NFSA expects big crowd

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

LAS VEGAS--The record number of attendees (well over 1,000) who will gather at the Red Rocks Hotel and Casino here for the National Fire Sprinkler Association annual convention and exhibition will have some new choices in terms of educational options.
"Something new this year will be the a session called 'Cutting Edge Strategies on Asset Protection, Tax Reduction and Estate Planning,' with G. Kent Mangelson, from the National Foundation for Tax Planning and Asset Protection," said David Vandeyar, director of communications for NFSA.
Mangelson, the founder of the NFTPAP, has some personal experience with asset loss, as his father lost his home twice during the course of his career.
"This will be a tremendous opportunity for contractors to understand how to protect their personal assets and the negative things that can happen to those assets as the result of a lawsuit on the business side," Vandeyar explained.
Other sessions will cover industry best practices, system design, AHJ interpretation disputes, an update on NFPA 13, unique sprinkler applications on the Las Vegas strip and more. In addition, this show will feature the first-ever Top Tech contest (see "Top Tech," in the April issue of Security Systems News) where teams of technicians from different regions around the country will compete in a game show format for the title of Top Tech.
There will be 107 booths of exhibitors and social events including a golf tournament. For more information, visit