Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

Original Founders of Connections Announce “The Experience” Events

Experience Events, LLC announced that it will hold cleaning and restoration conventions and trade shows in 2013, according to a press release. Experience Events, LLC was formed by the original founders of Connections Events and the International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) to bring advanced training and education to the programs along with the largest trade shows in the industry. (It was previously announced that Connections events will dissolve after the board failed to ratify a new management services agreement.)

The newly founded conventions and trade shows, The Experience will be managed and produced by Jennifer Wilkinson, who previously held a similar position with Connections Events. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience producing, directing and managing conventions and trade shows. “A new convention committee is being formed from a partnership including ICRA, Industry Instructors and Textile Consultants,” says Wilkinson. “The committee will work on a new platform of education utilizing a combination of written materials, classroom training and hands on demonstration. The hands-on demonstrations will be expanded and used to further research, teach and instruct how to apply what is learned in the classroom.  We are really excited to bring The EXPERIENCE to the industry and look forward to working with all areas of the industry.”

The trade shows will feature the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, educators, associations, organizations and others who provided goods and services to the cleaning and restoration industry. The show will feature carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rug cleaning, hard surface floor cleaning, sealing and restoration, inspections, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, trauma scene clean-up, duct cleaning, maintenance type services, basic construction practices, business management, and marketing, training in operations and services and sales training.  The goal of these conventions and trade shows is to offer tools and training that individuals and businesses can immediately incorporate into their businesses for growth and greater profits.

“The Experience” shows are scheduled April 18-20, 2013 in Clearwater Beach FL, and Las Vegas, NV September 4-6, 2013. 

Craig Kersemeir, President of ICRA stated, “’The Experience’ will include advanced training modules from ICRA in cleaning and restoration. ICRA will offer these programs at both locations annually.” 

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