For this episode of “If Walls Could Talk,” W&C Group Publisher Jill Bloom speaks with the Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau’s Executive Director Terry Kastner. From May 4-6, the NWCB will be holding its Annual Wall and Ceiling Conference and Trade Show in Huntington Beach, Calif. Walls & Ceilings is a proud media partner for this event. One of the highlights is a panel of professionals that includes the banking industry, accountants, lawyers and others that will join contractors for this thoughtful discussion. 

According to Kastner, the NWCB strives to arrange a premier location for each of its show, because in his words, “We know our members work hard, so they want to play hard.” This year, attending members will experience the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa. The last time the bureau held this event at this location was in 2014; since then, members have asked to return. The resort is a family-friendly place that features a lot of attractions, both on- and off-site. Its proximity to the beach ensures that there will be plenty to do for the family. Speaking of the beach, one of the give-aways the bureau is doing this year is a bonfire on the sands for the company that brings the most guests, who will win an evening at a private party event with up to 50 of their friends. 

This conference will guarantee that everyone will enjoy their experience. However, the NWCB is also offering a top notch schedule of informative seminars, speakers and trade show for those looking to enhance and learn more what vendors offer. 

“We pride ourselves in offering great educational programs,” Kastner said, adding that there are 10 separate programs to choose from.

This year’s conference includes collaborative industry meetings, an interactive trade show, powerful educational seminars, and fun, informal networking activities. Industry expert and keynote speaker, Jeff Sample, will share his insight on the next decade of wall and ceiling construction and present technological strategies to improve company decision-making. This event will be gathering leading signatory wall and ceiling contractors for a can’t-miss-opportunity for business development.

The conference will feature two concurrent tracks: The Executive Track & The Wall and Ceiling Track, each featuring a strong lineup of expert speakers and practical tools to advance your business and career. With the sharpest minds in the wall and ceiling industry present, this conference is the place to collaborate with your industry colleagues and peers. Contractors, labor representatives and dealers convene in their specific caucus meetings to better the industry. Contractors and labor organizations meet jointly to improve the industry’s ability to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The trade show, which kicks off on May 4, will feature exhibitions from organizations throughout the nation, aiming to provide your business with the next generation of tools to succeed. Take advantage of this opportunity to spend time with wall and ceiling industry leaders and decision makers in a fun and relaxed setting. Attendees enjoy food and drink and can win great prizes in the exhibit hall.

Networking opportunities will be prevalent throughout the conference. If golf is your game, sign up for the golf tournament to be played on Thursday, May 4, at Tustin Ranch Golf Club, a signature Ted Robinson designed golf course that has been named California Golf Course Owner’s Association “Course of the Year.” A fun scramble format promises a great golf and networking outing for everyone.

The conference offers discounted spouse/companion pricing that will grant your partner access to the entire event. It can also be an opportunity for that overdue family vacation. The resort offers the ultimate spa experience at Pacific Waters Spa, poolside relaxation, and mermaid magic for the kids. Located in Huntington Beach, there are hundreds of activities for all ages within an hour radius of the resort. From dolphin watching to exploring Disney’s greatest theme parks, your family will not be disappointed with this business trip. 

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