Independent electrical contractors and industry professionals from across the country are expected to turn out in record numbers for the IEC’s 44th Annual National Convention & Exposition to be held Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suites Casino.

“We are looking forward to the largest gathering of merit shop contractors in IEC’s history,” says Jim Thurman, IEC’s national president. “I hope all IEC members will look on attending this meeting as an important investment in both their business and personal lives.”

According to Thurman, this year’s convention, which centers around the theme “Building the Team,” promises something for everyone. Attendees can learn the latest from the VDV market, get fresh ideas on how to improve their bottom line, meet top electrical and communications contractors, and learn how the association is changing to meet members’ needs.

A few of the educational seminars featured at the convention include: "How to Attract and Keep the Workers and Managers You Need," "People Skills to Increase Workforce Productivity," "Increase Profitability - Marketing for Today's Electrical Contractor," "Managing Your Cash Flow for Improved Profitability," and "Keys to Successful Project Management."

The IEC Expo 2001 will be held in conjunction with IEC Convention at the Rio Pavilion at the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 2. More than 2,000 attendees are expected to visit the exposition that will feature more than 100 exhibitors.

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