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METALCON / October 6-8 / 2021 Tampa

Maximize Your METALCON Experience; Make Education a Priority

Trade shows and education go hand in hand. Both are essential to learning about our industry and gaining a competitive edge. Be sure to take advantage of all the education METALCON has to offer. Learn from the industry’s top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders. From intensive pre-show workshops to 40+ FREE educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall, to inspiring Keynotes and Super Sessions, METALCON has it all. Check back regularly as we continue to add valuable sessions to our education schedule!

New for 2021! Get the credit you deserve!

Most of METALCON’s education will qualify for AIA, ICC, and CSI credits.
All Courses will offer a Certificate of Completion for self submission.
Check back regularly for updated crediting information for specific courses.
Select Criteria: Tracks = Business Competencies

Tuesday, October 05, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: First Floor: Room 21
  • Session: WORKSHOP 3
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Craig Shaffer
SafetyWorks, Inc.
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Wednesday, October 06, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Location: First Floor: Room 22
  • Session: WORKSHOP 5
FL CILB Approval #0006495 and FL PE Approval #0007104 This course will the review the basic details of accounting software for the purposes of job costing: Quickbooks online vs desktop applications. What works best for the business at hand? Many small businesses can utilize the online version of the software without... ...read more...
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R.J. "Bob" Koning
Owner/Director Contractors Institute
Contractors Institute
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Wednesday, October 06, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Location: First Floor: Room 21
  • Session: WORKSHOP 3
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Craig Shaffer
SafetyWorks, Inc.
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Wednesday, October 06, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
In this course we will give you the tools you need to begin the process of successful prospecting so you can grow your commercial business. The reality is that most companies don't prospect well and the majority of salespeople are simply waiting for the phone to ring. Can you imagine... ...read more...
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Zach Forner
Sales Transformation Group
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Wednesday, October 06, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location: Super Session at the Main Theater
COVID-19 continues to impact the building products industry. The firms that will emerge ahead in 2022 are turning their attention to setting strategic plans and executing on what differentiates them from the competition. Join FMI’s Paul Giovannoni for an overview of current market trends and discover how your company can... ...read more...
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Paul Giovanonni
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Wednesday, October 06, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
This session is designed to educate subcontractors on how legal challenges can ring in on projects.  Including what an independent contractor is vs. what an employee is and the newly revised test to determine this.  We will also go over exemptions to this analysis, how to legally handle a multiple... ...read more...
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Trent Cotney
Attorney
Trent Cotney, P.A.
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Wednesday, October 06, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
Is your business feeling more vulnerable than you’d like it to right now? The reality is that most contractors are idea-driven problem solvers who know how to get results quickly, but lack the knowledge and implementation skills needed to structure their companies for long term success and stability, even in... ...read more...
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Danny Kerr
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Breakthrough Academy, Inc.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
It’s always difficult to lose a potential client due to upfront costs.  One of the ways this can be mitigated is by developing a finance system. In this session, we will go over the benefits of being able to offer on the spot financing to current and future clients.  We... ...read more...
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Paul Lechiara
Owner
East Coast Metal Roofing
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Wednesday, October 06, 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
This session is designed to inform contractors and subcontractors how to improve workplace safety and workplace safety programs.  We will review how to document employee safety training and discuss their importance.  OSHA’s main focus is ensuring the safest jobsites possible, we will go over what to expect during an OSHA... ...read more...
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Speaker
Trent Cotney
Attorney
Trent Cotney, P.A.
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Thursday, October 07, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
The pool of experienced talent in construction has dwindled. Baby Boomers are retiring and COVID-19 has and will continue to take a toll on the construction workforce. Plus, as project owners and developers become more diverse, they expect to see diversity in the firms they hire.  Join Julie as she presents... ...read more...
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Julie Negovan, ESQ.
Counselor
Griesing Law
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Thursday, October 07, 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
In this session we will discuss various aspects of encouraging your company to implement new technology and innovations into your business, especially if you work with a company that is wary of technology.  Join Rob Sloyer as he shows you how construction tech can help you advance your career, and... ...read more...
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Rob Sloyer
Director of Technical Services
Kast Construction
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Thursday, October 07, 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
Are you finding yourself too busy to plan the next big moves in your business? If you have been working so hard that you have no time to think ahead, this session is for you.  Every year your business has an opportunity to learn from the past and make strategic moves... ...read more...
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Danny Kerr
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Breakthrough Academy, Inc.
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Thursday, October 07, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Main Theater Super Sessions
METAL Construction Industry Outlook:  THE ROARING 20’s are HERE….METALCON Live! LIVE at METALCON! THE ROARING 20’s are HERE. Thousands of you have Zoomed in to METALCONLive! as METALCON co-founder, Frank Stasiowski, FAIA and his panel of industry experts and BOLD economists PUSHED you through the COVID  pandemic, navigating the economic twists... ...read more...
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Frank Stasiowski
President, CEO and Founding Owner
PSMJ Resources, Inc.
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Paul Giovanonni
Speaker
Rob Haddock
Founder/CEO, S-5!
Director, Metal Roof Advisory Council
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Tony Bouquot
Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA)
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Friday, October 08, 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
Discover how diverse technical manufacturers from the aluminum industry to commercial vehicle components and from gypsum board to food products are eliminating injuries through a unique workplace safety culture development system. Proven effective over more than 10 years of development by Workplace Learning System, this approach to safety culture through... ...read more...
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Joe Wheatley
Managing Partner
Workplace Learning System
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Friday, October 08, 12:15 PM - 1:05 PM

  • Location: Business Development Learning Center
This session discusses the risks of market disruptors and how a company can not only protect itself from competition, pricing, increased cost of workforce, and cultural changes, but become a healthy disruptor in their own industry. We’ll focus on proactive disruption that puts the company at the front of their... ...read more...
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Adam Clark
Chief Operating Officer
Best Buy Metals
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