Date

March 2-4, 2015

Location

Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA

Speakers

10 Incredible Speakers!

ABOUT INSIGHTS / Conference & Trade Show

Insights began in 1996 as a small trade show run by DKI, a company that is now the property restoration industry’s largest contracting organization. It was initially a chance for DKI Franchise Companies to meet each other and check out some of the equipment, rentals, and other services available in the industry.

The show quickly grew to include valuable training opportunities, world-class speakers, and opportunities for other property restoration organizations to participate, becoming a nationwide show available to the entire property restoration industry.

Insights is now one of the industry’s largest conferences, and it features some of the most beneficial training courses, world-class speakers, incredible networking opportunities, and the most extensive trade show and exhibition floor in the property restoration industry.

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Insights / The Business of Restoration

Where the Property Damage Industry’s elite connect for networking, education and training opportunities to grow their business.

Conference Schedule /

Angie’s List

Track C: Reputation Monitoring

Presented by Angie’s List. It takes time, effort and strategy to build a solid company reputation, but everything you've worked to build can be undone in just a few readmore...
David Byerley

Track D: Understanding the M&A Process

The objective of this session is to provide a comprehensive overview of the mergers and acquisition marketplace for business owners. Topics covered will include how businesses are valued, what readmore...
Tim Hull

Track H: The Seven Steps to Quality Improvement

Quality improvement strategies have been used for decades in retail and manufacturing environments to produce better products and higher levels of customer satisfaction. Despite common misconceptions, they are not readmore...
Xactware Team

Track I: Xactware Training CANCELED

Xactware will be providing training on Xactimate, the property damage restoration industry's leading estimate software. XactAnalysis is a critical tool for contractors wanted to participate in the Insurance restoration readmore...
Angie’s List

Track C: Reputation Monitoring

Presented by Angie’s List. It takes time, effort and strategy to build a solid company reputation, but everything you've worked to build can be undone in just a few readmore...
David Byerley

Track D: Understanding the M&A Process

The objective of this session is to provide a comprehensive overview of the mergers and acquisition marketplace for business owners. Topics covered will include how businesses are valued, what readmore...
Tim Hull

Track H: The Seven Steps to Quality Improvement

Quality improvement strategies have been used for decades in retail and manufacturing environments to produce better products and higher levels of customer satisfaction. Despite common misconceptions, they are not readmore...
Insights Conference

Lunch

Our Sponsors / for the year 2015

Insights selects partnerships with only the highest quality vendors and sponsors in the property restoration industry. Our conference sponsors make up the industry elite.

Insights 2015 is proudly sponsored by:

PROUD SPONSORS

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ClaimsLogo

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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GOLD SPONSORS

Benefect
Benchmarkinc
Restoration-Multimedia-Logo

SILVER SPONSORS

  • 1-800-BOARDUP
  • 1-800-PACK-RAT
  • BUSINESS MENTORS
  • DRI-EAZ PRODUCTS
  • DBK DRYMATIC
  • ODOROX HYDROXYL GROUP
  • OMEGASONICS
  • PELLA CORPORATION
  • THE HOME DEPOT
  • TRANSFIRST
  • TRUEBLUE, INC.
  • VIOLAND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

BRONZE SPONSORS

  • ABATIX CORPORATION
  • AMERICAN RISK MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
  • ASSURED SOFTWARE
  • CONCROBIUM PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION PRODUCTS
  • DRISCOLL & DRISCOLL
  • FLEETMATICS
  • INJECTIDRY SYSTEMS INC.
  • INTERLINK SUPPLY
  • KRUEGER JAMES INSURANCE COMPANY
  • LOWE’S COMPANIES
  • LUMBER LIQUIDATORS INC.
  • NORTH AMERICAN RESTORATION DRY CLEANERS
  • PPG ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS
  • RED-D-ARC INC.
  • SHELL OIL
  • SHERWIN WILLIAMS
  • WM. W. MEYERS & SONS INC.
  • YODLE

COPPER SPONSORS

  • AMERICAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • AMERICAN RESTORATION INSURANCE BROKERS
  • AZTEC FINANCIAL & FLEET SALES
  • CONTROLLED DEHUMIDIFICATION IMS
  • DPR ART RESCUE
  • HINCKLEASE
  • HOTEL PLANNER
  • HYDRAMASTER
  • METALCRAFT, INC.
  • MEYER MACHINE & EQUIPMENT, INC.
  • MOHAWK INDUSTRIES
  • O’REILLY AUTO PARTS
  • PHOENIX RESTORATION EQUIPMENT
  • PODS ENTERPRISES, INC
  • PROTEAM, INC.
  • QUICK SEARCH
  • RANDY MARION AUTOMOTIVE
  • RESTORATION PERSONNEL SOURCE
  • SENTINEL PRODUCTS
  • SIGNZOO
  • THE NEW HAVEN COMPANIES, INC.
  • TIMBERLAKE CABINETRY
  • TIME COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIA SPONSORS

RESTORATION & REMEDIATION MAGAZINE
ICS CLEANING SPECIALIST MAGAZINE
CLAIMS MAGAZINE

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Exhibitor Opportunities / for the year 2015

Insights offers the opportunity to get your company name in front of over 600 restoration industry professionals and decision-makers. The exhibitor opportunity encompasses over eight hours of open floor time spread across two days, plus additional networking time throughout the event! Take advantage of this opportunity to be face-to-face with key industry decision-makers from the nation’s most prominent firms who are in need of your equipment, supplies, and services!

