New Year, New Opportunities at WQA Aquatech 2008

It’s show time again—with WQA Aquatech USA 2008 fast approaching, now is the time to sort through schedules and sessions and plan your itinerary. Along with the standard networking, industry education, training and product information available at WQA Aquatech USA 2008, this year’s event also offers additional educational and networking opportunities.

The conference will run Tuesday, March 25, to Friday, March 28, and the exhibition will run Wednesday, March 26, to Friday, March 28, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Early Planning

It’s not too early to start preparing for your time at WQA Aquatech USA 2008. To get as much as possible from the event, invest time in researching all the available options.

“The convention is loaded with learning opportunities, and it is all at your fingertips in one location. Your time is precious; to get the best value, reviewing the schedule and planning each day is a must,” said Denise Nasternak of Stenner Pump Co.

Using WQA Aquatech USA 2008’s website, www.wqa-aquatech.com, attendees can create a personal itinerary and a must-see exhibitor list. New features added to the website for the 2008 show offer a printable floor plan and full list of exhibitors.

Education is Key

The conference and educational sessions provide opportunities for all levels of water professionals. Tradeshow floor education will also be offered via Meet the Expert sessions, exhibitor in-booth sessions and hands-on product training and teardown sessions.

The WQA’s primetime lineup on Wednesday includes an Industry Issues report, State of the Industry report, Opening General Session with an address by WQA President Dennis Rupert and the WQA Leadership Awards.

For the first time, WQA Aquatech USA 2008 will offer keynote addresses every morning of the event, including Technotrends: The Big Ideas that are Changing Everything, Making Ads Work and Teach them Not to Sell.

Network and Grow

A tradeshow the size of WQA Aquatech USA 2008 provides unprecedented opportunities for networking. This year, WQA has added even more networking opportunities.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Industry Celebration on Wednesday. “If you are new to WQA Aquatech USA 2008, this is a great place to start building industry contacts,” said WQA Executive Director Peter J. Censky.

Industrial Speed Dating, one new networking forum featured at this year’s show, will be held Thursday afternoon.

Take-Home Value

Through careful preparation and planning, you can maximize the many educational and networking opportunities at WQA Aquatech USA 2008. Don’t miss a final chance to exchange contact information on Friday morning with the Farewell Las Vegas/Hello Rosemont celebration. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and mark your calendar for next year’s show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Rebeccca Wilhelm is assistant editor for Water & Wastes Digest. Wilhelm can be reached at 847.954.7958 or by e-mail at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com.

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