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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Optional Tour 1: Gaming Seminar


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Networking Breakfast (6:30am-8:30am)

Seminars (8am-10am)

  1. How to Hire, Train, Motivate & Retain the Best Employees
  2. NFPA 20 Overlooked Installation Issues: Did Our Proposal Cover That? Did We Just Void Our Supplier Warranty?
  3. Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities Defined in NFPA 25

Optional Tour 2: Las Vegas Mob Museum (9:30am-12:30pm)

Seminars (10:30am-Noon)

  1. CPVC Best Practices & Applications Update
  2. Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
  3. Special Hazards & the Fire Sprinkler Contractor

Networking Lunch (Noon - 1:30pm)

Seminars (1pm-2:30pm)

  1. Design and Layout of Fixed Spray Systems
  2. NFPA 13, 2010 Ed. to 2013 Ed.: The What and Why Behind the Change
  3. Strategic Planning From the Ground Up

Exhibitor Move-In (2pm-10pm)

Seminars (3pm-4pm)

  1. Standpipe Systems – An Update on the 2013 Ed. of NFPA 14
  2. Stationary Fire Pump: It’s Installed, Now What?
  3. What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Networking Breakfast (6:30am-8:30am)

Seminars (8am-9:30am)

  1. Back to Basics: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
  2. Recovering Overhead: The Key to Knowing Your Costs
  3. Seismic Bracing Layout
  4. Storage 101 (8am-11:30am)

Optional Tour 3: Jubilee Backstage Tour (9am-Noon)

Seminars (10:00am-11:30am)

  1. Developing Business Plans That Work
  2. Fire Protection System Design for Aircraft Hangars
  3. One-Stop Fire Protection: Should You Add Products and Services?

Networking Lunch (11:30am - 1pm)

Seminars (12:30pm-2:30pm)

  1. 2013 Update of Antifreeze in Sprinkler Systems (12:30pm-1:30pm)
  2. NFPA 25, 2014 Ed.: Changes to Internal Pipe Inspections (Ch. 14) & to Table A.3.3.7
  3. Rewarding Employees Through Effective Incentive Compensation Plans (12:30pm-2pm)

Exhibitor Move-In (8am - 2pm; ***2pm cuttoff time for Move-in is strictly enforced)

General Session (3pm-5pm)

Cocktail Reception (5pm-6pm)

Exhibitor Appreciation Hour (5pm-6pm)

Chairman's Reception (6pm-9pm)


Friday, September 20, 2013

Networking Breakfast (6:30am-8:30am)

Seminar: AHJ: Plan Review for the Fire Service Professional (7am-11am)

Seminars (8am-10am)

  1. NFPA 25, 2014 Ed.: New Requirements & Classifying Deficiencies
  2. Permissible Sprinkler Omissions
  3. AFSA Insurance Program at a Glance (9am-10am)

Optional Tour 4: Vegas City Orientation (8am-Noon)

Seminars (10:30am-Noon)

  1. Gwyn’s Dirty Dozen Subcontract Clauses: How to Spot Them & Negotiate Around Them
  2. NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules Explained
  3. NFPA 20 Update

Networking Lunch (11:30am-1pm)

Apprentice Competition (11:30am-3:30pm)

Seminar: AHJ: Rough-In Inspections and Final Acceptance Tests (Noon-1:30pm)

Exhibits Open (1pm - 3:30pm)

Exhibits Tear Down (3:30pm - 10pm; *No Tear Down Allowed before 3:30)

Awards Party: Oh What a Night! (7pm-10pm)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Optional Golf Tournament (5:15am-2pm)

Exhibitor Move-Out (7am-9am)

Optional Tour 5: Hoover Dam Tour (8am-3pm)





Future Conventions:

  • 2014 Sept. 27 -Oct. 1: Orlando, FL
  • 2015 Oct. 10 - 14: Phoenix, AZ
  • 2016 Sept. 20 - 24: Nashville, TN

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