EARN UP TO 8 CREDIT HOURS AT THE SUMMIT

2017 South Carolina Pest Pro Summit

February 12-14,2017 • Columbia, SC

The 2017 South Carolina Pest Pro Summit is thankful for our Presenting Sponsor, Forshaw, Inc.  The event boasts many great education sessions and networking activities planned to include everyone – from owners and managers, to technicians and the key office administrators.  An extensive Exhibit Hall will feature and highlight the best our industry has to offer in products, services and technology. Plus, you can visit with sponsors and exhibitors during the networking  breakfasts, lunches and happy hour to gain additional knowledge, or strike the ultimate deal.

The Pest Pro Summit will start Sunday evening with a Welcome Reception at The Hilton Columbia Center, followed by a Kick-Off Party at Tin Roof. You don't want to miss this time of networking and fellowship with your South Carolina and surrounding industry professionals.

The Educational Programming for the Owner/Manager group, led by our incredible partners with Clemson, starts Monday morning and continues through Tuesday and is packed with timely and innovative sessions addressing key issues and technical research important to pest management.

Additionally, our annual Charity Auction benefiting the Adkins-Ford Scholarship will take place in the exhibit hall and will boast tons of fantastic Items, perfect for your Valentine!  Donate items for the Charity Auction today!  Click for donation form and details.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED.
To register, please email Lisa@FusionFlorida.com.
 

This year, we return to our roots as we come "back" to Columbia. We are thrilled to be planning for the growth of our future in our new venue, The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

The discounted room block at our host hotel, The Hilton Columbia Center, has expired.  Inventory is now based on availability.  For reservations call (803) 744-7800.

For reservations at our overflow accommodation, the Staybridge Suites, please call 803-451-5900.  Ask for the SC Pest Pro Summit Discounted Group Rate of $134 per night, plus tax for a King Studio Suite or One Bedroom, 2 Queen Bed Suite.  Group rate expires February 1st.

Back by popular demand is the Tech Fast Pass! Technicians will have the opportunity to join us on Tuesday for a full day of education, networking and lunch, and walk away with 6 hours of credits.

Earn up to 8 credit hours at the Owner/Manager tracks and up to 6 credit hours at the Tech tracks.

SOUTH CAROLINA CREDITS

Monday, February 13

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 14

 

 

 

TOTAL South Carolina Credits

Owner/Manager

2 – Category 7A

1 - Core

3  Credits Hours

1 – Category 3

3 – Category 7A

1 – Category 8

5  Credits Hours

8 Credit Hours

Tech

 

 

0  Credits Hours

6  - Category 7A

 

 

6  Credits Hours

6 Credit Hours

Over 20 Hours of Quality Education
40+ Exhibitors Featuring the Latest in Products, Services & Technology
18 Hours of Networking
with Key Customers
and Prospects
200+ Owners/Managers Seeking Quality Education
 
For Sponsorship or Exhibitor Information, please contact Lisa@FusionFlorida.com

NORTH CAROLINA CREDITS

Monday, February 13

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 14

 

 

TOTAL North Carolina Credits

Owner/Manager

1 – P

1 - W

1 - G

3  Credits Hours

2 – P

2 – G

4  Credits Hours

7 Credit Hours

Tech

 

 

 

0  Credits Hours

4 - P

2 - W

6  Credits Hours

6 Credit Hours

GEORGIA CREDITS

Monday, February 13 & Tuesday, February 14

 

 

 

TOTAL  Georgia Credit Hours

HPC  - 2 Credits

WDO - 3 Credits

 

5 Credit Hours

  • Pest Pro Highlights

    • Over 20 Hours of Quality Education
    • 40+ Exhibitors Featuring the Latest in Products, Services & Technology
    • 18 Hours of Networking with Key Customers & Prospects
    • 200+ Owners/Managers Seeking Quality Education
    • Hands-On Tech Training Center
    • SCPCA Charity Auction
    • Full Owner/Manager Package Includes:  Sunday Night Welcome Reception & Kick Off Party;  Monday Night Charity Pub Crawl; Breakfast on Monday & Tuesday; Lunch on Monday & Tuesday; and Exhibit Hall Reception on Monday
  • Conference Agenda

    Click here for complete details of the Conference Agenda


    Sunday:

    2:00 - 5:00 pm  |  Board of Directors Meeting

    3:00 - 5:30 pm  |  Exhibitor Set Up, Option 1

    5:30 - 7:00 pm  |  Welcome Reception at Hilton Columbia Center

    7:00 - 9:30 pm |  Kick Off Party at Tin Roof

    Monday:

