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Jun 19

Get Moving! New Utility Vehicles Join NECA Show Exhibitors!

Five leading utility vehicle manufacturers are bringing their newest models to the NECA Show floor in Las Vegas, giving this year’s expo a reason to get moving.

These are the cutting edge models for electrical contractors’ service vehicles,” said Julie Duda, NECA Show sales manager. “Especially with the emphasis on electric vehicle charging stations at this year’s NECA Show, the vehicle exhibitors are ready to provide answers to fit those needs for contractors as well.”

Vehicle exhibitors will include:

Jun 18

Announcing David L. Pogue, Keynote Speaker for 2012 Energy Forum

The 2012 NECA Energy Forum will focus on the business realities of the energy solutions market, and the Forum’s keynote speaker David L. Pogue certainly knows the economic benefits of using green energy technologies.

As Global Director of Sustainability, Institutional & Corporate Services for CB Richard Ellis, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm with 300 offices worldwide, Dave Pogue is responsible for leading sustainability programs for CBRE’s property and facilities management portfolio across the Americas.

“We’re very excited that Dave will be speaking at the Energy Forum,” said Forum organizer Rob Colgan, NECA executive director, market development. “He has great insight about what sustainable energy practices can make a true difference in the costs of property management, and he will share exactly what building owners and managers want to know from their electrical contractor when they’re considering energy-efficient upgrades.” 

Prior to joining CBRE, Pogue served as Executive Vice President, Ownership Services, for Insignia/ESG in the Western Region and joined CBRE with the company’s acquisition of Insignia. Before joining Insignia, he was Director of Management Services for CB Commercial in the San Francisco Bay Area.

At CBRE, his leadership has produced an award-winning sustainability platform that leverages thought leadership, outstanding service delivery and corporate associations to raise the worldwide green building standard. Program achievements include aggressive endorsement of the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® program, the introduction of the Green Knights, delivery of co-branded BOMA BEEP training to nearly 10,000 attendees and recognition as the first manager of commercial property to certify more than 100 buildings in the LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system. CBRE was also ranked No. 30 in Newsweek’s list of the 500 greenest companies in the U.S., honored by the EPA as a four-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council® with the Leadership Award for Organizational Excellence.

“He’s certainly one of the sharpest pros in the business when it comes to blending sustainability with smart business practices for commercial real estate,” Colgan said. “David’s keynote will be a great kick-off for this year’s Energy Forum.”

Jun 15

Sunset Beach Party – Sand in Your Toes, Music in the Air!

Say farewell to summer and hello to NECA 2012 Las Vegas at our Sunset Beach Party opening celebration, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Voted by Trip Advisor as one of the best pools in the U.S., Mandalay Bay’s 11-acre tropical Sand-and-Surf Beach will have you believing that you’re in the Caribbean as you greet old friends and make new ones. The Sunset Beach Party will be a time when you can kick off your sandals and dance in the sand to live beach music.

Grab a cocktail and check out the poolside entertainment cabanas where you’ll find Elvis and his showgirl sidekicks, Marilyn Monroe and other Vegas royalty. Meanwhile, Fire Twirlers, the Limbo King and other acts will keep convention-goers enthralled.

Tiki bars will be serving your favorite tropical drinks. You can find a quiet table at one of the ultra lounges, or head to beach with the kids to create a sand sculpture or dip your toes in one of the three beachfront pools. The menu will be fun and festive, with the thrill of the grill and grab-and-go food stations everywhere. Kids can enjoy a Willy Wonka-style candy buffet and sand games while you watch the lazy river glide by.

So get your flip flops on, get your surf style ready and unwind the night away, beach style!

Jun 10

What’s Next for NECA Safety Professionals?

Following the success of the second annual NECA Safety Professionals Conference, NECA will offer a specific selection of vital safety tracks presented at the new Safety Forum at the NECA convention in Las Vegas, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Presented by NECA Premier Partner Westex™, the Safety Forum focuses on how rapid changes in the electrical industry are requiring electrical contractors to be on the leading edge of many safety and health requirements. Clients now demand evidence of effective safety performance and the integration of safety and health management systems to jobsite safety. Safety and health has evolved from a regulatory drive activity to and business development tool.

NECA’s Safety Forum brings together a collection of leading industry presenters that provide clear vision of existing and new safety rules and how to implement effective compliance strategies. The Safety Forum isn’t exclusively for safety professions; business owners, project management staff and supervisory personnel who want to know how this evolving aspect of the industry could affect their duties will benefit, too.

The NECA Safety Forum will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 1 from 8-9:30 a.m., following by the popular NECA Safety Round Table at 1-2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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