More than 60 consultants were in attendance at IAPSC's 2016 Annual Conference, along with 17 exhibiting/sponsoring companies. The conference featured special activities for new members, networking receptions poolside, an opening keynote speaker providing insights on innovation in today’s economy and survival skills for doing business, coffee talks on topics ranging from starting a consulting business to becoming an expert witness. On Tuesday, April 19th, the annual awards banquet recognized members and sponsors who have provided exemplary service to the IAPSC, along with the presentation of the prestigious Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade to Sandi Davies.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450"] Welcoming member consultants and guests to the 2017 Conference to the headquarters hotel, the Mills House in downtown Charleston, SC, is Conference Chair Lynda Buel, pictured in center with committee members Rene Rieder (left) and Chad Parris (right) and IAPSC President Harold Gillens (center).[/caption]
The final day of the conference (Wednesday, April 20th) included a special discussion forum with local community leaders and IAPSC expert consultants advising about the July 2015 Charleston church shooting and what can be done to minimize the risk of such events happening again in similar settings. The conference concluded with a discussion of opportunities for maximizing teaming amongst members. "Every year I attend this conference I am even more impressed by the quality of the educational sessions and the valuable networking that takes place with other members and sponsors — the time spent here building relationships is truly a worthwhile return on investment for my business," said Conference Chair Lynda Buel.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450"] Above, new IAPSC member consultants Don McGray and Wael Lahoud get acquainted during the Annual Conference in Charleston. The night before, McGray and Lahoud joined other new members William LaTorre, Jackson Chambers, Lee Struble, and Patrick Murphy for dinner with IAPSC leaders and sponsors at the Low Country Bistro. The dinner was generously sponsored by Axis Communications.[/caption]
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