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Cochrane Supply Announces Return of Controls-Con, A Smart Building Controls Conference, With All-New Hybrid Format!

Building automation and controls professionals can now attend this Smart Building Controls Conference and World’s FIRST Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Conference from anywhere with the addition of new virtual platform. Coming May 5th-7th, 2021!

(Detroit, MI) - Cochrane Supply & Engineering is excited to announce the highly-anticipated return of Controls-Con—not just a Smart Building Controls Conference, but also the World’s First Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Conference! New for Controls-Con 2021 is not only enhanced offerings through a conversion to a hybrid* event (MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI combined with a robust virtual platform), but also through the added value of a Pre-Conference education day!

Controls-Con is a biennial, idea-packed conference that brings together hundreds of systems integrators, HVAC, mechanical and controls contractors, service technicians, facility managers, engineers and more. Through a variety of panels and sessions focused on both business and technology, the speakers and audience will explore the latest technologies and possibilities of Building Automation, Building Controls and Operational Technology. This highly-engaged forum brings invaluable networking opportunities, cutting-edge educational content and direct access to the industry’s top vendors through a virtual Expo Hall.

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“A core part of the attendee experience is exposing them to the newest products and services in the industry and giving professionals and owners the tools they need to make our buildings smarter,” said Scott Cochrane, President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering as well as President of Canada Controls. “Our speaker lineup is headlined by 30+ industry experts with various specialties, coming together to convey current trends, recommended strategies and future outlooks on where the industry is headed.”

Featured Controls-Con speakers will include: Ken Sinclair, Editor, Owner and Founder of; Jim Young, Founder and CEO of Realcomm Conference Group; Martin Villeneuve, Senior Vice President of Distributed Building Technology at Acuity Brands and President of Distech Controls; Terrill Laughton, Vice President and General Manager for Energy Optimization and Connected Offerings at Johnson Controls; Pat Tessier, Senior Director of Global Product Management for Building Management Systems at Honeywell; and Ken Schmidt, Manager Director at Tridium Global.

Controls-Con 2019 attracted 600+ attendees, and we invite you to watch a recap of it here: Learn more about Controls-Con 2021 and register today at—Early Bird pricing through March 1, 2021! Controls-Con is proudly sponsored by Vykon by Tridium (Platinum), Distech Controls (Gold), Honeywell (Gold), and Johnson Controls (Gold).

About Cochrane Supply & Engineering
Cochrane Supply & Engineering, headquartered in Madison Heights, MI, was founded in 1967 and has grown into a Leading Smart Building Controls Supplier. Recognized as one of the nation's Top 50 HVACR Distributors by Distribution Trends Magazine, the company has locations in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Cochrane Supply is pleased to offer a huge inventory of products for comfort, safety and security for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as provide world-class technical support, development and training for building automation systems and controls.

*While Controls-Con 2021 is a hybrid event, there will be limited attendees allowed on site at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI to adhere to permissible capacities guided by state restrictions. Allowed number of attendees on site is subject to change in accordance with active state guidelines at the time of the event. Pre-Conference events and Expo Hall will be virtual only.



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