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From September 22-26, 2019 The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Annual Education and Business Conference will be held at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, Nevada. The five-day event offers unique education sessions, evening networking events, and the Association Technical Meeting Convention toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC).
The 2019 ASSE International Meeting will be co-located with the IAPMO's 90th annual conference. At the annual meeting, experts from all segments of the industry gather to participate in meetings, attend educational seminars, celebrate member achievements, and network with industry professionals. From manufacturers, engineers, and contractors, to students, instructors, and administrators, all involved in the industry.
“Many of the IAPMO members that will be in attendance are plumbing and mechanical officials from around the country. Co-locating the meetings allows us chance to network with those responsible for enforcing our numerous Standards and Professional Qualifications,” said John Parizek, president of ASSE International.
One of the many benefits of the IAPMO consensus code development process is the ability for anyone and everyone to have a voice and a vote. The IAPMO Technical Meeting Convention will take place on Tuesday, September 24, when members will vote on changes to the 2018 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC).
IAPMO will host an exposition of products and services of interest to the plumbing industry. The expo floor will open on Monday, September 23, and will be open through out the conference from 7:00am-9:00am.
“The first thing is the people. You meet so many, and they’re nice, friendly, and always curious to know about you and what you do in your area. The contacts you make at an IAPMO conference will benefit you for the rest of your career and the friendships will last even longer,” said Dave Straub, president of IAPMO. “Then there are the educational sessions. I attend them every year. We have incredible instructors, who always do a great job in their 90-minute sessions. These are beneficial to so many, especially a young person just getting familiar with the codes. Add in great keynote speakers, the business meetings, code development, fun outings and dinners … I really can’t say enough about how much I enjoy attending every IAPMO conference and the value I know I get from doing so.”
This year’s keynote speaker will be Ross Shafer. Shafer coaches leaders and teams on how to cross-pollinate innovative ideas about emerging trends, shifting buying habits, and the motivation of workforces during mergers and acquisitions. His clients include 73 of the Fortune 100, as well as a broad array of associations.