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METALCON Leadership Program Targets Under-40 Industry Professionals


Newton, MA METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its new Future Leaders of METALCON  (FLMC) program for rising stars, up-and-comers, management trainees, apprentices and others, roughly ages 40 and under, ready to take their career to the next level.

Future leaders can gain the knowledge, insights and tools needed to advance through dedicated content and activities available virtually through METALCONLive! and in-person, on-site at METALCON 2022 in Indianapolis this October. The Future Leaders program consists of: 

FLMC Kicks-Off (virtually) on METALCONLive!
Wednesday, June 22, 1:00 pm EST
Personal Branding: An Important Skill for Professional Success 

Dr. Melissa Furman of Career Potential, a consulting, training and coaching organization, offers this highly engaging 60-minute virtual presentation, explaining the importance of establishing a personal brand and providing strategies and practical recommendations for creating positive exposure. 

Wednesday, October 12, 10:00 am
METALCON Keynote Address:  Leading for Today and Tomorrow 

Dr. Furman continues to provide education, this time for all ages, including strategies for navigating ongoing challenges such as generational preferences, innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and workforce development in an interactive format.  

FLMC Exclusive Education
Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 pm
From Employee to Manager:
Transitioning to a Management Role 

This workshop, conveniently located in the METALCON Main Theater inside the exhibit hall, is exclusive to future leaders and designed to provide tools, strategies, and recommendations to help new (and existing) managers maximize their management and leadership success.

FLMC Exclusive Happy Hour & Networking
Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 pm 

Join your peers and contribute to the conversation at this FLMC Happy Hour in the theater immediately following Dr. Furman’s Transitioning to Management session—sponsored by CIDAN

“We are excited to announce this new program for our future leaders” says Judy Geller, METALCON Show Director. “The FLMC will enable us to help the next generation of metal construction industry professionals and their managers prepare to step into greater leadership roles, thereby leading the way for the future of the industry.”  

METALCON  takes place at the Indiana Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, with pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Registration is now open!


Metalcon_logoMETALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in 1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from more than 50 countries attend each year. Industry experts from 200+ leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies, while sharing their knowledge with attendees. METALCON’S success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., this year’s event takes place at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, from October 12-14, 2022. For more information, visit www.metalcon.com.

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