Finally, the big day has arrived: it's The Cooperator's 23rd annual Co-op & Condo Expo. Yale Robbins, Inc. and The Cooperator welcome you again to the Hilton New York for the biggest, most all-inclusive trade show of the year. Since it's founding nearly a quarter-century ago, The Expo has grown by leaps and bounds and distinguished itself as the premier event of its type in the region. Board members, managing agents, and residents from thousands of buildings across the city make the Expo a must-see event on their annual calendar.
In addition to the thousands of attendees, hundreds of vendors and service providers are also converged at the Hilton – not merely to gain exposure, but to share their advice and years of expertise. This year, there will be nearly 300 exhibitors offering assistance and expert advice in the areas of building management, maintenance, insurance, security, energy and countless other services that help address the diverse, evolving needs of the co-op and condo community.
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Education and information exchange is a cornerstone of the Expo, and 2010 is no exception. This year, show-goers will also be able to choose from among an exciting roster of seminars exploring an array of timely topics.
From 10-11 a.m., Mark and Roberta Simon of Brooklyn Carpet Exchange join with TV personality and designer Cathy Hobbs to present “Renewing Lobbies & Corridors to Maximize Sales.” A well-appointed lobby or corridor creates "curb appeal" for any co-op or condo, particularly in a competitive buyer's market. These lobby renewal and design experts will tell you how you can spruce up your tired common areas to boost appeal and value.
From 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Christopher Levendos, Andrew Perdek, and Elizabeth Southard of Verizon will explore “The Future is Now: Technology Solutions and Emerging Apps for Co-ops & Condos.” This seminar will focus on enabling technologies to help co-ops and condos run more efficiently. Attendees will learn how to manage their digital lifestyles more easily with applications seamlessly integrated through their favorite virtual or mobile device, and hear about deployment of FiOS services in their buildings.