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Restoration Conferences You Can't Miss in 2022

Somehow, 2022 is creeping up incredibly fast. Whether you’re working in fire, water, mold, or another recovery sector, there are many opportunities to expand your knowledge and network in the quickly approaching coming year! Being active in trade shows, summits, and conventions helps your business stay at the top of the latest findings and make meaningful connections. Plus, they’re pretty fun. Our STOP Restoration FranDev franchise owners take advantage of conferences as often as possible.

Of course, nothing quite beats the atmosphere of an in-person event (or all the freebies you get). While it’s convenient to network with people in person, it’s also exciting to travel to a new place with great food, dinner parties, and plush hotel beds. And at the same time, you’re still learning great things to optimize your restoration franchise.

But virtual events are also very entertaining and engaging (surprisingly, or not – you get to choose). Plus, there are more chances to win free things than you might think. We’ll list out both types of events, so there are sure to be some great ones for you regardless!

Restoration Industry Events

If you’re not already planning which conferences and events to attend next year, now’s the time! You’ll want to be sure to save some money in your 2022 budget for a few of these.

Storm Restoration Contractor (SRC) Summit

#1 Storm Restoration Event to Grow Your Business

Date: January 21-23, 2022

Venue: Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX

Summary: “The SRC Summit brings contractors in from all over the U.S. for 3 days of learning, networking, relationship building, and fun. The industry’s top experts will be sharing their strategies for success.”

Speakers:

  • April Hall, President of Storm Consultants, LLC and The SRC Summit
  • Michael Flynn, Retired U.S. Lieutenant General
  • David Carlson, Co-Founder Eagleview/Co-Founder Met-Loop
  • Eleanor Kitzman, Resolute Underwriters, LLC and Former Commissioner TDI
  • Ryan Addis, Operating Partner at ScaleCo
  • Christie Hutcherson, Founder of Women Fighting for America
  • Kirt Linington, Partner at Linear Roofing & General Contractors, LLC
  • Ryan Stewman, CEO of Hardware Closer
  • Scott Riopelle, Owner of Interstate Roof

Panels:

  • Commercial Roofing Panel
  • Industry Expert Panel
  • Women’s Leadership Panel

National Hardware Show

“The National Hardware Show gives you access to everything you need to move your business forward, including new buying opportunities, merchandising ideas & solutions, money-saving deals & face-to-face networking opportunities.”

Date: April 5-7, 2022

Venue: West Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Summary:

The NHS is a large trade show for the hardware industry, including restoration and plumbing. You can anticipate courses, workshops, and lots of opportunities to network and learn.

The Experience Conference & Exhibition

Date: April 6-8, 2022

Venue: Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH

Summary:

“THE INDUSTRY'S FINEST CLASSROOM EDUCATION: Every year we bring together the best and brightest minds in the industry to educate and inform you about the latest trends, newest products, and hottest topics.

LIVE HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS: Featuring by the top instructors in the cleaning and restoration industry!

THE WORLD'S BEST EXHIBITIONfor cleaning and restoration equipment, tools, and products.”

Speakers:

TBD

Restoration Industry Association (RIA)’s International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo

Date: April 11-13, 2022

Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV

Summary:

“This event will cover a range of timely topics designed to give you practical tools, skills, and knowledge to apply to your restoration projects.”

Speakers:

TBD

Last year’s program overview consisted of talks surrounding:

  • How to Run Commercial & Complex Losses
  • Safety Awareness – How to Perform a Job Site Assessment on Every Job
  • Should You Use Moisture Documentation Software?
  • Using Technology for the Best Possible Outcome in the Claims Process
  • What’s in Overhead? Is 10% Enough?
  • Soft Skills for Working with Customers and Running Your Crews
  • Fostering Accountability & Clear Lines of Communication
  • Addressing Burnout: How to Manage Priorities and Increase Quality of Life

We anticipate that 2022 will bring equally insightful and beneficial information for all in the industry.

The Violand Executive Summit

Restoration and cleaning’s most prestigious professional and business education and networking event.

Venue: Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, N. Canton, OH

Date: June 16-17*, 2022

*June 16, 2020, will be a Women in Leadership Day pre-conference.

Summary:

“The Violand Executive Summit is modeled after business retreats used by Fortune 500 companies for developing leadership characteristics and the business acumen needed to drive growth in today’s competitive business climate.

Attending The Violand Executive Summit allows owners and managers of cleaning and restoration companies to expand their abilities relevant to leading their small businesses. The courses focus on high-level training in sales and marketing, profitability, contemporary leadership training, hiring top-level employees, emotional intelligence, and overcoming challenges specifically related to our industries.

The Violand Executive Summit was intentionally designed to provide training that is immediately applicable to your business. Each course teaches concepts and principles that you can begin to apply the day you return to the office. The event itself provides invaluable opportunities for networking with other forward-thinking leaders in the cleaning and restoration industries.”

Franchise Conferences

So, we’ve gone through several options for restoration events. Now, let’s discuss events that are specifically for franchising.

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

Date: March 29-April1, 2022

Venue: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Summary:

“The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference is the premier event targeting multi-unit franchisees in the food, hospitality, retail, and service sectors – along with developers, chain store operators, and private investment groups looking to build and expand multi-unit operations. This is the ultimate deal-making event for franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, and service providers.

This unique event is highly influenced by its advisory board consisting of the very best multi-unit franchisees. The board works diligently to ensure that the conference delivers on its promise of being the best platform for franchisees to learn how to grow their businesses. This conference will provide programs targeted to the size of franchisee organizations as well as topics of importance to multi-unit franchisees today.”

Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference

Date: June 20-23, 2022

Venue: InterContinental, Atlanta, GA

Summary:

“The Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference brings the best and brightest franchise marketing leaders together for a two-and-a-half-day event you won't find anywhere else. We're celebrating 10 years of bringing together the content and community to share ideas, challenges, and opportunities to drive your brand growth.

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of bringing marketing leaders together for an event for you filled with inspiration, learning, and fun. We look forward to seeing you there!”

Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

Date: October 17-20, 2022

Venue: InterContinental, Atlanta, GA

Summary:

“The Franchise Leadership & Development Conference is an exclusive event for franchisor CEOs, Presidents, COOs, CDOs, and Franchise Development Executives. Our conference advisory board is comprised of the brightest experienced leaders in the franchise industry today. They provide direct input in the development of the quality programs and content for this conference. With our dynamic agenda touching facets of franchise development, the conference provides education to enhance franchisee recruitment, sales, and development as well as professional leadership.

Our STAR Awards program is the premier industry awards program honoring the best franchise development programs.”

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With the changes in the environment and critical awareness campaigns, it’s never a bad idea to attend industry events that help you stay in the loop. There may be some valuable information you haven't yet heard about. Plus, you never know who you’ll make a connection with.

At STOP Restoration FranDev, our franchise owners regularly attend some of the best networking opportunities available. Learn more about how you can become an owner and get involved with the community!