Contractor Leadership LIVE Conference Program Unveiled, Explores the Critical Factors Impacting the HVAC Industry


Event Takes Place September 12-14 in Cleveland

NEW YORK, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Contractor Leadership LIVE, a new event focused on the HVAC industry, today officially announced the Conference Program. The event, scheduled to take place September 12-14, 2017 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH, is produced by Contracting Business and HVAC-TALK, the foremost providers of information to residential, commercial and industrial contractors in the HVACR, plumbing, piping, mechanical, hydronic heating and fire prevention industries, and the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to contractors’ success and the advancement of high efficiency products and renewable energy. Click here to register.

Dave Lusk, site administrator, HVAC-TALK agreed, “Contracting Leadership LIVE was created in conjunction with EGIA to help the HVAC industry explore the critical factors impacting the contracting business. Over two and half days, the conference will offer a rich conference program that will deliver techniques and strategies that will help propel a contractor’s business as well as robust exhibits showcasing the latest technologies. The event will be full of business opportunities.”

“We’re very excited to collaborate with Contracting Business and HVAC-TALK to bring this one of a kind event to market,” said Bruce Matulich, EGIA CEO & Executive Director. “Our mission is to assist contractors in delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. The new technologies that will be showcased in the Product & Solution Center, as well as the education offered through the Conference Program, will assist HVAC contractors in taking their business to the next level of success and profitability.”

The Conference Program is focused on Leadership and will offer sessions on the economic outlook and challenges for HVAC companies. It will explore solutions with the industry thought leaders and top contractors. Attendees will learn best practices from the premier trainers known for helping contracting business owners pave the way to success.

The opening keynote “Making Your Dream of Financial Prosperity a Reality: The 3 Keys to Guarantee Success in Your Contracting Business” will be delivered by Weldon Long, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the HVAC Sales Academy. Long will discuss how to get refocused on the dream of financial prosperity that got most contractors started in this business, how to get focused on key priorities that drive businesses toward success and how to execute those key priorities every day to guarantee success.

The Exclusive Workshop “Back on Track – How to Have the Tough Conversations” will be presented Tuesday, September 12 by Ellen Rohr, The Business Makeover Expert. Rohr will share straight-forward advice and tactics for creating a healthy, engaging culture. This workshop is available free to the first 500 contractors who register for the event.

The closing keynote address will be delivered by Ray Lewis who is widely considered to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of the NFL. Lewis led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV, where he was named Super Bowl MVP, and again in Super Bowl XLVII. Lewis is only the second player in NFL history to win both the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP awards in the same year (2000). In addition to his career in the NFL, Lewis is the New York Times best-selling author of I Feel Like Going On, a businessman and community activist. In 2015, Lewis co-founded Power52, a community solar solution, which provides affordable renewable energy to inner city communities. During his motivational presentation at Contracting Leadership LIVE, Lewis will discuss how business leaders can get the most of out of their teams, how to Prepare For Greatness, and how to overcome obstacles and accomplish their goals.

Attendees will also have access to the top industry companies at the Product & Solution Center to learn about special discounts on financing, business solutions and products successful contractors use every day.

EGIA Contractor University
EGIA Contractor University offers the most comprehensive and systematic way to develop a contractor’s business skills and team to drive revenue, increase profits and create a robust business. Contractors will have access to a comprehensive blend of online and in-person education programs from high-profile educators, including:

  • Ellen Rohr, The Business Makeover Expert
  • Weldon Long, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the HVAC Sales Academy
  • Drew Cameron, President, HVAC Sellutions & Energy Design Systems, Inc.
  • Brigham Dickinson, President and Founder of Power Selling Pros
  • Mark Matteson, Internationally In-Demand Speaker and Bestselling Author of 15 Books
  • James Leichter, President & CEO of Aptora Corporation; MR. HVAC LLC; RA Tax and Accounting, Inc.
  • Gary Elekes, President, EPC Equity

Contracting Business Success Membership
The Contracting Business Success Membership was designed to provide contractors with professional development education from the best trainers in the industry. Through an array of resources including online training, in-person events, research, webinars, and more, the membership will change the way contractors build and grow their businesses to succeed in the industry.

Member benefits include:

  • Consumer Financing: Ability to let your customers finance your installation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Vendor Discounts: Discounts on tools, equipment, vehicles, supplies, marketing and more.
  • Contractor University: 24/7 online access to comprehensive HVAC business, marketing, sales, and strategy training designed to help your business thrive.
  • Webinars, Conferences, Regional Workshops: Admission to regional in-person and online events that teach key HVAC business and marketing best practices.
  • All-Access Pass to Contractor Leadership LIVE 2017

For additional information or to register to attend Contractor Leadership LIVE, visit: For Contractor Leadership LIVE sponsorship opportunities contact, Sam Posa, Exhibit Sales Manager at

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About EGIA
EGIA is a nonprofit organization that empowers energy efficiency and renewable energy contractors to get the most out of their businesses through industry-leading training, financing and marketplace solutions. EGIA Contractor University offers access to the industry’s most recognized trainers, who deliver innovative keys to success through in-person workshops, conferences and webinars. GEOSmart Financing Clearinghouse, which has facilitated financing for 200,000+ residential and business projects valued at over $2 billion, provides contractors with a best-in-class suite of financing options. EGIA Contractor Marketplace brings together some of the most in-demand vendors and products in the industry at exclusive pricing. Learn more about EGIA at

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Jennifer Ray
Marketing Manager
Contracting Business, CONTRACTOR and Contractor Leadership LIVE

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