Educational Conference Program to Address Emerging Industry Trends

Published on August 3, 2009

2009 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

DALLAS – August 3, 2009 – Pool, spa and backyard professionals seeking intensive, high-energy educational seminars that will take their business to the next level, should plan to attend the 2009 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, November 16-18, in the Bayside Halls at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

Held Monday through Wednesday, 61 in-depth seminars will cover topics designed especially for residential and commercial builders/contractors, retailers, service companies and landscape architects/designers.

“Our educational conference program offers a unique curriculum designed to grow skills and enrich personal development,” said Donna Bellantone, Director of the Expo. “There is no better opportunity for backyard professionals to learn the best practices in the industry.”

Of the 61 seminars, 75% feature new topics, with 6 of last year’s most popular sessions back by demand. Most seminars are 120 minutes in length, allowing attendees to schedule their time to derive the most value from the event and ample time on the show floor.

“The educational conference features the most relevant topics taught by the industry’s leading authorities,” said Bill Weber, President and CEO of APSP, the show’s official sponsor. “Each seminar offers educational content that is the best available.”

Top-notch industry experts presenting cutting-edge sessions include Dave Hawes, Lew Akins, Ellen Meyer, Rex Richard, Steve Barnes, Ron Lacher, and Randy Dukes, who will provide attendees the tools needed for a profitable year. A complete list of speakers and seminars can be found at

Certification and Continuing Education Opportunities
Designed to help pool builders and contractors advance their businesses and careers, many of the 61 seminars have been certified by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals‚ Certified Building Professional program [CBP]. In addition, all 61 seminars have been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System [AIA] and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training [IACET].

Registration Savings
Attendees can save money by registering in advance by October 6, 2009. Advanced pricing of conference registration packages range from $195 to $255 for a Super Pass and $115 to $140 for a Day Pass. All conference packages include admission to the Expo, one of the three Power Panels, the Welcome Party at House of Blues and the APSP Live Workshops. Members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals [APSP] receive a discount on all packages. Space is limited in classes and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information, visit or call 972.536.6350 or 888.869.8522.

About International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo is ranked #125 in the 2009 Tradeshow Week 200 and was named by Tradeshow Week as one of the 50 fastest growing tradeshows in North America from 2004-2006. The event is owned and produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, a division of Hanley Wood LLC. Sponsors include the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), Pool & Spa News and Custom Home Outdoors. The show is endorsed by the Genesis 3 Design Group.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America‚s leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Exhibitions [Dallas] conducts events serving the industry‚s strongest market segments, including World of Concrete, one of the top 20 trade show events in the country.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is one of the ten largest B-to-B media companies in the United States. Hanley Wood is owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, which uses CCMP Capital Advisors to manage this investment.

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