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Feb 2018
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Venue

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville , Tennessee 37214
Tel: (615) 889-1000
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NATE UNITE 2018 - National Association of Tower Erectors

Attendees

1,800

Exhibitors

140

Register

$349 - $629

Overview

Event Overview:

NATE UNITE is recognized as the premier event of the year for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry, providing education, marketing, networking, and the development of cohesion among NATE members.

Held in February each year, NATE UNITE includes educational sessions where attendees acquire crucial knowledge and information about current and relevant topics from industry experts. The exposition provides attendees with the opportunity to view and discuss the latest innovations in products and services from recognized and respected industry leaders. Opportunities also exist for participating in recognized safety training provided by companies who train to or beyond the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Standard.

Each year, NATE UNITE offers exhibitors and attendees an excellent opportunity to reach key decision-makers, while networking with others involved with the telecommunications industry.

During the conference, the NATE Board of Directors, Committees, and Voting Members convene to conduct association business, develop goals and plans for the coming year, and continue their valuable role in developing a culture of safety for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry through programs, initiatives and development of standards.

NATE UNITE has something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned NATE veteran or becoming involved with the Association for the first time.

Whether you are interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending the event, make your plans today to be part of this exciting and successful event.

Exhibitor Information:

New this Year!

Eligibility to exhibit at NATE UNITE is now open to ALL individuals or firms engaged in the diverse telecommunications, wireless, and broadcast industry.

NATE UNITE is the place to interact with key decision makers in the broadcast and telecommunications tower erection, service and maintenance industry. Displays ranging from service providers to manufacturers of industry-related products highlight the exposition.

Don’t miss out! The NATE membership consists of CEO’s and key decision makers from all facets of the tower industry. Your company will gain tremendous exposure by attending and participating in NATE UNITE 2018.

About NATE:

National Association of Tower Erectors is a non-profit trade association that provides members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. For over twenty years, NATE has been recognized as the industry leader in promoting safety, standards, education and uniform practices and procedures.

Agenda

Feb 19   

7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Registration | Information Booth | Charging Station Tennessee Lobby A

8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. OSHA Relations Committee (committee members only) Hermitage C

8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Safety & Education Committee (committee members only) Hermitage D

8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Member Services Committee (committee members only) Hermitage E

10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Trade Show Committee (committee members only) Hermitage A

10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. OSHA Harwood Grant - Rigger Awareness and Worker Safety Training Course Hermitage B

12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Tower Family Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (board members only) Magnolia Boardroom A

12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Women of NATE (WON) Meeting (registered won members only) Magnolia Boardroom B

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Wireless Industry Network (WIN) Meeting (win liaisons and ambassadors only) Tennessee D/E

1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Educational Session 1 - Step Bolt Testing Tennessee C

1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Educational Session 2 - Disaster/Emergency Response Tennessee A/B

2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Educational Session 3 - Navigating FAA’s Obstruction Evaluation Process Tennessee C

2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Educational Session 4 - Strategies for Implementing Effective Company Employee Substance Abuse Programs Tennessee A/B

4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. NATE Business Session (all nate members only) Tennessee D/E

5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Women of NATE (WON) Meet and Greet Findley’s Irish Pub

6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. NATE Welcome Reception Pub District

7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in (nate unite 2018 exhibitors only) Ryman Hall C1

Feb 20   

6:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in (nate unite 2018 exhibitors only) Ryman Hall C

1 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. UAS Committee Meeting Magnolia Boardroom A

6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Women of NATE (WON) 5K Fun Run/Walk Outside

7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Registration | Information Booth | Charging Station Tennessee Lobby A

 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Educational Session 5 - Universal Service Fund Mobility Fund II Update - Current Status and What it Means for Carriers and Tower Erectors Hermitage C/D

8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Educational Session 6 - Avoiding Costly Insurance Mistakes Magnolia Ballroom 9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Educational Session 7 - Spectrum and Infrastructure Demands for a 5G World Magnolia Ballroom

9:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Educational Session 8 - Planning Advisory Notice: Applying Industry Standards to Real-Life Work Scenarios Hermitage C/D +

10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Educational Session 9 - Subcontractor Approval and Management Magnolia Ballroom

11:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon featuring Lou Holtz Tennessee Ballroom

1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Educational Session 10 - Indicators for Monitoring/Managing Safety Magnolia Ballroom

1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Educational Session 11 - Halftime for the 115th Congress Hermitage C/D 3:00 p.m. Exposition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Ryman Hall C1

3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Exposition Open Ryman Hall C1

4:00 p.m. 4:20 p.m. Mock OSHA Inspection Ryman Hall C1

5:00 p.m. 5:20 p.m. How to Properly Don a Harness Ryman Hall C1

 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. NATE UNITE Networking Reception Tennessee Ballroom

Feb 21   

7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Registration | Information Booth | Charging Station Tennessee Lobby A

7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Fellowship Outreach Magnolia Boardroom B

8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Educational Session 12 - Sharing Secrets for Success Hermitage C/D

8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Educational Session 13 - Women in the Tower Industry Magnolia Ballroom

9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Educational Session 14 - Rigging Inspections Hermitage C/D

9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Educational Session 15 - Small Cell Deployment: Opportunities and Obstacles on the Road to a 5G Future Magnolia Ballroom

10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Educational Session 16 - DOT Compliance - Navigating the Rules of the Road for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators Hermitage C/D

10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Educational Session 17 - National Wireless Safety Alliance Magnolia Ballroom 12:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon featuring U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn Tennessee Ballroom

2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Exposition Open Ryman Hall C1

2:30 p.m. 2:50 p.m. How to Properly Install a Safety Grab Ryman Hall C1

2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Chairmen’s Council Meeting (council members only) Magnolia Boardroom A

3:30 p.m. 3:50 p.m. Knots Every Climber Should Know Ryman Hall C1

4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (board members only) Magnolia Boardroom A

4:30 p.m. 4:50 p.m. Care & Inspection of Job Site Rigging Ryman Hall C1

5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. NATE Reception in Exhibit Hall Ryman Hall C1

5:30 p.m. 5:50 p.m. How Do You Know if Your Beacon Light is Obstructed Ryman Hall C1

6:45 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing in Exhibit Hall Ryman Hall C1

7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Exhibit Dismantle and Move-out in Exhibit Hall (nate unite 2018 exhibitors only) Ryman Hall C1

Feb 22   

8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Dismantle and Move-out in Exhibit Hall (nate unite 2018 exhibitors only) Ryman Hall C1

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Educational Session 18 - Advanced Rigging Concepts Course 1st Session (registered class participants only) Hermitage A

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Educational Session 19 - Design, Installation, Testing and Maintenance of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Course - Day 1 (registered class participants only) Magnolia Ballroom B

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Educational Session 20 - Lighting Course 1st Session (registered class participants only) Hermitage B

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Educational Session 21 - UAS Part 107 Test Prep Course 1st Session (registered class participants only) Hermitage E

Keynote Speakers

Lou Holtz

SERVICE PROVIDERS

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