2017 ACPA Education Conference

Event Date: 
10/02/2017 - 7:00am to 10/03/2017 - 12:00pm
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2017 ACPA Education Conference


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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center


Member Registration Fee: TBA
Non-Member Registration Fee: TBA

Non-Sponsoring Manufacturer/Distributor Reg. Fee: TBA

ACPA Education Conference "Building the Momentum"
Throughout this 1-1/2 day event, you'll have the opportunity to network with other top-level industry professionals - including NRMCA professionals - as well as attend educational sessions tailored specifically for concrete pumpers.  

This event will be held in collaboration with NRMCA's ConcreteWorks.

More information coming soon - check back often for updates!


Hotel Information

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
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Group Room Rate: $209 + $20 Resort Fee


Toll Free 24/7 number: 877-491-5138
For Speed and Convenience please mention:

  • Mini Hotel Code: ACP
  • Group Name: American Concrete Pumping Meeting

2017 ACPA Education Conference Hotel Reservations

Proudly displaying "everything's bigger in Texas," Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center invites you to a first-class experience with Southern hospitality. Overlooking the beautiful Grapevine Lake, this hotel offers a one-of-a-kind retreat with luxurious accommodations, first-class restaurants, eclectic shops and 4.5 acres of lush indoor gardens and winding waterways. The Gaylord Texan offers experiences that are distinct among other DFW area hotels. Unwind at Relâche Spa & Salon, enjoy a brisk workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center or make a splash at Paradise Springs, open seasonally. Your adventure at the Gaylord Texan will be as grand as Texas itself!

Hotel Features:

  • All public areas non-smoking
  • Barber/Beauty shop
  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Complimentary local calls time limit
  • Concierge desk
  • Evening turndown service
  • Foreign exchange, nearby
  • Game room
  • Gift/newsstand
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry on-site
  • Laundry on-site, coin operated
  • ​Limousine service
  • Local restaurant dinner delivery
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Phone calls: toll-free
  • Room service
  • Room service, 24-hour
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Shoeshine stand
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Vending machines
  • Video games

Speakers & Sessions

Featured Workshop: Driving a Great Business
Presenter: Barb Nuss, Profit Soup

You think watching your sales and cash balance is good enough? Think again. You may know how fast you’re going and how much fuel you have, but without a vision for your destination you may just be spinning your wheels. There is a better way to drive a great business. It begins with knowing where you’re starting from and then establishing and following your financial roadmap forward.

We’ll use business ratios and industry benchmarking to gain perspective on your starting point. We’ll search for opportunities to improve on weaknesses and leverage strengths in the areas of productivity, profit, cash and financial strength. Then we’ll determine priorities, develop a plan to move the business forward and select the dashboard that monitors progress toward the destination - more profit, better cash flow and greater financial stability.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • What to Measure – Maintaining focus on your business priorities
  • The Profit Cycle – How much profit do you need?
  • The Cash Cycle – What really drives your cash?
  • Using Business Ratios – Understanding what the numbers are telling you
  • Benchmarking your Business – The ACPA Financial Benchmark Study results shows what “good” looks like. Compare your results to the industry profiles to establish goals and then monitor your achievements to keep the team on track.
  • Hands on practical experience using a case study for a business like yours to:
    • Assess past performance
    • Prioritize issues to work on
    • Brainstorm solutions
    • Set goals for motivating and achievable targets
    • Make a plan defining your actions and execution

Not a numbers person? No problem! You can still discover the power of using financial information to improvedecision-making – and actually enjoy it!

Other session topics include:

  • Working with your Ready Mixed Provider to Ensure a Pumpable Mix

  • Job site Risks – How to Control What your Insurance Doesn’t Cover

  • Sales Skills More than Just Price

  • Leadership Development

  • Hands-On Maintenance at the Pump

  • DOT Hours of Service and What the 30-Min Break Exemption Means to You

  • Developing Your Company’s Culture of Safety

  • Improving the Pumper/Ready Mixed Relationship 


Plus P2P discussion topics:

  • Next Level Survival Skills for the Fittest

  • Onboarding Operators and Mechanics

  • Operator Retention & Closing the Generation Gap


More information coming soon - check back often for updates!


Tentative Schedule Overview

Saturday, September 30

  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-in: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 1

  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-in: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Conference Registration: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Welcome Reception: 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm **

Monday, October 2

  • Sessions: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
  • Happy Hour at the Pump: 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Dinner/Entertainment: 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm **

Tuesday, October 3

  • Sessions: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:pm
  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-out: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

** There will be a guest rate of $200.00 if someone wants to attend the receptions and Monday night's dinner only. 


Conference Agenda

More information coming soon - check back often for updates!

Monday, Oct. 2 Room: A Room: B
7:00am - 8:00am  
8:15am - 9:15am  
9:30am - 10:45am    
10:45 - 11:00am  
11:00am - 12:30pm    
12:30pm - 1:45pm  
1:45pm - 3:00pm    
3:00 - 3:15pm  
3:15pm - 4:45pm  
4:45pm - 6:45pm  
6:45pm - 9:30pm  
Tuesday, Oct. 3
7:00am - 8:00am  
8:15am - 10:15am  
10:15am - 10:30am  

10:30am - 11:45am


11:45am - 12:00pm  
12:00pm - 1:00pm  


Exhibitor Prospectus 

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Sponsorship Opportunities 

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