HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Everyone at the METALCON family wishes you and your family a happy and healthy 2015!  And a very happy 25th Anniversary to METALCON!  METALCONNECTION will be celebrating the show’s rich history and success throughout the years.  You can look forward to great show stories, interviews and important information about METALCON 2015

The show will celebrate its silver anniversary returning to the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, on October 14-16, 2015.  Mark your calendars and pre-register for the show. Housing is now OPEN and make your reservations today for the hotel of your choice. 


A Blast From the Past

It was October 1991 and the first industry event dedicated exclusively to the use of metal in construction was launched.  Over 3600 professionals across metal industry segments gathered in our Nation’s Capitol for three full days of educational seminars and exhibits.  Twenty-five years ago, our mission was the only show of its kind to bring architects, engineers, contractors, building owners & developers together with manufacturers of metal building systems, components, machinery and suppliers in a focused educational forum. Twenty-five years later, it is still doing just that.  Join us October 14-16 in Tampa to continue the METALCON tradition.



Last Call for Presentations & Speakers

METALCON 2014 delivered over two dozen specialty courses and programs engaging attendees in multiple ways to grow their business.  We are in the process of finalizing  the program content for this year’s METALCON and promise to deliver even more tactics for your company’s success. If you are interested in speaking, please submit your seminar descriptions and biographical details no later than March 15, 2015 to



Engage Online is up and running.  It is fully responsive and can be viewed on all mobile devices seamlessly.  Tag it as one of your favorites so you can check regularly for important show updates or join the engaging METALCON Blog.  From attendees to exhibitor details, to courses and programs, press resources and travel information, the website promises to deliver the most up-to-date information for your show needs.  


METALCON Makes Its Timely Return to the Southeast

Metal construction is “everywhere,” but with the show’s return to the southeast, the building of the PortMiami Tunnel is a fascinating and timely one. PPG recently shared a case study based on their involvement in the project with the use of their coatings products, Duranar XL and Duracron.  The Southeast has been steadily growing in the metal building and coatings industry, especially with the expected increase in port use with Miami and Savannah leading the way.   You’ll be able to visit PPG and other exhibitors based in the Southeast at METALCON in Tampa in October.  READ MORE.  

PHOTO CREDIT:  Visit Tampa Bay

Unlock Tampa Bay – Treasure Awaits

From the waterfront location to the Southern hospitality of its residents, the area takes pride in its vibrancy and welcoming spirit. The only city to be invaded by a band of pirates during the annual Gasparilla celebration, special events and festivals are part of the area’s cultural fabric. From balloon rides, strawberry farms and lush nature to walkable neighborhoods, the region’s character is hard to match. It easily blends its rich, cultural heritage with big-city style. With much to experience, one quickly discovers an exciting, authentic metropolis. READ MORE.

METALCON Registration – opening in JUNE 2015 (1 month earlier than previous years)
METALCON Housing – opened February 1!  Make your hotel reservation today.
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