Ohio Public Works Expo
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Summit County Fairgrounds
229 E Howe Rd, Tallmadge, OH 44278
ENTER OFF OF RT 91, NORTH OF HOWE RD
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The 2019 Ohio Public Works Expo has it all - from expert-led educational sessions, to an exhibit floor full of excited vendors who can't wait to show you the latest equipment and technologies. Make plans to join your peers on May 15, 2019 to learn new ways to serve your community!
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network with hundreds of like-minded professionals working in the Public and Private sector. As Public servants, we all have the responsibility to provide the best service possible to the residents living in the communities we serve. This Expo will help you and your Staff learn ways to be more efficient and it will have an arena floor full of the latest equipment and products to assist you.
The Icebreaker on Tuesday night before the Expo will be at Beau's on the River Restaurant located inside the Sheraton May 14 at 6:00 PM. All Attendees and Vendors are encouraged to attend.
This year we will be having the Swenson’s truck at the Expo.
Here are five reasons to attend a public works conference:
- 1. Educational opportunities. No matter how experienced you are at your business, everyone can learn. Working in a small business venture can often be isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results. The educational aspect of a conference can expose you to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover how to be more productive.
- 2. Networking with peers. Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to network. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering your competitive advantage can actually limit your own success. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. While there are those whose intentions can be suspect, most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.
- 3. Encounter new vendors and suppliers. Too often people shy away from the trade show exhibit hall at conferences. They fear that they will have to talk to salespeople, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about the current business climate. Discovering innovative products and services for your business is necessary to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Plus, these vendors who sell to your industry fully grasp what is happening inside your competition. Invest time with the sponsors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies.
- 4. Position yourself as an expert. When you are active in your industry, you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients. Those who are engaged over the long term are often asked to speak at the events and to write articles for their industry publications. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in any industry. Clients feel good about doing business with those that are celebrated by their peers. If your strategy is to be the best-kept secret in your business community, you will be missing a valuable opportunity.
- 5. Have fun. Being in business should be rewarding and fun. All work and no play can get old fast. Industry conferences can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts. Never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people!
Have questions about the Expo?
Contact Kevin Miller at 330.812.7917 or KMiller@akronohio.gov or
Contact Frank Phillips at 330.414.7088 or Frank.Phillips@dot.ohio.gov
***Vendors can purchase items with their company’s name and logo. Items such as pens, coffee cups, etc. are available that would be distributed at registration. If your company is interested in sponsoring any of these items please contact Kevin Miller at KMiller@akronohio.gov or 330.812.7917.***