The NECPA believes that networking is one of the most important aspects of growth for both our members and our industry. At very Annual Meeting and Conference, we work to provide ample opportunities to foster that networking with regular events. The events for 2017 include:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Enjoy dinner and drinks courtesy of our sponsors! All show exhibitors and attendees are invited join the NECPA Board of Directors for pizza, beer and wine in between our sessions Thursday night.
7:00pm to 7:30pm
Badge pick up for pre-registered attendees, as well as on-site registration for walk-ins, will be held during the Thursday night seminars. Badges are required for seminar and meal attendance, so please pick up your badge before attending any events.  
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Badge pick up for pre-registered attendees as well as on-site registration for walk-ins will be held in the MassMutual Center Lobby. Please note that badges are required for seminar and meal attendance, so please pick up your badge before attending any events. 
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Friday, January 13, 2017

Members and attendees registered for the full expo or for the Friday Seminars are invited to gather for a networking breakfast at the Sheraton West Springfield before the start of the seminars. Be sure to wear your badge throughout the Expo and to all meals! Your badge will include a sticker that provides access to all the meals you have paid for with your registration! 
7:30am to 9:00am
Bring your Hawaiian shirt and join NECPA members for an evening of fun, dinner and networking. This year's annual dinner will be held at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place and will feature a beach theme. Plan to be there for prizes, raffles and be ready to enter our "Ugly Shirt Contest"! Be sure to wear your badge throughout the Expo and to all meals. Your badge will include a sticker that provides access to all the meals you have paid for with your registration!  
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Everyone registered for the seminars is invited for a networking lunch in the meeting rooms at MassMutual Center. The lunch buffet includes a selection of choices, and everyone will be encouraged to meet new contacts who can help expand your business knowledge. Be sure to wear your badge throughout the Expo and to all meals! Your badge will include a sticker that provides access to all the meals you have paid for with your registration! 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Badge pick up for pre-registered attendees as well as on-site registration for walk-ins will be held in the MassMutual Center Lobby. Please note that badges are required for seminar and meal attendance, so please pick up your badge before attending any events. 
7:30am to 4:00pm
All Dinner Event & Beach Party guests are invited to join the Board and Sponsors for a cocktail reception before the party. Please be sure to wear your badge to the event for identification.
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Calling all fabricators! The NECPA will be offering THREE $500 RAFFLE PRIZES on Saturday, January 14th! The drawings will take place between 2:30pm and 3:00pm under the Demo Tent. Stop by the NECPA booth to complete your entry form.  Be sure to join us under the Demo Tent at 2:30pm on Saturday for your chance to win! Entry is open to fabricators only. Must be present to win.
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Members and attendees registered for the full expo are invited to gather for a networking breakfast at the MassMutual Center before the start of the Expo. Be sure to wear your badge throughout the Expo and to all meals.
8:00am to 9:00am
Exhibits open and your opportunity for facetime with the industry's leading vendors begins. Meet one-on-one with the leaders in products and services for the canvas products industry. Learn directly from the people who can help you develop your business and offerings to your customers.
9:00am to 12:30pm
The exhibit hall will be busy with activity after the networking lunch, including more product demonstrations, contests and raffles for $500 prizes. Be sure to come back to the expo after lunch for your chance to win!
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Badge pick up for pre-registered attendees as well as on-site registration for walk-ins will be held in the MassMutual Center Lobby. Please note that badges are required for seminar and meal attendance, so please pick up your badge before attending any events. 
7:30am to 12:30pm
NECPA members and registered show attendees are invited for a networking lunch in the meeting rooms at MassMutual Center. The lunch buffet includes a selection of choices, and everyone will be encouraged to meet new contacts who can help expand your business knowledge. Be sure to wear your badge throughout the Expo and to all meals. Your badge will include a sticker that provides access to all the meals you have paid for with your registration! 
12:30pm to 1:30pm
All Board members will attend the annual Board of Directors meeting to review 2017 plans. All current and prospective NECPA members are invited to meet the Board and provide feedback at this meeting.
8:30am to 9:00am