2017 EGIA Contractor University Conference Tour | The Line-up

In 2016, we launched our first EGIA Contractor University Conference Tour, a unique continuing-education offering to help contractors get the most out of their businesses. After rave reviews, the tour will return in 2017, bringing new speakers, trainings, networking opportunities and targeted business insights to five new must-see destinations – each more exciting than the last! The 2017 EGIA Contractor University Conference Tour will take place at the following locations:

  • San Diego, Hotel del Coronado, February 9th & 10th
  • New Orleans, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, March 16th & 17th
  • St. Louis, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, April 13th & 14th
  • Philadelphia, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, May 4th & 5th
  • Phoenix, Arizona Grand Resort, October 19th & 20th

Those stunning locales will play host to an incredibly rich two days of learning and business development at the industry's premier home services contractor conferences. After 2016’s memorable presentations from industry-renowned experts Weldon Long and Steve Shallenberger, among others, the 2017 conferences will feature a new line-up of can’t-miss presenters, headlined by keynote speakers Ellen Rohr and Mark Matteson.

Known for her “Business Un-Complicated” approach, Ellen Rohr is an acclaimed consultant, presenter and founder of Bare Bones Biz, a venture capital company that helps people develop their ideas into successful businesses. While she possesses a host of general business wisdom and sales-maximizing expertise – even writing for Huffington Post occasionally – Ellen’s experience working with contractors and taking her husband’s plumbing company from zero to $40 million in franchise sales and 47 locations in just two years loudly announces her industry-specific bona fides as well.

Mark Matteson, a celebrated speaker, consultant and writer, is the author of the international bestseller Freedom from Fear. Counting some of the world’s most successful companies among his clients, from Microsoft and Honda to Honeywell and GE, Mark is a master of sales success, customer service excellence, team- and trust-building, and many more teachable strategies. One of the most prolific speakers on the tour circuit, Mark has 25 years of experience transforming confidence and maximizing productivity in the contracting space and beyond.

In addition to the keynotes, the EGIA Contractor University Conference Tour will feature smaller breakout sessions that are targeted to specific topics that drive success at contracting businesses – from marketing and lead generation to sales and pricing. Some of the industry’s biggest names will lead those sessions, including Weldon Long (bestselling author and founder, HVAC Sales Academy), Drew Cameron (president, HVAC Sellutions), Gary Elekes (president, EPC Equity), Elaina Burdick (president, EB&L Marketing), Anika Khan (managing director & senior economist, Wells Fargo) and more.

A limited number of deeply discounted hotel room rates are available at each conference location for registrants, so act fast to save. And as always, EGIA Premium Members get one free two-night hotel stay per year at the conference of their choice.

Stay tuned to EGIA.org/University and the EGIA social channels for more on the 2017 EGIA Contractor University Conference Tour, truly the preeminent series of home services contractor conferences.