Here is a list of some of the events taking place at Comfortech this year:
Thursday, September 14,
Opening Session Keynote:
How Employee Behavior Affects Your Bottom Line
Brian Parsley, COO Of BuyGitomer, Inc.
Brian Parsley pulls from his experience as chairman of the national online recruitment site, USAhire.com; his extensive background in the temporary staffing business; and as COO of BuyGitomer, Inc., to show what it takes to create environments that increase revenue while keeping employees and customers loyal.
ALSO IN THIS SESSION:
* Important things to know about HVAC Comfortech 2006
* Contracting Business magazine Hall of Fame presentation to Tom McCart, HVAC's "Million Dollar Salesman"
* Meet the NATE Certified Technician Competition Contestants
Friday, September 15,
General Session Keynote:
Contracting Business Magazine's 2006 Residential Contractor of the Year: Steve Miles, Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning
What does it take to become Contracting Business magazine's Contractor of the Year? This award is given to contractors who represent the best the hvac industry has to offer. Contracting Business searches for candidates who embrace change and look for innovative ways to better understand and serve customers. Candidates are companies that shed positive light on the HVAC industry and on the contracting profession. They should also be companies that give back to the industry in terms of knowledge sharing. Find out how Steve Miles and Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning meet these high standards and what they did to grow into the successful position they now hold.
ALSO IN THIS SESSION:
* Contracting Business magazine's 2006 HVACR Woman of the Year Award
* NATE Certified Technician Competition Awards
* Contracting Business magazine's 2006 Quality Home Comfort Awards
Join the Comfortech Idol Sales Contest
Comfortech Idol is a live-action sales seminar that is loosely based on the hit T.V. show "American Idol." In it HVAC Salespeople role-play the sales objections they most commonly encounter in front of a live audience, who then votes on a winner. Due to the realism of role-playing, it's highly educational for those desiring to improve their sales skills as well as entertaining. There is no charge to enter or watch Comfortech Idol 2006. Grand prize is $1,000, a trophy, a write-up in Contracting Business magazine and bragging rights. Anyone can enter and all contestants receive valuable prizes. Complete details, including an online registration form, can be found at http://www.hvacprofitboosters.com.
Win valuable HVAC equipment, training and more!
Sign up for Friday's Prize Drawing in the Product Showcase and you'll have a chance to win HVAC accessories, a flat screen TV and other great prizes just for visiting manufacturers' exhibits! The more booths you visit, the more chances you have to win! GRAND PRIZE IS A FLAT SCREEN TV
Hands-On Air Balancing & Diagnostics Training
Set aside time to visit "The Wall" in the product showcase and participate in diagnosing and balancing a complete residential system. Participants learn the basics of air measurement, diagnostics and simplified air balancing techniques. "The Wall" boasts a fully functional wall-mounted duct system complete with balancing dampers. It allows you to practice using the precision tools necessary to air balance and maximize system comfort and performance. "The Wall" is presented by National Comfort Institute, Inc.
Consultants' Corner: Free Consultations for Contractors
Have your burning business questions answered by some of the industry's brightest (and most expensive!) consultants FOR FREE during product showcase hours. Whether your dilemma involves marketing, sales, business or financial, it can be overcome in your own half hour free consultation. Also join us for a rapid-fire session on Saturday morning where audience participants ask down and dirty questions and get sure-fire responses from our panel of esteemed consultants
Women in HVACR Annual Meeting
Tuesday, September 12: Kick-Off Reception
Wednesday, September 13: Annual Meeting and Workshops
The Women in HVACR association invites you to attend the organization's annual meeting which will be held in conjunction with HVAC Comfortech 2006. This is an excellent opportunity to network with women from all areas of HVACR-contracting, engineering, manufacturing, distributing, media and consulting. You'll also benefit from information-packed workshops specifically designed to benefit WHVACR members.
TO REGISTER: or for more information, visit http://www.womeninhvacr.org orcontact Adrienne Breedlove at email@example.com or 301/990-2206.
Technician Training Day
Bring Your Techs For Only $99 Each
Friday, September 15
Bring your technicians to HVAC Comfortech for a day of sessions geared specifically to their needs. A special discounted rate includes seminars, lunch and a pass for the exhibit hall.
Radiant Basics Workshop
Wednesday, September 13
The Radiant Basics Course provides a technical introduction to the state-of-the-art of radiant panel heating.
The Comfortech Idol schedule is as follows:
-- First Elimination Round is Thursday from 4 to 5:30 pm.
-- The 2nd Elimination Round is Friday from 8 to 9:30 am
-- The Finals are Saturday from 10:15 to 11:45 am.