FAIRFAX, Va. — The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, today announced key features of The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo to be held Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 in Mobile, Ala. The nation’s largest event dedicated to Spray Polyurethane Foam will feature four full days of educational sessions, an exhibit hall, a prestigious industry awards ceremony, professional certification programs, an annual golf tournament, an all-new Sprayfoam Education Stage, a Sprayfoam media area, among many other special events and features.

“This is the industry’s official, must-attend event of the year,” said John Achille, president of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, who hosts the event each year. “Our attendance is expected to exceed 1,200 and will include key constituents across all sectors of the industry including manufacturers, contractors, architects, equipment providers, and other important stakeholders.”

The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo’s robust event agenda includes a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall showcasing more than 95 booth displays; a four-day educational program including more than 30 break-out sessions; the 13th Annual Industry Excellence Awards; SPFA Annual Member Awards, honoring members who have demonstrated significant dedication to the betterment of the organization and industry at-large; the Annual Golf Tournament; an all-new Sprayfoam Education Stage; VIP events; member and contractor-only events; an entertainment filled Closing Reception and Networking Party.

The SPFA will offer Professional Certification Program testing onsite at Sprayfoam 2018 on Jan. 29 and 30. Testing will be administered to individuals active in the installation of SPF in roofing and insulation, as well as to contractor and supplier companies, with the ability to gain professional accreditation on-site. Testing is offered as part of the internationally recognized ISO 17024 compliant program built to advocate best practices and safety in the installation of SPF. Due to an abundance of PCP scholarship sponsors the challenging Field Exams needed to obtain the Master Installer certification will be offered for free to candidates at the show for the third year in a row. Interested parties should visit The Sprayfoam Show website at thesprayfoamshow.com or contact SPFA PCP Director of Certification Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org directly. Space may be limited.

The prestigious 2018 National Industry Excellence Awards, celebrates and recognizes the industry’s best-in-class product applications and Spray Polyurethane Foam projects. The awards ceremony luncheon will be held on Jan. 31.  Awards will be granted in several key categories including: Residential Wall SPF; Commercial Wall SPF; Roof SPF Projects Less Than 40,000 Square Feet; Roof SPF Projects More Than 40,000 Square Feet; Elastomeric Roof Coatings (a new category); Specialty Applications.

“A lot of business is conducted at this event each year,” said Kurt Riesenberg, executive director of the SPFA. “And with professional certification opportunities, national awards and numerous educational, networking and entertainment offerings provided onsite, it really does draw the leading industry players from all over the United States, and even abroad.”

The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo event will be held at the Arthur R Outlaw Convention Center. The two official hotels serving event attendees are the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel and the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa.

Program, hotel pricing and availability, and additional event information is available at the SPFA website at sprayfoam.org/expo or thesprayfoamshow.com.