LEWISVILLE, Texas — Service Nation Inc. and BNP Media Inc. — parent company of The NEWS — announced they will combine forces to create a new interactive seminar and trade show event for residential contractors in HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services called Service World Expo.

The seminar and trade show experience will benefit residential contractors by focusing on three objectives:

• To introduce cutting-edge products and services;

• To produce networking and learning experiences with global experts and industry heroes; and

• Provide a format for attendees to obtain the information, products, and tools necessary for immediate growth and performance.

“We will enhance the traditional contractor seminar and trade show experience with a more robust model that will soon become the industry standard,” said Matt Michel, CEO of Service Nation Inc.

The Service World Expo will debut Oct 26-28, 2016, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The event will be open to all residential contractors, manufacturers, and service providers in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical industries.

Speakers will interact with contractors in formal and more relaxed interaction sessions focusing on leadership, management, sales, technology, wealth management, and expansion.

The group will also reinvent the typical trade show experience, extending networking opportunities inside the exhibit hall with a unique floor plan and enhanced user and exhibitor experience.

“Our goal is to get contractors talking, discovering, and learning, so that they leave excited about products and services that can catapult their businesses forward,” Michel said. “Instead of asking contractors to visit the show floor out of obligation, we want to make it fun, entertaining, and informative.”

Mike Murphy, publisher of The NEWS, stated, “We’re thrilled to partner with Service Nation Inc. to bring innovation, technology, and exceptional minds together in one place for a remarkable event.”

Bob Miodonski, group publisher of BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, whose titles include Plumbing & Mechanical and Reeves Journal, confirmed the focus on bringing leading-edge products, services, and thought leaders together. “This is an incredibly exciting time in our industry when contractors can not only leverage new technology, but also new thinking inside and outside our industry to apply in their companies.”

To learn more about Service World Expo, visit www.serviceworldexpo.com.

Publication date: 11/23/2015