On behalf of your PCI Executive Committee, I’d like to welcome and invite you to the 2017 PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference. This year’s convention will be held February 28-March 4, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio where PCI will be partnering with The Precast Show for the second year! The first year was by all accounts great and I expect this year’s event to be even better. As we embark on this partnership, we will be even more attuned to what we can gain from a larger tradeshow and NPCA’s offered training.
The PCI Convention helps us celebrate our successes in the marketplace by offering something for everyone. The expanded tradeshow will expose you to more offerings and a chance to see what is new in the industry. I enjoy the professional comradery, catching up with old friends, and networking on the show floor.
The PCI educational sessions offer multiple tracks, depending on your inclination. You can select a track that will help you in your current position as well as provide continuing education. My only problem has been choosing which sessions to go to as several always look attractive. A new benefit this year is the opportunity to purchase a Full Conference registration, for the PCI Convention, giving you access to complimentary or discounted Precast Show education courses. This means more education/training opportunities for the same registration fee!
As most of you know, I’ve been involved in PCI Committees my whole career. The committee meetings give me a broader sense of what is happening across the country, allowing me the ability to speak with authority to our plant and our marketplace.
This year’s convention is in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve never been to Cleveland, but my friends that have, say it is a great city filled with good food and cultural opportunities. Susan and I will probably take a few extra days to sample some of these things.
Lastly, I’d like to encourage you to schedule your time to attend the “Precast Rocks the Hall” event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night. The entire museum is booked for PCI Convention and The Precast Show attendees. After last year’s event in Nashville, I know that these events are great times! The Precast Show attendees know how to party, lets show them PCI can party with the best of them!
I look forward to seeing all of you in Cleveland!
2016 PCI Chairman of the Board