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Jeff Havens to Keynote Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo on January 31 in Mobile, Alabama

 The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, today announced Jeff Havens will keynote The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo. The largest annual event dedicated to Spray Polyurethane Foam will take place January 29 through February 1 in Mobile, Alabama.
Jeff Havens will present “Uncrapify Your Life!”, one of his signature keynotes, a hilarious and meaningful session aimed at teaching the audience how to improve in the areas of communication, customer service and accountability. Considered a masterstroke of reverse psychology, the presentation offers a hysterical study in exactly how not to talk to others. The poignant and powerful discussion demonstrates how small changes in our communication strategies often prove the most important and least expensive way to strengthen relationships, increase loyalty and create an unbreakable culture of teamwork and respect. Jeff Havens’ keynote address is scheduled for 8:45am on January 31, the third day of the event. 
“Securing Jeff Havens for Sprayfoam Show 2018 is a major coup for our industry attendees,” said John Achille, president of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, which hosts the event annually. “His ability to engage and educate through humor is not only powerful but thoroughly enjoyable. We anticipate a great response to this year’s keynote session.”
One of North America’s most in-demand presenters, Jeff Havens delivers his educational content with the entertainment value of a comedy show. His varied audiences include government, academia, small business and Fortune 50 companies. One of the youngest members of the professional speaking circuit, Jeff Havens insists that education is the only way that we improve at anything and that we will improve faster and better if we enjoy the learning process. This belief is the foundation of his presentation style.
Additional Sprayfoam Show General Session Featured Speakers include former Congressman Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), who will speak about challenges, opportunities and new initiatives important to the roofing industry, and Claudette Reichel, Professor and Extension Housing Specialist at LSU, who will speak on principles of building science and moisture management with a specific focus on the 2017 floods in Texas and Florida.
The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo will host an anticipated 1,200 of the industry’s who’s who at this year’s event. To be held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, the event will feature: a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall showcasing more than 95 booth displays; a four-day educational program including more than 30 break-out sessions; the 13th Annual Industry Excellence Awards; SPFA Annual Member Awards, honoring members who have demonstrated significant dedication to the betterment of the organization and industry at-large; the Annual Golf Tournament; an all-new Sprayfoam Education Stage; SPFA Professional Certification Program testing onsite; VIP events; member and contractor-only events; an entertainment filled Closing Reception and Networking Party. 
Accella Polyurethane Systems is the Platinum Sponsor of The Sprayfoam Show 2018. Gold Sponsors include Chemours, Demilec, Gaco Western, Honeywell, Icynene-Lapolla, NCFI Polyurethanes and Polyurethane Machinery Corporation. Premier Media Sponsors include Sprayfoam Professional (the official publication of the event), Building Enclosure, FOAM Expo, Insulate Network, Roofing Contractor,, and Walls & Ceilings. To inquire about event sponsorship, please contact Mickey Riesenberg at 
The event program, hotel pricing and availability, and additional event information is available at the SPFA website at or