NUCA Celebrates 50 Years at Its 2015 Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Since 1964, NUCA has been helping CEOs, owners, presidents, senior executives, safety directors, estimators and managers run their businesses better. This year’s Convention, held March 24-26, is designed to enhance your company with fantastic training and educational sessions, as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

HD Supply Waterworks is sponsoring the event’s highly engaging keynote speaker, Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell. During his presentation at the Keynote Luncheon on Wednesday, March 25, Lovell will share his inspirational story as a testament to the essential elements of heroism: a courageous spirit, quick and well-reasoned thinking, meticulous attention to detail and the power of teamwork that guided him and his crew safely back to Earth.

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Back by popular demand, Anika R. Khan, a Senior Economist with Wells Fargo, will present her economic perspective on how the economy is faring and what contractors can expect in the coming year. Khan has more than 15 years of experience in corporate investment banking, and her commentary is frequently cited by publications such as the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Each day of the Convention includes time to visit NUCA’s National Partners, the convention’s exclusive exhibitors, who are ready to talk with contractors about new products, services and techniques. Please click here for more information on these companies.
 
The convention boasts plenty of learning opportunities focused on engaging contractors and broadening their business horizons. This year’s program includes four NUCA leadership development courses and a variety of educational breakout sessions covering topics such as pipe ramming, cyber security and utility damage, to name a few. The popular, executive-level Profit Pipeline Roundtable session is back on March 26, bringing together construction company owners and senior managers to discuss revenue-enhancing ideas in a non-competitive atmosphere.

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Convention 2015 attendees are welcome to attend numerous networking events throughout the show. With the exception of the Annual Golf Tournament on March 26, all of these opportunities are included with the price of your registration. Caterpillar is once again sponsoring this year’s team building event on March 24, where participants will break off into groups and create (and then play) a miniature golf course.

Be sure to check out the Auction and Awards of Excellence Gala sponsored by John Deere on March 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The evening will be filled with good food, friends and lots of bidding on fabulous items donated by NUCA members.

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NUCA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is set for the last night on March 26 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy a walk down memory lane with a slideshow highlighting that past 50 years, as well as other fun. Say your final goodbyes at the After Party, sponsored by Benjamin Media and National Trench Safety. The event is from 9:00-11:00 p.m. and will feature a master Cuban cigar roller, full-service bar and dessert station. Please click here for a list of events and times.
 
On behalf of the NUCA staff, we’re thrilled to have you here and we hope you enjoy the show!