ISH North America show organizers announced the first wave of speakers committed to presenting at the Conference Seminar program at the inaugural show Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Toronto. With the addition of numerous exhibitors pushing the total near 200, ISH NA has signed on well-known industry experts Dan Holohan, Frank Blau, Maurice Maio, Ellen Rohr, Paul Ridilla, and Stanley Sklar to speak at the show.

Holohan is a renowned hydronics industry author and proprietor of the industry's most visited web site, Blau is known as the "Father of Flat Rate Pricing" and shares his techniques for managing "The Business of Contracting." Maio turned a small heating and cooling operation into a 50-truck powerhouse and will share some of his secrets. Rohr is president of the new Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise and will tell how she and her husband made a success out of a small family PHC service business. Ridilla is an expert on the "people" side of managing a construction business known for his outspoken, yet compassionate, strategies. And Sklar is a construction law attorney who tells it like it is when it comes to the legal minefield buried in construction documents.

Other topics that will be covered include technical applications, business management, strategic marketing, codes and standards, design trends, successful showrooms, and profit-building ideas.

ISH NA is anticipating and programming more than 40 seminars for the show. Additional seminar speakers and topics will be announced shortly.