The 2012 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, will be the place where contractors can take advantage of education and innovative ideas designed to help your company grow.
The conference will run from Nov. 2-6 in Orlando, Fla., and will also give contractors the opportunity to explore new products and technologies, and network with product experts and industry colleagues.
A focus on your know-how. Again this year, the show brings to you new sessions and seminars intended to help you keep pace with the industry. This year’s education opportunities feature:
• Contractor point of connection sessions. Center stage show floor briefings return in 2012 with an updated perspective. IA has taken the spirit of the Point of Connection Leadership Summit – historically an annual conference designed specifically for the landscape irrigation contractor – and brought it to life on Center Stage. These business, sales and marketing sessions focus on topics that will help irrigation professionals strengthen their business and succeed in today’s business climate.
Event registration includes access to the exhibition, general session and irrigation seminars and technical sessions. Education classes and IA certification exams require separate registration. IA certification exam registration closes Oct. 19.
The closing night party is also a separate ticketed event.
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• IA updates. Also on center stage, IA Updates give attendees an opportunity to get the latest on IA initiatives, including residential and commercial irrigation codes and standards, government affairs, Smart Water Applications Technologies and Smart Irrigation Month.
• IA certification exams. Take any exam at the show to become IA-certified. A recent survey among landscape contractors, consultants and designers suggests that becoming certified and hiring certified is one of the top ways professionals differentiate their company from the competition.
• Seminars. These one-hour seminars address the concepts and implementation “how-to’s” of efficient water management.
• Technical sessions. Twenty landscape-focused technical sessions provide a forum for sharing the latest research findings, best practices and cutting-edge products, and ideas that promote efficient irrigation.