumbing and HVACR contractors need to succeed in the changed business environment.
Keynote Speaker Jason Dorsey: Crossing the Generational Divide
Keynote speaker and award-winning entrepreneur Jason Dorsey kicks things off with insightful ways to leverage generational strengths and differences to drive bottom-line results. In Crossing the Generational Divide, Dorsey will reveal how to lead, communicate and innovate across generations. You’ll learn effective human resource strategies to motivate your employees and sales techniques that will connect with your customers.
Educational Sessions and Product & Technology Showcase
CONNECT’s educational sessions will help you explore emerging markets, such as whole-building retrofit, and provide fresh approaches to consumer marketing, entrepreneurship and managing your family business. PHCC will also debut its new water audit certification program for plumbing contractors. This year’s Product & Technology Showcase provides an intimate setting where contractors, manufacturers and other vendors learn and exchange ideas about products, technologies and advancements in the plumbing and HVACR industry.
Also, a seminar hosted by PHCC’s Construction Contractors’ Alliance (CCA) offers an in-depth look into lean construction strategies.
Fun Celebrations, Historical Landmarks
Some of the best learning takes place out of the classroom, and opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and fellowship abound at CONNECT 2012. The opening reception on Oct. 3 will take place at Philadelphia’s Fairmount Water Works Restaurant, which was formerly the steam plant for the Philadelphia Water Works facility that began operations 200 years ago this year. This national historic landmark was one of America’s first municipal water delivery systems. You’ll have an opportunity during the evening event to enjoy the ancient colonnade and porticos overlooking the Schuylkill River, and also enjoy the Water Works Interpretive Center’s exhibits and theater.
CONNECT 2012 will also be a celebration of PHCC’s 130th anniversary. Throughout the event there will be special recognition of PHCC’s contributions to protect the health and safety of the nation.
With change so rapid and fundamental in the plumbing and HVACR industries, contractors are hungry to understand how they can take advantage of the new landscape. Come to Philadelphia in October to learn how to stake your claim. For more information, visit www.phccweb.org/connect, email [email protected] or call 800/533-7694.