Organizers of ISH North America (ISH NA), scheduled to debut Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Toronto, ON, Canada, have developed a conference program featuring 29 speakers, 48 seminars, and two kickoff events. Topics covered include hvac/hydronics, plumbing, kitchen and bath, and business and marketing management.

Kickoff events include “Driving the Costs Out of the Channel,” an all-industry presentation in which manufacturers, wholesalers, and contractors discuss measures to reduce costs, and a keynote speech by plumbing/heating expert Rich Trethewey of the show “This Old House.”

Additional seminar speakers added since last month include Paul Pollets (“European Hydronics”), Ruth King (“Hvacr Business Management”), Matt Freije (“Legionnaire’s Disease”), Steve Howard (“Hvac Marketing”), Kirk Alter (“Maximizing Profits”), John Siegenthaler (“Hydronics Engineering and Design”), and James Leichter (“Doubling Service Profits”). ISH NA is offering a discounted “Early Bird” rate for its “Unlimited Seminar Attendance” pass until June 30.

To register for seminars online, visit and click on “ISH North America.”

For information on advertising/sponsorship opportunities in the ISH NA Show Directory or Show Dailies, contact Christin Schrei at 630-616-0200; 630-227-0204 (fax); (e-mail). To reserve booth space for ISH NA, contact Dirk Ebener, Executive Director, Messe Frankfurt, Inc., 770-984-8016 (ext. 17); 770-984-8023 (fax); (e-mail).

Publication date: 05/13/2002