Floor Daily News and Interviews reported, "The attendance at the Restoration Industry Association's (RIA) recent Leadership Summit and Industry Expo topped out at just about 900 attendees, which is the highest number to ever attend an RIA convention, according to RIA leadership in a release in the C&R Weekly. The sold out trade show provided exhibitors with a large audience to test drive the latest tools and services for the industry."
In this new era in which people are avoiding travel and limiting attendance at educational functions, this is an outstanding attendance. In the heyday of conventions during the boom years of the '80s, Bane-Clene's 1986 meeting enjoyed an attendance of just over 700 which we believed to be a record for our industry at the time. RIA is the oldest and best organized trade association in our business and deserves kudos for this accomplishment.
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