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Here's some good news: The hot tub industry has finally regained some of its swagger.
Registration has officially opened for the 2018 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, which returns to Las Vegas, Nev., for the first time since 2015. The exposition, sponsored by The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, will be held October 31 to November 2 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Bayside Halls D-F.
Pre-conference, which includes certifications programs offered by APSP, Genesis, National Swimming Pool Foundation, National Plasterers Council, and the American Shotcrete Association, commences on October 28.
The PSP Expo plans to attract over 10,500 residential and commercial industry professionals and over 500 exhibitors spanning over 134,000 sq. ft.
In 2015, the last time the PSP Expo was held in Las Vegas, the event attracted builders, service professionals, retailers, spa dealers and manufactures from all 50 states within the United States.
“We’re excited to return to Las Vegas,” commented Tracy Garcia, show director of the PSP Expo. “In 2015, 66 countries were represented at the exposition, signifying its importance as an international platform for business, collaboration and exchange of ideas.”
“We are excited to partner with the PSP Expo, to bring world-class education to all segments of the pool, spa and outdoor living markets,” says APSP President & CEO Lawrence Caniglia. Pre-show educational offerings from The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals include:
Pre-show educational offerings from Genesis include:
*New this year.
Additional educational offerings and certification programs include:
All above-mentioned APSP, Genesis and additional educational programs include a Conference Super Pass, access to the expo hall and the Welcome Party, held October 31. Pre-registration for conference sessions and events is required.
The only overlap between exhibits and education will be the several free seminars on the show floor including the Hayward School of Business, GENESIS Lifestyle Program and Commercial Education. Descriptions for each program are available on the show website. Registration for show floor education is highly recommended but not required and seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Click here to register.
Today is the exam registration deadline for APSP University courses at the 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. This is the last time that attendees will be able to take these courses in person this year. Click here to sign up for courses on topics ranging from construction to service to retail.
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APSP University announces five certification courses scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers and hot tub and service providers at the 2016 International Pool | Spa |Patio Expo, Oct. 30 to Nov. 4 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
The lineup of APSP University courses includes:
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