2019 Annual Conference and Expo



May 9, 2019 - Valley Forge Casino Resort


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

Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, 2019

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

This is a free event for all homeowners!
Managers - $15 for members; $25 for non-members
Non-exhibiting Business Partners - $99 for members; $159 for non-members
Prices listed are early registration fees. Early registration ends on May 2. Register by May 2 to avoid increased registration fees.

Managers and homeowners who attend the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2019 Summer Picnic!

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! 


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Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

1:00 to 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set up

Management Company CEO Session- PAY DAY: Increasing the Profitability for Management Companies

Can we agree? Managing communities is labor intensive and labor dollars cost more than any other expense.  Therefore, reducing labor required to manage community’s means real savings. Increasing efficiency and productivity of staff translates to increasing profits.  Craig Huntington’s 40 year career in community management and banking has help him develop many ideas that will help management companies become more efficient and therefore more profitable.  

Presenter: Craig Huntington, CEO, Alliance Association Bank
3:30 to 5:00 PM, followed by Happy Hour - Parkview Ballroom 
This session is open to management company CEOs, executives and business partner attendees from sponsoring exhibitors.

Click below to register for the pre-conference management company session and happy hour. This session is only open to management company executives and Golden Gamer Exhibitors. Exhibitor attendees should register with the chapter office.

Register Online (May 8th events only)

Registering for the pre-conference management company events does not include attendance at the annual conference and expo. Be sure to register for the events on May 9 if you plan to attend.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

8:00 AM  Attendee Registration Opens
Enjoy continental breakfast and coffee in the Attendee Lounge.


Join CAI's PULSE Committee in support of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Bring your donation of a new board game, card game, craft supplies, or toys at our PULSE ♥ KIDS table near the Registration Kiosks. All items will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP). Click here for a complete wish list from CHoP.  


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Registration Booth Sponsored By  Lindsay_Insurance_new_logo_transparent

Attendee Lounge Sponsored By  Amendt_Logo

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Security Sponsor             OPS_Security_Group

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

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM | Breakout Education Sessions II 

10:45 AM to 5:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

Buffet Lunch served from 11:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Center Stage - Gold Star Presentation & Sponsor Recognition at 1:00 PM 
Mystery Booth cash prize announcements at 12:45 and 2:00 PM 

Chat Room Sponsored by Brady & Cissne  Brady_and_Cissne_Logo_Final_1

11:40 AM to 12:00 PM | Express Talk in the Chat Room - Join John DiDomenico from A. Amendt Pest Control along with Quincy - the bed bug detection dog - and learn how the use of a K9 detection system can help protect your community, save time and money;  - located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration.

Exhibit Hall Security Provided By  OPS_Security_Group

Lunch Sponsored by Berman___Wright_2016_transparent   Popular_Association_Bank_Logo  Stark_Stark

12:40 PM to 1:00 PM | Express Talk in the Chat Room: Proactive Property Care. Join David Lesage with SavATree in a discussion that will aid property managers in selecting the right vendor for a project, and incorporating preemptive care and maintenance to a developments trees that reduces the costs of removing and replanting. Located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration. 

1:40 PM to 2:00 PM | Express Talk in the Chat Room: Tips for 21st Century Meetings, presented by Carol Richard, CMCA, AMS, PCAM & Cindy Simpson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Associa MidAtlantic. Located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration. 

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

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Wind Down Party in the Exhibit Hall

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Educational Programs

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

1. Managing a Disaster's Aftermath. Presented by Alan Jalon, The Falcon Group; Steve Roderick, JGS Insurance
This presentation will provide a general understanding of what to do when a disaster occurs regarding proper evaluation of building components, repair or rebuild process, codes and regulations, and back-up power sources. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the process of evaluation of building components after a disaster, how to recognize the different types of structural and exterior damage that can occur to building components, and how to evaluate whether or not a building must be repaired or rebuilt.

Session 1 is appropriate for managers and homeowner leaders.

2. The Ease & Value of Energy Efficiency Upgrades. Presented by Jim Sein-Lwin, PECO Multifamily Solutions 
Saving energy means saving money, but sometimes that’s not motivation enough to stimulate community residents to participate in energy efficiency upgrades. The PECO Multifamily Solutions team will discuss the value proposition of energy efficiency, including the non-energy benefits to help you engage your residents on a different level. Program participants provide their perspectives on the benefits of participation.

