WQA Aquatech USA preview

“It has significantly enhanced my company’s market exposure and the ability to make sales.” That’s a direct (and very telling) quote from long-time dealer Don McGhee (CWS-VI, Hydro Systems, Inc.), talking about just one of the practical benefits of WQA Aquatech USA. “The WQA Aquatech USA show allows me to interchange ideas, whether it’s in the meetings and sessions, or hallways and receptions,” McGhee says. “The new acquaintances I have made are very valuable.”

This April, join McGhee and thousands of others as we gather in America’s crossroads: Indianapolis, IN. Simply put, WQA Aquatech USA is the best business opportunity you’ll find to see and be seen. It is a showcase of what’s new and cuttingedge in the industry, and it gives you the opportunity to learn from each other. You will also be offered the very best information on where the industry is headed and find out how you can take advantage of changes to develop your business. We are offering hands-on and practical learning throughout. These sessions will allow you to work through various problems in a live setting, not merely from textbooks. There will be crucial advice on technical aspects of the trade, business management and more. Think about it. WQA Aquatech USA is the only show that represents every segment of the increasingly complex water treatment and supply market, including the household, commercial and industrial markets.

The convention is also our chance to talk together to solve problems, look for new opportunities and chart our future. Along with the leader members of WQA, I look forward to hearing your thoughts about what direction the association and industry should head. At task force meetings and elsewhere, we will implement solutions to advance the strategic planning we have been undergoing, which includes:

  • WQA’s retooled education progra
  • Building relationships with legislators
  • Increasing industry awareness
  • Ecolabeling
  • Sustainability
  • Government and regulatory affairs issues
  • Globalization
  • Product certification advances

So join us in Indianapolis, located in the hard-water belt, including a high concentration of WQA members and prospects. Did you know over a third of WQA members are located within a day’s drive, so the show attendance will benefit from first-time attendees? In fact, historically, Indianapolis is one of our highest-attended events. The city includes hotel brands across all price points, spectacular renovation (in downtown, hotels, airport) due to the Super Bowl and a variety of things to do. The hotels, convention center, restaurants and bars are located within a two-mile radius. Over 4,700 hotel rooms, restaurants and shopping are connected to the Convention Center by skywalk Indy. Getting there should be as easy as ever, too. Indianapolis is a day’s drive from half of the US population. Its International Airport is only 15 minutes away from downtown and nine major airlines serve Indy. In fact, airfare is among the lowest in the country (accordingto the US Department of Transportation).

It’s time to register and secure your housing (the headquarters hotel is the J.W. Marriott). For more information, including registration, key highlights, schedule of events and information on exhibiting, visit wqa-aquatech.com. Questions? Contact registrar@ wqa.org or phone (630) 505-0160. I look forward to seeing you there!

Dave Haataja
Executive Director

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