The 2005 Remodeling Show is about one month away, and if you think you're too busy to attend the show, that's exactly why you need to attend. There is no better place to learn about new products, find ways to improve your company, and network with other remodelers — not to mention have some fun. It's an intense three days, but your business stands to benefit from the show for years and years.

The Remodeling Show fills the same need today that it filled back in 1991, when it started — the need for reliable, first-hand information about the products and best practices upon which the success of this growing industry is built. But it's the people that are the heart of the Remodeling Show. And this year, the show provides you with even more opportunities to make new contacts, tap the knowledge of experienced remodelers, and make new friends.

One opportunity is the general session. Instead of a keynote address, we're holding a Town Hall Meeting featuring a panel of veteran remodelers ready to answer your toughest questions. The conversation goes wherever the audience wants to take it, so be sure to come early to get a seat.

This year we're also bringing back the popular roundtable discussions, which will give you and your team a chance to trade stories with colleagues in a less-formal but still high-powered forum. And we're trying something new — we call it “five-minute speed consulting.” It's based on the speed-dating concept, and it gives show attendees a chance to go one-on-one with industry experts in a fast-paced but personal environment.

There is a lot more going on, too, and it's all previewed in this supplement. Spend a few minutes now and you'll be sure to get the most out of your three days in Baltimore.

See you next month at the Remodeling Show.