On Thursday, October 28, 2021, board members, managers, building owners, and co-op and condo residents from around the city and the tristate area will gather at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the return of the in-person CooperatorEvents Expo New York. You can be a part of it as well—register for free at coopexpofall.com!
Since its launch 20 years ago, the CooperatorEvents Expo New York has been drawing hundreds of vendors, service providers, and industry professionals, as well as co-op and condo residents and administrators from all over the region for a day full of networking, service-shopping, free advice, and information-rich educational seminars—all at no cost to attendees. Our partnership with the Javits Center enables us to spread out and hold this important event on one contiguous exhibit floor in a safe, accessible facility with wider aisles and more room for exhibitors and guests alike.
The New York Fall Expo is one of two such annual events in the Big Apple hosted by Yale Robbins Infomedia, parent company of CooperatorEvents and CooperatorNews, and is a golden opportunity for anyone involved—or just interested—in their building’s or association’s day-to-day operations. There they can take advantage of having hundreds of vendors and service providers, attorneys, management professionals, and a huge array of other co-op- and condo-related resources assembled under one roof. (Did we mention that it’s free to register? Just visit coopexpofall.com—it’s that easy.)
Come Learn With Us
Exhibitor booths, information, and demos are the heart of the Expo, but they’re certainly not the only reason to swing by Javits on October 28. A full slate of relevant, well curated educational seminars and expert panels will be running all day long, giving attendees the opportunity to take master classes on a broad array of timely topics. This year’s roster of informative presentations includes:
10:15 a.m. - Room 1: Verizon Enhanced Communities presents Connecting Community—Multifamily Broadband, WiFi, & 5G Mobility. Now more than ever, managers, boards, and building residents rely on wireless and 5G technology to keep them connected, informed, and productive. Come learn how your building can meet the demands of ever-faster bandwidth requirements, address the expanded needs of residents working from home, and stay competitive in a crowded market. Our Verizon rep will discuss the latest trends and innovations, dispel myths and misconceptions, and offer insight into how your building community can harness the power of modern telecom tech.
11:15 a.m. - Room 2: Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold LLP presents New Local Law 11/FISP Requirements—Understanding the Financial Considerations & Getting Your Building Compliant. Exterior inspections are a crucial part of every co-op and condo building’s regular maintenance—falling behind can lead not only to costly fines and citations from the DOB, but also to structural deterioration, damage, and even injury to residents or passers-by. Join us for this in-depth, timely discussion of the recent changes to Local Law 11 inspection protocols and schedules—including the implications for solar installations and conversions—and find out what your board needs to know to help your building pass its next inspection with flying colors.
12:15 p.m. - Room 2: FirstService Residential presents The Clock Is Ticking—Your Building’s Path to Local Law 97 Emissions Compliance. NYC’s Local Law 97 sets strict carbon emissions targets for residential buildings, and the window for compliance with the law’s requirements is narrowing fast. Most buildings will need a deep energy efficiency retrofit, an alternative energy strategy, or both to avoid costly fines. The law’s requirements are complex, and boards and managers need wide-ranging support to navigate, plan, and pay for necessary retrofit projects. This expert panel will guide board members on how to prioritize and implement retrofit projects to maximize emissions reductions, secure incentives and favorable financing to cover costs, hire qualified contractors, create a project plan to minimize disruption to residents, implement low-cost, high-reward strategies to optimize building performance, and drive behavioral changes among residents to help reduce emissions.
2:15 p.m. - Room 1: Schneider Buchel LLP presents New Issues Facing Boards- Dealing With Difficult Residents & Default Issues in a Post-Pandemic World. The pandemic has changed the way many people use their residences. Working from home in some form appears to be the new norm - and has led to a whole host of new issues for boards, including more noise complaints, more frequent house rule violations, and more complaints from residents about disruptive or belligerent neighbors. Our legal expert will tackle the emergent post-pandemic issues facing today's boards, as well as the uptick in arrears and defaults, and how technology can be your board's best friends - or worst enemy - when dealing with them.
See You There!
The Expo is an indispensable opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest in building services, attend valuable seminars, get free advice from legal and management experts, and more. For more information on exhibitors, seminars, and FREE registration, visit www.coopexpofall.com. See you—in person—at the show!