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ProConnect Education (K-12 to University) comes to Scottsdale, AZ, Dec 4-6

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ProConnect Education (K-12 to University) comes to Scottsdale, AZ, Dec 4-6

AEC teams to meet with building product manufacturers to discuss supply chain concerns, new products, and technical solutions for K-12 schools and higher education building projects.


By ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION | April 28, 2022
ProConnect Education Scottdale AZ Dec 4-6, 2022
Product specifiers and manufacturers exchange ideas and develop solutions to design and construction challenges at ProConnect Events like this one. Next up: ProConnect Education. Photo: Robert Cassidy

ProConnect Education is set for Dec 4-6, 2022, at the Andaz Resort & Bungalows, in Scottsdale, Ariz. This event is geared toward AEC professionals and building product manufacturers serving the $108 billion K-12 and University design and construction sector.

Andaz Scottsdale resort
The Andaz Resort & Bungalows will be the site of ProConnect Education, Dec 4-6, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

PROCONNECT EDUCATION (K-12 | University) Dec 4-6

ProConnect EDUCATION (K-12 to University) Dec 4-6, 2022, will bring architects, contractors, and designers in the K-12 schools and higher education sectors to the Andaz Resort & Bungalows, Scottsdale, Ariz., to meet with building product suppliers who specialize in the $108 billion Education design and construction market.

To learn more about participating as an Attendee or Vendor in ProConnect Education 2022, contact Robert Reed, 630-845-1285, rreed@sgcmail.com.

This short video (1:49) provides a feel for the buzz at the event. SGC Horizon has produced 28 ProConnects in the last 4 years. Our 29th ProConnect, ProConnect Multifamily, will be held Oct 26-28 in San Diego.

More than 900 architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and home builders have participated in ProConnect Events.

Progressive Foam table at Proconnect Multifamily Dallas 2022
A manufacturer demonstrates his company's product to a construction manager at ProConnect. Photo: R C​​​​​assidy

To learn more about participating in future ProConnect events as a Vendor or Attendee, contact Dan Gardner, 989-860-7930, dgardner@sgcmail.com.

Lynden Door meeting at ProConnect Multifamily Dallas 2022
A ProConnect Attendee asks about a ventilated door that's recommended for washer-dryer closets. Photo: R Cassidy

NETWORKING FOSTERS LONG-TERM PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR ATTENDEES AND VENDORS

The 20-minute discussions between Attendees and Vendors – plus the informal networking that takes place during breaks and meals – generate a hum that reverberates throughout the ballroom.

At ProConnect Events, you can feel the excitement in the air. Attendees and Vendors say they like the the compressed information exchange – "a very good use of my time," is the most common response from Attendees and Vendors alike.

Laticrete at ProConnect MF Dallas 2022
Dr Peppers, water bottles, and informative discussion at a ProConnect Multifamily Attendee/Vendor meeting. Photo: RC

ATTENDEES SHARE INFORMATION, IDEAS, AND SOLUTIONS AT PROCONNECT ROUNDTABLES

Attendee Roundtables are a new feature for ProConnect events. Here, Attendees meet in groups of 12-15 for a one-hour moderated discusson of pre-selected agenda items – e.g., "Supply Chain Problems – and Solutions" – and offer each other technical advice and  Post-event surveys show that the Attendee Roundtables have become one of the most popular features of ProConnect events, along with other networking opportunities.

Brilliant demonstrates at ProConnect Multifamily Dallas 2022
One-to-one discussion provides valuable insights for both Attendees and Manufacturers at ProConnect. Photo: RC

To learn more about participating in ProConnect events as a Vendor or Attendee, contact Dan Gardner, 989-860-7930, dgardner@sgcmail.com.

6 MORE PROCONNECT EVENTS COMING IN 2023

SGC Horizon will present 6 ProConnect events in 2023 – dates and locations to be announced soon:

Multifamily (2)

Single Family (2)

Education

Sustainability

To learn more about participating in ProConnect events as a Vendor or Attendee, contact Dan Gardner, 989-860-7930, dgardner@sgcmail.com.

 

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