CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 18, 2008 — Boost profits, improve company performance and navigate the turbulent economy at NSCA's 2009 Business & Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm International. This year's event includes several keynote speakers who will engage attendees in a variety of timely subjects important to the commercial electronic systems industry.
Kevin Carroll, an agent for social change, will bring his experience and encourage attendees to harness the power of sport and play to enrich their work life, enhance innovation and improve team dynamics and interpersonal communication. His best-selling book, “The Red Rubber Ball,” received BusinessWeek's “Champion in Innovation” award.
John and Jeanne Stiernberg, Stiernberg Consulting, have delivered many of NSCA's influential and useful quarterly Market Intelligence Briefingâ„¢ reports. They will detail how to turn these valuable member resources into market profitability programs and uncover new ways to create profit.
Attendees also benefit from the interactive and intimate setting at the conference, a premier forum for executives and managers in the industry. Bob Prosen from the Prosen Center for Business Achievement will use a panel discussion to help attendees learn from their industry peers. In addition to topics led by the audience, the group will cover effective tactics and resources for these uncertain times, as well as creative, new tools to create a sustainable, lucrative organization for years to come.
Sponsors of the event include Mitek Communications Group (host sponsor); SCN (co-host and media sponsor); Bosch Communication Systems, Dove Net (The Project System); FSR, Inc; Herman Procurement & Logistics; Rauland-Borg Corporation; Shure Incorporated; Biamp Systems and West Penn Wire.
The NSCA Business and Leadership Conference will be held February 26-28, 2009, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ. Register before November 28 to take advantage of early-bird discounts. To learn more or register, visit www.nsca.org/blc or call 800.446.6722. Conference fees are $899 if you register before November 28 and $1,049 thereafter up to the day of the event itself.
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving contractor members and all channel stakeholders through education, advocacy, outreach and member services. NSCA University offers a variety of courses on topics such as project management, business, sales, design and technical knowledge. Courses are delivered through a variety of methods including conferences, regional trainings, online learning and webinars. NSCA works in conjunction with a variety of industry partners to provide relevant and meaningful education and certification programs. It also provides leading industry research and market intelligence, insurance solutions, the industry's most comprehensive manual of practice, Essentials of Systems Integrationâ„¢ and other business tools. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.
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