HNA releases contractor briefing lineup

June 27, 2017 -  By

Hardscape North America (HNA) released its schedule of free contractor briefing sessions during this year’s show, which will be co-located with the 2017 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. Topics will include OSHA and silica, as well as a wide range of profit-boosting tips from industry experts.

“The briefings are designed to be quick, drop-in sessions where contractors can learn about trending topics in the industry and pick up innovative ideas to help grow their businesses,” said Charles McGrath, executive director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). “We’re excited to have a dynamic lineup of experts to share their knowledge.”

These 20-minute briefings will take place Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 in the trade show floor classroom located directly behind the ICPI Booth (#20010) on the trade show floor.

Contractor Briefings

Oct. 19

ICPI Installer Certification, Advanced Designations and Their Value
9:30 – 9:50 a.m.

The ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath will open the Contractor Briefings by giving you all the information you need on what ICPI can do for you and your business.

How to Make Your Personal and Organizational Success Go Off the Charts
11:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Learn simple ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts. This session is a preview of Gary Ross’ talk for Session 203 on Becoming a Person of Influence.

The Biz Builder Blueprint for Contractors
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.

In this presentation, George Hedley will show you the start of how to draft your winning business plan blueprint to build a profitable growing construction company from one of his presentations.

Five Ways Mobile Phones Are Changing Online Marketing
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

In this session, Todd Bairstow will discuss how mobile devices are changing the game for hardscape businesses everywhere.

Oct. 20

Opportunities for Permeable Pavers in Residential and Commercial Markets
9:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Learn about how much opportunity there is in the residential and commercial market for permeable interlocking concrete pavers during this presentation with Dave Smith.

OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Regulation
11:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Learn from an industry expert on how silica affects your business based on the OSHA safety regulations in this presentation by David Murray. This session is a preview of Dave Murray’s talk for Session 204 on OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Regulation.

Five Ways to Future Proof Your Hardscape Business
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.

Frank Bourque of Greenmark Landscaping & Development will give you useful pointers to use in your hardscape business.

HNA 2017 early-bird registration is available for $15 (fees increase after Sept. 8). HNA registration includes the Contractor Briefings, access to both HNA and GIE+EXPO indoor exhibits, access to the 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, entrance to the HNA Hardscape Project Awards Presentation on Oct. 19 and three free concerts at Fourth Street Live!

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