Tuesday-Wednesday, February 21-22, 2017

Pond Build at Pond Pro Shop led by Living the Pond Life


Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees - Part I

Kevin Dougherty - 9:30AM-10:30AM - Top

Interested in building (and keeping) the perfect team?

Addressing proven recruiting methods, leadership skills, productivity enhancement, and motivational techniques, this program is designed for anyone who manages people, including business owners, field foremen, office managers, department heads, superintendents, and estimators. This program has proven to be a number one convention program, and a leading front line efficiency tool.

Selling Floating Fountains to Boost Your Profits

Dan Cremin, Kasco Marine - 9:30AM-10:30AM - Top

Learn how easy it is to sell and install floating fountains in commercial and residential settings. Once you learn the basic nuts and bolts, your sales and profits will rise simply by asking for the business.

Water Treatment Basics

Scott Berke, Ecological Laboratories - 9:30AM-10:30AM - Top

Discover the role that bacteria and enzymes play in successfully maintaining good water quality. Be the hero for you customer by solving their problems, while making your business more profitable.

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees - Part II

Kevin Dougherty - 10:45AM-12:00PM - Top

Addressing proven recruiting methods, leadership skills, productivity enhancement, and motivational techniques, this program is designed for anyone who manages people, including business owners, field foremen, office managers, department heads, superintendents, and estimators. This program has proven to be a number one convention program, and a leading frontline efficiency tool.

Hands-on Pump Trobleshooting

Art Hantla, ShinMaywa Pumps - 10:45AM-12:00PM - Top

Reduce call backs and improve customer satisfaction by learning how to properly maintain and service Stainless Steel waterfall pumps. Fix the common issues fast by knowing where to look and how to quickly disassemble the pump to replace impellers and oil.

Comprehesive Filtration Overview

Frayne McAtee, OASE Livingwater - 10:45AM-12:00PM - Top

An in-depth look at various pond filter designs and media. Learn what type works best in different situations and why. This seminar is great for beginners and a helpful review for experienced professionals.

How to Get the Job at Your Price

Kevin Dougherty - 1:00PM-2:15PM - Top

Tired of the bidding race and cutting your price to get the job?

This seminar will teach you to sell the value of your company rather than defend the cost of your work. The program emphasizes professional sales and marketing strategies that you can put to immediate use to avoid the price shopping rat race. Ideal for anyone who sells or represents your company to customers, including owners, estimators, salespeople and service or office managers.

Keeping Your Fish Healthy - and What to do When They're Not

Joe Pawlak, Blackwater Creek Koi Farms - 1:00PM-2:15PM - Top

Learn the basics of fish health from the owner of one the nation's top koi farms. Joe will share the keys to keeping pond fish healthy and remedies when things go wrong.

Designing with Pond and Waterfall Pumps

Any Schoenberger, Little Giant - 1:00PM-2:15PM - Top

The seminar will teach you how to size and choose the correct pump. Learn of the benefits of newer pump technologies. Learn how tubing size can greatly affect pump performance.

Making the Number Work

Kevin Dougherty - 2:30PM-3:45PM - Top

Is your contracting business giving you what you need in life?

This program offers detailed solutions to the number one problem encountered by contractors: failure to charge enough and know the numbers. More than just an accounting seminar, this program discusses how lack of income and the stressful nature of an unsuccessful business can affect family, personal and professional life. The subject matter makes this program ideal for owners, spouses and partners of contracting firms.

Aeration for Water Garden, Ponds and Lakes

Rick Weidman, Airmax EcoSystems - 2:30PM-3:45PM - Top

Aeration is the key for healthy aquatic life regardless of the size of the body of water. This seminar will cover the different types of pond aeration and give you the tools to specify the correct system for any application.

Making Your Water Feautures Stand Out with the Right Aquatic Plants

Kelly Billing - 2:30PM-3:45PM - Top

Poor choices of aquatic plants can ruin the appearance and functionality of an otherwise breathtaking water feature. Expand your plant knowledge to properly plant your features while increasing your profitability.


Friday, February 24th, 2017

Early Riser Breakfast Seminar

Demi Fortuna, Atlantic Water Gardens - 7:15AM - Top

Dig into the mind of one of the most popular figures in the water feature industry. Demi will share industry trends and his unique outlook on things to come.

Primavera Urbana Project

Ed Beaulieu, Aquascape - 9:00AM-10:15AM - Top

Prepare to be impressed: 2,500 tons of boulders picked from the fields in Columbia and twin 20 foot tall waterfalls incorporated into an incredible natural water feature. Ed leads us through a project showcase on the multi-million dollar Primavera Urbana project in Colombia.

Firestone Certification - Part I

Paul Amos, Amos Sales Associates - 10:30AM-11:45AM - Top

The Firestone Specialty Products training and certification class covering the installation techniques of PondGard EPDM pond liner. Three part seminar includes types of geomembrane liners; liner deployment and installation; liner seaming, penetrations and patching; details of past installation mistakes and preventative techniques; warranty information and the certification exam.

Increase Bottom Line by Selling Smarter

Steve Shinholser - 10:30AM-11:45AM - Top

The Contractors Sales Academy (CSA) has helped many small business owners over the past year regain their lives. You will learn how to: Save Time – Make A Lot More Money – And Enjoy Running your Business Again!

Solar Technology for Large Pump Systems

Andy Schoenberger, Franklin Electric - 10:30AM-11:45AM - Top

The technology behind solar products is rapidly developing. See what is available now and what is to come with powering larger applications with the energy of the sun.

Firestone Certification - Part II

Paul Amos, Amos Sales Associates - 12:45PM-1:45PM - Top

The Firestone Specialty Products training and certification class covering the installation techniques of PondGard EPDM pond liner. Three part seminar includes types of geomembrane liners; liner deployment and installation; liner seaming, penetrations and patching; details of past installation mistakes and preventative techniques; warranty information and the certification exam.

Reaching a New Audience with Your Marketing Message

Scott Rhodes, Aquascape - 12:45PM-1:45PM - Top

How do we adapt our message and tactics for new generations that do not respond to traditional marketing? This seminar will teach you the values of each generation and how to reach them with a message that works.

Adding Fountains in Landscapes- The Perfect Add-on Sale

Kip Northrup, Aqua Bella - 12:45PM-1:45PM - Top

Don't walk past a potential sale. Every yard and courtyard has a place for a decorative fountain. Discover just how easy it is to sell these highly profitable water features by being creative in your approach.

Firestone Certification - Part III

Paul Amos, Amos Sales Associates - 2:00PM-3:00PM - Top

The Firestone Specialty Products training and certification class covering the installation techniques of PondGard EPDM pond liner. Three part seminar includes types of geomembrane liners; liner deployment and installation; liner seaming, penetrations and patching; details of past installation mistakes and preventative techniques; warranty information and the certification exam.

Selling Using Visual Software

Max Taylor, Magnolia Ponds - 2:00PM-3:00PM - Top

Instead or describing how a water feature will look in your customer's yard, why not show them? See how easy it is to use a simple software package that will significantly increase your closings.

Live Video Strategy & Camera Ready Mind Set for 2017 Marketing

Eric Triplett, The Pond Digger - 2:00PM-3:00PM - Top

Bring customer interaction to new levels with video. This seminar will showcase the newest video platforms and how to leverage them for increased exposure for your business.


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