Mark Your Calendar for Expo 2011 Free Advice, Information and Seminars for Co-op & Condo Boards

Mark Your Calendar for Expo 2011

It’s time to turn our attention to The Cooperator’s 2011 Co-op & Condo Expo, a must-attend event for the tri-state area’s property managers, board members, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners.

Now in its 24th year, the Expo, which takes place at the Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will showcase nearly 300 exhibitors from throughout the region, along with free advice booths and a full slate of educational seminars.

Good information and clear communication are crucial for anyone involved with the administration of a building or homeowners association—crucial not just to thriving, but even surviving in today's challenging economic times. Finding that information and developing communication strategies isn't always easy, however. The Cooperator'sCo-op & Condo Expo offers attendees the opportunity to do both, in one day and under one roof, with a full slate of unique educational programming.

Full Day of Seminars

This year, a full schedule of seminars will be presented, running throughout the day and covering topics such as energy, legal issues, board operations, effective property management, and telecommunications. Seminar presenters will include funding strategists National Condo Advisors, Verizon, technology firm BuildingLink, attorneys from Stark & Stark, energy consultant The Daylight Savings Company, and mortgage specialists Meridian Capital Group.

Last year's seminars attracted standing-room-only audiences so make sure to arrive early and claim a spot in the audience!

Free Advice Booths & More

Booths and a full schedule of seminars may be the big draws to the Expo, but that's hardly the whole picture. In addition to networking and education opportunities, the show's popular free advice booths will be returning as well. If you have questions about your association’s finances, policies, or day-to-day management, you can stop by one of the booths for answers from leading legal, management, maintenance and financial professionals.

And of course, no trade show would be complete without giveaways and raffles.

$3,500 Reserve Fund Giveaway

This year will also mark the return of the Reserve Fund prize giveaway, courtesy of The Cooperator and Yale Robbins, Inc. One attendee at the Expo will win a $3,500 contribution to their building association's reserve fund. The winner will be drawn at random after registration has closed, and a check for the winnings will be made payable to the winner’s building, care of their management company. Only board members qualify to enter the reserve fund drawing, and attendance at the Expo is required for eligibility. For complete details on how to enter the reserve fund drawing, visit the Expo website, www.coopexpo.com.

So stay tuned to The Cooperator for updates and new additions to the Expo’s exhibitor and seminar roster, and be sure to visit us at the Hilton New York on April 12th! For more information on who is exhibiting at the show, to sign up as an exhibitor, or to register for this one-of-a-kind event, go to www.coopexpo.com.

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