Join us at TECH2019 April 2-4, at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, TX! NAFA’s annual Technical Seminar is one of the highlights of the professional year when over 200 professionals in the air filtration industry meet to build connections, share best practices and learn from an outstanding lineup of speakers! Click here for a printable PDF of the full schedule. 

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Program Highlights

Opening Keynote
The Client Retention Matrix: 10 Keys to Keeping and Growing Clients
Chris Jennings, Sales Coaching Inc. 

The hard work of winning new business is often wasted due to miscommunication of the project and/or unmet expectations of your new client. Studies show that a 5% increase in client retention can lead to a 25%-95% increase in NET PROFIT.
Hear how Chris Jennings has developed a systematic approach to keeping your clients longer, with increased margins that lead to long term client partnerships and winning new client introductions. His simple format for success includes a blueprint any company can follow to truly deliver and exceed client expectations. Your will create “The Client Retention Matrix” specifically as it applies to their company.

Many companies waste thousands of dollars marketing to new prospects who have never heard of them, leaving them disappointed by lower sales, low conversion rates on the minimal number of leads generated. Unfortunately, you and your sales people are probably walking right by the highest paying, easiest to close pieces of business.
Create a client focused culture within your organization

• Maximize the profit and length of every client engagement
• Overcome the awkwardness of asking for loyalty, better margins & referrals
• Learn several examples of what to say and what not to say
• Create a process that is easy to implement, including how and where to ask for introductions.
• Discover a comfortable process to develop a steady stream of new clients

How to Become a Social Media Rock Star
Spencer X Smith, Founder of AmpliPhi, AmpliPhi

With 2 billion Facebook users, 330 million active Twitter accounts, 40 million daily Instagram photo uploads, and countless digital sites—social media is the best means ever invented to grow both your personal reputation as well as that of your organization. During this session, Spencer X Smith will share stories from his time as a drummer and manager of a rock band, and why the lessons from those years align in a surprising way with social media. Spencer has a simple policy: everything he shares he’s actually practiced and proven to work himself. These are social media strategies you won’t hear anywhere else.



Your registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Welcome Reception
  • Networking Lunch
  • Opportunity to participate in CAFS and NCT exams (additional fee required)
  • Topgolf (additional fee required)

Online registration deadline is March 22nd, register before March 7th to save with early bird registration! Confirmed registrations must be canceled in writing by March 7 receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation charge. No refunds shall be made for cancellations after March 7. Substitutions are allowed.

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Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas
111 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451

Book online or call the hotel at (972) 556-0800 toll free or 888-444-6664 to place your reservation. Be sure to mention you’re with NAFA to receive the discounted rate before March 7, 2019.

Room Rates: 
Single/double: $172

NAFA discounted room rates are available for three nights prior and three days post event. Room rates are subject to 15% state and local tax.

Reservation cut-off date: March 7, 2019
Check-in time: 3:00 pm; Check-out time: 12:00 pm


Closest Airport: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport provides convenient access to twelve different rental car agencies.  All rental car counters are at the Rental Car Center approximately 10 minutes away via the bus.  After collecting your baggage, follow the Rental Car signs to the designated pick-up area on the lower level of the terminal. From there, board the Rental Car shuttle bus. Buses run 24 hours a day, depart every 10-15 minutes.

They also provide a shuttle that you can schedule ahead of time here for $15 per person.  

For more information on Irving transportation, visit the hotel info page or contact the Omni Concierge via phone at (972) 869-5510.

Support the NAFA Scholarship Fund while enjoying Topgolf’s casual golf games that are created for any level of golf experience! Whether you are an experience golfer or have never hit a golf ball, Topgolf is an experience you will not forget. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield, so each person can make it as casual or competitive as they want. Transportation, appetizers and drinks will be provided. Dress code: no dress code, so dress comfortable! 

Full Convention Schedule

(click here for printable PDF)




NAFA Executive Officers Meeting (Las Colinas Boardroom)

6:00 – 9:00 pm




Registration (Las Colinas Foyer)

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

NAFA Strategic Planning Committee Meeting (TBD)

9:30 – 10:30 am

NAFA Foundation Meeting (TBD)

9:30 – 10:30 am

Optional Training Session: Break the Rules and Close More Sales (Mandalay)





Chris Jennings, Speaker, Sales Coaching Inc.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks (Mandalay)

1:00 – 1:15 pm

The Client Retention Matrix: 10 Keys to Keeping and Growing Clients (Mandalay)





Chris Jennings, Speaker, Sales Coaching Inc.

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Networking Break & Tabletop Exhibits (Las Colinas Ballroom)

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Indoor Aerosol Dynamics in Residential Buildings (Mandalay)






Brandon Boor, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University 

3:30 – 4:15 pm

YP Reception (Yard House)

Meet at the Yard House (320 West Las Colinas Blvd) by 5:00 pm for appetizers and drinks!

5:00 – 6:00 pm

NAFA Opening Reception (Courtyard)

6:00 – 7:30 pm




Registration (Las Colinas Foyer)

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

CAFS Q&A Breakfast (Rangoon)

7:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast (Las Colinas Ballroom)

7:30 – 9:00 am

Education & Training: Committee Meeting (Andaman)

7:30 – 9:00 am

Guidelines Committee Meeting (Martaban)

7:30 – 9:00 am

How to Become a Social Media Rockstar (Mandalay) 





Spencer X Smith, Founder of AmpliPhi, AmpliPhi

9:00 – 9:45 am

Networking Break (Las Colinas Ballroom)

9:45 – 10:00 am

Session #4 – Panel Discussion (Mandalay)

Panelists: TBD

10:00 – 11:15 am

Member Benefit Overview: Topic TBD (Mandalay)

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Lunch (Las Colinas Ballroom)

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Topgolf Foundation Event

Meet in the hotel lobby at 1:30pm to board buses to Topgolf

1:30 – 5:30 pm



Breakfast (Las Colinas Ballroom)

7:30 – 9:00 am

Membership & Marketing Committee Meeting (Andaman)

7:30 – 9:00 am

Technical & Certification Committee Meeting (Martaban)

7:30 – 9:00 am

Session #6 (Mandalay)

Speaker: TBD

9:00 – 10:15 am

Networking Break 

10:15 – 10:30 am

Session #7 (Mandalay)

Speaker: TBD

10:30 – 11:15 am

CAFS & NCT Testing (Rangoon)

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

NAFA Strategic Plan Update (Mandalay)

Trey Fly, CAFS, NCTII, NAFA President 

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

NAFA Board of Directors Meeting (Las Colinas Boardroom)

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm






To discuss sponsorship and reserve an opportunity, please contact Terry Driscoll at, or call 608-310-7542. See a complete list of opportunities here.