Trade Show Seminars
 
 

2015 Trade Show Educational Seminars and Workshops

Various presenters will be presenting daily workshops on topics that effect the industry on a daily basis.  These workshops are available to all attendees at the IISF Super Trade Show & Extravaganza.  The workshops will include audio/video presentations, handouts as well as round table discussions of some of the challenges affecting every aspect of the carnival business.

All seminars are located in the Carousel Pavilion.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Open Discussions Regarding DOT Compliance, Fuel & Milage Information
    11:00am - 1:00 pm

    Speaker: Fred Simcic / Tracey McQuilken

    Sponsored by Over the Road Permitting Service

  • Ride Talk
    1:00pm - 2:00 pm

    Speaker: Dan Dudley

    Dan is being recognized by the OABA as an industry pioneer and leader in amusement ride safety.

  • Educational Seminar on Employment Screening & Compliance
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Speaker: Bill Peeler / Peeler Group International

  • Eyerly Manufacturing / O.R.I. Industries
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Speaker: Guy Sherbourne

    Round table / open forum discussion

  • Workplace Violence - Deter, Detect, & Survive
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Speaker: Michael Tabman (retired FBI agent / author)

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    TBA

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Transportation Compliance
    11:00 am - 12 noon

    How to stay on the road and the right side of DOT / GMCSA

    Speaker: Michael Tabman (retired FBI agent / author)

  • Accident Investigation
    2:00pm - 3:00 pm

    Allied Specialty Insurance

    Speakers provided by Allied Specialty Insurance

    This seminar will be held in the upstairs board room

  • Hiring Foreign Labor - Past, Present & Future
    12 noon - 3:00 pm

    Step by Step Explanation of the H-2B Program, covering the topics of before filing, recruitment, filing, and what to do after your workers arrive.

    click here for more info

    Presented by JKJ Workforce Agency and the Small Business Workforce Alliance

  • OABA H-2B Lobbyist Report
    3:30pm - 4:30pm

    The OABA will hold an educational workshop titled "OABA H-2B Lobbyist Report". Gregg Hartley, Wayne Pierce and Michael Wood will provide the audience with updates on current issues facing our industry on the H-2B foreign guest worker program and the OABA's efforts in DC, with our lobbyists to protect the interests of the mobile amusement industry in this very important seasonal labor system.

    Speakers: Gregg Hartley, Wayne Pierce and Michael Wood

  • Firestone Financial 50th Anniversary / OABA PAC Reception
    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Following the educational OABA session, the OABA and Firestone Financial will hold a reception which will incorporate Firestone's 50th Anniversary and raise funds for the OABA's PAC.

Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Hiring Foreign Labor - Past, Present & Future
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Step by Step Explanation of the H-2B Program, covering the topics of before filing, recruitment, filing, and what to do after your workers arrive.

    click here for more info

    Presented by JKJ Workforce Agency and the Small Business Workforce Alliance

  • Become Certified in the ServSafe Program during the Gibtown Trade Show
    11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    $130.00 Per Person (must pre-register)
    Class Includes Class Materials, Study Guides and Test
    Limited to 30 Participants
     
    YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! Please contact:
    Kenny Smith at 740-459-9045
    kenny@rockengraphics.com

Saturday, February 7, 2015

  • Industrial Truck / Forklift Training
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    DVD Preview and Manual Review

    On-Site Outdoor Training
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    $40.00 Per Person

    Class Includes Handbook, Certificate & Permit Card
    Sign-Up Sheet Posted in Trade Show Office
    Limited to 25 Participants
     
    Sponsored by Global Alliance Services Inc.
     

Additional Seminars: 
To be announced....


Additional Information on JKJ Workforce and the Small Business Workforce Alliance Workshops

JKJ Workforce Agency and the Small Business Workforce will be conducting two Educational and Empowerment Seminars here in Gibtown during our Super Trade Show & Extravaganza

FIRST HOUR: What's Happening with Foreign Labor in 2015

SECOND HOUR: Are YOU in Compliance with H-2B Regulations? Discussion of audits and recordkeeping.

THIRD HOUR: Questions, Answers, Workshops.

Moderated by James Judkins, President of JKJ Workforce Agency, Inc. And the Small Business Workforce Alliance.

Presentations by:
John Meredith, President of Meredith Advocacy Group
Joe A. Nichols, Attorney, The Law Office of Joe A. Nichols, PA
James K. Judkins, President of JKJ Workforce Agency, Inc.

Workshops with:
Cathy Mize, Agency Rep. - Cell: 580-317-4158
Theresa Harrison, Agency Rep. - Cell: 956-564-0207
James K. Judkins, President - Cell: 510-815-6936
John Meredith, MAG - Cell: 202-629-9050

Make sure you bring your questions, a few copies of your employee files, and any paperwork that needs to be completed with you. We are there to work with you in person, to answer your questions and concerns, to enlighten and empower you!

John Meredith, who represents the Outdoor Amusement /industry in Washington DC, a lobbyist for the OABA and for the SBWA will also be available to discuss how each company can best build its individual political power while helping the industry achieve its public policy goals. John Meredith ~ Cell Phone: 202-629-9050.

Joe A. Nichols, a graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law and practicing Law since 1991 specializing in Immigration and Nationality Law, with extensive experience in H2B's and Audit procedures.

To make an appointment with any or all of us, please email your interest, time frame you would like to meet, and contact information.

If you are not a client, if you are interested in the H-2B foreign labor program, and want to work the Industry's Foreign Labor Facilitator with more than 30 years of hands on experience, contact JKJ Workforce Agency today!

If you are a supplier to the Mobile Entertainment Industry and want to learn more about how Foreign Labor is an integral part of our industry and how your company and association can support and enhance our efforts to protect the industry, please email and set up an appointment to meet with us.

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