The Air Conditioning Contractors of America says registrations are up for its Feb. 15-17 conference in San Antonio.
The ACCA has high hopes for its 2011 convention in San Antonio based
on the number of people who have already signed up to attend.
Advanced registrations so far are up by 20 percent, the Air
Conditioning Contractors of America said.
“Talking to contractors, suppliers,
and manufacturers from all over the country, everyone has expressed the same
opinion that the HVAC contractor of the future will have to be educated in
technologies as well as new ways to go to market in order to survive,” said
John Sedine, 2010-2011 ACCA chairman and president of Engineered Heating &
Cooling in Michigan. “The economy, political issues, and the move to
‘green’ renewable energy are forcing us to think out of the box. When times are
good, contractors don't think they need as much help, but when things change
they realize they do.
"ACCA has always been the place to go for technical
information as well as contractor networking opportunities, and now co-locating
with IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association) and RPA (Radiant Panel Association) makes
this conference bigger and better than ever. Contractors see the real
value in the opportunities and information that are available in San Antonio,
making it a can't-miss event,” Sedine said.
The conference will include 35
educational sessions on topics such as business management and refrigeration. Details
are at this website.