By Peter Censky

New leads! New customers! New opportunities! New markets! A new and expanded trade show concept! WQA Aquatech USA 2005 plans to deliver!

The scope of the industry’s newest and largest North American trade show is very simple. Whether it’s in a farm well, a suburban home, a business or a manufacturing plant, it’s all water and our industry is tasked with the treatment of that water. To that end, our convention is not simply a trade show, it’s a Water opportunity show.

WQA and Aquatech RAI offer anyone and everyone involved in water purification something exciting. Residential, commercial and industrial markets all under one roof, a one-stop shop for dealers and manufacturers alike to explore every corner of the industry, from process to wastewater, ultrapure to drinking water.

In real terms, this means everything that piques your interest in the world of water will be represented next month in Las Vegas. It means more uninterrupted hours on the trade show floor, hundreds of cutting-edge technologies and exhibitors and access to technical seminars on a range of topics that bring all the salient water issues to one place, as never before.

We’ve listened to the dealer community and are offering new ways to combine the benefits of a trade show with the essential needs of the WQA’s annual meeting. You’ll see fewer overlaps in schedules so you’ll have more time to attend any or all of our offerings. There’s more time to explore and more avenues for networking so that you can connect with like-minded dealers, touch base with old friends and meet new ones.

We’ve also listened to the exhibitor community and incorporated their needs into this new show. A revolutionary approach to seminars and training keeps educational programs out of direct competition with the trade show floor. Our training will be in two forms: (1) the usual seminars during hours that don’t interfere with convention time and (2) mini-courses that draw upon qualified exhibitors’ expertise, providing their own educational, 20-minute courses that attendees can explore for continuing education credit on the trade show floor itself.

WQA’s certification program allows individuals the opportunity to achieve professional growth and recognition. Industry businesses benefit from WQA’s certification program because it allows them to train staff to achieve better efficiency.

If you are contemplating becoming a Certified Water Specialist, then this is the ideal event for you! There’s more than ample time to study and prepare for certification testing. WQA Aquatech USA 2005 is also the perfect opportunity for WQA-certified individuals to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Multiple opportunities for certification testing are scheduled. (Please check individual sessions for CPD credit opportunities.)

Study kits for WQA professional certification and specialty exams, research and technical data, consumer information, marketing information and other professional resources are available through the WQA publications department.

Educational seminars include the latest in technical information on:

  • Reverse Osmosis
  • EDI
  • Microfiltration
  • Ion Exchange
  • Ultrafiltration
  • UV Disinfection
  • Ozone

Visit the WQA booth on the trade show floor for even more exciting educational opportunities, including our ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions for face-to-face interaction with the industry’s best and brightest on the latest water business and technical issues.

The Association of Water Technologies, the International Bottled Water Association, the International Ozone Association, the International Ultraviolet Association and the International Water Conference are all contributing to the educational efforts at this remarkable show.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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