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What: RETA 2019 National Conference
When: October 8-11, 2019
Where: RIO All Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

What is the 2019 RETA National Conference?

The 2019 RETA National Conference is a 4 day conference filled with hands-on training, workshops, technical presentations, networking events, and an expansive exhibit hall. Our educational conference has an all-encompassing program helping you, at any level of experience and position, within the refrigeration industry.

Who should attend?

All professionals, students or even experts working in Industrial Refrigeration Industry. There is something for everyone. Gain valuable insight, training, and gain PDH (Professional Development Hours) credits to maintain your certification designation.

Why should I attend?

Competition is getting fiercer and the industry is looking for certified technicians. The RETA National Conference is the largest gathering of Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians which offers 3 ½ full days of educational and networking activities and events.

You can also take the CARO, CIRO, CRST or CRES Review Course during the National Conference. Sign up to take one of the review courses and finish with taking the certification exam at conference. The only way to stay ahead in this industry is to position yourself as a leader. RETA certification exams are accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), which requires that they are continually scrutinized by an organization whose sole mission is to establish, maintain and assure that the highest industry standards are set and met in a continuous and ongoing basis.

What will it cost?

Below is the estimated breakdown of the 2019 RETA National Conference:

  • Airfare (average round trip to/from McCarran International Airport LAS)
  • Transportation from Airport (by taxi) $25/one way
  • Hotel Rate $169/night plus tax/fees for (3 nights)
  • Most meals are included approximately $100 for supplemental meals
  • Conference Registration Fee is $810 for a RETA member

Letter of Justification:

Below please find a “Letter of Justification” template – simply click here to download or cut and paste text below and customize it for your supervisor. This letter includes all the benefits you will get from attending the 2019 RETA National Conference and how it will not only help you, but your organization.

Dear (Supervisor’s Name),

I would like to attend the 2019 RETA National Conference on October 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference will allow me to attend numerous educational sessions including all new hands-on sessions, workshops, technical presentations, manufacturer sessions, and 13 hours of exhibition hall time. The information, insight, and knowledge of new practices gained will help me in my daily duties and I will be able to share this knowledge with my fellow coworkers. In addition, I will have the opportunity to network and learn from others in the Refrigeration Industry about new developments with their products and how it can help enhance our company’s bottom line from a safety and efficiency perspective. 

I have included a breakdown of costs for this conference. I feel confident the expenses incurred from my attendance will be invaluable in my position and will help me impart new insight to keep our company ahead of the competitors.

  • Conference registration $810
  • Airfare $
  • Transportation to/from airport $50
  • Hotel stay $577
  • Meals $100

Total costs associated with attending this conference are: this will be determined after you add in airfare

This conference and the opportunities it offers are immeasurable. I am confident that my attendance will increase my knowledge and productivity on the job.


Insert your name here

Customer Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy:

All cancellations are subject to a $150 processing fee. If you are unable and would like a refund, written notification must be sent to and received by RETA HQ no later than 07/01/19; no exceptions. CARO, CIRO, CRES, CRST, and Train the Trainer fees are non-refundable. A substitute delegate may attend by prior arrangement and is subject to a minimal processing fee. However, fees must be adjusted if a member wants to transfer to a non-member.


Feel free to contact us at Michelle or Minette at RETA HQ. We are here to help you!


Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
Toll Free: 844.801.3711 · Phone: 541.497.2955 · Fax: 541.497.2966
1725 Ferry St SW, Albany, OR 97322