The Insulating Concrete Form Association recently wrapped up its final twice-a-year meeting in Milwaukee. With more than 300 individuals attending the show, it was one of the association’s largest meetings.

Attendees were impressed with the new format of the show, giving attendees a greater chance to meet with product suppliers, as well as adding more education seminars and technical sessions.

“I was very impressed by the meeting, the opportunity to network with members both new and old and the information provided by the ICFA,” said Ike Carter of Integral Building Companies. “This was my first meeting and it certainly will not be my last.”

Joseph Lyman, the association’s executive director, believes expanding the education seminars and networking opportunities will only help to increase attendance and provide extra value to those attending.

“The addition of technical sessions and networking opportunities has helped ICFA’s meetings become the ‘can’t-miss’ event of the year for the ICF industry,” said Lyman.

With the association moving to one meeting a year in 2007, he hopes to increase attendance to roughly 500 people and between 55 and 60 booths.

Kent Stumpe, ICFA’s newly elected chairman, added, “The ICF industry is filled with talented people and we look forward to having them all participate in ICFA meetings as we move to holding them once a year. I believe ICFA’s unique mix of informative speakers, networking opportunities and excellent locations is well suited to being the premier event in the industry.”

To learn more about the 2006 Fall Meeting and Expo, visit www.forms.org. The 2007 ICFA Annual Meeting and Expo will take place Sept. 24 to 26, 2007, in St. Louis.