NEW YORK -- Penton's Contracting Business and Contractor today announced Comfortech 2013, which will take place September 18-20, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Comfortech 2013 brings together the owners and managers of residential and commercial HVACR and hydronics/plumbing contracting firms to sharpen their skills, re-energize their businesses, preview and demo the latest products, and arm themselves with the critical knowledge they need to stay competitive in the mechanical systems marketplace.  

Comfortech 2013 will feature keynote speaker John Kruk, three-time major league baseball All-Star and Lead Analyst, ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. In his presentation, "I'm Not a Keynote Speaker, I'm a Ballplayer," Kruk will entertain the audience with stories from the "big leagues" and how his career arc relates to the mechanical systems contractor.

"Comfortech 2013 promises to be a fantastic event, and we are very excited to host it in Philadelphia," said Steve Palmison, Comfortech Show Director. "The mix of education and networking in conjunction with the product showcase makes Comfortech a must-attend for contractors.  The Tri-State area is a prime Comfortech location for attendees and exhibitors alike."   

Featuring four continuing education units-certified educational tracks — Business Management, Sales and Marketing, Service Management and Technical — Comfortech sessions will feature some of the most well-known speakers in the mechanical systems industry, including international best-selling author of Freedom from Fear, Mark Matteson, customer service expert Steve Coscia of Coscia Communications, Service Roundtable CEO Matt Michel, and many more.  

The Product Showcase, which will be open on Wednesday, September 18, from 2:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m., will feature the latest products and services in the market from top manufacturers, networking opportunities with mechanical systems industry experts and peers, and a "Happy Hour in the Hall."

In addition, Comfortech's "Thursday Night Extravaganza" is the social and networking highlight of the event. It will take place on September 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at XFINITY Live!. Guests will be treated to a night of fun, games, music and sports.

Registration is now open at Comfortech 2103 online.

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