The 2012 SWIFA Annual Convention and PAMA workshop was held in Austin, TX on April 26th - 28th.  As usual, we had good attendance and the schedule was packed with educational seminars and activities that were designed to improve your business.  There was planned recreation and fantastic meals to build industry relationships, allow for fellowship, and have some fun.  If you missed SWIFA 2012, you missed a great opportunity to grow professionally and socially within our common industry.   

2012 Schedule of Events

Thursday April 26th 

  • Golf Outing at the Jimmy Clay Golf Course

Friday April 27th

PAMA Value-Added Sales and New Technologies Workshop:

  • Value Added Selling – Bill Foster, Tri Vantage, LLC
  • New Business Opportunities: Creating Outdoor Spaces Using Solar Shades and Screens – Wayne Davidson, Rainier Industries
  • New Technologies: The Pizzazz of Fiber Optics, Solar Powered Lighted Awnings – Randi Kaplan DellaVechia, Kaplan’s Enterprises
  • New Business Opportunities: Deciphering Digital Graphics – Dave Bass, Lawrence Fabric and Metal Structures
  • Panel Discussion

Downtown Austin Segway Tour

Saturday April 28th

Technology Presentations

  • Awning Composer – Mark Stiver
  • Cutting Table and Graphics – Thomas Carlson and Ryan Chism
  • Shadecloth Structures – Steve Morenberg
  • Supplier Market Day Exhibits

Dinner Outing: The Salt Lick

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