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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.

Dynamic Line-up

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 companies.

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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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About PHCC:

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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