The 2010 PHCC Connect event, which will be held jointly with the Quality Service Contractors’ Power Meeting, will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Through this “two meetings for one” package, Connect 2010 participants can take full advantage of PHCC’s valuable educational sessions and networking events, as well as QSC’s Power Meeting seminars. Attendees will learn the latest information about emerging markets, new technologies, product developments and cutting-edge business strategies to increase profits.

The convention’s keynote speaker will beRoss Shafer, six-time Emmy Award winner and author of “Nobody Moved Your Cheese,” who will help you decide “Are You Relevant? AKA: Never Waste a Good Recession!” Shafer will share innovative practices that can revolutionize your company, catch your competition off guard and make you matter to your customers.

In addition,Keni Thomas, a former member of the Army’s elite Ranger Task Force and a participant in the mission that was later immortalized in the movie “Black Hawk Down,” will explain how to “Train as You Fight, Fight as You Train,” a fascinating look at how leadership skills can be developed in any situation, no matter how dire.

There also will be seminars on water and waste issues in the 21st century, Internet marketing, retrofitting, managing a family business, lean construction, geothermal, workplace fraud and building information modeling.

A Product and Technology Showcase will allow attendees to meet one-on-one with exhibitors to learn about the newest industry trends, as well as view product demonstrations and participate in learning labs. At the showcase, attendees can check out plumbing assembly projects under way during the always-popular Plumbing Apprentice Contest on the show floor.  

Attendees can also participate in a PHCC Educational Foundation Charity Wii Lounge and simulated Golf Tournament, off-site tours and a Las Vegas-style closing event.

For more information or to register for PHCC Connect 2010,, e-mailConnect2010@naphcc.orgor call 800/533-7694.