Dear NECA line contractors:
Outside contractors and linemen, without a doubt, are a vital part of the electrical construction industry. And it goes without saying the National Electrical Contractors Association could not be the successful organization it has become without the commitment that you bring to your work.
With that in mind, both Tom and I want to make a direct appeal to you to attend the NECA 2018 Convention and Trade Show in Philadelphia (Sept. 29-Oct. 2). We are offering a special registration package for outside contractors like you. Although it’s something you might have passed on in previous years, our annual convention and trade show remains one of the highlights of the year – for NECA and the industry. It’s the perfect place to learn new ideas and reconnect with old colleagues.
What’s special about this for outside contractors? You’ll be able to come for a weekend package that includes the opening reception, top speakers, education and trade show. If you decide to stay for the full convention or extend your weekend, you’ll be invited to a special dinner Monday night organized by the Northeast Line Chapter.
This year, on Sunday, Sept. 30, we will offer a special Apprentice Appreciation Day for more than 2,000 (both inside and outside). There will be a full agenda for Sunday morning starting at 10 a.m., with speakers, sponsors and a town hall discussion with IBEW International President Lonnie Stevenson, NECA CEO John Grau and NECA President David Long. This day will be a constant reminder and will shine a light on the apprenticeship program and how it works into the fabric of our industry.
You also will have the opportunity to spend time on the trade show floor, where thousands of products, service solutions and live demos meet cutting-edge technology. Browse through the Showstopper Showcase, stop by the Product Presentation Theater, take advantage of the newly innovative TECHTOPIA pavilion, take in some education at one of the technical workshops, or catch a glimpse of an NFL game in the Sports Zone. Most important, stop by the Lineman Pavilion featuring special presentations being presented each hour on the show floor.
Don’t miss out. If you’ve been looking for a rewarding experience, we urge you to consider making the trip to Philadelphia this fall. It’s the first time NECA’s convention will be in the City of Brotherly Love in 50 years. You can find more information by going to www.necaconvention.org.
NECA Vice President, District Ten