Session 2 is appropriate for managers and homeowner leaders.

3. All for One & One for All? The Nature of Limited Common Elements. Presented by Stefan Richter, Esq., CCAL Clemons, Richter & Reiss and Hal Barrow, Esq., Barrow | Hoffman
Who pays when a Common Expense seems to benefit less than everyone? Boards and Managers struggle with these apportionments, and so do the courts. The Uniform Acts say that these expenses shall be assessed against only the Units that are benefitted.

Session 3 is appropriate for managers and homeowner leaders.

Breakout Educational Sessions II (pick one) 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

1. Expanded Fair Housing Liability for Associations—Exposure for the Illegal Acts of Residents. Presented by Ron Perl, Esq., CCAL, Hill Wallack. 
Most community association boards and managers know that the Federal Civil Rights Act prohibits housing discrimination and that the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 added handicap and familial status to the groups protected by the law. Less well-known is the fact that in 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enacted regulations which expanded the scope of community associations’ liability for housing discrimination. The regulations establish potential liability for associations based on the discriminatory actions of residents over whom the association has no direct control. This session will discuss these regulations and why associations now must be actively involved in addressing resident vs. resident discriminatory conduct.

Session 1 is appropriate for managers and homeowner leaders.

2. Hey Board! Can I Put Up a Sign or Religious Display? Presented by Edward Hoffman, Esq., Barrow Hoffman; Keely Brady, Esq., Brady & Cissne. 
Does First Amendment Freedom of Speech apply in a private Community Association as it relates to signs with "political" messages and religious displays?   We will break down First Amendment issues with practical examples and discuss the applicable law(s) and various cases that have dealt with these issues.

Session 2  is appropriate for managers and homeowner leaders.

3. Best Practices for On-Boarding a New Community or Management Company. Presented by Bob Wise, PCAM, Robert H. Wise Management Company and Elliot Berton, Esq., Steven L. Sugarman & Associates
What happens when a community association hires a new management company? The transition from one management company to another one can be smooth, or rough, depending on how the parties approach the process. This session will address best practices in how a manager/management company can on board a new community, and what the responsibilities are of the new and outgoing managers and the board members in insuring a smooth transition from one management company to another.

Session 3 is appropriate for managers and homeowner leaders. 

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

1. Legislative Update from the Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee
Presented by Steven L. Sugarman, Esq., CCAL, Chairman, Pennsylvania LAC
and Carl Weiner, Esq., CCAL, Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania LAC  

Delegates from the PA LAC will review several pieces of legislation that were signed into law in the most recent Pennsylvania Legislative Session and outline their implications for community associations in the Commonwealth, including:

House Bill 595 / Act 17 of 2018 - assigns the investigation and mediation of certain complaints regarding planned communities, cooperatives, and condominiums under the state’s common interest community statues to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

House Bill 1499 / Act 84 of 2018 - Omnibus Amendments to Title 68 Statutes governing common interest ownership communities in the Commonwealth are all intended to clarify existing provisions of the Acts and enhance the overall administration and governance of our community associations.

House Bill 2409 / Act 118 of 2018 - The Service Animal Integrity Act provides a community association or a landlord who has received a request from a person to make exceptions to the landlord’s policy prohibiting animals or otherwise placing restrictions on animals because the person requires the use of an assistance animal or service animal, the right to request documentation of the disability.

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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 12:45, 2:00 and 4:00 PM

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.

Wine Down Networking Party - on the Exhibit Hall Floor 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our new Wine Down Networking Party will be held inside the exhibit hall to close out the day. It's a great way to unwind and continue networking with exhibitors and fellow attendees while enjoying complimentary food and cash bar (see our Wine Down Party Sponsors for a limited number of free drink vouchers). Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, and the final door prize and cash prize announcements at 4:00 PM. 

Wine Down Networking Party Sponsors
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Register online

This is a free event for all homeowners!
Managers - $15 for members; $25 for non-members
Non-exhibiting Business Partners - $99 for members; $159 for non-members
Prices listed are early registration fees. Early registration ends on May 2. Register by May 2 to avoid increased registration fees.

Managers and homeowners who attend the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2019 Summer Picnic!