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World of Concrete 2018 will be held January 22-26 in Las Vegas.
World of Concrete 2018 will be held January 22-26 in Las Vegas.
January 15, 2018 8:00 AM CST

2018 MCAA Convention One Week Away

The industry’s premier event

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The MCAA’s Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry is only one week away. Register now for the industry’s premier event to find the latest news and information regarding the association and the masonry industry, network with other mason contractors and suppliers across the country, and strengthen your operation. Make it a priority to attend and be part of the action!

MAC PAC Reception

Monday, January 22, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 PM
ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas, Lobby Bar

The purpose of MAC PAC is to help elect federal candidates to office who are pro-construction and who have a track record of working with the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) on industry issues. MAC PAC allows you the opportunity to have a national impact on federal elections.

Contributions raised at this event go exclusively to the MAC PAC and will be used to support pro-masonry candidates in the next election cycle.

Cost: Donation required upon entry (minimum $500)

MCAA Committee Meetings

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
8:00 - 11:00 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212

Each committee will present a brief overview of accomplishments from the past year and goals for the upcoming year. Members of the MCAA are encouraged to attend as many committee meetings as they would like.

View Committee Meeting schedule

Masonry Innovations & Workforce Development Zone

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Thursday, January 25, 2018
9:30 - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Bronze Lot

Take part in live, hands-on learning demonstrations that showcase the most recent innovations impacting the masonry industry. From cutting-edge products and equipment to technology driven software systems and innovative masonry wall systems, experts in their field will provide information and training that will change how masonry projects are built in the immediate future.

South of 40 Event at Señor Frog’s

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Señor Frog’s Las Vegas

Señor Frog’s Restaurant & Bar at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is the only place on the Strip dedicated to those looking to be adventurous and experience authentic Mexican hospitality and party atmosphere.

Full of bright colors, sights, sounds, textures and fun, Señor Frog’s Las Vegas features humor and outrageousness with original "butt" stools, attractive decorative elements, signs and banners on the walls and ceilings, and crazy antics of the servers creating a cool place to hangout for hours and spend the best of times in an informal way.

Grab a steak taco, a humongous burger, a fajitas platter, or a mixed appetizer along with a yard of beer or signature drinks while watching entertaining videos on the monitors throughout the restaurant and bar. Nightly entertainment at Señor Frog’s Las Vegas includes fun contests, shot girls, live music and/or DJs.

MCAA Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $100.00

Purchase tickets for the South of 40 Event at Señor Frog’s

MASONRY MADNESS®

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:00 - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Gold Lot

Don’t miss MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas this February! It’s a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world and it all takes place on one day, at one location. There’s nothing like it on the planet! One event after the other, you’ll see the best bricklayers, blocklayers, mason apprentices and tenders battle in four unique masonry contests to prove who is the world’s best. You don’t want to miss seeing these highly skilled craftsmen compete for the largest value of cash and prizes awarded for any construction industry event held in the world—it’s pure MASONRY MADNESS!

Ranked as the top attraction during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry tradeshow, this trowel and mortar party takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot. Spectators and webcast viewers will witness an amazing display of human skill and endurance as over 75 masonry warriors fight for the champion title in their respective competitions.

The action in the Gold Lot is as real as it gets. Anything can happen in Las Vegas, especially during MASONRY MADNESS®, but it only happens once a year, so don’t miss out!

MCAA Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212

The MCAA Board Meeting is structured to allow interaction and participation from members. Members of the MCAA are asked to attend and take an active role in shaping the future of the association and the masonry industry. An update on activity of The Masonry Foundation will be given as well.

Networking Roundtables

Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212

Networking Roundtable Discussions engage different positions within a masonry company. The groups address and discuss issues of relevance to the duties they perform for the company.

This is a great opportunity to openly discuss topics with other peers from around the country in a non-competitive atmosphere and for your company to walk away with a host of new best practices to implement in your company.

Closing Dinner at Fogo de Chão

Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Closing Dinner at Fogo de Chão

The MCAA Convention closes with a dinner where we’ll induct the newest members of the Masonry Hall of Fame.

Fogo de Chão brings the flavors of Southern Brazil to Las Vegas. The Fogo de Chão dining experience is based on the centuries-old gaucho tradition known as churrasco, the gaucho way of roasting meats over pits of open fire. Operating under the unique service concept of espeto corrido ("continuous service" in Portuguese), Fogo’s Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs present and slice 15 different cuts of meat tableside from roasting skewers. Guests control the pace of the meal by flipping a two-sided disk between green (more food, please) and red (I’m on a break now). With this unique system, patrons can enjoy the experience at their own pace.

MCAA Members: $210.00
Non-Members: $260.00

Purchase tickets for the Closing Dinner

Make your plans to join us at the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Visit www.masoncontractors.org/convention today for more information and to register.


About the Author

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.

 

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