These accomplished individuals will bring a fascinating combination of motivation, inspiration and education in their keynote addresses at METALCON 2021, October 6 and 7, in beautiful Tampa, Florida! Despite their vastly different backgrounds, “Deadliest Catch” Captain Keith Colburn and Chief Economist Ken Simonson, will share valuable information and advice to help you grow your business and achieve financial success. We are less than 30 days from meeting back IN PERSON at the only global event dedicated to the application of metal in design and construction. Check out the METALCON DIGITAL SHOW GUIDE to start planning and REGISTER TODAY!

“Deadliest Catch” Captain

Keith Colburn, king crab fishing boat captain and star of The Discovery Channel’s hit show Deadliest Catch

Captain Keith Colburn is the very definition of the American success story. In 1985, Keith flew to Alaska on a one-way ticket with nothing more than a backpack, $50 and the determination to land a fishing job. Today, he is a respected industry leader and an entertaining speaker on leadership, teamwork, safety and being successful in today’s hyper-competitive business environment. Captain Keith will deliver his Keynote Address at METALCON on Wednesday, October 6 from 10:00 am – 11:00 AM in the main theatre. This session is included with your registration.

Chief Economist Ken Simonson

Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of North America Contributor to The Construction Citizen blog

Celebrating his 20th year with the AGA, Ken has a way of breaking down data in ways anyone can understand and a knack for identifying important patterns and trends. Hear Ken’s opinion on the economy, its potential impact on our industry, and the decisions you need to make in 2022. Ken will deliver his Keynote Address at METALCON on Thursday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Main Theatre. This session is included with your registration.

Don’t miss the altogether different lessons, experiences and advice these visionaries have to share!

Register for METALCON 2021 today to reserve your seat at Keith and Ken’s talks plus gain access to over 175 vendors on the show floor, 40+ education sessions, 3 immersive experiences in CONTECH, Solar and IMPs, and countless opportunities to see, discover, and network at one spectacular venue!

And NEW for METALCON 2021 — The Architect Experience — a “show within a show” exclusively for architects, designers, specifiers and engineers eager to breathe new life into projects, wow clients, and solve a wide variety of design, structural, environmental, cost and performance challenges, all through the use of metal.