Saturday, October 21 2017 – CAI New England Annual Condo Conference and Expo

CAI-2017CAI New England Annual Condo Conference & Expo
Saturday, October 21 2017   9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Marriott Hotel – Burlington, Massachusetts

$10.00 Members*
$20.00 Non-Members*

CAI New England Annual Condo Conference & Expo
Addressing the unique issues of condominium communities.
Members and unit owners, professional managers and industry professionals.

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Exhibits

10:30 am.– noon Top 5 Ways to Reduce Insurance Claims & Costs
Insurance is a necessity but the cost can consume a large portion of an association’s budget. Understand the options available to condominium associations, and find out how rules, procedures and the decisions boards make can present opportunities for real cost savings.

10:30 a.m.– noon Save Time & Money/Mediate, Don’t Litigate TM
Panel members will address common disputes in communities and discuss effective ways to resolve them. Understand what mediation is, discover when it’s appropriate and learn how it can preserve community relationships and the financial interests of the association as well as save time. Examples of litigation gone wrong and mediation gone right will be discussed.

10:30 a.m. – noon Preserving the Value of Your Community
Maintaining community buildings, common areas and amenities can be challenging and capital projects can be complicated and overwhelming for volunteer board members. Find out how your association can timely plan for capital projects through reserve studies, and effectively plan, implement and oversee the project from start to finish. Speakers will review the board’s role and responsibility to ensure project success.

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with the Exhibitors (box lunches)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tiny Bed Bugs Create Big Problems
Visitors, hoarders and travelers can unknowingly introduce bed bugs to a single unit which can infest other units and even entire buildings. A growing area of concern for condominiums, these tiny pests can create big problems if not proactively addressed and aggressively treated. Understand how these pests most commonly make their way into your community and what steps the board should take before, during and after the first bed bug is discovered.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Associations and the Law
The decisions boards make about the use of marijuana in the community, resident requests for emotional support animals and hiring outside contractors can land them at odds with the law, embroil the community in expensive litigation or find the association on the losing side of a judgement. Experienced condominium attorneys will navigate the legal pitfalls that can befall your community.

1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Spend a Little, Save a Lot
Maintenance doesn’t always have to be expensive. With the proper care and regular upkeep of common areas, buildings and landscape, communities can save thousands of dollars on costly repairs, premature aging and untimely replacement. Panel members will address best practices and money saving tips to keep your community looking good and on budget well into the future.

1 Burlington Mall Rd, Burlington, MA



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