CLEVELAND — Mechanical Systems WEEK 2012, the National HVACR, Hydronics, and Plumbing Seminar and Product Showcase, will be held September 19-21, 2012, in the Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.

Encompassing the entire mechanical contracting specialty — plumbing, hydronics and HVACR — Mechanical Systems WEEK is produced and managed by Penton Media’s Mechanical Systems Group, which includes the following brands: Contracting, CONTRACTOR, and HPAC Engineering magazines.

This mega-event will offer conference sessions on Business Management, Service Management and Sales & Marketing designed to help owners and managers of residential and commercial contracting firms run their businesses better and more efficiently. Technical Sessions specific to each of the three disciplines (HVACR, hydronics and plumbing) will also be offered.

In addition, Mechanical Systems WEEK will feature a Product Showcase exhibiting the latest products and equipment from leading suppliers. The Product Showcase will be of interest to anyone involved in the design, purchase, installation, maintenance and operation of plumbing, hydronics and HVACR equipment for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. More than 200 companies will be on site exhibiting the most innovative products and technology available for today’s energy-efficient mechanical systems.

Other events taking place during Mechanical Systems WEEK 2012 include the Emerson Welcome Reception, the Opening Keynote Event featuring “GenY” expert and humorist Jason Dorsey, the popular Thursday Night Extravaganza party, as well as PerformanceTown USA presented by the National Comfort Institute, Climatemaster’s GeoDay, the Women in HVACR Reception and Meeting, and the 2012 Refrigeration Roundtable. In addition, the Radiant Professional Alliance (RPA) will be holding its annual membership meeting concurrently with Mechanical Systems Week, and the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization will be offering its certification testing for one day.

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