More than 700 industry professionals attended the inaugural Service World Expo event — a new, innovative industry convention designed to transcend the traditional trade show experience — Oct. 26-28 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

The multifaceted seminar, presented by Service Nation Inc. and BNP Media — parent company of The NEWS, provided superior business services to residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractors. More than the same old show in the same old city with the same old attendees, SWE pioneered its own path via face-to-face networking, intimate training sessions, exclusive evening receptions, interactive trade show exhibits, and much more.

More than a dozen presenters led educational sessions across four “lanes,” covering leadership, sales, business development, and marketing topics. Additionally, more than 80 vendors packed a 31,000-square-foot trade show floor, offering hands-on demonstrations and activities. And, for a night cap, evening receptions were available to help those relax after a hard day’s work.

“This was an amazing event,” said Mike Murphy, publisher of The NEWS. “I think the mix of an innovative trade show format and the relevant discussion topics in the education sessions made a big difference. Contractors are already planning to make the trip to the Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas for the 2017 event.”

Here are a few photographs from the event, courtesy of Service Roundtable and The NEWS.

Publication date: 11/21/2016

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