2018 Annual Conference & Expo




April 26, 2018
Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia

Brought to you by these Chapter Diamond Partners

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CAI's Annual Conference and Expo is packed full of learning and networking opportunities for attendees. Be sure to register to attend so you don't miss any of the following exciting events.

When and Where

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
For venue information, directions, etc., visit the resort website. Parking is free at Valley Forge Casino Resort. Park in the rear lot and enter the building through the Valet Park casino entrance.


Register online

Managers and Homeowners! This is a free event! Managers and homeowners who attend the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2018 Summer Picnic!

There is a fee to attend for non-exhibiting business partners.

CAI Partners with TurnoutNow to maximize attendee experience

CAI is pleased to announce that we have partnered with TurnoutNow at this year's Annual Conference & Expo to use wearable beacon technology to make the event better and understand what works and what does not. CLICK HERE to learn more about what this means for you, as an attendee. 

Download the Conference App 

Attendees - be sure to download the Conference Event App! A link to download the App will be sent to all registered attendees once the App is available. The App will contain the schedule, exhibitor list, breakout session descriptions and presentations and you will also be able to connect and chat with other attendees and exhibitors via the App. You must download the App in order to participate in our exciting conference Scavenger Hunt on the exhibit hall floor! Click here to take a look at the Scavenger Hunt clues!

Special Thanks to our WiFi Sponsor 1-800-Servpro_Logo_Logo

Event Schedule

8:00 AM | Attendee Registration Opens

Breakfast Sponsored By Eiseman    Legacy_Service

Lanyards Sponsored By FWH_transparent_with_white_outline

Registration Booth Sponsored By Firstrust_Bank

Attendee Lounge Sponsored By Amendt_Logo  BQ_Basement_Systems 

Enjoy a complimentary table massage by Summit Spine & Wellness in the Attendee Lounge!
(tips appreciated but not required)

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8:30 AM to 9:20 AM | Breakout Education Sessions I 

9:30 AM to 10:20 AM | Breakout Education Sessions II 

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

Buffet Lunch served from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Center Stage - Gold Star Presentation & Sponsor Recognition at 1:00 PM 
Mystery Booth cash prize announcements at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:15 PM 

11:30 AM to 11:50 AM | Chat Room Topic - Cha-Cha-Changes: Q&A on Community Association Transitions;  - located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration. Join Carl Weiner, Esq., CCAL, for this TED-style talk about critical issues in transitioning your community from developer to homeowner control.

Exhibit Hall Security Provided By OPS_Security_Group

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12:40 PM to 1:00 PM | Chat Room Topic - Brick House: AirBnB & Short Term Leasing Restrictions. Located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration. Join Jeff Brenner, Esq., for this TED-style talk about short term leasing and AirBnB issues withing community associations. Managers and board members should understand and be prepared to address various issues associated with short-term leasing and home-sharing within your communities in response to the increasing popularity of websites such as Airbnb.com and others which promote short-term leasing accommodations. This discussion will help you to determine whether and to what extent there may be restrictions in place in this regard within your association currently, and to identify strategies your association may wish to consider in an effort to better manage the ability of unit owners to enter into short-term leasing arrangements.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM | Bonus Breakout Education Session

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM | After Party at The Vault, Valley Forge Casino Resort

Register online

Managers and Homeowners! This is a free event! Managers and homeowners who attend the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2018 Summer Picnic!

Educational Programs

Breakout Educational Sessions I (pick one) 8:30 AM to 9:20 AM

1. Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room– Enacting Non-Smoking Policies in Community Associations. Presented by Stefan Richter, Esq., Clemons Richter & Reiss, and Cindy Simpson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Associ Mid-Atlantic, AAMC. Session presenters have recently guided a community association through the process of amending their declaration to prohibit smoking (including inside the private units) and are working on a second such case. This session will review how the process is manageable and how some associations can be very successful in this effort. Presenters will review how to successfully amend a declaration, how to determine guidelines for grandfathering existing smokers, and how to sell the concept to owners.
Session 1 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

2. Fiduciary Duty: A Partnership Between Community Managers and Board Members. Presented by Andrew J. Podolski, Esq., Stark & Stark; and Brian Patterson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CCR Management. Board members and Community Association Managers have a special working relationship. This session will explore that relationship and help to better define the roles of the Board Members and the Community Manager. Learn to tell the difference when you should seek out the opinion of a professional vs. relying on the opinion of your Manager. For Board members, this session will give you the tools to more effectively utilize your Community Manager and it will provide the Community Manager with some guidelines to keeping the Board on task and operating within the Governing Documents. The session will also include a special discussion on how the role of the Community Manager evolves during the Transition process and in context of litigation.
Session 2 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

