The Cooperator Expo Las Vegas A One-Day, One-of-a-Kind Opportunity

The Cooperator Expo Las Vegas

On Tuesday, March 26,  from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will play host to the first annual Cooperator Expo Las Vegas, a unique event tailor-made for anyone and everyone involved in the condo, HOA and community association industry, including members, managers, and decision-makers from across the state. Whether you’ve just taken a seat on your condo board or are a veteran association leader, The Cooperator Expo is a must-attend event where you can learn about the latest products and services from over 200 exhibitors, attend educational seminars, network with your peers, and get free advice from industry experts. And did we mention that it’s FREE to attend? 

For nearly three decades, The Cooperator family of publications has been informing, educating and supporting board members, community managers, and residents across the country, delivering invaluable news and information both online and in print, as well as hosting key trade events that routinely draw thousands of attendees. Now it’s Vegas’ turn, and we couldn’t be more excited.  

“We’ve been putting on these events for a long time,” says Yale Robbins, President of Yale Robbins Inc. (YRInc.), and publisher of The Nevada Cooperator, “and I’m very excited to offer this Expo as a really useful resource for Nevada’s association residents and managers. In all the markets we serve, I’m consistently impressed with the industry’s innovations and advancements from year to year – not to mention the commitment our managers and board members have to their communities. These are people who really care about their associations and making them the best they can be, and we’re honored to support that commitment here in Las Vegas.” 

A One-Stop Shop

Along with all the exhibitors representing everything from landscaping to legal services, The Cooperator Expo Las Vegas will also feature a full roster of educational seminars, product demos, free advice booths, and an in-house food court offering light meals and snacks. It’s also an opportunity to meet and interact with hundreds of managers and association administrators, compare notes, and network. 

According to Henry Robbins, YRInc.’s Vice President and Director of Sales, the company’s Expo events – including the upcoming one in Vegas – “are really in a class of their own. They’re one-stop, all-bases-covered, soup-to-nuts productions that I think allow attendees to really maximize their time at the shows.” 

Get Educated

Along with the exhibitors, one of the biggest draws to The Cooperator Expos is the full roster of free educational seminars at every event. Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills have always been crucial to maintaining thriving, successful communities, and smart boards and managers know that. The Expo offers attendees the opportunity to hone those skills, in one day and under one roof, with a full slate of unique educational programming. These always-popular hour-long panel presentations cover topics ranging from energy conservation to legal issues, board operations to effective property management, and the ins and outs of financial oversight. Seminar presenters include professionals from all corners of the industry, including attorneys, lending representatives, accountants, managers, consultants, and more.

The inaugural Cooperator Expo Las Vegas will feature the following free seminars – several of which offer continuing education credits: 

White Collar Crime in the HOA: Preventing Fraud and Embezzlement

Presented by: Mutual of Omaha Bank

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Room 1

All management company owners, community managers, and HOA board members need to be aware of the threat of fraud and embezzlement, and how to protect their company or community from the damage they cause. It happens more often than you would like to think — but fortunately, the more you understand about financial malfeasance, the easier it is to recognize the signs and take steps to keep your company or HOA’s financial assets secure. Come learn about risk factors, red flags, and next steps if you find yourself the victim of financial fraud. (CE.0350000-CAM)

Dealing With the Difficult: Avoiding and Resolving Conflicts

Presented by: The Nevada Cooperator

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 2

Even the most harmonious, well-managed community occasionally experiences conflicts. Come learn how to handle disputes with boards and board members, owners, renters and staff. Learn how to navigate through financial difficulties as well as effectively managing projects and dealing with vendors. Management and legal experts will give tips on how to competently avoid escalation and litigation. Mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution strategies will be covered, as well as drafting fair, enforceable community rules.

Squatters & the HOA: How Can Our Police Department Help & What Can We Proactively Do?

Presented by: Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin LLP

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 1

Nevada Assembly Bill (AB) 386 — a.k.a., the ‘Squatter Bill’ — went into effect in October of 2017 to address the issue of unauthorized use of vacant homes. Come learn more about what the law says, how the Las Vegas police department helped get it passed, and how your community can work with law enforcement to eliminate unauthorized occupancy in your condo or HOA community. (CE.0138400-CAM)

Time for a Change: Amending Your Governing Documents

Presented by: The Nevada Cooperator

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room 2

Just like people, communities grow and change over time — which means that the governing documents that worked beautifully 10 or 15 years ago may no longer be a good fit for your building or HOA. Come find out how to go about updating, amending and modernizing your foundational documents so they’re an accurate, legally-sound reflection of where your community is today.

Let’s Talk Money — Assessments, Liens, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and Superpriority

Presented by: HOA Collections LLC

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Room 1

The better informed your board is, the more effectively it can govern. Join us for a 1-hour general credit class going into the details of collections, the assessment lien process, super priority and bankruptcy issues faced by Nevada homeowner associations. (CE.0330000-CAM)

A (Free) Piece of Advice

Exhibitor booths and a full schedule of seminars may be the big draws to the Expo, but there’s so much more going on. The show will also offer free advice booths, staffed with seasoned professionals from an array of industries. If you have questions about your association’s finances, policies, or day-to-day management, you can stop by one of the booths for answers from leading legal, management, maintenance and financial pros. You can get a penny for your thoughts, and it won’t cost you a dime! 

And you’ll have a full day to talk to exhibitors about the products and services that are essential to every community’s success, from paving to painting, and parking to pest control. If your board or association has been suffering from bedbug infestations, a leaky roof or watching utility bills skyrocket, the exhibit hall aisles will be your path to answers and potential savings. 

For more information, floor plans, exhibitor list, and to register in advance for the show, visit You can also register the day-of at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino – either way, admission is FREE! See you at the show!

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