Wednesday, Feb. 21
Leadership NPCA and Leadership PCI Wrap-Up and Networking
(Cohort – 2017 Class)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
With the inaugural class meeting at The Precast Show 2017 in Cleveland, Leadership NPCA brought together its first class of 12 students for advanced management training, networking and industry association opportunities in a one-year intensive program. The first class is set to complete its yearlong journey with a wrap-up session at The Precast Show 2018 in Denver. The class will graduate during the NPCA Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 22. Congratulations graduates!
Leadership NPCA Kickoff
(Cohort – 2018 Class)
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The second Leadership NPCA class kicks off at The Precast Show 2018. The course is limited to 12 students each year and is chosen from applications submitted to the NPCA Education Committee. The kickoff will be an opportunity for the new class to meet with the instructor and learn more about what to expect for the next 12 months. Please visit precast.org/npca-leadership-academy for more information.
Thursday, Feb. 22
NPCA Keynote Luncheon Featuring Industry Awards and Graduations
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Full Package Member: Standard: $45
Trade Show Only Member: Standard: $65
Nonmember: Standard: $85
Child (12 and under): Standard: $10
In this opening event for The Precast Show 2018, NPCA celebrates winners of the annual Sustainability Awards competition and recognizes anniversaries and top scores among NPCA certified plants. Also honored will be the graduates of the first Leadership NPCA class and the Master Precaster class of 2018. The awards activities lead into a special keynote address from Karl Mecklenburg, a six-time Pro Bowl linebacker who was a member of three Denver Broncos Super Bowl teams. Considered one of the most versatile players in the NFL during his all-star career, Mecklenburg played all seven defensive front positions from 1983-1994. As an author and speaker, Mecklenburg’s stories of teamwork are both humorous and inspiring, and filled with the same passion and intensity that marked his football career.
The Precast Show Optional Tour
Discover Denver City Tour
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Full Package Member: Standard: $65
Trade Show Only Member: Standard: $85
Nonmember: Standard: $85
Child (12 and under): Standard: $25
Experience two sides of Denver — a historic Western town and a thriving modern city — all on the same tour! From downtown, we’ll head east through some of Denver’s loveliest residential areas and two of Denver’s more than 200 parks. During this driving tour, we’ll stop for pictures at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It’s the perfect spot to capture breathtaking views of the stunning skyline of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Then we’ll stop by the Denver Zoo, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Governor’s residence for more photo opportunities. You will see Denver’s famed sports complexes, the trendy lower downtown district and the Colorado State Capitol building. It’s the perfect introduction to one of North America’s most dynamic cities!
The Precast Show Grand Opening
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 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open to all registered attendees.
Women in Precast Reception
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.
Friday, Feb. 23
Industry Updates on the Trade Show Floor
Join us in a special section of the show floor for a discussion on an important topic related to the precast concrete industry. The topic will be determined closer to The Precast Show 2018.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
NPCA Foundation Student and Professor Networking Event
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At this special event, the NPCA Foundation hosts students from the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and engineering schools around the country. All attendees to The Precast Show are invited to join this free networking event to meet students and professors. Meet with students who will soon be graduating and seeking employment, find out about internship programs for your plant and learn how you can be a resource to your local construction management or engineering program as a guest speaker or plant tour host. It’s a great way to recruit new talent for your company and influence the next generation of specifiers.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Precast Postgame Experience at Mile High Stadium –
Annual Industry Extravaganza and Networking Event
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Full Package Member: Standard: $115
Trade Show Only Member: Standard: $175
Nonmember: Standard: $205
Child (12 and under): Standard: $55
Join us as we cap off The Precast Show 2018 with the most spectacular party in precast at the iconic Mile High Stadium, home of the three-time Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. The stadium rocked by John Elway and Peyton Manning is the star of this closing night attraction. You’ll enter the stadium like a Hall of Famer, greeted by Miles the Mascot, the Stampede Drumline and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. And that’s just the start, as you continue through the players’ tunnel and onto the football field under the stadium lights for a photo opportunity from the perimeter of the field. The event really kicks off at the East Club Level with a casual and delicious buffet dinner, interactive activities such as pingpong, foosball, armchair quarterback, pop-a-shot electronic basketball, air hockey, a rock climbing wall, artic thunder and more. Help yourself to Colorado-crafted beverages, take a behind-the-scenes tour and enjoy live music from the high-energy show band Moments Notice at another Precast Show signature event.