CONNECT 2018 to Deliver 360°
View of Best Paths for Plumbing and HVACR Business Success.
Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
during the famed International Balloon Fiesta, the
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s)
CONNECT 2018 will be held Oct. 10-12 and will deliver a unique 360°
view of the best paths for business success amid today’s plumbing
and HVACR landscape. During more than 25 educational opportunities,
the annual conference and Product & Technology Showcase will equip
contractors with the latest strategies for recruiting and retaining
workers, streamlining operations, exceeding customer expectations,
leveraging technology, and much more.
New this year, CONNECT 2018 will share select events including the
Product and Technology Showcase with the Refrigeration Service
Engineers Society’s (RSES’s) Conference & HVACR Technology Expo.
Also, IAPMO’s Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) members will join
PHCC to host a radiant/hydronics education track.
Two well-respected keynoters will headline the educational sessions
at CONNECT 2018. Speaker and author Eric Chester will reveal best
practices for recruiting, training, managing and motivating young
workers to jobs that many of them don’t consider “sexy.” Plus,
notable economist Connor Lokar will help business leaders analyze
and prepare for the business cycle changes that affect their
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In response to member
requests, the diverse range of plumbing and HVACR education
session topics include workforce development, press
technology, jobsite safety, succession planning, employee
benefits, customer retention, foolproof marketing and more.
Attendees can also attend special service and repair
programs, powered by PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors (QSC),
an Enhanced Service Group. Service and repair contractors
will have a unique opportunity to engage in three days of
specialized learning and networking.
Perfect Timing in Albuquerque
CONNECT 2018 is perfectly timed during Albuquerque’s
International Balloon Fiesta. Leveraging all of the area’s
culture, cuisine, history and leisure, PHCC has planned
balloon rides, a Breaking Bad RV tour, a trip to Santa Fe, a
ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and more. PHCC
encourages CONNECT 2018 attendees to book these optional
tours before the July 31 deadline given limited seating.
Early bird registrants also can take advantage of conference
and hotel room discounts.
Learn more about CONNECT 2018 at
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The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides
legislative advocacy, education and training to
approximately 3,200 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 64,000
technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety
of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow
their business and improve profitability. For more
information about PHCC, visit
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