Sprayfoam Show 2018

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  • Monday, January 29, 2018
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    PCP Combined Written Exams Avail Mon-Th

    SPF Insulation Installer Combined  (QWEIIc)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Master Installer Combined  (QWEIMIc)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Project Manager Combined  (QWEIPMc)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Combined Written Exams Avail Mon-Thurs (cont.)

    SPF Roofing Installer Combined  (QWERIc)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Master Installer Combined  (QWERMIc)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Project Manager Combined  (QWERPMc)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Single Written Exams Avail Mon-Thurs

    SPF Assistant  (QWEA)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Assistant (SPANISH)  (QWEAs)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Installer  (QWEIIe)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Installer (SPANISH)  (QWEIIs)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Master Installer  (QWEIMIe)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Master Installer (SPANISH)  (QWEIMIs)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Insulation Project Manager  (QWEIPM)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Installer  (QWERIe)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Installer (SPANISH)  (QWERIs)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Master Installer  (QWERMIe)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Master Installer (SPANISH)  (QWERMIs)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    SPF Roofing Project Manager  (QWERPM)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Field Examiner Written Exams Avail Mon-Thurs

    SPF Field Examiner  (QWEFE)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Supplier Rep Written Exams Avail Mon-Thurs

    PCP Written Exam Supplier Representative - Insulation  (QWESRI)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Written Exam Supplier Representative - Roofing  (QWESRR)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Written Exam Supplier Representative - Insulation & Roofing  (QWESRRI)
    204A
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Exam Prep Courses Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm

    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Assistant Exam Prep Course  (QCAe)
    201A
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Insulation Installer Exam Prep Course  (QCII)
    202A
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Roofing Installer Exam Prep Course  (QCRI)
    201B
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Field Examiner Exam Prep Course  (QCFE)
    202B
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Field Exams Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm - FREE

    PCP Field Exam Insulation Closed Cell  (QFEMIcc)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Insulation Open Cell  (QFEMIoc)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Insulation Open Cell and Closed Cell  (QFEMboth)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Roofing  (QFEMR)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Insulation and Roofing  (QFEIRM)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
     

    ABAA Course Monday & Tuesday

    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)
    ABAA SPF Installer Certification Training  (QABAA)
    201D
    Fee  Optional 
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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    PCP Exam Prep Courses Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm

    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Insulation Master Installer Exam Prep Course  (QCIMI)
    201A
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Insulation Project Manager Exam Prep Course  (QCIPM)
    202A
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Roofing Master Installer Exam Prep Course  (QCRMI)
    201B
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Roofing Project Manager Exam Prep Course  (QCRPM)
    202B
    Fee  Optional 
     

    PCP Field Exams Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm - FREE

    PCP Field Exam Insulation Closed Cell  (QFETIcc)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Insulation Open Cell  (QFETIoc)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Insulation Open Cell and Closed Cell  (QFETIboth)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Roofing  (QFETR)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
    PCP Field Exam Insulation and Roofing  (QFETIR)
    South Plaza
    Fee  Optional 
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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    General Session - Wednesday 8:00am - 10:00am

