Wanted to thank all the companies that have signed up to exhibit and sponsor at this years conference in Phoenix. One of the perks of this conference is the ability to spend time with the companies representatives throughout the conference. Most, if not all, stay for the conference and will be with you in the work shops giving there input and perspective. They will be around after hours, giving the contractor an opportunity for some small group bull sessions or one on one meetings. This, along with an opportunity to see their products during the expo makes for a well rounded experience. One experience I remember from my first year at this conference. I met a vice president of a major manufacturer at expo, asked him alot of questions. Later, thought of something else I forgot to ask. Not a problem, he stayed for conference and I was able to pull him aside the next day and get that and other questions answered. We have exceeded the #'s of regristrants for this time of year at all levels compared to recent years. That's exciting for all of us at all levels. The Companies that are signed up for expo already are below: Philips/Hadco Copper Moon SPJ Lighting Kichler Fusa Corp Illumicare Paige Electric Solas Ray If you're a company that wants to be in the expo and attend the conference, call AOLP or go to website. Contractors, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn and jump start your year.