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Connections Conference Release

February 05, 2010
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CLEARWATER BEACH, FLRegistration is now open for the Connections Conference and Exhibition will be held on April 29 - May 1 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The economy may be down, but competition is up. In today''s market it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date with the very best tools and information available to the cleaning, restoration and remediation professional. Connections has geared this year''s program to help companies just like yours grow and thrive during these current difficult economic times, with the industry''s best technical education program and the industry''s leading exhibition featuring today''s hottest companies, products and services.
If you''re a part of the cleaning and restoration industry, the Connections Conference and Exhibitionis one technical event you can''t afford to miss. This conference is specifically designed for cleaners, restorers and remediators who are looking for that competitive edge and seeking new research and useful tools to help distance their company from the competition.
The Connections Conference sets itself apart from all the others by bringing the industry together in a technical educational format that covers — in detail — cleaning, restoration, remediation, management, marketing and more. The information you leave this conference with will allow you to know, in advance, what lies ahead for our industry. We''ll give you the education and skills you need to change the way you currently do business and to prepare your company to thrive in any economy.
Connections speakers this year include:

Click here to view the full agenda online.

The program is as followed:
Wendesday, April 28

8:30 am - 4:30 pm — IIICRC S100 Workshop - Review the New ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Cleaning of Textile Floorcoverings - Instructors: Doug Bradford, Richard Bodo, Larry Cooper & Dan Bernazzani. Separate Registration
5th Annual Connections Conference Golf Tournament, hosted by Steve Boyette with Sun-Belt USA.

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Golf Course: Belleview Biltmore
Format: Four-Person Scramble
Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cost per Player: $85.00
Cancellation Policy: No cancellations will be allowed after Friday, April 23, 2010. Registration forms received after April 23, 2010 will be guaranteed for the full amount.
The above golf rate includes: Includes all golf, tournament fees, cart, range balls and prizes. Call Steve Boyette with questions or to register at 1-800-334-8418.

12 p.m. — Connections Conference registration desks opens
The Connections Conference has some special programs arranged for all paid attendees throughout the afternoon at no extra charge.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. — Water Damage Restoration Workshop - Hear the latest advancements in water damage restoration practices and procedures including commercial drying. We''ll discuss changes in the industry and applications of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and updates taking place from the Consensus body to the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard. Presenters include Jim Holland, Mickey Lee, Brandon Burton and Larry Carlson.
6:30 p.m.The Connections Opening Reception is outside on the beach decks. Sponsored by ICS Cleaning Specialist and Restoration & Remediation.
Thursday, April 29
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Exhibition will open the doors.
Friday, April 30

2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. — Exhibition Hours

6:30 p.m. — Outside on the beach decks, a Beach Party, Dinner and Live Music. Sponsored by JonDon. A US Products Portable Carpet Cleaning Machine - Value $3,995 - will be given away to one of the attendees at the beach party. All full-registrants are eligible, but you must be present to win!
Saturday, May 1
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Exhibition Hours.
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. — Private Beach Networking - Reserved area on beach for networking, relaxing and playing
6:30 p.m. — Calypso Sunset Dinner Cruise. Private Connections event, sponsored by Cleanfax Magazine. Join us out onto the Gulf of Mexico and party for the night. Dinner is included. Optional event. Register separately for the cruise on the registration form.
Can''t attend the Conference, but want to go to the Exhibition? Register before April 19, 2010 and attend the Exhibition for free — a $25 Value!
Hotel: Connections has a room block at the newly-remodeled Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. The room rate is $159 per night. For reservations call800-753-3954and let them know you are with the Connections Conference or click here to make a reservation online.
Airport/ Transportation: Tampa International Airport is the largest major airport in the area. It is recommended to book your airfare early for the best deals. Super Shuttle is the recommended transportation to and from the airport, $50 round trip. A taxi ride will be $80 round trip. A daily car rental is approximately $30 per day.
Connections would like the Thank the Sponsors and Exhibitors for all their support.
Call 888-881-1001 x 104 for more information.
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