President's Desk: Virtually Bringing the Industry Together

Larry Beltramo
Published On
Aug 14, 2020

As you’ve probably heard by now, the NECA 2020 Convention and Trade Show has been entirely reimagined as a virtual event, NECA 2020 LIVE, which will be held Oct. 6–8 completely online.

While we were disappointed that circumstances beyond our control meant we couldn’t meet in person this fall, we soon realized that this was a unique opportunity to bring even more of our industry together than ever before. Without the travel, time away from the office and expense of hotel stays, NECA 2020 LIVE can be the most robust, highly attended event in our history. It means that all the contractors who couldn’t travel to our convention in the past can now be a part of it.

The NECA National team is working hard to ensure this event is user-friendly, convenient and entirely customizable to each attendee. NECA 2020 LIVE will offer dozens of educational sessions, inspiring and fun talks from our host and emcee David Meade and Paralympic gold medalist Victoria Arlen, plus a fireside chat with NECA CEO David Long. With sessions both live and on-demand, you can make this event work according to your schedule.

Just because we’ve gone virtual doesn’t mean there won’t be a trade show, and we are extremely excited about the engaging experiences our virtual platform can offer. You will still have access to the latest tools and technology tailored specifically for electrical contractors through our virtual show floor, featuring exhibitors from all corners of the industry. We are harnessing the latest technology to keep us more connected than ever before.

I sincerely hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn and grow with NECA, from the comfort and safety of your home or office. If you haven’t done so already, head to and register now!






About the Author
President's Desk 0419 Photo Credit: Cathy Hodor

Larry Beltramo

NECA President

Larry Beltramo is the president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He took office in April 2019.

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