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ICRA: Recapping the Spring Experience and Looking Ahead to the Future

We had a great Experience! The energy was high, the presenters were great and the exhibit hall was full. The new Experience is up and thriving!
The Experience Conference and Exhibition was held April 18- 20, 2013 in Clearwater Beach, FL at the Clearwater Beach Hilton and we are now looking forward to the Experience Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas at the LVH from September 4-7, 2013! And …ICRA Members get $100 off registration!
New features of the Experience Convention & Trade Show that you won’t want to miss out on include:
  • Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) will be involved in future shows with The Experience. “We are always working to raise the bar, develop the science of the industry and challenge what we already use in our businesses,” says Larry Cooper, managing partner of The Experience Events. “Working with DKI will bring the highest level of knowledge to our attendees to make them more successful in the restoration industry. We welcome all opportunities to work to grow the professionalism of the industry and DKI will bring a high level of success to educational forefront. This is a very exciting time for our industry. We welcome DKI to our programs and look forward to working with them.” DKI will offer business-to-business classroom learning opportunities for attending restoration companies. Their program track will include restoration business management, marketing, operations sustainability and team behavior management. “DKI has a long standing history of supporting the restoration industry and the community at large,” said Steve Boyce, VP of Operations. “The Experience is an excellent opportunity to share some best practices from the premier contractors in the restoration community.”
  • The American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA) has moved their convention to The Experience starting in September 2013. One registration for the Experience in Las Vegas gets you into all Experience and ABRA programs.
  • The Las Vegas Experience will feature a flood house inside and fire house outside! Real-life flood cleanup scene and major live contents cleaning. The new fire house will have hands on fire and smoke restoration opportunities and...
  • Be sure to check out the new catastrophic flood house! Want to learn in a hands-on environment how to clean-up after a hurricane or other catastrophic flood? Here is your chance! 
The spring Experience Conference and Exhibition is moving in 2014! That’s right, we have moved the conference to Dallas from April 24-26, 2014. The conference will continue to move around the country in future years.
Please join ICRA in Las Vegas at the LVH for The Experience Convention & Trade Show from September 4- 7, 2013 for a show you will not want to miss. Registration is now open! See you September!

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