Source: Professional Trade Publications Inc., Eugene, Ore.
The 2012 Concrete Decor Show, February 20-24, in San Antonio, will feature what organizers note are hands-on training and continuing education sessions decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans need to improve their knowledge, site skills and business opportunities. The Decorative Concrete Institute’s Bob Harris will be the keynote speaker for the evening of Tuesday, February 21; in “Going the Distance with Decorative Concrete,” he will share insights on business challenges and how attendees can take advantage of market growth.
Live demonstrations of the latest product and equipment developments are scheduled at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center alongside exhibits. Running February 22–24, a demo pavilion will showcase competitions in arenas dedicated to polished concrete, surface coatings, and precast fabrication. The Concrete Decor Show educational program features 60 courses offering AIA/CES approved credits, including 15 hands-on workshops and 45 seminars. Spring training workshops and seminars are grouped into a range of educational tracks: concrete coatings, countertops and precast concrete, fresh concrete, grinding and polishing, overlays and toppings, staining and coloring, stamping and texturing, plus walls and hardscapes.
“Spring Training at the Concrete Decor Show is the place to see the newest products, techniques and trends first hand, while you network to make valuable connections. It is where decorative concrete means business,” says Concrete Decor Publisher Bent Mikkelsen. “The exhibits and demo pavilion have been enlarged so attendees can see projects from start to finish. Many workshop participants will be a part of community projects to make lasting improvements in urban areas of San Antonio, which were selected to benefit local charities.”