Well hello there!  It is Linda Mummert reporting about a large convention coming to our wonderful city.  The Air Conditioning Contractors of America or ACCA (what we call it in the trade) will hold their Conference and Indoor Air Expo at the Tampa Convention Center March 7 through March 9, 2010.

ACCA bills the event the country’s fastest growing conference and trade show for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR another acronym).  About 3,000 delegates are expected to descend on Tampa producing an estimated 2,600 hotel room nights and creating $1.3 million in delegate spending.

“Ocean Commotion” a fundraiser for the ACCA Political Action Committee will take place the evening of March 7 at the Florida Aquarium. Learning Labs, speaking engagements, networking events and the Indoor Air Expo are scheduled for all three days.  Attendees can also attend a dinner at the Columbia Restaurant on March 9th.

ACCA is based in Arlington, VA and is a national organization of approximately 4,000 air conditioning contractors. 

Well that is the scoop for now. I hope to blog on more conventions and Tampa Bay meetings happening in our city by the Bay.  Over and out till next time.