Special to Chicago Construction News
The in-person annual Construction Expo and Safety Conference wraps up today. The best and brightest in construction will forego the all-virtual format of last year and, instead, have returned in a face-to-face environment at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace yesterday and today.
ASA Chicago – Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASAC) and the Construction Safety Council (CSC) are presenting the event.
“While the coronavirus and its variant strains continue to defy prediction, we look forward to gathering again in-person,” said Robert Lahey, president and CEO of the Construction Safety Council. “We are planning for a safe and enjoyable experience for all,” Lahey added.
This time-honored event has served the Chicagoland construction industry for over 20 years by providing opportunities for business-to-business commerce, safety education, and professional networking.
The activities today include an annual construction business tradeshow featuring more than 100 diverse exhibits comprised of commercial subcontractors of all trades, 20 plus general contractors, equipment and material vendors, and professional service providers in the Ch
icagoland construction market.
Fellow industry organizations arerepresented as sponsors and/or exhibitors, such as the Federation of Women Contractors, Chicagoland AGC, Dodge Construction Network, the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, the National Association of Women in Construction, the Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties and the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO).
An industry favorite, the event has been known to gain around 1,500 qualified attendees who come prepared to network and make the most of this valuable opportunity to strengthen existing connections and build new relationships.
“In 2021, we worked hard to create and refine the best possible virtual event experience that would do our participants justice as they clicked, chatted, and connected in virtual meeting spaces and attended virtual safety classes over the two-day event period. We made use of analytics data and technology to deliver quality leads, education, and value that lasted well-beyond the event itself.
“Though grateful to have received such positive feedback from our 2021 participants, we are thrilled to host the 2022 Construction Expo and Safety Conference in its original, tried-and-true format for our members and industry peers,” said Marissa Veith, ASA Chicago’s executive director.
The exhibition on Tuesday, March 8 will be followed by an After Party for event attendees from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring live music and an extended opportunity to connect with like-minded industry professionals. The Tuesday exhibition is also complemented by 12 additional one-hour safety sessions to conclude the two-day safety conference.
The topics are as varied as they are valuable, addressing some of the most common – and most challenging – workplace safety issues: soft tissue injuries, employee engagement, job hazard analysis, and mental health awareness. CEU’s will be awarded to all attendees.
Every facet of the 2022 Construction Expo and Safety Conference will be delivered in a socially-distanced setting in compliance with official guidance governing healthy gatherings. Discounted pricing for exhibitors and safety conference attendees is available to those who register early.
Learn more about the Construction Expo and Safety Conference at www.chicagoconstructionexpo.com and visit the sponsor page to view our generous event sponsors. In addition to ensuring your company is benefitting from participation in this event, please be sure to visit the ASA Chicago and Construction Safety Council booths or websites to learn more about our year-round opportunities to learn, network, and keep our constituents fit for business.