ISFA Announces 2023 Conference Programming

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced the programming for its 2023 annual conference set to take place October 16-19 in Sint Maarten.

The programming is curated toward fabrication companies of all sizes and scopes and will focus on safety, shop efficiency and the power of building a strong company culture.

Keynote speaker Rich Hubner, safety practice lead for BSI, a leading international standards body that helps clients exercise safe, secure, and sustainable practices, will present “Old Dogs & New Tricks: Driving Successful Change in Safety Culture.” In this presentation, Rich will explore current trends and the challenges of change within safety programs, including:

  • State of the science: silica and new safety approaches.
  • Avoiding shiny objects: incorporating technology-friendly business practices without causing distraction by constant change.
  • Proactive vs. reactive: anticipating industry trends and facilitating change needed to support them.
  • The future of safety: sustainability and ESG, ergonomics, training, air quality and predictive analytics.

The schedule also includes panel discussions on “Building a Strong Company Culture” and “Implementing New Equipment in Your Shop to Increase Efficiency,” as well as a roundtable about “Optimizing Software and Systems for Improved Productivity.”

ISFA’s signature event will kick off with a welcome reception and dinner, including a celebration that honors the 2023 ISFA Award recipients and the introduction of ISFA’s 2024 board of directors.

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