CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 25, 2014 — After the success of its first Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase (IBSC) in Chicago, NSCA announces two additional locations for this regional event: Atlanta on Sept. 15-16 and Phoenix on Nov. 6-7.
This new industry learning experience offers customized industry training and education that gives attendees a chance to experience and learn about new technology in small, one-on-one settings.
By offering this event in different regions, NSCA gives integration firms the education their employees need – without a big financial commitment or too much time spent traveling and away from the office. The events in Atlanta and Phoenix also offer special pricing, thanks in part to funding from the NSCA Education Foundation: Registration for the two-day event is $99 for NSCA members and $199 for non-members.
The Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase was developed based on requests from NSCA members for a more intimate learning environment that offers enough time for networking, asking questions, and direct interaction with manufacturers. In small, focused groups, attendees learn how to thrive when their customers demand more, technology keeps changing, government regulations threaten the industry, and costs continue to escalate.
The event’s Technology Showcase offers hands-on displays of the latest offerings from leading manufacturers like Kramer, Shure, Lencore, Lightware, Solutions360, Herman, Synnex, West Penn Wire, Williams Sound, 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 – all while staying close to home. CompTIA is also sponsoring the event, leading one of the opening general sessions.
The Integration Business Survival Conference combines business education and technical training with a hands-on Technology Showcase – all in one venue. Sessions include:
- The Real-World Guide to IT Certification
- Sales Strategies that Work
- 10 Ways to Become Even More Profitable
- Proper Project Planning & Scheduling
- What Do Labor Cost, Productivity, & Efficiency Have to Do With It?
- Understanding Breakeven, Markup, & Margin
- Minding Contractual Obligations
- Using Dashboards to Plan for the Future
- Establishing and Managing an Efficient Service Department
“With the feedback from attendees at our Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase in Chicago, we are now offering two more events to make it convenient for integrators to send their employees for affordable training,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “By combining business education with technology training and a Technology Showcase full of products, we’re giving industry professionals the education they need – and then getting them back to their offices as quickly as possible.”
Registration for the two-day event is $99 for NSCA members and $199 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.