Accountability and Reliability (STAR) are the foundation for NATE members participating in this initiative for improving safety and recognizing qualified contractors.
For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2017
NATE’s Wireless Industry Network Unveils Agenda and Speaker Line-Up for Great Plains Regional Conference on September 27 in Bloomington, Minnesota
State Representative Marion O'Neill, Sponsor of Minnesota’s Small Cell Deployment Law, to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at Conference; Wireless Technology at Super Bowl Venue U.S. Bank Stadium also to be Featured
(Bloomington, MN) - National Association of Tower Erector’s (NATE) Wireless Industry Network (WIN) today unveiled the speaker line-up and agenda for the NATE WIN Great Plains Regional Conference on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference will feature dynamic speakers and informative sessions on cutting-edge industry topics. The event will also offer tremendous networking and professional development opportunities for attendees.
Minnesota State Representative and Assistant House Majority Leader Marion O'Neill will deliver an opening keynote address at the event entitled Preparing Minnesota for a 5G Future. Representative O'Neill played an instrumental role as the House Sponsor of the Minnesota Small Cell Deployment law that was passed during the most recent legislative session. The Minnesota Small Cell Deployment law streamlines the process for wireless infrastructure deployment and investment in the state and positions Minnesota to be a leader in the 5G economy.
Marion O'Neill is serving her third term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represents District 29B in Wright County which includes Maple Lake, Buffalo and Monticello.
In addition to O'Neill, the NATE WIN Great Plains Regional Conference agenda will feature the following sessions and speakers:
Enhancing the Super Bowl LII Fan Experience Through Stadium DAS
James Farstad, Minnesota Sports Facility Authority
National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) - Certification for
the Communications Tower Workforce
Benjamin Afton, Black & Veatch; Eric Bicknese, Vertical Limit Construction, LLC;
Chris Mallon, TowerMRL, Inc.
Anchor Corrosion: Out of Sight......On Top of My Mind
Craig Snyder, Sioux Falls Tower & Communications
Examining the Industry’s Legal and Risk Management Issues
Dan Etzel, Cobb Strecker Dunphy and Zimmerman Inc. (CSDZ)
Fall Protection & Rescue: A Case Study
Rob Siegel, ENSA North America
Women of NATE (WON): Cultivating Women Leadership Roles in the Wireless Industry
Shama Ray, Above All Tower Climbing, LLC
Great Plains Regional Conference attendees will also be eligible for the event’s grant prize drawing to win four tickets to the Minnesota Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL football game on October 22, 2017. Conference registration also includes breakfast and lunch. Visit HERE to review the official Great Plains Regional Conference agenda.
“We are thrilled to host the upcoming Great Plains Regional Conference in the Twin Cities,” stated NATE WIN Director Scott Krouse. “Companies in the upper Midwest encompass the entire wireless ecosystem and play a prominent role in delivering the networks and related infrastructure we have all come to demand,” added Krouse.
“I am excited that NATE’s Wireless Industry Network is coming to the land of 10,000 lakes and we plan to roll out the red carpet to ensure that all conference attendees have an enjoyable experience,” said WIN Minnesota State Liaison Justin Gillette from Vertical Limit Construction, LLC.
The cost to attend the NATE WIN Great Plains Regional Conference is $75 per person. Interested attendees are encouraged to register for the conference by completing the Registration Form on the NATE WIN website.
All completed registration forms and payments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the NATE office (8 Second Street SE; Watertown, SD 57201) by the registration deadline of Friday, September 15, 2017.
Click HERE to become a Sponsor for the NATE WIN Great Plains Regional Conference! Current sponsors for the event include Sioux Falls Tower & Communications, Meridian Blue Construction, LLC, Vertical Limit Construction LLC, Tower One Inc and Tower Systems, Inc.
For more information on NATE WIN, visit www.natewin.org.
About National Association of Tower Erectors
National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 820 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, and Trinidad and Tobago. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.
July/August 2017 • Volume 23 • Issue 4