What we mean by this ridiculous statement is that the power of attending professional association meetings isn’t in just going once. The true value of these associations is going many times, for months and months or years and years.
In this day and age of the Internet, you may believe that access to industry information online can and does replace the live, in-person conference or meeting. The truth is, these events and meetings are more important than ever. Each year, IEC National holds a number of events, meetings and information exchange opportunities that bring value to your membership experience.
The human-to-human connections that occur, the serendipitous “hallway conversations” that you can have, in addition to the tours, breakout sessions, and influencer dialog experiences help you discuss topics on a deeper and personal level and provide a professional experience that becomes irreplaceable. It’s the people you meet, network with and learn from who bring the ROI to your time at an IEC National event.
Here are a few key events that you might want to consider from IEC National in 2019:
Business Summit 2019, Fort Lauderdale FL (January 28-30)
Join top electrical contractors in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, January 28-30 for Business Summit 2019. The primary focus is education on topics that impact today’s electrical businesses. The diverse sessions cover everything from creating profits to leadership to productivity. Attend education sessions focused on pertinent business topics. Collaborate with like-minded industry professionals. Apply what you learn to elevate your business and bottom line.
Make Your Voice Heard! Join the IEC Legislative Fly-in
IEC members will gather in Washington, D.C., May 22-23 for the Legislative Fly-In. This conference will cover important topics in today’s ever-changing political environment, access to IEC’s signature networking events, and visits to Capitol Hill to visit with your representatives and voice IEC’s opinions on critical issues.
All Business owners, managers, chapter staff, and industry leaders can benefit from the Legislative Fly-In. This event will provide you with a better understanding of the current legislative environment and policies. With so much uncertainty, this event will help you position yourself and your business on the road to success.
IEC’s Popular Convention & Expo 2019
If you have never been to the National IEC annual conference, convention, and expo, you don’t know what you’re missing! From seminars on how to develop your business, to learning about the latest technology and industry topics, and networking with the strong community of your fellow merit shop electrical contractors. Add to your knowledge, broaden your career opportunities, and expand your professional credentials with the wide variety of classes, networking, and the Expo Hall. IEC CON 2019 will be held October 2-5 at America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.
Being in business should be rewarding and fun. All work and no play can get old fast. IEC’s national events and conferences can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts. Never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with learning and meeting some interesting people!