2019 ACPA Education Conference

Event Date: 
10/06/2019 - 7:00am to 10/07/2019 - 4:00pm
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2019 ACPA Education Conference

Event Info | Hotel Info | Speakers & Sessions | Schedule Overview

Conference Agenda | Exhibitors' Info | Sponsorship | Transportation | ACPA Fall Board Meeting


2019 ACPA Education Conference - Gaylord Palms2019 ACPA Education Conference - Gaylord Palms2019 ACPA Education Conference - Gaylord Palms2019 ACPA Education ConferenceKissimmee, Florida
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center



Member: $500*
Non-Member Pumper: $650*
Non-Sponsoring Manufacturer/Distributor: $795*
Member Spouse/Guest: $350
Non-Member Spouse/Guest: $500

*Registration Fee includes access to one NRMCA ConcreteWorks 2017 session. Questions regarding registration should be directed to the ACPA National Office at 614-431-5618.

2019 ACPA Education Conference Attendee Registration
2019 ACPA Education Conference Exhibitor Registration

The ACPA Education Conference is THE source for the concrete pumping industry and will be held October 6-7th , 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. This year’s event continues the exciting transition for the exposition portion of ACPA's Education Conference as we continue to expand the size of the exposition hall. This is also the third year we will be co-located with NRMCA's ConcreteWorks. NRMCA’s presence brings even more equipment and industry personnel to the show and we are very excited about our continued partnership.

Please check back often for updates!


Hotel Information

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Hotel Website

Reservation Call-In Code: ACPA or American Concrete Pumping Association

Reservation by Phone: (1-877) 382-7299 or (1-817) 778-1000

Reservations Online: https://book.passkey.com/go/ACPA2019

$185/night plus applicable taxes for a single/double occupancy and premium rooms.

$22/night plus applicable taxes. The daily resort fee covers several in-room amenities which include, but are not limited to: hi-speed internet access in guestrooms and shared wi-fi in meeting space and convention center, (2) bottled waters replenished daily in your guest room, 24-hour access to Relache Fitness Center, scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Theme Parks & Disney Springs, local toll free and domestic long-distance telephone calls, $10 credit towards dry cleaning services, 15-min private training session at Relache Fitness Center (limited sessions available and appointments required), (1) bucket of range balls at nearby Celebration Golf Club.

The hotel reservations cut-off date for the ACPA discounted room rate is Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Rooms are available until the cut-off date or until the block sells out, whichever occurs first. We suggest that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. 

Each additional person to a room is $20 plus applicable taxes. Children twelve (12) years and under are free when occupying the same room as their parents. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If a company or individual is picking up the charges for an attendee, please contact the Gaylord Palms for a credit card authorization form. By having this form on file with the hotel, your attendee will not be required to provide payment upon check-in.  

Hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm local time. Hotel check-out time is 11:00 am local time. 

Uncover a one-of-a-kind enchanted surrounding at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. This upscale resort in Kissimmee, Florida features a premier location just minutes from Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando Resort™. Whether you're traveling for work or play, you'll love the convenience of having everything in one place. Start your stay in the soaring glass atrium showcasing the landscape of the Everglades, the cobblestone streets and rich history of St. Augustine, and the picturesque scenery and vibrant colors of Key West. Enjoy a day with your children at the water park, or savor some time to yourself at the adult-only pool. This resort also offers a full-service spa, perfect for pursuing a pampering session. Continue the fun as you delight your taste buds with the finest cuisine from any of the nine restaurants. When it's time to get back to business, inspire new ideas across 400,000 square-feet of impressive meeting space. Unfold extraordinary moments at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.


  • All public areas non-smoking
  • Barber/Beauty shop
  • Beauty shop
  • Car Rental
  • Game room
  • Vending machines
  • Video games
  • Bookstore
  • Florist
  • Gift/newsstand
  • Babysitting
  • Cash machine/ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Foreign exchange, nearby
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry on-site
  • Laundry on-site, coin operated
  • Local restaurant dinner delivery
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Virtual Concierge Available

Speakers & Sessions

Featured Sessions:

Anirban BasuEconomic Outlook for Construction
Presented by Anirban Basu, Chairman, CEO, Economist at Sage Policy Group, Inc.




Building Value in Your Business
Presented by Barb Nuss, Founder & President of Profit Soup




Blue-Collar Leadership
Presented by Mack Story, Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Author




  • Concrete Pump Hazards
  • Promoting Your Business
  • Building Value for Contractors
  • Building a Solid Relationship with Your Truck Dealer
  • Workforce Development
  • Legal Issues
  • Maintenance

More Information coming soon...


Tentative Schedule Overview

Thursday, October 3

  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-in: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday, October 4

  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-in: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 5

  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-in: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Conference Registration: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Welcome Reception: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Sunday, October 6

  • Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Featured Speaker: 8:15 am - 9:15 am
  • Sessions: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Cocktail Hour: 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Featured Dinner Event: 6:30 pm 

Monday, October 7

  • Breakfast: 7:00 am - 7:45 am
  • Sessions: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Lunch: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Exhibitor/Equipment Move-out: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Conference Agenda

Please check back often for updates!

Sunday, Oct. 6 Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
7:00 am - 8:00 am  
8:15 am - 9:15 am  
9:15 am - 9:30 am  
9:30 am - 11:00 am


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


Exhibitor Prospectus

Anyone wishing to exhibit at the 2019 ACPA Education Conference should click on the image above to download the Exhibitor Prospectus for all guidelines, deadlines and forms pertaining to exhibiting at this event.

Please contact Sue Schumacher (614) 431-5618 ASAP if you'd like to reserve exhibit space.

Early Bird rate expires on July 1st, 2019!


Sponsorship Opportunities 

Information coming soon...



Airport Information:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 19.3 miles NE of the resort.
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) is 8 miles SE of the resort.
  • Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) is 22 miles NE of the resort.
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is 50.1 miles N of the resort.

Ground Transportation:

A taxi will cost approximately $53 (one-way). The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center provides shuttle service to/from airports through Mears Transportation. For schedule and fees, call (407) 423-5566. 

Hotel Parking Information:

Gaylord Palms offers on-site parking for $22 per day. Valet parking is $33 per day. Parking fees do not include tax, which is additional.