ORLANDO — The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) launches its 69th annual International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo at the Marriott World Center in Orlando today, featuring a pre-convention workshop entitled “Restoration HR Leadership Development & HR Law”.

Other activities include board meetings and private functions. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. An opening pool party reception, sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals, runs from 5-8 p.m.

Onsite official event registration begins Thursday morning at 6 a.m., with the Expo Hall grand opening slated for 12 noon. On Friday, the event continues with a second Expo Hall time slot of 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Keynote speakers include Chip Lackey with J.D. Power on Thursday, and Bryan Koon with the Florida division of emergency management on Friday.

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