Recognized as industry leaders and "must see" speakers, ISH North America's initial line-up of "hands-on" professionals includes John Siegenthaler, Matt Freije, Hank Darlington, Julius Ballanco, Frank Besednjak and Maurice Maio. Four of these speakers are returning for their second appearance at ISH NA following their audience-packed presentations at last year's show.

In issues leading up to the October 1-3 show, PM will highlight ISH NA speakers, and showcase the new multi-level seminar structure.

The new six-track seminar program is an outgrowth of the demand for more in-depth and concentrated programs within selected industry segments.

"We are very excited about the new ISH North America conference structure that will allow attendees to quickly identify which topics are the most relevant for them personally. Conference attendees will have the choice of selecting a single seminar track or selecting individual seminars from multiple tracks," said Roland Bleinroth, president of show producer Messe Frankfurt Inc.

The six seminar tracks include Hydronics; HVAC; Kitchen & Bath; Plumbing -- Pipes, Valves and Fittings; Environmental (Green) Systems; and Business Management/Marketing.

Additional speakers and topics within each of the six separate seminar tracks will be announced shortly.

In other ISH NA news, show partners have announced that ISH North America 2004 will be held in Boston. Dates and times have not been released. Visit (click on ISH North America) for show updates.