The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will run the Australian Restoration Industry Conference and Expo in 2018, taking over the annual tradeshow from training provider, Jena Dyco.
The conference has undergone several changes of ownership in Australia, having previously been run by National Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning Association (NUCCA) and Specialised Cleaning & Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA). Jena Dyco has facilitated the conference over the last nine years.
The announcement was officially made at the Jena Dyco Conference and Expo, which was held in Melbourne last week.
RIA said it “intends to honor the long history of the event and keep [the] conference uniquely programmed for [the] local restoration industry.”
Jenny Boymal, managing director of Jena Dyco, said she was looking forward to working with RIA.
“As a training provider we’re about training. We’re about helping [businesses] develop skills and [their] staff’s skills and putting the resources into delivering the best training possible,” Boymal said.
“We made the decision to step back and stop running [the conference], but we’re really excited for RIA and I’m really looking forward to working with them on it.”
Boymal said Jena Dyco will continue to run standalone events, similar to its one-day Mould Forum held during this year’s Jena Dyco Restoration Conference and Expo.
Speaking in Melbourne last week, US-based executive director of RIA Christopher Mundschen said the conference “is a great opportunity”.
Read more about this year’s Jena Dyco Conference & Expo in the upcoming July/August issue of INCLEAN magazine.