METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, has announced its program line-up for this year’s annual conference and trade show taking place at the Tampa Convention Center October 6-8, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. From intensive pre-show workshops to over 40 free educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall to inspiring keynotes and super sessions, top industry experts will share their knowledge with attendees who are eligible to earn more continuing education credits than ever before, including AIA, CSI, NABCEP, ICC learning units, and more.

Keynote speakers for this year’s show include Keith Colburn, star of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Deadliest Catch, as well as Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America. Colburn will share his insights on leadership, teamwork, safety, and being successful in today’s hyper-competitive business environment by providing parallels between his life as a captain and the high stress, highly competitive construction industry in Words of Advice from the Captain of the Wizard: It’s Not Magic, It’s Hard Work! Simonson, who has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating, and communicating about economic and tax issues will present the United States Construction Outlook: Pandemic Impacts, Policy Initiatives, Project Implications.

A variety of special focus areas are planned, including the Architect’s Experience, the Insulated Metal Panel Pavilion, the New Solar, and additional learning centers. Also, new this year is METALCON’s super sessions to address some of the major issues facing the construction industry today. Whether it’s post-pandemic strategic planning, the ownership transition process, supply chain and labor woes, or growth opportunities to consider, each super session will arm attendees with new information, fresh ideas, and strategic direction.