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WWETT Brings Wastewater and Environmental Service Professionals Together in February, Unveils Conference Program

 

December 1, 2022

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Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport (WWETT), the world's largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals, today unveils its conference program. The event takes place February 20-23, 2023 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Marc Acampora, VP & Market Leader of the WWETT Show, said, “We are delighted to bring wastewater and environmental service professionals together with the leading minds in the industry to help drive their businesses forward. There will be a tremendous amount of learning, exploring, networking, and fun to be had this winter in Indianapolis.”

 The WWETT accredited conference program delivers unparalleled education including nearly 100 sessions across 21 tracks targeted to municipalities, plumbers, portable sanitation professionals, septic contractors, sewer contractors and wastewater professionals. 

Chad Williams, resilience speaker, bestselling author and Navy SEAL, will deliver the keynote address. Williams draws from his experience in military to provide a Navy SEAL's perspective on issues related to effective leadership, resilience, teamwork, overcoming adversity and motivation. 

Conference program highlights:

  • Seven national associations leading education
  • Two Technical Tours
  • Women in the Industry Networking event
  • New to the industry networking event
  • New Diversity Track
  • Four-hour Confined Space Entry Training
  • Two workshops on Management/Leadership
  • Eight-hour certification classes led by National Association of Wastewater Technicians and Portable Sanitation Association International 

Many sessions count toward fulfilling required continuing educational units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs). Learn more here.

 In addition, the Expo Hall will showcase new and innovative products from 500+ exhibitors such as Federal Signal, Environmental Solutions Group, Satellite Industries, Vac-Con, Inc and CUES, Inc. 

Additional event highlights:·      

  • The NAWT Shootout brings awareness to the updated Federal Regulations regarding Pre-Trip inspections. It also gives individuals who will be testing soon for their CDLs an opportunity to practice their Pre-Trip Inspections and those that already have their CDLs an opportunity to learn what the new regulations cover and how to respond to road-side inspections. The top four individuals with the most correctly identified problems will be named winners.       
  • The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) will be conducting the National Backhoe ROE-D-HOE® Championship Competition. The three-day open event allows attendees who are skilled backhoe operators compete by using the backhoe bucket to skillfully and smoothly move small objects such as a golf ball or bowling pin in an extreme race against time. The competition is timed and will culminate with the contestants with the top three times winning belt buckles in addition to up to $1,000 in cash prizes.       
  • WWETT Talks Live is a new interview series that will feature bite-sized insights from the wastewater industry’s most innovative leaders. It will cover the state of the industry, which trends to adopt and which ones to avoid, leadership and roles in company structures, becoming a multi-dimensional operation, trials and tribulations of expanding and the importance of your work and community impact.       
  • Operators Without Borders provides certified, volunteer water and wastewater operators who can support utilities in developing countries following emergency and disaster situations to ensure that safe drinking water and wastewater management services are resumed. On February 21 at 4:00 p.m., a special Happy Hour General Session will be hosted at booth #2149 in the Expo Hall to discuss the current situation of water and wastewater utilities in Ukraine and how we can help.       
  • WWETT will show the documentary Sh*t Saves the World, which provides an intriguing and humorous glimpse into our species' impact on the Earth by exploring how one of the most simple and obvious solutions to aid the environment may lie in what we often look down upon as waste.       
  • IndyHumane has been committed to helping central Indiana’s pets in need since 1905. The organization’s locations collectively support an average of 10,000 animals each year, roughly 90 percent of which are adopted. In booth #5935 in the Expo Hall there will be dogs and kittens to meet, play with and adopt.
  • The Welcome Party takes place February 21 at 5:00 p.m. at The Grand Hall @ Downtown Union Station. The WWETT Show has launched the Making Waves Podcast, which interviews the most interesting voices in and around the wastewater industry. Click here to listen. To become a WWETT sponsor, contact Juliana Sherwood at [email protected] To register for a media pass, email [email protected]                     

The WWETT Show has launched the Making Waves Podcast, which interviews the most interesting voices in and around the wastewater industry. Click here to listen

To become a WWETT sponsor, contact Juliana Sherwood at [email protected]. To register for a media pass, email [email protected].         

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Announcing The WWETT Show 2023 Keynote Speaker

 

September 6, 2022

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The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment, and Transport (WWETT) Show continues to grow and give visitors even more to enjoy! This year, we're amping up the Expo Hall opening experience with a Keynote presentation. Open to all attendees, this is a WWETT Show kick-off event like no other!

Chad Williams, former U.S. Navy SEAL and bestselling author of SEAL of God, will be sharing his unique experience and stories of resilience during the WWETT 2023 Keynote. Discover what real grit looks like as he walks you through his time spent serving his country. From the deep-rooted motivation, he found in his days of training, to his intense final victory over enemy forces, Williams will share engaging lessons of leadership, teamwork, integrity, mental toughness, and overcoming adversity.
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The WWETT  Show Wraps Up with Over 10,500 Registered Professionals in its Return Fueling  Industry Growth

 

April 14, 2022

► Post-Show Press Release

WWETT, the world's largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental
service professionals, concluded its annual event February 21-24, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. With 10,500 registered professionals, the annual event connected notable and emergent brands with thousands of buyers, while providing ample networking opportunities and a full range of education led by renowned industry experts.

The 2022 edition of WWETT took over 270,000 NSF of the Convention Center, hosting 450 industry-leading suppliers in the expo hall; thus, offering attendees access to a wide variety of products and activations from the world’s largest suppliers and manufacturers to specialized SMBs with specific services. Manufacturers and suppliers showcased the latest products, services, and technology for the water and wastewater industries, including notable companies such as Federal Signal, HammerHead Trenchless, Infiltrator Water Technologies, Satellite Industries, Ridge Tool, Draincables Direct, and more.

In addition to an expansive expo floor, registered participants had the opportunity to engage with world-class education made available at the event. The event’s educational programs served as inclusive and productive sessions that allowed for connections in specific groups. WWETT 2022 registered over 10,000 seats in education classes. Contributing their industry-wide reach across applications, 2022 trade association partners who supported this year's event include NASSCO, NAWT, NOWRA, SSCSC, SSPMA, and Wastewater Education 501c3. Many of the education sessions counted toward fulfilling required continuing education units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs).

“The opportunities for learning, engagement, and growth for both attendees and exhibitors were exemplary at this year’s WWETT event,” said Lauren Lamb, VP, Strategy, Marketing, and Conference, WWETT at Informa Markets. “The live format allowed for regional and non-local companies to communicate their products and expectations effectively, while expanding their connections in the proper areas that will largely benefit their company and consumers, as well as the industry as a whole. The focus of quality product and innovation was at a peak this year, with many exhibitors launching products and solutions to solve the industry’s current challenges.”

Mixers for Women in the Industry and New to the Industry both served as successful networking events. The mixers hosted a larger audience than in years past, with important connections established. Women in the Industry’s purpose is to connect women throughout the convenience services industry, encouraging professionals to meet, share ideas and develop important business relationships.

WWETT hosted a well-attended welcome party with over 1,400 industry members in attendance, which featured live music and entertainment as well as casino games. The welcome party served as another opportunity for industry connections and engagement.

This year’s raffle was an astounding success, with a total of 14 raffle winners, all of which were WWETT attendees. The fan favorite prizes included a Yeti cooler.

Next year's event is returning to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 20-23! Get notified when registration opens by signing up to receive show news and updates from WWETT.