Breakout Educational Sessions II (pick one) 9:30 AM to 10:20 PM

1. Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Dealing with Difficult Situations & People. Presented by Sara Austin, Esq., Austin Law. Board members are faced with various people issues on a regular basis. Emotions and conflicting personal agendas may arise between board members. Also, owners may publicly air their grievances (resulting in other owners getting up in arms in support or in opposition). Learn how to diffuse these situations - or deal with escalations - and keep your association on solid legal ground while still fulfilling its fiduciary duties to members.
Session 1 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

2. Accidents Will Happen: Volunteer Accident Liability Insurance. Presented by Jeanette Pironti, Smith Insurance Associates. Most associations have volunteers but lack necessary insurance protection. While there are many benefits of volunteer labor, there are also many chances for unseen accidents which could end up costing the association if they don't have the right coverage in place. Community managers and board members should be made aware that Volunteer Accident Liability Insurance is available and be educated on what it entails.
Session 2 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

3. Ants Marching: Pest Management Challenges from Urban High Rise to Suburban Garden Style Communities. Presented by Joe Silvestrini, Pest Control Technicians. Challenges to pest management exist in many different community environments. This session will examine various types of pest control issues, including why mice and roaches are problems in some communities and what managers need to know about inspection and sanitation to help prevent these problems. We’ll discuss the history, biology and treatment options for bed bugs. Finally, the session will explain why “Back to the Future Pests" such as Clothes Months and American Roach infestations are making a big comeback and how community associations can deal with these issues.
Session 3 is appropriate for community association volunteer leaders. 

Bonus Breakout Educational Session 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

1. Private Eyes Are Watching You: Protecting Your Community. Presented by Timothy Snowden, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, FirstService Residential, AAMC & Dave Pearson, 215 Secure
Community associations are a target for theft and vandalism. A lack of security in your community could result in an easy target for today's criminal. Speakers will discuss options for staffing and how to integrate today's newest technologies into your community's security plan and will review how to make an assessment of your security needs.
This session is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

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Cash Prize - Mystery Booth Contest

Drop your business card in designated containers at participating exhibitor's booths and get a chance to win a cash prize during our Mystery Booth Cash Prize drawing, held at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:15 PM

Mystery Booth Participants: 

A. Amendt Pest Control Co., Inc
Allied Elevator
Andrew's Lawn & Landscaping
Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC
Armor Masonry 
Bachman's Roofing, Building & Remodeling, Inc.
BB&T Association Services
BCM Engineers
Becht Engineering BT, Inc.
Brady & Cissne Law
Bustamante Engineers, Inc
CertaPro Painters of Central Bucks
Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C.
Commercial Utility Consultants, Inc.
Creighton Financial
DW Smith Associates, LLC
Eastern Diversified Services, Inc
Eiseman Construction
Environmental Designers Irrigation
Firstrust Bank
Frankford Umbrellas
G. Fedale Roofing & Siding
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullen, Maxwell & Lupin, PC
Hyland Levin LLP
J. Downend Landscaping
James Hardie
Judge Mobile Wash
Klein & Hoffman
Legacy Services USA
Lemus Construction
Lindsay Insurance Group, Inc. 
M&T Bank
Mammoth Restoration
National Cooperative Bank (NCB)
O&S Associates
Outside Unlimited
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Popular Association Banking
Precision Power Wash
Rafferty Painting & Powerwashing Inc.
Reynolds Restoration Services
Sharp's Landscaping, Inc.
Smith Insurance
Specialty Building Systems, Inc.
Sunrise Credit Services
Union Bank
Valcourt Exterior Building Services of NJ, Inc.
Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C.
Yingst Engineers & Associates, Inc.

Door Prizes 

In addition to the Mystery Booth Cash Prizes, many exhibitors will be offering door prizes and other giveaways, so be sure to visit EVERY exhibitor.

PULSE Supports Pets 

Join CAI and the PULSE Committee in support of the Burlington County Animal Shelter by bringing a donatable item from the shelter's wish list, which can be found here, to Hit the Right Notes. Representatives from PULSE and Burlington County Animal Shelter will be on hand to accept your donations, which will go to support animals in need.  NEW - Two donors will be selected at random to win a $50 gift card! 

For more information or to register over the phone, call 877-608-9777.

After Party - The Vault at Valley Forge Casino Resort (3:30 - 5:30 PM)

Our after party, held in The Vault night club, is a great way to unwind and continue networking after a busy day. Stay for one drink or the whole evening! Enjoy appetizers and drinks. 

After Party Sponsors
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Register online

Managers and Homeowners! This is a free event! Managers and homeowners who attend the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2018 Summer Picnic!