Seminar/Education Schedule

Informational seminars, workshops and demonstrations enhance the show experience by providing attendees and exhibitors alike the opportunity to learn about the interesting new processes, services, products, information, and regulations in the industry.

Seminars are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. These will take place in Conference/Meeting Room 2 in the back left corner of the exhibit hall beyond concessions.

FM Expo 2023 Seminar Schedule (printable PDF)



Learn how to save time and money by utilizing ceramic coating on your floors and high touch surfaces, clean and coat your HVAC units to reduce energy cost and get cleaner and fresher air quality.

  • How to apply hygroscopic ceramic coating to multiple surfaces
  • Reduce labor, energy and cost.
  • Reduce slips and falls. Destroy germs and viruses.

Presented by: Marty Baldwin, Simix,  in conjunction with Chudy Supply



Geothermal Heating & Cooling: Savings & Benefits

An introduction to heat pumps as well as their application in WNY’s climate. Learn about the CLCPA and the energy state of NY.

  • Heat Pump 101
  • The energy state of NY
  • Commercial incentives overview

Presented by: Brian Posner, Geothermal Specialist, NOCO Energy



Bed Bug Prevention and Overall Pest Control Q&A

Learn best practices with regards to bed bugs in schools, hotels, group homes, apartment complexes, commercial property and others. Covering pest facts, identification, prevention tips for bed bugs as well as Q&A for other pest control for birds, bats, nuisance wildlife, rats, flying insects, etc.

Presented by: Thomas Miklinski, Ehrlich Pest Control



Hot Water Temperature Control – Thermostatic vs. Digital Mixing Valves

Covering the evolution of hot water temperature control from the mid 1900’s until today and why buildings today require digital mixing valves.

  • Why is digital mixing of hot water required in modern buildings.
  • What makes thermostatic mixing valves fail when used in conjunction with recirculation.
  • How to obtain both safe and healthy domestic hot water.

Presented by: Dan Patnode, Armstrong International