SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Television icon Jay Leno, longtime host of NBC’s "The Tonight Show," will headline EPIC2019 as the closing keynote speaker. The comic, actor, writer, producer, and current host of "Jay Leno’s Garage" on CNBC joins a lineup of presenters.

Hosted by EGIA, EPIC2019 — which stands for “Educating Professionals in Contracting” — will feature a roster of speakers that includes New York Times bestselling author Weldon Long, as well as consultants and educators Gary Elekes, Drew Cameron, Steve Shallenberger, Mark Matteson, and Brigham Dickinson. Each will lead a discussion on subjects including leadership, recruiting and hiring, marketing to different generations and customers, mindset training, delivering unrivaled customer experiences, and more.

“In EPIC2019, we’ve created an event that will offer attendees of all levels of success the tools and proven roadmaps to grow their contracting businesses in exactly the way they’ve always dreamed of,” said Bruce Matulich, CEO of EGIA. “We’ve already put together the most accomplished group of industry educators ever assembled at a single industry event. The addition of Jay Leno brings a comedy legend as well as a voice of authority when it comes to reaching the apex of one’s field.”

Along with the keynotes and breakout sessions, EPIC2019 will also revive popular elements of past EGIA events. Networking receptions give contractors the opportunity to trade wisdom and best practices with their professional peers, while interactive “industry experts” panels give attendees the chance to gain unique insights for conquering the most common business challenges that contractors face on a day-to-day basis.

EPIC2019 will kick off with mentalist Max Major as the opening keynote speaker. Max’s performances blend magic, mentalism, and hypnosis with an uncanny understanding of reading body language and using influence — skills that always serve contractors well.

Taking place on Oct. 3-4 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, EPIC2019 is designed not only to reinvigorate and entertain contractors, but also for attendees to walk away with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to take their businesses to the next level of success. All contractors are welcome, and free registrations are available at most EGIA membership levels.

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Publication date: 2/20/2019

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