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NIA Announces New Updates to Fall Summit and Seeks Member Input on 2019 Location

Reston, VA—April 12, 2018—The National Insulation Association’s® (NIA’s) Fall Summit is a members-only meeting designed to “Educate, Engage, and Elevate” through topical speakers, open committee meetings, tailored industry sessions, and networking opportunities to develop new business relationships.

Rebranded in 2015 to the Fall Summit, NIA’s fall member meeting continues to build upon the success of its long-standing, committee-focused work. To further reflect the growing emphasis on education, training, and networking at this meeting, NIA President Darrel Bailey has launched the new Fall Summit Committee, whose objective is to work with NIA staff to develop valuable content, including subject matter experts, educational programming, and networking opportunities. NIA welcomes member input on meeting topics year-round; email any suggestions to

“Adapting to meet challenges is the key to our industry’s long-term success, and expanding member-driven education and networking at our fall member meeting will help our members grow their businesses. Through this committee’s work, we will continue to improve every opportunity to serve the needs of our members,” said Mr. Bailey.

Looking ahead to 2019, the NIA Board of Directors has decided to separate from any future Reed Exhibitions’ Insulation Expo (IEX) USA shows. Based on thorough discussions and consideration of survey results from past NIA Fall Summit attendees and NIA member companies that exhibited at IEX USA, NIA will no longer co-locate our Fall Summit meeting with this show, should the IEX USA show continue to exist.

In addition, NIA is seeking member input on the location for the 2019 Fall Summit and is asking members to rank the following 4 potential locations: Washington, DC area; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois area; and Nashville, Tennessee. NIA members: click here to share your input in a brief survey.

NIA’s Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones noted, “We look forward to welcoming our members to National Harbor in the Washington, DC area for Fall Summit 2018, November 14–15, where they will improve their craft and expand their professional networks.”

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  NIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing both merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia-based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up to date on the latest industry trends and technologies.