National Fire Sprinkler Association Postpones 2021 North American Fire Sprinkler Expo Until April 2022
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is postponing its 2021 North American Fire Sprinkler Expo and Board of Directors Meeting that was scheduled for October 5-8 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new dates are the week of April 25th of 2022.
Out of an abundance of caution, and considering COVID spikes with the Delta Variant, lack of available hospital beds, and international travel restrictions, NFSA made the tough decision to postpone.
“In light of other National and Regional Conferences occurring between now and the end of the year, we felt this was the best decision for the fire sprinkler industry and our members,” explained NFSA President Shane Ray. “We believe this move will ensure the safety of all who plan to join us, and we anxiously await that time!”
The program will occur in April 2022 instead of October 2021, and NFSA looks forward to gathering during a safer timeframe to ensure the safety of attendees, presenters, Top Tech participants, exhibitors and award recipients.
As a re-cap, attendees of the event will experience a world-class program of fire sprinkler topics presented by the top names in the fire sprinkler industry. Continuing Education Credits will be available to attendees. New this conference, a virtual option is also available to those not able to attend in person.
Keynote speakers for the event are Clifton Truman Daniels and Economist Gene Marks. Mr. Daniels, grandson of President Harry Truman, will take to the stage in character as his grandfather. He will deliver the address that President Truman gave on fire prevention in 1947 and will also highlight historical fires in the White House. Economist Gene Marks, past columnist for both The New York Times and The Washington Post and author of five books on business management specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies, will deliver a State of the Economy report.
The North American Fire Sprinkler Expo will feature over 65 exhibitors ready to display their latest innovations and products in a socially distanced expo hall that will provide an intimate yet safe setting in which attendees will be able to connect with company representatives and learn about their latest offerings.
The Top Tech Competition will take place live on the expo floor during show hours. This competition pits the best of the best of fire sprinkler technicians in the industry in a Jeopardy-styled format that has consistently drawn attendees to the expo floor to find out who will win the Top Tech crown.