    General Session - Wednesday 8:00am - 10:00am
    Ballroom
     Optional 
     

    Breakout Session 1 Wednesday 10:15am - 11:00am

    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1A - Managing a Spanish Speaking Workforce  (BS1A)
    201D
    During the course of this seminar we will review key phrases used in the Spanish language which a non-Spanish speaking safety professional can use while conducting safety training. In today’s world the need for Spanish training in the construction, hospitality, agriculture, and various other industries is increasing every day. If your group does not understand what you are saying, how can your training be effective, how can you insure compliance, or completion? Our instructors will breakdown each major safety subject and provide instruction on how to deliver your message effectively. Come join us as we explore the challenges of getting your message across without having to master the Spanish language!
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1B - What to Measure, the Need to Measure, and the Impact of Not Knowing is Having on Your Business  (BS1B)
    201C
    What to Measure, the Need to Measure, and the Impact That Not Knowing is Having on Your SPF Business & Profit: Two presenters, Tom Harris and Vince Kerr (Demilec Technical Service Representative) will walk the audience through what to measure, the need to measure, and the impact that not knowing is having on their profit. Vince and Tom will use “real world” examples and actual contractor data in order to make their points. The primary focus being – if you don’t measure it accurately how do you know what to bid and what profit you made on the last job. This will be a deep-dive around the issues of yield, density and consumption, identifying the impact these three components have on a contractor’s bottom line.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1C - RICOWI: Making a Difference in the Roofing Industry through Collaboration: Watching Weather  (BS1C)
    201B
    Attend this session to get up to speed with what the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) has been doing on wind and hail research. SPFA is a founding and continuing member of RICOWI, with several members and SPFA's Rick Duncan volunteering for annual hail and wind investigation teams. RICOWI is an important bilateral asset to the roofing and SPF industry, and SPF companies from contractors to manufacturers can benefit from their reporting.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1D - Insulation Industry Coalition  (BS1D)
    201A
    While the insulation industry competes fiercely in the marketplace, we share the same goals when it comes to federal, state and local policies that promote the use of insulation. This session details the policy agenda and activities that insulation manufacturers, distributors and contractors work jointly on in Washington D.C. and in the states. Come learn about the policy trends most likely to impact the commercial, industrial and residential market for insulation in 2018 and beyond. Panel Includes Representatives from: CPI, NAIMA, NIA, PIMA, SIPA
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1E - Termites and SPF – What’s Really Bugging the SPF Industry….  (BS1E)
    202A
    This moderated panel discussion is for the SPF industry to address concerns from the regional pest control industry about SPF in residential wood-frame construction and its impact on annual inspections and termite warranties. A representative from the Alabama Pest Control Association, Mr. Butch Cauthen, will be there to communicate these concerns. Mr. Cauthen will be joined by a representative from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Mr. Shon Ritchey to speak to the need for proper air-sealing of residential buildings to meet increasingly more stringent energy code requirements. SPFA’s Technical Director, Rick Duncan, will also be there to moderate and round out the panel discussion by providing information on SPFA’s new TechTip on Termites and SPF.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1F - Building Science Fundamentals for SPF Contractors  (BS1F)
    202A
    As a spray foam contractor, you have a big impact on building dynamics. You install a product that changes how buildings deal with heat, air, and moisture. And that’s why you need to know at least a little building science. How does your product handle vapor diffusion? What are the vapor permeance requirements in your area? Can you really cut down on the HVAC system size with spray foam? What unintended consequences might be arising because of the installation of spray foam? In this session, we’ll focus on the most important building science applications for spray foam contractors. You’ll get practical information you can use in your business.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    1G - Grading the Administration and Congress  (BS1G)
    203B
    The Trump Administration and Republican 115th Congress have logged one year in office and its time to grade what they've accomplished on spending bills, health care reform, tax reform, regulatory reform and workforce issues. All of these are important for the sprayfoam industry, and Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group LLC, will provide his take on the implications for SPFA members.
     Optional 
    1H - RESNET Update  (BS1H)
    203A
    Valerie Briggs, RESNET's Director of Communications provides an update on RESNET activities. The presentation will include RESNET standards updates, new appraisal portal access, and other exciting RESNET initiatives.
     Optional 
     

