The Contractor Connection Conference & Expo took place from June 9-13 at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2014 event, which is the 16th in the history of the conference, was all about planning, performing and prospering and carried a “Rise Up” theme, fitting for the adversity and subsequent rebuilding that New Orleans went through after Hurricane Katrina hit nearly a decade ago.

At last year’s Contractor Connection Conference & Expo in San Antonio, it was estimated that about 2,800 attendees showed up. And judging by the crowds in the exhibit hall, general session and network receptions, it seems that the 2014 had a similar – if not a greater – turnout. Scroll down for a look at some of the sights from this year’s event, as told from the Twitter accounts of R&R and others in the industry:

Next year’s 17th-annual Contractor Connection Conference & Exhibition will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL from June 15-19. See you all then!