The Manufactured Housing Industry Converges on Paris Hotel in Two Weeks for the Manufactured Housing Institute’s Congress and Expo with HUD Sec. Ben Carson as keynote speaker
In two weeks, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will take the stage at the National Manufactured and Modular Housing Congress and Expo in Las Vegas to speak and answer questions from manufactured housing professionals.
The Secretary will appear at the event’s general assembly 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Carson will answer submitted questions for about 15 minutes following his presentation.
HUD recently announced a “top-to-bottom” review of manufactured housing rules under Sec. Carson.
Therefore, the department is poised to make significant changes in the way the manufactured housing industry operates, likely implementing regulatory change that will have a positive impact on opportunity and potential growth for MH industry organization and individuals.
MHI’s 2018 Congress and Expo will take place at Paris Hotel and Casino and runs through April 26.
A Full Schedule in Las Vegas
Following Sec. Carson at Congress and Expo will be Chris Fisher, of Ducker Worldwide. Fisher is an industry leader in business marketing techniques and technologies. He recently has worked with MHI in gauging the values and needs of emerging home buyers.
Thursday morning, Rick Robinson, MHI’s VP of state and local affairs, will present on fair housing rules. He will cover how state rules affect owners and operators of manufactured home communities. In addition, the “Fair Housing 101” presentation will include information on the rules around emotional support animals, including recent changes in state laws.
Furthermore, those attending will include about 120 exhibitors from all areas of the manufactured housings industry. Exhibitors and sponsors include manufacturers, community owners, investors, lenders and other product and service providers.
The Congress and Expo schedule is loaded with seminars on the most recent and relevant industry information. Also, each day includes open networking opportunities. Finally, for attendees who want to extend their stay, Monday pre-show activities include golf and a trap and skeet shoot.