Seminars

SEMINAR #1 GSG U Vehicle Wrap hands on seminar

Speaker: Jeff Wagner – J3 Industries

Time: 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Date: 08/10/2018

Industry leading installer and trainer Jeff Wagner will perform a hands on wrap class going over best practices for vehicle
wrap preparation and installation. Instruction points include; Cleaning and vehicle preparation, Basis parts removal, Panel
alignment, Color change layout, Door
handles and compound curves, Trimming basics and Finishing techniques.
Class attendees will receive a custom wrap kit provided by GSG U as the seminar sponsor. Space is limited to (10) attendees.
Due to limited space we can allow a max. of (2) attendees per any one company. ($99 Registration Fee & Lunch will be provided)

SEMINAR #2 Crane Safety Operation and OSHA Crane Regulation for the Sign Industry, Sponsored by Altec Industries

Speaker: – Travis Good, American Crane Operators

Time: 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

Date: 08/10/2018

This hands-on interactive seminar will provide a lot of information to Sign Installation professionals in regard to safe operating procedures, causes of crane wrecks, dangers of power line contact and many other topics. Attendees will also learn more details about the pending OSHA crane certification regulation and what it means to the Sign Industry. Attendees will also learn more about certification options and the process it takes to be in compliance.
** Altec will have an aerial unit available for some hands on training and we will have a fun and challenging contest for the operators to participate in with PRIZES awarded! **

SEMINAR #3 Network Your Way to Success

Speaker: David Watson, Director of Corporate Programs, Watchfire Signs

Time: 9:00 A.M. TO 9:50 P.M.

Date: 08/11/2018

Have you ever felt a bit intimidated walking into a networking setting where you know only a few people or none at all? Maybe you avoid networking opportunities altogether because they make you feel uncomfortable? Or perhaps you’re comfortable in a networking environment and simply would like to make better connections? David Watson will entertain you as he shares his secrets and stories of success and failure. You’ll learn how to overcome your fears; how to frame your conversations; and how to use non-verbal communication (body language) so that you appear more confident and willing to meet people in a network setting. You’ll walk away with a renewed sense of confidence along with the knowledge required to multiply your success by making the most of your connections.

SEMINAR #4 Show Me the Money – How to Attract, Hire and Retain Qualified Employees

Speaker: Jamie Hill, Affiliate Relations Manager, and, Alison Kent, Workforce Development Director - International Sign Association

Time: 9:00 A.M. TO 9:50 P.M.

Date: 08/11/2018

People are at the core of your business. If you have knowledgeable, savvy employees – and enough of them – then your business will thrive. The International Sign Association (ISA) has resources and programs designed to help you attract, hire, educate and retain talented workers. Hear from two ISA staff members as they dive into the entire hiring and onboarding lifecycle. This session will also cover the 2015 ISA Wage and Benefits Survey Report.

SEMINAR #5 Digital Printing 'Therapy Session'

Speaker: Erin Quiarte, Grimco - Jeff Wagner, J3 Industries - Joe Quicksall, Reece Supply

Time: 9:00 A.M. TO 9:50 P.M.

Date: 08/11/2018

All of our companies are now printing in house or outsourcing digital printing. This fast paced ever changing environment can be taxing on resources and employees. Any given day we all face challenges with color issues, software, material choices and many more items. We will have an open panel discussion about these topics and many more brought out by attendees. If you are printing or installing digital print materials, this will be a well needed session to let you know we all have similar challenges and you are note alone!

SEMINAR #6 Platinum Leadership

Speaker: David Watson, Director of Corporate Programs, Watchfire Signs

Time: 10:00 A.M. TO 10:50 P.M.

Date: 08/11/2018

We each have our own personal style of leadership that we’re comfortable with, however today we’re required to lead an increasingly diverse workforce where a singular approach is no longer effective. If we want to remain influential and succeed, then we must learn to adapt and lead others the way they want to be lead. David Watson will help you explore leadership in an often humorous, yet direct and to-the-point presentation. David will share his own personal experiences combined with what he’s learned from industry leaders and his favorite leadership authors. David’s mission is to inspire you, no matter where you are on your leadership journey. Key topics of discussion include; Differences between Leadership and Management, The 5 Levels of Leadership, Number One Law of Leadership and The Power of Being Grateful.

SEMINAR #7 How to Make Great Surveys and Enhance the Customer Service Experience

Speaker: Mike Lev, VP of Operations, Habinger Signs

Time: 10:00 A.M. TO 10:50 P.M.

Date: 08/11/2018

Old sign or new site, all successful projects begin with a great survey. The correct information will make your customers happy, while the wrong information could sink your ship and cost your company money. Learn tips and tricks to make the project succeed from the beginning. This seminar geared toward Service and Installation professionals will provide valuable techniques toward surveys, field repairs, cleaning signage, and overall good service.

SEMINAR #8 Preparing for Active Threats in the Workplace

Speaker: Grant LaVelle, Owner / Instructor, Maximum Life Expectancy

Time: 10:00 A.M. TO 10:50 P.M.

Date: 08/11/2018

We are certainly living in a new and more dangerous world. Our businesses and employees face a wide variety of threats that we never used to consider. This seminar will focus on many of the different types of threats we face both internal and external to our business. Learn about preparation methods and tactics that can be used if you or your employees are faced with minor aggressions or life and death situations.