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Exhibitor Kit
Exhibitor Floor Map
Exhibitor Contract Terms & Conditions

Exhibitor Lead Retrieval
New for Insights 2015, lead retrieval is available at a cost of $200 per exhibiting company. Leads can be scanned on any web-enabled Android, iPhone or iPad device. Excel reports of your leads are available real-time.

Exhibitors interested in purchasing lead retrieval can do so by logging into their booth record.
Once logged in, click the “Resources” tab and click “Purchase Lead Retrieval for your SmartPhone!”

Exhibitor Access
Exhibitors are not allowed to attend Town Hall, New DSP Workship or individual DKI Chapter Meetings. Exhibitors are encouraged to attend keynote and general sessions, receptions and meals provided by the Conference. 

Exhibitor Hours & Networking Opportunities:

Setup/Teardown:

  • Setup: Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 4-10pm and Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6-11am.
  • Teardown: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 3-7pm.

 

Networking Opportunities:

  • Cocktail Reception – 5:30-7:30pm on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 in Storyville (Exhibitor Hall)
  • Dinner Reception and Awards Banquet – 6:15-8:15pm on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 in 8 Block Kitchen & Bar (3rd Level of Hotel)

 

Exhibitor Hours:

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2015 – 12:15pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 – 12:30pm to 3pm (lunch will be served from 11:30am to 12:30pm)

 

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Hotel Reservations

Click here to make Online Hotel Reservations

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have received several calls from attendees who have been solicited from a third party housing company for lower hotel rates for Insights. This is a scam and this company is in no way associated with Insights. Please use the link above or the phone number listed to make your hotel reservations.

Call for Presentations / Insights 2015

Insights: The Business of Restoration invites you to submit a presentation for the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, to be held March 1-4, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Next year’s Conference & Workshop Tracks are meant to incorporate the following topics:

Sales & Marketing
KPI/Management
Social Media/SEO
Project Management and Finance/Accounting

Proposals submitted on these topics are encouraged, but not required. All topics submitted will be taken into consideration.

Event Speakers /

Bob Vanourek

Keynote Speaker

AMY B. Wick

Principal and Chief Strategist, Wick Marketing

Mike Schlappi

General Session Speaker

David Byerley

Founder, Mary Knoll Partners

David Dybdahl

PRESIDENT OF ARMR LLC

Howard Shore

FOUNDER, ACTIVATE GROUP

David Romano

FOUNDER, BENCHMARKINC

Timothy E. Hull, CR

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR, VIOLAND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES

Tom Cline

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR, VIOLAND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES

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REGISTRATION INFO / On-Site Registration: Pricing will increase by $100.

DKI Franchise Day 1 Pass (3/2)

250$

Trade Show Access
Breakfast, Lunch
Make Your Competitors Commercial Drying Services Irrelevant! General Session
Franchise Member Company Must Purchase 1 Full-Conference Registration Badge before Purchasing this item

DKI Franchise Day 2 Pass (3/3)

295$

Trade Show Access
Breakfast, Lunch
General, Track & Workshop Sessions (Except Xactware Training) on 3/3
Franchise Member Company Must Purchase 1 Full-Conference Registration Badge before Purchasing this item

DKI Franchise Day 3 Pass (3/4)

250$

Breakfast, Lunch
General, Track & Workshop Sessions on 3/4
Franchise Member Company Must Purchase 1 Full-Conference Registration Badge before Purchasing this item
Access to Tradeshow on 3/2 or 3/3

Guest OR Spouse Pass

405$

Trade Show Access
3 Breakfast & 3 Lunch Meals
Dinner & Awards Celebration (Mardi Gras Theme)
Cocktail & Appetizer Reception
Cannot be employee of company that is registered

DSP Day 1 Pass (3/2)

225$

Trade Show Access
Breakfast, Lunch
Make Your Competitors Commercial Drying Services Irrelevant! General Session

DSP Day 2 Pass (3/3)

295$

Trade Show Access
Breakfast, Lunch
General, Track & Workshop Sessions (Except Xactware Training)

DSP Day 3 Pass (3/4)

275$

Breakfast, Lunch
General, Track & Workshop Sessions on 3/4

Blog / latest updates from insights

Converting Muda into Value

Guest Blog by Patrick Phillips, CIO of IT of DKI Ventures Muda. It’s the one word of Japanese you need to know. It sounds ghastly as it rolls off your tongue, and it should. Muda means “waste,” specifically any human activity which

Leverage Your Competence

Guest Blog by Ken Larsen, the Director of Education for DKI A day in the life of a restoration contractor can frequently include significant time discussing restoration practices and the scope of work required to competently return a structure to a pre-loss condition.

How Brand Drives Your Business

Guest Blog by Amy Wick, Principal/Strategist, Wick Marketing Your brand may be the single most important component of your business success. It’s what makes your company stand out from the crowd, drives sales and encourages customer loyalty. But what is a “brand?”

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