It’s that time of year again—trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and on Tuesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cooperator’s Co-op & Condo Expo will set up shop at the Hilton New York at 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas. As Cooperator readers already know, the Expo is the must-attend event for anyone and everyone involved in the tri-state area's co-op and condo industry, including property managers, board members, real estate brokers, shareholders and unit owners.
Now celebrating its 25th year of serving the area’s co-ops and condos, the Expo will showcase nearly 300 exhibitors from throughout the region, along with a multitude of free advice booths and a day-long slate of educational seminars.
Timely & Informative Seminars
Good information and clear communication are crucial for anyone involved with the administration of a building or homeowners association—particularly these days, when so many of us are feeling the pinch of the ongoing economic slump. The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo makes finding that information and developing communication strategies a little easier by offering attendees the opportunity to do both, in one day and under one roof, with a full slate of unique educational programming.
This year, seminars will run throughout the day and cover an array of topics including energy efficiency, emergent technologies, legal issues, building management, and finance. Seminar presenters will include energy experts from The Daylight Savings Company and NYSERDA, representatives from Verizon Enhanced Communications, an attorney/management team from Stark & Stark & A. Michael Tyler Realty Corp., mortgage lender Meridian Capital Group, and financial advisors from Wilkin & Guttenplan.
Expo seminars nearly always attract standing-room-only crowds, so make sure to arrive early.
Free Advice Booths & More
Booths and seminars may be the big draws to the Expo, but that's just part of the bigger picture. In addition to networking and educational opportunities, be sure to drop by one—or more than one—of the show's free advice booths. If you have questions about your building or association’s finances, policies, or day-to-day management, you can sit down and get one-on-one answers from leading legal, management, maintenance and financial professionals.
In between visiting booths, attending seminars, and getting free expert advice, you can relax and refuel at the Expo food court, check your email at the free cyber cafe, or watch a product demo. And of course, no trade show would be complete without giveaways and raffles. Throughout the day, random drawings will be held for a host of valuable door prizes.
$3,500 Reserve Fund Giveaway
And don’t forget about our popular Reserve Fund prize giveaway. One attendee at the show will win a $3,500 contribution to their building association's reserve fund, courtesy of The Cooperator and Yale Robbins, Inc. 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.
And be sure to visit us at the Hilton New York on April 17th! For up-to-the-minute 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. We look forward to seeing you there!