Attend the RIA 2019 International Restoration Convention + Industry Expo  

April 30 - May 2, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Register for the 2019 International Restoration Convention + Industry Expo, the premier event developed by contractors, for contractors, taking place this spring at the Phoenix Convention Center. This event will feature an array of education sessions focused on relevant issues and trends facing the restoration industry. At the 2019 convention, you will hear from two keynote speakers:

Rick Rigsby

Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school — and two decades as a college professor... most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.

Dr. Rick’s dynamic presentations motivate, empower and inspire worldwide — from Africa and Asia, to the Americas, Europe and Canada. Rick’s audiences include Fortune 500 companies, academic communities, and service organizations. The internationally acclaimed speaker is a favorite among professional sports organizations, including the National Football League and the PGA.

In his session, Making an Impact, you to rediscover what is really important and meaningful – not only in your professional career but in your personal life as well. Join Dr. Rigsby as he shares the wisdom of past generations- wisdom that will inspire, motivate and empower you to make an impact rather than an impression!

Eric Chester

Since 1998, Eric Chester has been the leading voice in attracting, managing, motivating, and retaining the emerging workforce. As an in-the-trenches workplace researcher and thought-leader, Chester has cracked the code on the tactics and strategies companies that are recognized as “best places to work” in their respective industries are using to win the talent wars.

On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out (2015) is Eric’s 4th leadership book, featuring top-tier leaders of the world’s best places to work who share their best practice strategies for getting employees to work harder, perform better, and stay longer.

Eric Chester’s dynamic keynote address, How to Win the War for Talent in a Fully Deployed Workforce Economy, digs deep into best practice ideas, tactics, tools, and strategies for finding and keeping top talent while developing a workplace culture that inspires “on fire” performance and service.

With robust education, valuable networking and an innovative expo all in one place, this event is not to be missed!

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Water Loss Specialist Prep Course & Exam

Water Loss Specialist Prep Course

April 28-30, 2019

Mesa, Arizona

Recognized by insurance companies, building owners, managers and public and government authorities, the Water Loss Specialist (WLS) certification is known as the premier achievement of excellence. The prep course and exam is the final course for those pursuing their RIA advanced WLS certification and incorporates lectures, specialized presentations from subject matter experts in their field, case studies and group study work.

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Save the Date for the 2019 Australasian Conference and Tradeshow

Restoration Conference

June 12-14, 2019

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Taking place at the Novotel Hotel & Resort Twin Waters in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the 2019 Australasian Conference and Tradeshow begins the evening of Wednesday, June 12 with welcome drinks and networking followed by two full days of access to the conference and tradeshow. On Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, attendees can explore the tradeshow, view live vendor demonstrations and participate in conference sessions. The event concludes with the RIA dinner on the evening of Friday, June 14.

Environmental Contaminants in Buildings Day will take place on June 12, providing an extra day of education before the event starts. Concentrated primarily on mold, meth, crime scene cleaning, silica and other building challenges, this day will be packed with information you can use in your day-to-day operations and you may even learn a little more about some revenue streams that could help lift profitability in your business.

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