The purpose of such a gathering of companies was to side-step the ineffective, time-wasting activities that normally accompany many trade shows and conferences.
With HVACXchange, the opportunity exists for top executives to meet face-to-face for mutually beneficial discussions that will have an impact on their businesses and upon the future of the industry.
Detailed outlines of the contractors' specific initiatives were created through a series of extensive interviews conducted by the editorial staff at The NEWS. The buyers and sellers then engaged in pre-event communications to create specific agendas for the private one-on-one meetings.
The attendees were impressed with the outcomes. Keith Coursin, president of Desert Aire, a dehumidification manufacturing company said, "We may have come in as a â€˜doubting Thomas' but this was great!" Several contractors signed up for next year's event before leaving Park City. Charles Brandon, president of A.D. Jacobson Co. Inc., the largest contracting member of The P1 Group in Lenexa, Kan., said, "I would be offended if I wasn't invited back."
The event will remain somewhat small and exclusive. However, attendance next year is expected to be capped at about 25 contractors and 25 vendors. For more information about the HVACXchange event to be held in Park City, Utah, Sept. 10-13, 2006, please contact Mike Murphy at The NEWS or go to www.hvacxchange.com.
Publication date: 10/10/2005