Deckexpo Elevates Education To A New Level

In its second year under the management of Hanley Wood Exhibitions, DeckExpo is proving again that it will be the place to be if you are in the deck, dock and railing industry. The 2008 show will elevate the potential of every attendee with the most on-target education from those who know the industry best. DeckExpo 2008 is scheduled to be held March 5 6 with conferences beginning March 4. The show will take place at the Orange County Convention Center, Hall NA2 in Orlando, Florida.

In 2008, sessions fall into one of four designated tracks including business, marketing, production and sales. Individuals can go online to and search courses by track, speaker or date. The production track is a new offering geared for lead carpenters and production managers.

A session called "Project Manager's Guide to the Financial Stuff" will teach project managers how their decisions on the jobsite impact the bottom line back at the office as well as give them tools they need to make even better decisions related to profitability. Now each member of the team can take away something unique back to the business, benefiting multiple areas of the company.

Experienced speakers, considered experts in their fields, are lined up to present at DeckExpo. Notable speakers include Leslie Shiner, Tim Faller, Adrienne Zoble and Les Cunningham. "This year's speakers have proven success in the industry, specifically with residential and specialty contractors, and proven success at other conferences, " stated Paul Treanor, Senior Conference Manager for DeckExpo. "This is the dream team. You won't get any better."

Returning to the conference schedule is a General Session in a Keynote format for 2008. Scheduled to take place prior to the show opening on Wednesday, March 5, the Keynote will be presented by Gary Topchik, renowned management and leadership consultant and author of The Accidental Leader. His presentation will motivate attendees to take their management skills to the next level.

The Conference Intensive is also back for 2008 with content focusing on an insurmountable task: extracting the universal requirements of the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC) as it relates to the construction of outdoor living structures and amenities.

Building Codes for Building Decks, taught by Glenn Matthewson, will take those universal principles and teach deck-building professionals how to apply them to modify deck designs, structures and amenities for their own local code-compliance needs. He will also provide attendees with differing code-compliance requirements as they pertain to use in a residential or commercial establishments.

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