    Breakout Session 2 Wednesday 11:15am - 12:00pm

    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2A - The Impact of the Legalization of Marijuana in the Construction Industry  (BS2A)
    201A
    Due to the changing laws regarding marijuana use, contractor employers may be wondering whether an employee can smoke marijuana during his lunch break or whether employees can take their “medicine” before heading into work. In addition to the concern of having employees high on the job, employers are likely wondering how they are able to enact policies to provide a safer work environment by barring the use of marijuana on the job. This seminar will help to explain the different rights and options of both the employers and its respective employees with regard to regulating the use of marijuana at work.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2B - So You Bought a Rig, Now What?  (BS2B)
    201C
    Very few businesses in the world of construction are as challenging, or as rewarding, as Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation. While most trades assemble or install finished goods, SPF contractors are actually manufacturing the finished product on site. This means their first task is to take a product originally designed to be done in a temperature controlled environment, and make it happen in every environment known to man. Add to the above statement that the SPF contractor must understand what to do in terms of: Ventilation, Coatings, Building Science, Codes, Fire Ratings, Safety & PPE, Oversized Mechanical Systems, Combustion Appliances, and much more. Ken Allison has polled over a dozen experts on their tribal knowledge and assembled the top 25 Do's and Don'ts into the fastest 40 minutes in spray foam. So don't try to reinvent the wheel. Come join us for a class filled with the experience and wisdom of those who have come before you.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2C - How Building Owners Save by Solar PV & SPF Roofing Systems  (BS2C)
    201B
    This session will discuss how Solar PV energy savings can be leveraged by the building owner to offset roof restoration costs. It will also address the unique benefits of SPF/Liquid Applied Roofing parallels PPA terms and system longevity, for a very programmable outcome. The winning combination of SPF/Liquid Applied Roofing and Solar PV and how they can benefit the building owner, both short term and long term.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2D - Developing an Effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program  (BS2D)
    201D
    Developing a fully functional Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) will ensure your company is providing a safe place of employment. The benefits of an effective IIPP include improved workplace safety and health, better morale, increased productivity, and reduced costs of doing business. Whether you need to develop a written IIPP or improve your existing IIPP, this seminar will help you. Join us as we explore the core components needed to achieve safety excellence in your business!
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2E - Polyurethane Foam and LEED Platinum Certification: What is LEED, and How Are Projects Certified  (BS2E)
    202B
    The presentation will discuss LEED Certification levels, the origin of LEED, and the process of how it was achieved on a new building. A project profile will be presented discussing the design and execution of a new structure built in early 2017 where polyurethane foam was used for insulation and roofing in order to achieve a Platinum LEED Certification. The profile will highlight in detail the installation of the Green Roofing System and the wall insulation that was installed to achieve an average of R68 on the project.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2F - Total Performance of the Building Envelope  (BS2F)
    202A
    We tend to think of materials when we talk about building envelope performance.  If I use a really good insulation, it will really boost the performance of the building envelope.  We have to stop thinking about materials and start to think about systems and assemblies.  Only when we deal with systems and assemblies will we get total performance of the building envelope.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2G - Sprayfoam Industry Update  (BS2G)
    203B
    The Spray Foam industry continues to be presented with unique regulatory challenges and promising market opportunities. The Spray Foam Coalition has been actively conducting key research, promoting energy efficiency, educating important stakeholders, and advocating on behalf of the industry to encourage market growth and maintain a sound business environment. This presentation will provide spray foam professionals with an inside look at how the Spray Foam Coalition and its member companies work diligently to support the value chain, including updating the insulation industry Product Category Rule, researching unvented attics, addressing concerns with the FTC R-Value rule, responding to California DTSC, and removing technical barriers from the building code. Attendees are encouraged to bring suggestions on how the Coalition can continue to serve the professional community throughout 2018.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    2H - Customers Deserve an SPF Easy Button - Enter SPFA's ISO 17024 Compliant Certification  (BS2H)
    203A
    The Professional Certification Program enters its fifth year of service to the SPF industry, the professionals that distinguish themselves with it, and the customers that rely upon it. The core tenets of Accessible, Affordable and Attainable have focused the continuing development of the program. Attend this session to see what's changed, what's next, and how you can stand out with national certification.
     Optional 
     

    SPFA Awards Luncheon Wednesday 12:30pm - 2:00pm

    12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    YES, I plan to attend the SPFA Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon Wednesday 12:30pm - 2:00pm  (CAL)
    Ballroom
    This is a plated luncheon. If you do not indicate you will be attending you will not be allowed to enter. THIS CANNOT BE ADDED ONSITE.
    Fee  Optional 
     

    Exhibit Hall Wednesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Exhibit Hall Wednesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm  (EHW)
    South Hall
     Optional 
     

    Opening Reception Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    YES, I plan to attend the Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm  (OR)
    South Hall
     Optional 
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018
  •  

