METALCONNECTION Newsletter | October 2023


These buzzwords will resonate throughout METALCON whether you’re participating in an educational session, attending a workshop, experiencing a Keynote Address, or engaging with exhibitors or your peers. Esteemed industry experts, including business specialists, techno whizzes, architecture studio leaders, professional trainers and more, will offer their valuable insights, encouraging you to embrace new perspectives. Innovation will be omnipresent on the exhibit floor and at the new METALCON Training Zone sponsored by Sherwin-Williams where you can engage in hands-on training experiences that exemplify cutting-edge advancements. The Sustainability Learning Center will be the epicenter to learn more about this hot topic with sessions such as “Understanding EPDs,” “Incorporating Metal in Your Company’s Sustainability Strategy,” and “Choosing the Right Metals for the Environment.” Understand how AI is fundamentally transforming the metal construction industry by enhancing efficiency, quality, sustainability, and safety. Elevate your competitive edge in the industry by delving deeper into this transformative technology through interactions with various exhibiting software companies and by participating in a range of educational sessions.



Get an exclusive glimpse of the expo hall map, detailed education session schedules and descriptions, captivating speaker bios, immersive training and demos, exciting show highlights, and much more!



Upgrade your knowledge with METALCON’s exclusive Value Pass, offering access to one or two immersive workshops you won’t find anywhere else. Be inspired by the foremost industry experts in metal roofing, roll forming, low slope detailing, and mergers & acquisitions. Beyond gaining valuable continuing education credits or a certificate of completion, you’ll witness an immediate return on your investment. And that’s not all! Forge unique connections and engage in one-on-one interactions with these industry leaders. Don’t miss your chance to take your expertise to new heights at METALCON. Save up to $140 by registering for a Value Pass or upgrade your existing registration to include one or two workshops. 



You won’t want to miss this year’s “BONUS” Keynote Address at METALCON with the CEO of the global organizational performance company Afterburner Inc., Christian “Boo” Boucousis. A former fighter pilot turned business founder, author, and inspirational speaker, Boo will use the fighter pilot “Flawless Execution” model to show you how to transition the art of an idea into the science of execution – getting it done! This high impact presentation will introduce you to the secret world of real fighter pilots and how he utilizes the lessons learned in uniform to build multimillion dollar businesses. He will inspire you to discover a new way of thinking, empowering you to believe that even the most audacious ambitions are within your reach. He can even relate to the metal construction industry having constructed the world’s tallest metal prefabricated modular high rise hotel in 2014 — 17 stories in 11 weeks! This session, sponsored by RILLA, is included with your registration and will take place Friday morning, October 20, at 11:00 AM, in the Flack Global Metal Theater located in the Exhibit Hall.  



METALCON has partnered with Semper Fi & America’s Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans in all branches of the military. The program was created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to critically wounded, ill, and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces alongside their families. Contributions to The Fund can be made before the show and on-site at The Deck, located just inside the Exhibit Hall. METALCON is offering the opportunity to donate and win incredible prizes for all 3 show days. Your generous donations will not only support a great cause but also give you the chance to win amazing rewards like a Yeti Cooler, Milwaukee Tool Pack, a custom METALCON Raiders Jersey, T-shirts, vintage METALCON memorabilia, dozens more prizes as well as the feel-good privilege of wearing The Fund’s official wristband.

Meet veteran Corporal Adam Bautz, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) (Ret.), a “graduate” of The Fund’s Apprenticeship Program, at The Deck for a special check presentation ceremony on Thursday, October 19 at 3:30 pm. 



From the minute you arrive at the Harry Reid International Airport, you know you “have arrived.” Greeted by slot machines and neon lights, the airport is a destination in itself. Located only 3.5 miles from the convention center, taxis, ride-shares, or a direct bus are all available transportation options from the airport. If you’ve never been to Vegas, you may assume it’s a breeze to walk from one end of the Strip to the other. But who wants—or needs—to walk when there are so many options to get you from point A to point B, and all the places in between? The Las Vegas Monorail offers a convenient way to explore the Strip in less than 15 minutes with speeds of up to 50 mph. The 3.9-mile elevated system operates trains that arrive every four to eight minutes at seven different stations. Buy tickets here or download mobile tickets to your phone’s mobile wallet. While at the Convention Center, use the newly opened Vegas Loop at Las Vegas Convention Center for fast and accessible transportation across the campus, connecting the new West Hall with the existing campus (North/Central/South halls). Learn more from our destination partner, Visit Las Vegas.


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MILL STEEL at Booth #4009

Visit Booth #4009 to discover the latest from Mill Steel Company – a partner you can trust to deliver high quality and competitively priced flat-rolled steel. Stop by their booth to check out their expanded stainless and aluminum product offerings, online ordering and tracking site, and their new state-of-the-art processing facility located in Mansfield, Ohio. Click HERE to schedule a meeting on the show floor to get a live demo of their e-commerce app. Together, find solutions to help grow your business! 


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