Leadership NPCA 2018 Wrap-up (Invitation only)
Wednesday, Feb. 27 • Noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Leadership NPCA class of 2018 will complete its yearlong journey of intensive executive training and networking with a wrap-up session.
Leadership NPCA 2019 Kickoff (Invitation only)
Wednesday, Feb. 27 • 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Leadership NPCA is a unique opportunity for 12 students from NPCA member companies to focus on enhancing their leadership and management skills, networking with other future leaders and advancing their careers. The incoming class – Leadership NPCA 2019 – will hold its initial meeting and workshop to set the stage for the coming 12 months.
NPCA Keynote Luncheon Featuring Industry Awards and Graduations
Thursday, Feb. 28 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
|Standard (After Jan. 16)|
|Full Package Member||$50|
|Trade Show Only Member||$70|
In this opening event for The Precast Show 2019, NPCA celebrates the 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 Leadership NPCA class and the Master Precaster class of 2019.
Keynote Address by Cara Silletto, Crescendo Strategies
Like most businesses, precast plants and supplier companies are multi-generational, with three and sometimes four generations of workers on board. And while some of today’s workforce is comprised of deep-rooted, dependable employees, other positions are a revolving door of turnover. With the shortage of qualified workers in the construction industry today, attracting and keeping employees is critical to success and future growth.
Cara Silletto, our featured speaker for The Precast Show 2019 Keynote Luncheon, helps companies reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making leaders more effective in their roles. As an early millennial (born in 1981), she sits in the middle of the generational divide – young enough to understand what drives your youngest employees but with a master’s degree in business and 14 years of experience in learning the expectations of older workers.
An author and business owner, she will share her strategies to help you understand why employees leave and how to make them want to stay.
The Precast Show Grand Opening
Thursday, Feb. 28 • 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.
Industry Updates (Product Demonstrations)
Thursday, Feb. 28 • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1 • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Product demonstrations on the trade show floor will provide a 45-minute deep dive into a specialized area of precast concrete production. Hear experts talk about their latest technology and demonstrate the finer features of their equipment and products.
Women in Precast Reception (Hosted by PCI)
Thursday, Feb. 28 • 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. No agenda. No speakers. Come and meet with your peers in the industry!
NPCA Foundation Students, Professors and Members Networking Event
(Producers and associates welcome, open to all registered attendees)
Friday, March 1 • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This is your chance to meet with students who are interested in construction management, engineering and other related professions in the midst of the industry’s largest trade show. It’s a great opportunity to recruit interns or prospective future employees, visit with their professors and get in touch with the next generation of the construction industry.
Race to the Finish… An Event With ‘Hatitude’
Annual Precast Industry Networking Event at The Kentucky Derby Museum
Saturday, March 2 • 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
|Standard (After Jan. 16)|
|Full Package Member||$115|
|Trade Show Only Member||$175|
One of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, the Kentucky Derby Museum celebrates the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the iconic, world-renowned Kentucky Derby. The museum includes two floors of interactive exhibits giving you a glimpse into the longstanding history of the Kentucky Derby. A must-see is the Museum’s signature exhibit, “The Greatest Race,” a 360 degree, 18-minute movie that will make your heart race and emotions soar.
Includes delicious buffet dinner, host bar and bourbon tasting.
Show a Little Hatitude
What’s a Kentucky Derby party without a fashionable fedora or an over-the-top wide-brimmed hat? As part of your registration for this event, you are invited to create your own Derby hat at our special Hatitude stations near The Precast Show registration center at the Kentucky International Convention Center. We’re talking big-brimmed beauties, fedoras, cowboy hats and fascinators (that’s a mesh net party veil hat seen around these parts, y’all). Hatitude helpers from the Kentucky Derby Museum will be on site during the trade show to help you customize your lid, so you can enter the Derby Museum in style – with the proper precast Hatitude.
(At registration center for Race to the Finish ticket holders)
Friday, March 1 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 2 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Attire: Casual/Business Casual