    General Session - Thursday 8:00am - 10:00am

    General Session - Thursday 8:00am - 10:00am  (GS2)
     Optional 
     

    Breakout Session 3 Thursday 10:15am - 11:00am

    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3A - Make Money & Have Fun Doing It  (BS3A)
    201D
    No one makes money in the spray foam business unless someone is pulling the trigger. This session will explore proven ways successful companies have improved performance and profit and our handout will give you eight golden nuggets to take back to your own business. Whether you're new to spray foam or a seasoned contractor, the basic tenets of business are the same. We'll show the steps needed to grow from one rig to two, three and beyond, and the known obstacles you'll encounter along the way.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3C - Roofing and Reroofing Requirements in the 2018 I-Codes  (BS3C)
    201B
    Most new roofs are installed on older buildings; it is estimated that ¾ of all new roof assemblies are for renovation projects and not new construction. SPF roofs provide a simple solution to increase energy efficiency and restore the weather protection needed during reroofing projects. Attendees will learn how the codes treat SPF roofing systems for new and retrofit constructions, as well as understanding the broader requirements for all roofing types.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3D - Roof Coating Forensics  (BS3D)
    201A
    We will dive into the exploration of problem roofs, with an emphasis on coating issues. We will have specific examples along with pictures and explanations on how the problems were solved.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3E - Using the SPF “Inside-Out” Brick Cavity Wall Remediation Method  (BS3E)
    202B
    This program is based on a case study of a single-story Elementary School moisture/mold remediation project. The method used was developed specifically for this school which has an existing brick cavity-wall. The key to this method is to manage the water that passes through the brick cladding (the rain screen) as you would in new construction, while installing a new drainage plane from the inside of the building. The application of this method to buildings damaged during the 2017 flooding along the Gulf Coast will also be discussed.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3F - Investigation of Protective Clothing Resistance to MDI Penetration from Spray Polyurethane Foam  (BS3F)
    202A
    Investigation of Protective Clothing Resistance to MDI Penetration from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Overspray Particles: A study was conducted to evaluate the protection performance of several cloth garments against penetration from diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) during spray polyurethane foam (SPF) application. Five types of protective materials were tested including two types of cotton clothing and three types of coveralls. Penetration or percent breakthrough of MDI was calculated for each garment. Based on the results of this study, film-laminated coveralls designed specifically for chemical exposure (e.g., chemical liquid splashes) do not appear to be required for SPF application. Authors: Scott Ecoff, Jason Miller, Karen Mattson, Shen Tian
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3G - Beyond Energy Savings with SPF  (BS3G)
    203B
    We are all familiar with the energy savings benefits of adding insulation to a home’s walls, attic, and crawlspaces. Yet the benefits of using insulation products that not only insulate but help eliminate air leaks go well beyond the satisfaction of lower monthly energy bills. Learn how to communicate these benefits to homeowners so they understand the full benefits of investing in SPF.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3H - OSHA  (BS3H)
    203A
    OSHA
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM
    3B - SPF Performance in Hurricanes - A Competitive Advantage (Panel)  (BS3B)
    201C
    SPF can provide significant advantages for all type of roofs during hurricanes and other severe weather events.  Join this panel discussion to learn more about these advantages
     Optional 
     

