The Water Quality Association and RAI announced that a nonbinding letter of intent has been signed by both parties to form a show, WQA Aquatech USA. Final details are expected to be completed by June 1, 2004.
The first joint show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 29–April 2, 2005. This new show—similar to Aquatech Amsterdam—will bring together a diverse group of water-related industries under one roof, a first in the US.
It is anticipated that high purity, industrial, wastewater, and other water-related specialties will become involved with the show over time. The goal is to bring a broad range of industries under one roof, at one place, at one event to benefit everyone; dealers, manufacturers, retailers and exhibitors.
In addition, other groups and associations will be invited to become a part of the show.
RAI and WQA anticipate that the show will build out fairly rapidly over the first three years, maturing into an exhibition perhaps five times as large as the current WQA show by 2007.