IEC Invites Media to SPARK 2023


                                                           IEC Invites Media to SPARK 2023: A Premier Event for the Electrical and Systems Contracting Industry 

Dallas, Texas, September 14, 2023 – The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is excited to extend a warm invitation to members of the media to join us at IEC SPARK 2023, the most anticipated event in the electrical and systems contracting industry. The event will take place from October 16-18, 2023, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, and promises to be an electrifying showcase of innovation, expertise, and excellence in the field. 

With 96 exhibitors participating, including more than 30 newcomers, and industry giants like Home Depot, Milwaukee Tool, Eaton, and Generac, SPARK 2023 is set to be the largest and most diverse gathering of industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts. The exhibition hall will be buzzing with cutting-edge products, technologies, and solutions that are shaping the future of electrical and systems contracting. 

Highlights of IEC SPARK 2023 include: 

Awards Ceremony: Recognizing and celebrating outstanding achievements within the industry. Winners will be honored on the show floor for their contributions to the field. 

Future Ready Forums: Engage with industry experts and thought leaders in an informal setting. These educational pods will foster dynamic exchanges of ideas, insights, and innovations. 

Industry Impact Presentations: The IEC Emerging Leaders cohort will share their research and presentations, offering valuable perspectives on the industry's future and current trends. 

Apprentice of the Year (AOY) Competition: Witness the top graduates from IEC apprenticeship programs across the nation as they showcase their skills, knowledge, and expertise in an exhilarating head-to-head competition. This event underscores IEC's commitment to fostering excellence in the electrical professions. 

Opening Keynote: Before the expo opens, all attendees will gather to hear from renowned speaker Jamie Clarke and IEC's Executive Director, Thayer Long, who will share projections and insights into the industry for 2024. 


There are exclusive opportunities to make the most of your event coverage. At the IEC Breakzone on Monday, October 16, you'll have a unique chance to meet the IEC staff and our National President, Cecil Leedy, and gain valuable insights into the organization in an informal and interactive setting. This provides a behind-the-scenes perspective that can enrich your reporting. 


Furthermore, the SPARK Lounge offers a stylish and comfortable space for media to relax and network while enjoying the event's atmosphere. It's an ideal spot for impromptu interviews, discussions, and connections with industry experts and thought leaders. 

For media inquiries, press credentials, or to schedule interviews with key industry leaders and IEC representatives, please contact: 

Mikayla Hrinowich 


To learn more about IEC SPARK 2023 and register for the event, please visit our website at Don’t forget to use the promo code “CPRESS23” for free registration.  



Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a nonprofit trade association federation with 53 educational campuses and affiliate local chapters across the country. IEC represents more than 3,600 member businesses that employ over 100,000 electrical and systems workers throughout the United States. The association educates nearly 16,000 electricians and systems professionals each year through world-class training programs. IEC contractor member companies are some of the premier firms in the industry and are responsible for over $10B in gross revenue annually.   



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