CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, March 31, 2014 — NSCA is excited to announce a new industry learning experience: the Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase (IBSC). This conference is designed to offer specific training and education in a small setting that gives attendees a chance to learn and see new technology one-on-one.
The first regional Integration Business Survival Conference will take place on May 15-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore in Skokie, IL. Two additional conferences are scheduled for September and November 2014, with locations to be announced soon. By offering this event in three different regions, NSCA gives integration firms the education their employees need – without a big financial commitment or too much time spent away from the office.
The Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase was developed based on NSCA member requests for a more intimate learning environment that offers enough time for networking, asking questions, and direct interaction with manufacturers. In small, focused groups, attendees will learn how to thrive when their customers demand more, technology keeps changing, government regulations threaten the industry, and costs continue to escalate.
The Technology Showcase offers hands-on displays of the latest technology offerings from leading manufacturers, such as Kramer, Lencore, Solutions360, Herman, and RDL. Instead of traveling across the country to walk a big exhibit floor, IBSC attendees will network with and learn from a handful of today’s leading manufacturers that have news and updates to share – all while staying close to home.
The Integration Business Survival Conference combines business education and technical training with a hands-on Technology Showcase – all in one venue. Sessions include:
- Analog to Digital: Problems and Solutions
- 10 Steps to Becoming More Profitable
- Understanding Labor Cost, Productivity, and Efficiency
- Dashboards to Steer Your Company Down the Right Path
- Understanding Breakeven, Markup, & Margin
- Managing & Billing Recurring Monthly Revenue
- Contractual Obligations of a Project
- Establishing and Managing an Efficient Service Department
- Design Considerations for Mass Notification & Emergency Communications
- Planning and Scheduling the Project
- Managing Project Implementation
“With the continued, growing success of NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference – which caters to leaders within integration firms – we’ve decided to create an event where these same leaders can send their employees for training,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “By combining business education with technology training and a Technology Showcase full of products from leading manufacturers, we’re providing an affordable, regional event designed to give industry professionals the education they need – and then get them back into their offices as quickly as possible.”
Registration for the two-day event is $249 for NSCA members and $399 for non-members. Registration includes access to the Technology Showcase, manufacturer training, business education, and all networking events. For more information about the sessions, registration, or sponsorships, contact NSCA at 800.446.6722 or visit www.nsca.org/ibsc.
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.