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By purchasing access to the 2021 Tech Seminar video presentations you are getting exclusive access to valuable materials presented by experts in the air filtration industry. The information contained in these presentations can help inform you on how to improve and sell your air filtration systems post Covid-19 Pandemic, give you insights and clarification on updated best practices and more. The presentations are given by experts including:
Healthy Buildings as the First Line of Defense Against Infectious Disease Transmission: Covid-19 and Beyond
Opening Keynote Speaker
Dr. Joseph G. Allen, Assistant Professor
Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program, where he created ‘the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Deputy Director of the Harvard Center for Education and Research on Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Allen has been a leading voice in the response to COVID-19. He is an expert member of the Lancet Commission for COVID-19, and has been advising CEOs across major sectors of the economy: healthcare, academia, finance, media, manufacturing, courts, prisons, shelters, and the arts. He has also been translating the science to the business community and the general public, publishing more than 10 op-eds in leading newspapers translating science into actionable tips for the public.
Selling in the Post-Pandemic Era
Chuck Reaves, CSP, CPAE, CSO
Professional selling is changing rapidly. Before the pandemic, significant changes were happening in sales – including virtual selling. Our speaker’s clients were learning to benefit from using virtual selling years ago. Chuck has been on the cutting edge of the new processes, technologies, and demographic issues that impact sales. At TECH2021, he updated the latest changes in sales and sales leadership and some provided some practical ideas for improving your sales results. You and the people you influence may have more impact on your customer’s buying decisions than you realize. And, you may have the ability to help improve the overall sales performance of your organization.
Commercial Offices Best Practices and Guidelines for Air Filtration
Kevin Delahunt, CAFS
BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions Ltd.
Kevin, the Lead Author of the 2021 Commercial Office Guideline, reviewed the recently updated best practice for commercial office spaces and addressed the filtration practices associated with the complex systems and applications found in today’s commercial office buildings. He also shared how to use all of the NAFA Guidelines to benefit your business.
UVGI’s Role in the Pandemic, From Niche to Mainstream
Sanuvox Technologies, Inc.
As the former VP of Sales at Sanuvox Technologies, Inc. Keith talked about the movement of UVGI to the mainstream as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. He shares the finer details of what UVGI is, its importance as a result of the recent pandemic and how UVGI will likely look in the future.
Meeting the Challenge of Air Filter Supplies – Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Jim Rosenthal, CAFS, CEO, TEX-AIR Filters/Air Relief Technologies
Hunter Dinsmore, National Sales Manager, Tailored Chemical Products, Inc.
Greg Guy, CAFS, Vice President, Expanded Technologies, Inc.
Chad Karl, CAFS, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
Rob Castor, Senior Director of Sales North America, Lydall Performance Materials Inc.
While the COVID-19 pandemic elevated the importance of clean indoor air environments and the need for enhanced filtration, it has also posed air filter supply chain challenges in a variety of areas. Coupled with other factors there have been issues procuring important components including media, frames, metal, glue and more. Join us for a panel discussion on these challenges and what the future holds.
Two Questions Will Drive the Future of Our Society, and What it Means for the IAQ Industry
Jerry McGuire, President
With a decade and a half of experience in company management, growth strategies, lead generation and sales, Jerry shared his insights with the NAFA community about future trends for the Air Filtration Industry.
ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Update
Middlebrooks Technical Services
A representative from the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force was invited to share information on the challenges of the current pandemic and future epidemics as it relates to the effects of HVAC systems, ventilation and filtration on disease transmission in buildings.