2013 Specialised Restoration Conference


Well, what a weekend we had!

Thermal imaging, junk removal, media blasting, products that suck, air filtration and feeling like a million bucks were just some of the topics that were thrown around at the Jena Dyco 2013 Specialised Restoration Conference at Rydges Melbourne on 10th & 11th May.

The event saw lots of info shared in the speaker sessions, and even more between friends and associates – old and new – over a drink and a meal afterwards.

The energetic Warwick Merry led 120 delegates through a day and a half of varied speaker sessions which saw a wide range of valuable knowledge from various sectors shared amongst delegates.

Some of the speaker highlights included Roger Christiansz from FLIR Systems Australia demonstrating the efficacy of using thermal imaging technology on water damage restoration jobs; Building biologist Nicole Bijlsma from the Australian College of Environmental Studies discussing the health hazards that can be present in properties and how the work of building biologists ties into the restoration sector; Shirley Guthrie from Professional Claims Management sharing the secrets to writing an effective insurance report; and Larry Carlson from Phoenix Restoration clearing the air on filtration.

We had wonderful support from our sponsors who were present at the mini-trade show. Delegates were able to to chat with sponsors and check out their latest products and services during the breaks.

But it wasn’t just about the knowledge. In addition to the speaker sessions and mini-trade show, delegates had the opportunity to mingle and catch-up with friends during the breaks and at social events. The 1800-Got-Junk? Mystery Dinner gave everyone the chance to let down their hair after a full-on day of speaker sessions, with the music pumping and the drinks flowing well into the night.

We’ve had some wonderful feedback from delegates about the event. If you missed it, don’t stress too much – we’ve produced a DVD of the event, including the speaker sessions and PowerPoint presentations, so you can re-live the conference from home. The DVD is also a great training tool to use with your staff. To order a copy of the DVD, click here.

Did you attend the conference? Click here to let us know what you thought.

We’re also excited to announce that we will be holding the Specialised Restoration Conference again next year on the 30th & 31st May. We look forward to seeing everybody in Melbourne next year for what we hope will be even bigger and better than this year!