EUGENE, OR -- Professional Trade Publications (PTP) is pleased to announce that Joe Nasvik, former senior editor of the Hanley Wood publication Concrete Construction and Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame member will be the keynote speaker at the Concrete Decor Show on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company also announced the addition of two conference sessions that will include discussions on business issues related to selling concrete flooring and countertops.
The Concrete Decor Show is the only trade event focused exclusively on the fast-growing decorative concrete industry. Conference participants gain inspiration and training from renowned experts, innovative suppliers, celebrated artisans and thousands of industry professionals. The event showcases the many facets of architectural and decorative concrete for residential, commercial and public projects and attracts a wide audience of concrete and decorative concrete professionals, plus artisans, suppliers, designers, architects, and retailers from across the United States and internationally.
The 2013 Concrete Decor Show keynote will focus on "Concrete Psychology', addressing the need for contractors to adopt a continuous learning strategy to better embrace the constant state of change in the concrete industry. Speaker Nasvik will discuss key developments in the concrete industry, how traditional approaches can be the catalyst for innovation for decorative and other concrete applications. Nasvik's presentation will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 during the Welcome Reception.
"As one of the industry's leading experts on decorative concrete, Nasvik brings a unique prospective garnered from almost 40 years of experience across the concrete construction industry." commented Bent Mikkelsen, producer of the Concrete Decor Show. "He will provide attendees with a wealth of strategic insights across the competitive, environmental and economic landscape of the concrete marketplace."
Running concurrently, the new Flooring and Countertop Business Summits, scheduled for Thursday evening, March 14, 2013 will include 4-5 industry experts and a well-respected moderator. The Flooring Industry Summit will be lead by Keynote speaker Joe Nasvik and the Countertop Industry Summit will be led by Lane Mangum of The Concrete Countertop Institute. The Summits will highlight practical business approaches, key insights, and best practices for maximizing the business results with decorative concrete solutions.
About the Concrete Decor Show
In its fourth year, the Concrete Decor show boasts exhibits, demonstrations, comprehensive educational seminars and hands-on workshops. The event showcases the many facets of architectural and decorative concrete for residential, commercial and public projects. The Concrete Decor Show attracts a wide audience of concrete and decorative concrete professionals, plus artisans, suppliers, designers, architects, and retailers from across the United States and internationally. www.concretedecorshow.com.
About Professional Trade Publications
Professional Trade Publications publishes Concrete Decor, the foremost magazine on decorative concrete, with latest readership numbers toping 90,000. For over 12 years, Concrete Decor has been the industry's most valuable resource for information, ideas, trends, products and training on decorative concrete and related specialties. The magazine is complemented by a comprehensive online presence and the annual Concrete Decor Show. The Concrete Decor Show focuses on exhibits, hands-on training & continuing education for decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans. Headquartered in Eugene, Ore, Professional Trade Publications produces a family of magazines for special sectors of the construction industry. Visit www.protradepub.com.