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Oct. 20-22 in Kansas City, Missouri, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is primed to deliver a program full of high-caliber lessons, insights, and valuable connections P-H-C contractors need to build their businesses for the future.
With more than 20 educational opportunities, PHCC's annual conference and Product & Technology Showcase will equip p-h-c business owners and managers with economic insights, new strategies and technologies, leadership skills, financial planning tactics and more ... all aimed to help them lead their companies into their strongest year yet.
"All signs suggest that the people in our industry are ready to meet face-to-face, share lessons learned, and discover all the exciting opportunities that exist for those in this business," said PHCC—National President Hunter Botto. "Kansas City is a perfect mid-point location for our attendees to safely reconnect in person, work on their businesses, and prepare for what's next."
Timely, Relevant Topics
Headlining the educational program is best-selling author and speaker Jon Gordon, who will share proven strategies from his work with some of the greatest leaders in business, industry and sports and guide p-h-c professionals on how they can leverage them to stand out from their competition. And, back by popular demand, economist Connor Lokar will cover current and anticipated business trends, suggest ways owners should adjust, and leave attendees with a list of clear, actionable Management Objectives to help them move forward.
In addition, an impressive line-up of industry experts and peer contractors will lead more than 20 education sessions on finding and retaining "rockstar employees," the latest technologies (including "smart home" plumbing products), driver safety, how to respond to this world of "instant demand," calculating the "new" cost of doing business, OSHA updates, and so much more. As a bonus, PHCC is launching the initial modules of its Finance Boot Camp in Kansas City.
Solutions for Today ... and Tomorrow
Known for being more than just a tradeshow, the Product & Technology Showcase is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a host of industry partners providing cutting-edge technologies and best business strategies. CONNECT attendees repeatedly consider this event the best opportunity they have all year to explore product and service solutions.
Something for Everyone
"Whether contractors are in service and repair or new construction — reconnecting with old friends or exploring priceless opportunities at CONNECT for the first time — we have something for everyone," Botto said.
The three-day event also will include the much-anticipated return of the PHCC Educational Foundation's Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests, as well as the formal celebration of the PHCC National Auxiliary's 100th anniversary. PHCC's Quality Service Contractors also will offer several networking events and education sessions geared to service and repair contractors.
Plus, interested attendees should plan to arrive a day early for a unique chance to tour the Sioux Chief facility in Kansas City. From a look at its R&D department to the distribution and shipping areas, this family-owned, American manufacturer is opening its doors for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to get its plumbing products into contractors' hands.
For more details — including the event schedule, session descriptions, hotel reservation information, safety precautions and registration — visit phccweb.org/connect. Register by Sept. 22 to take advantage of early bird rates.