    7:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Conference Registration

    7:00 - 8:00 am  |  Welcome Networking Breakfast

    8:00 - 9:00 am  |  SCPCA Business Meeting, Inauguration, Awards & NPMA Update

    8:00 - 10:30 am  |  Exhibitor Set Up, Option 2

    9:00 - 10:10 am  |  Clemson University Research & Extension Update & Perspective of Urban Entomology in SC ~ Dr. Eric Benson & Pat Zungoli

    10:10 - 11:10 am |  Current Litigation Trends Involving Pest Control Companies, Session 1 ~ Attorney, Mark Ruff

    11:15 am - 1:15 pm |  Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Lunch

    1:25 - 2:25 pm  |  Current Litigation Trends Involving Pest Control Companies, continued ~ Attorney, Mark Ruff

    2:35 - 3:35 pm  |  DPR Update and Perspective of Pesticide Regulation in SC ~ Mike Weyman, Ryan Okey & Lee Galloway

    3:45 - 4:45 pm  |  Termite Update ~ Marcie Downing, Dow AgroSciences

    4:45 pm - 6:00 pm  |  Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

    6:15 - 9:00 pm  |  Charity Pub Crawl in The Vista

    Tuesday:

    7:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Conference Registration

    7:00 - 8:30 am  |  Networking Breakfast

    8:30 -8:45 am  |  Welcome Address by SCPCA Leadership

     

    TECH FAST PASS - BREAKOUTS

    8:45 - 9:45 am  |  Parasites and Vectors ~ Dr. Kristen G. van den Meiracker, BCE

    9:55 - 10:55 am  |  Termite Jeopardy ~ Marcie Downing, Dow AgroSciences

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm  |  Exhibit Hall Luncheon

    1:00 - 2:00 pm  |  Mega-Colony Ant Management ~ John Paige, Bayer CropScience

    2:10 - 3:10 pm  |  Medical Concerns and Management of Spiders ~ Eric Benson

    3:20 - 4-20 pm  |  Wood Destroying Organisms ~ Dr. Janet Kintz-Early

    4:30 - 5:30 pm    |  Understanding Cockroaches ~ Pat Zungoli

     

    OWNER/MANAGER - BREAKOUTS

    8:45 - 9:45 am  |  Zika Update ~ Chris Evans

    9:55 - 10:55 am  |  Formulation Technology ~ John Paige, Bayer CropScience

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm  |  Exhibit Hall Luncheon

    1:00 - 2:00 pm  |  The Science of Bio-Remediation of Drains ~ Dr. Janet Kintz-Early

    2:10 - 3:10 pm  |  Insect Management in Turf and Ornamentals ~ JC Chong

    3:20 - 4-20 pm  |  Tick-Tock: It’s Tick Prevention Time ~ Dr. Kristen G. van den Meiracker, BCE

    4:30 - 5:30 pm    |  Bed Bugs; Nuisance or Threat? ~ Larry Motes, Gregory Pest Solutions

     

    1:00 - 2:00 pm  |  Exhibitor Breakdown

  • Conference Exhibitors

    A.R.M. Solutions

    Allergy Technologies

    AP&G Catchmaster

    BASF

    Bayer CropScience

    Bell Laboratories

    BRAND FX

    Briostack Software

    BWI Companies

    Carolina PCO Supply

    Clean Brands

    Clemson Department of Entomology

    Clemson Department of Pesticide Regulation

    Diversified Sales & Marketing

    Dow AgroSciences

    Electronic Payments

    Ensystex

    FMC Corporation

    Forshaw, Inc.

    GBS Enterprises

    Gerald Jones Ford

    Greenflow Distribution

    Gutterlock

    J.F. Oakes

    J.T. Eaton & Company

    Key 7 Software

    LIPCA, Inc.

    Liphatech

    Love Automotive Group

    Mattress Safe

    Nisus Corporation

    Oldham Chemical Co

    Paragon

    PBC/Weisburger Insurance

    Pest West

    Santa Fe Products

    Syngenta Professional Products

    Target Specialty Products

    Taylor Agency

    Termatrac

    TurfSigns

    Univar USA

    Your Crawl Space, Inc.

    Zoecon, Central Life Sciences

2017 Pest Pro Summit Host Hotel and Booking Information

HOST HOTEL — SOLD OUT!

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Downtown Columbia, SC

The discounted room block at the Hilton Columbia Center has expired.  Inventory is based on availability.  For reservations call (803) 744-7800.

Overflow Accommodations

Staybridge Suites
1913 Huger St, Columbia, SC 29201

Click to view hotel brochure [PDF].

For reservations, please call 803-451-5900 and ask for the SC Pest Pro Summit Discounted Group Rate of $134 per night, plus tax for a King Studio Suite or One Bedroom, 2 Queen Bed Suite.  Group rate expires February 1st.

Rate Includes: Full Kitchen, Complimentary Breakfast and Parking Daily