Issue #6 August 2018
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
Two icons in their respective industries will be on hand at METALCON 2018 to deliver Keynote Addresses. Steve Smith, the former five-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro wide receiver for the NFL Carolina Panthers, and Dan DiMicco, a steel-industry icon, former CEO of NUCOR, and Senior Trade Advisor to the Trump Campaign. Steve and Dan will  share their personal stories and insights at this year’s show. Catch Steve Smith’s address on “Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles” on Wednesday at 11:00 am and Mr. DiMicco’s “The Economic Plan for Growth and Global Competitiveness in the United States - Implications for Steel” on Thursday at 11:00 am. Keynotes are included in your Total Experience and take place in our new METALCON Theatre conveniently located on the show floor.
MCA's "REV EM' UP" METAL ROOFING CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Celebrating its 5th year, contestants will “put the pedal to the metal” at this year’s “Charlotte METAL Speedway!” There will be five challenges each on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10th and 11th. The team that scores the highest collective points each day will be required to return on Friday October 12th for a run-off competition. The winning team on Friday will be recognized as the 2018 MCA METALCON Metal Roofing National Champion and receive a Grand Cash Prize of $2,000.  Register your team today!
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT METALCON 2018
As part of METALCON’s ongoing commitment to providing you with an overall experience beyond the tradeshow, our Special Programs are created to provide you with cutting edge education and training that you won’t find anywhere else. Returning for its 3rd year, become certified in the 8-hour Metal Roof Installation Training Program offered on Tuesday and Wednesday by leading industry experts Jim Bush, VP of Sales & Marketing of ATAS International and Scott Kriner, President of Green Metal Consulting. Other special programs include Insulated Metal Panel Building Types and Related Estimating Guidelines , Roll Forming for the Metal Construction Industry Part I and II , MBCEA’s Controlled Decking Zone Train Trainer , and Soldering Techniques . All special programs take place Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and can be added on to your Total Experience registration .
EARN CASH MONEY AT INNOVATION STATIONS
Returning to METALCON are the popular Innovation Stations . Standing kiosks located throughout the show floor highlight a company’s “innovative” product. The METALCON APP will be your key to winning cash prizes. All you do is scan each (and every) Innovation Station for a chance to win $500! Thanks to DesignandBuildwithMetal.com for providing the prizes once again and to the exhibiting companies sponsoring the stations.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR METALCON ATTENDEES
ShuttleFare has partnered with METALCON and is offering a $5.00 discount on all roundtrip airport shuttles to and from your Charlotte hotel. Once you complete your online reservation, an email confirmation will be sent to you and this will be your travel voucher for your airport transportation. It will also include instructions on where to meet your shuttle when you arrive at the airport as well as any important phone numbers for the day of travel.