The pre-conference trainings, which began on January 17, included an advanced drying seminar led by Ken Larsen, director of the Restoration Leadership Institute, and an Environmental Protection Agency certified class titled "Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting" taught by Michael Pinto of WonderMakers.
Keynote speaker Simon Bailey opened the general session with an invigorating presentation entitled "Igniting Brilliance in Times of Change." He was followed by Spiderman Mulholland who spoke on the issues surrounding chinese drywall. The other general sessions included: "Human Resource Legalities Today", "Five Characteristics to Success", "Exit Strategies for Your Business", "The Business is a Result of the Owner''s Thinking", "Are You Practicing On Your Customers?" and "Are You a Whiner or a Winner?".
With a sold-out exhibit floor, attendees were able to peruse an extensive tradeshow with exhibitors that included restoration equipment vendors, business service providers, key industry publications and the industry''s largest trade association.
"Insights 2010 was undoubtedly the most successful and highly attended show to date," said Dan Cassara, national conference director for Insights. "We are now beginning the process of preparing for Insights 2011 which will take place in
Founded in 1996, Insights is the largest conference and trade show for the property restoration industry.
Attracting attendees from across