FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association has finalized a joint venture with the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society to co-locate events at CONNECT 2018, Oct. 9-12.
Building on the success of CONNECT 2017, held earlier this month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PHCC will share select events with RSES at next year’s conference, bringing both business owners and technicians together for mutual education and collaboration.
“PHCC tremendously values partnerships like this as we continue to strengthen the education and networking power of our association for our member contractors, including those involved in HVAC work,” says PHCC President Laurie Crigler. “With workforce development a top priority, the timing of this collaboration couldn’t be better, with loads of potential for both groups to learn from each other on how to recruit and retain the next generation.”
Adds PHCC Executive Vice President Michael Copp: “Undoubtedly, the expanded scope of CONNECT 2018 will benefit both PHCC and RSES. We look forward to working with RSES to develop a schedule that provides time for both groups to focus on their specific programming, while also building in opportunities for joint events, including the Product & Technology Showcase.”
Leaders from PHCC and RSES are excited to begin planning and organizing shared opportunities at CONNECT 2018 that will result in the greatest gain for members of both organizations, as well as for PHCC industry partners and other exhibitors, who will have the added benefit of reaching an expanded audience.