Thank you for joining us in October! If you missed Next Level, check out our next event, ACCA 2024, March 11-14, 2024, in Orlando, FL at acca2024.com.
On October 16-17, 2023, the HVACR industry gathered in Indianapolis, IN, for ACCA’s Next Level event, a day and a half of intensive learning tailored to empower both established and up-and-coming leaders in HVACR contracting companies. The event aimed at enhancing leadership skills, offering attendees valuable insights and practical knowledge to thrive in an ever-evolving industry.
The event featured three distinct tracks focusing on vital aspects of managing a successful HVACR business or department: Recruitment and Skill Development, Effective Team Leadership, and Strategy and Communication. These tracks were meticulously designed to equip attendees with the expertise needed to run their operations efficiently, ensuring they stay ahead of industry trends and challenges.
Participants were enthralled by the sessions, where presenters shared genuine experiences and practical scenarios. The event started with a keynote presentation from Jeff Butler, an author and workplace strategist, who shared insight into how HVACR professionals can leverage technology and make simple changes to attract and keep top talent.
There were three additional mainstage sessions, including a breakfast panel: The Power of Potential: Solving the Skilled Worker Crisis by Expanding the Talent Pool, sponsored by UpSmith, a lunch panel: Preparing Your Team for the Refrigerant Transition featuring Don Gillis of Chemours, John Maiorana of Arkema, and Kate Houghton of Hudson Technologies, and the “I’ve Got an Idea!” session hosted by Past ACCA Board Chair, Bobby Ring, president of Meyer & Depew Co. in Kenilworth, NJ.
One of the highlights of Next Level was the opportunity for attendees to learn from each other. Networking sessions and social events allowed industry professionals to connect, share experiences, and gain insights from their peers. Events like the Welcome to Indiana Reception and the Party at the Punch Bowl Social, sponsored by industry giants Carrier, Federated Insurance, Indiana HVAC Association, Jackson Systems & Supply, and Scorpion provided a vibrant atmosphere for networking and collaboration.
ACCA’s Next Level 2023 was not just an event; it was a transformative experience that elevated industry standards and inspired HVACR professionals to reach new heights in their careers. As the sun set on Indianapolis, it rose to a future filled with innovation, collaboration, and unparalleled leadership in the HVACR world.