October 02, 2019 | | Connex News
150 Connex members packed the Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, CA to attend the first 2019 Mid-Year Connexion event today. Connex Board Chair, Myriah Kingen, Director, Facilities Management, DaVita Kidney Care and Bill Yanek, Connex CEO updated the crowd on the strategic vision of the association and the new emphasis on local and regional events. Keynote speaker, Mary Kelly, used key economic factors to explain how tariffs, the price of oil, BREXIT and other indexes impact our daily lives, our companies, and our future.
Round table discussions provided attendees the opportunity to dive into important industry issues such as the skills gap, preparing for holidays, mentorship, and other topics. Afternoon sessions included time for suppliers to meet with FMs during the exhibition hours, and Rory Rowland, featured speaker in the afternoon session provided key advice on how to develop and manage effective teams.
As the sun sank into the Pacific, the first Mid-Year Connexion event concluded with a closing reception that provided attendees more time to connect, share insights and plan for the future.
The remaining two Connexion events are scheduled for October 17, in Columbus, OH, and for New York City, October 29. Members who have not registered are encouraged to do so. Click here to register for Columbus or here to register for the New York Connexion.
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