International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo to offer educational seminars
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, August 11, 2011
The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, which takes place Nov. 2-4 in the Bayside Halls at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is offering a host of seminars for attending pool, spa and backyard professionals.
The seminars represent the newest ideas on various challenges from vanishing-edge pool design to implementing newly mandated safety regulations to social media marketing. The topics are designed especially for residential and commercial builders and contractors, retailers, service companies and landscape architects and designers.
"Whether you are building a foundation of knowledge or working toward CEU certification, the Expo's cutting-edge educational conference is the shortest path to enhancing your skills," said Lindsay Roberts, director of the Expo. "Only through education will you gain a solid assessment of inspirational strategies that can make a difference to your bottom line."
Most seminars are 90 minutes in length, allowing attendees ample time on the show floor to find new products, services, technologies and innovations.
Each seminar is classified by course levels, enabling attendees to customize training according to their level of skill and area of expertise. Four course levels range from 200 (advanced beginner), 300 (intermediate), 400 (advanced intermediate) and 500 (advanced).
"By attending the educational conference program, attendees will learn valuable strategies designed to increase company productivity and growth," said Bill Weber, president and CEO of APSP, the show's official sponsor. "I encourage our members to sharpen their skills and enrich their personal development through the seminars."
A complete listing of seminars can be found here.
Providing attendees with the tools needed to build their businesses, the industry experts presenting the seminars include Anthony Archer-Wills, Brian Van Bower, David Tisherman, Skip Phillips, Tom Shay, Shauna Causey, Lew Akins, Scott Cohen, Ron Lacher, Dave Hawes and Marcus Sheridan.
Certification and continuing education opportunities
Designed to help pool builders and service company professionals advance their businesses and careers, all seminars have been certified by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals' Certified Building Professional Program (CBP) and/or Certified Service Professional (CSP). Additionally, all seminars have been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All educational seminars are ticketed events and require registration. Advanced pricing of conference registration packages range from $200-$260 for a Super Pass and $120-$145 for a Day Pass. All conference packages include free admission to the Expo, one of three Power Panels, the Welcome Party at LAX, the APSP Live Workshops and the Saber BBQ & Beer Bash. Members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) receive a discount on all packages. Space in seminars is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available here.