Leadership NPCA Kickoff
Wednesday, March 1 • 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Leadership NPCA’s inaugural class kicks off at The Precast Show 2017. The course is invitation only and is limited to 12 students each year. The kickoff will be an opportunity for students to meet each other and the instructor, as well as learn more about what to expect throughout the year-long course. Please visit the Leadership NPCA page to learn more or to apply. Applications are due Dec. 16, 2017.
Architectural Gems of Cleveland
Thursday, March 2 • 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Full Package Member: $35/$45
Trade Show Only Member: $55/$65
Colorful tales of Cleveland wrap around its gleaming architecture and downtown avenues. Repurposed building come to life throughout new restaurants, attractions and entertainment venues. Come see how the city is transforming its rich history into a vibrant group tour destination unlike any other.
NPCA Keynote Luncheon Featuring Industry Awards and Master Precaster Graduation
Thursday, March 2 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Full Package Member: $35 / $45
Trade Show Only Member: $55 / $65
In this opening event for The Precast Show 2017, NPCA celebrates the sustainability and plant certification award winners and honors the Master Precaster Class of 2017. The festivities will be followed by a motivational keynote address from Josh Linkner.
After starting his career as a jazz guitarist, Josh Linkner went on to become the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of more than $200 million. He is an expert on hyper-growth, a New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and a man on a mission to drive creativity, innovation and reinvention. Twice named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, he also earned President Obama’s “Champion of Change” award for his role in founding Detroit Venture Partners, a group that has invested in and mentored more than 100 startup companies. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN and The New York Times. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.
Learn more at JoshLinkner.com
The Precast Show Grand Opening And Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 2 • 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss our grand opening celebration and reception on the trade show floor. Includes hors d’oeuvres and host bar from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Open to all registered attendees.
Women in Precast Reception
Thursday, March 2 • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This is a special networking reception for women working in the precast concrete industry. Open to all registered female attendees.
NPCA Foundation and CIM Networking Event
Friday, March 3 • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (on the show floor)
The NPCA Foundation continues to work closely with the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) schools across the country. CIM students graduate with a four-year, business-intensive degree specific to the concrete industry. All Precast Show attendees are invited to this free networking event where you can meet with students and professors from local CIM programs. At the event, you can learn more about students seeking employment in the precast industry, internship opportunities for your plant and how you can be a resource to your local CIM program as a guest speaker or
plant tour host.
Industry Networking Event at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame
Precast Rocks The Hall!
The precast/prestressed concrete industry takes over the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for our annual industry networking bash. Enjoy fabulous live music while you eat, drink and explore all seven floors of this world-famous museum that chronicles the history of rock and its impact on society. A visual and audio extravaganza, the Rock Hall features permanent exhibits and, during The Precast Show, a John Mellencamp retrospective and a special celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Rolling Stone Magazine. The entire museum is reserved for The Precast Show 2017 and PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference attendees, so don’t miss this very special event!
Featured Entertainers: Talk of the Town Big Band
Precast Rocks the Hall includes a special performance from Talk of the Town Big Band, a nine-piece musical ensemble of world-class musicians and entertainers coming together to create an experience you’ll never forget. With horns, guitars, drums, vocalists and more, Talk of the Town Big Band produces a wall of sound and energy that will keep the party going. Featuring a repertoire that includes everything from R&B, disco and country all the way to the modern Top 40 – this is a band sure to keep everyone within an earshot moving in rhythm all night long. From their tight
choreography to their high energy and engaged vocalists – this band has only one goal – to make Precast Rocks the Hall a night to remember!