CAI-NE Annual Condo Conference & Expo
Annual Condo Conference & Expo Saturday, October 22nd, Burlington, MA
Offers Something for Condo Board Members, Managers and Business Partners
Each year CAI-NE hosts the annual Condo Conference and Expo, dedicated solely to the unique needs of condominium board members and association managers. This year’s all day event with expanded education will include a number of informational seminars and panel discussions, as well as a sold out exhibit hall featuring a variety of industry businesses that work with and understand the management, financial and maintenance issues facing New England condominiums. Participating speakers and exhibitors will provide answers to questions challenging managers and their association boards and offer insight into what’s on the horizon for New England communities.
In addition to managers, each year the conference & expo brings together hundreds of volunteer board members from communities of all sizes. Set for Saturday, October 22nd at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm the conference will include breakfast, lunch and free parking.
Educational Programs and Forums
Experienced industry practitioners will present programs addressing the most pressing issues facing condominium boards and managers, while panel forums will provide a more interactive exchange and debate of specific audience questions. Challenged with complex risk management questions and ill prepared to address complicated insurance claims; seeking understanding of changes in federal as well as state laws and legal debates that are transforming the landscape of association management, rules and regulations; associations more than ever before are looking for answers and direction in an industry fraught with pitfalls for the unwary. The ever popular legal panel with seasoned condominium attorneys will answer specific questions and explain what managers and associations should do in every day common and not so common situations.
In addition to the 8:00 am – 3:00 pm educational offerings and trade show, the CAI New England Chapter Emerging Leaders Network Committee (ELN) will sponsor a post-conference networking reception from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm which is open and free to all conference attendees. The reception provides an opportunity to meet and mingle with professionals new to the industry as well as experienced condominium practitioners.
Exhibit Hall and Professional Advice
Condominium business partners from a wide variety of industries will participate in a sold out exhibit hall answering questions and offering solutions to everyday problems and concerns ranging from asphalt to windows and contracts to complaints. All the professional one-on-one advice and expert resources you need for your community can be found at the expo.
*Programs and speakers subject to change.
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall/Consultants
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast with the Exhibitors
10:00 am – 11:30 am NH Condo Statute 2016 Amendments
Gary Daddario, Esq., CCAL, Winer & Bennett, LLP
In June 2016 NH law makers passed a massive re-write of the NH Condominium Act. The amendments effective August 1, 2016, may require bylaw amendments as well as new association procedures and operations for many NH associations. Speakers will identify important changes and necessary actions associations need to undertake to be in compliance going forward as well as the penalties for noncompliance.
10:00 am – 11:30 am Transition from Developer to Unit Owner Control
Thomas Moriarty, Esq., CCAL, Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, PC
Understand the transition process before the transition and protect the association’s interests and preserve its rights. From electing the “unit owner” board, obtaining records and taking control of bank accounts to engaging management and other professionals as well as construction conditions inspections and reserve studies, board members and managers will be empowered to make good decisions at the initial stage of turnover.
10:00 am – 11:30 am Energy Efficiency
Elizabeth Terry, Senior Program Manager, National Grid
Bill Footer, Senior Program Manager, CleaResult
In addition to being good for the environment, energy efficiency upgrades provide more comfortable living areas and lower energy bills. Discover a variety of upgrades from lighting and low-flow showerheads to high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment upgrades and controls that can be implemented in common areas and individual units. Find out about the generous incentives available and how to obtain a no cost, no obligation energy efficiency assessment for your community.
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch with the Exhibitors
1:15 pm Door Prize Drawings in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Risk Management
GNY Insurance Companies
Elizabeth Heck, President & CEO
Gerard Ragusa, Executive Vice President of Claims
Steven Baroncini, Vice President of Claims
Ray Lee, Vice President Loss Control
David Whelan, Vice President Massachusetts Branch Manager
Insurance professionals will discuss best practices for preventing slip and fall claims related to snow, ice or tripping hazards as well as mitigating winter related claims like ice dams and pipe freezes. In addition, find out what to include in written contracts when hiring snow removal contractors and other contractors who perform work on the association’s property. Understand the benefit of per unit deductibles and HO-6 policies to provide coverage for interior unit damages.