    Breakout Session 4 Thursday 11:15am - 12:00pm

    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4D - Marketing: Leveraging the Digital Technologies of Today While Retaining the Human Element  (BS4D)
    201A
    Print is dead (or at least dying). The Internet and handheld, mobile technologies have completely changed the way we communicate with one another and access key information and news. Today’s technologies have opened up new avenues for marketing your spray foam business. But they also connect us in some ways and disconnect us in others. Join us in a discussion of how best to leverage the digital realm to reach your customers, while still maintaining the all-important human interaction in your marketing efforts.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4A - 5 Reasons Sprayfoam Contractors Fail  (BS4A)
    201D
    Running a business is challenging and when that is a construction business it can be even more challenging. During this session we will discuss 5 reasons spray foam contractors fail, what we can learn from these challenges and how to avoid these pitfalls yourself.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4B - Running Your Business – Contracts, Overtime, Employee/Independent Contractor, Insurance and Lit  (BS4B)
    201C
    This presentation delivered by SPFA Counsel Bob Weil will address many areas of interest and concern among professional contractor businesses, posing questions and answers such as what most concerns you about your contract form or contracts with other parties, what your warranty disclaimer provides, what are the terms and conditions of payment, what is indemnification and why is it important, who is responsible for legal fees in dispute resolution, do you have adequate insurance coverage and more. Bob makes the dry stuff interesting and digestible for everyone.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4C - You Can't Fix What you Can't See  (BS4C)
    201B
    Small holes and voids in your otherwise great spray foam job make a huge difference in the overall air sealing capability. Those hard to reach areas are difficult to seal and almost impossible to observe once the foam is in place. Mason Knowles and building science practitioner, Jamie Kaye show how to inspect your own work using blower door and infra-red camera technology to find those hard to see areas and provide tips on how to install the foam to minimize the number of voids. Numerous videos obtained during inspections help demonstrate the technology.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4E - SPF Chemistry Makes It A Safe Product  (BS4E)
    202B
    Installation of spray polyurethane foam involves four different formulations. Chemical reactions inherent in this process alter the constituent chemicals for potential worker and consumer exposure. Quantitative risk assessments of each of the four formulations document that the final, Cured SPF ”Article,” to which consumers may be exposed from behind 2-3 physical barriers, would be classified as “Probable” to “Very Probable Non-Risks.”
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4F - Federal Update: Regulation of Foam Blowing Agents  (BS4F)
    202A
    EPA reviews foam blowing agents for their health and environmental impacts. In December 2016, EPA issued a final regulation changing the foam blowing agents available for use in spray foam. Learn more about the “what” and “when” of this final rule.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4G - Updates to the 2018 I-Codes: Spray Foam Requirements  (BS4G)
    203B
    The 2018 International Codes serve as the basis for state and local requirements; adoptions are already underway. This session will highlight changes affecting spray foam in the codes, including provisions for mechanical, fire safety, moisture management and energy efficiency. The discussion will also include an overview of referenced standards and acceptance criteria. Attendees will learn how to dive into the details and navigate through myriad codes and standards requirements.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    4H - Ventilation Fundamentals for SPF Contractors  (BS4H)
    203A
    Airtight buildings need mechanical ventilation. Every spray foam job should have a ventilation plan from the outset, but what are the options? In this session, we’ll look at the three ventilation strategies (balanced, exhaust-only, and supply-only) as well as code requirements. We’ll also take a look at the ASHRAE residential standard for ventilation and indoor air quality (62.2). When you leave this session, you’ll understand the basics, be able to explain the difference between a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and an energy recovery ventilator (ERV), and know how to answer questions you may get about this important topic.
     Optional 
     

    Contractor Working Lunch Thursday 12:15pm - 1:45pm

    YES, I plan to attend the Contractor Only Working Lunch Session Thursday 12:15pm - 1:45pm  (COWLS)
    Ballroom

    SPFA’s core constituency and greatest volume of members are professional SPF contractors. Everything we do in working with the value chain of the industry is focused ultimately upon making contractors better, more informed and prepared, safer and successful in their businesses. That includes working with our member manufacturers, distributors and other professionals to deal with building codes, regulations, material and installation details, and much more for the benefit of the contractor community. This session, open only to contractors (SPFA members and non-members), recognizes their importance and provides a forum for them to voice their interests, questions, concerns, challenges and issues in the SPF industry among each other and with SPFA staff. These discussions give SPFA additional perspective on how to assist and provide value back to this important community. Box-lunch will be provided to the first 100 pre-registered arrivals.

     

     Optional 
     

    Exhibit Hall Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Exhibit Hall Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm  (EHT)
    South Hall
     Optional 
     

    Closing Dinner on Thursday from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    YES, I plan to attend the Closing Dinner on Thursday from 7:00pm - 10:00pm  (CD)
    Renaissance Riverview Bon Secour Bay
    Finish off the Convention & Expo with entertainment, drinks, a buffet dinner, and lots of giveaways provided by our Platinum and Gold Sponsors. This will be held at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel in the Bon Secour Bay.
     Optional 
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