As Interim Executive Director of the Water Quality Association, it is my great pleasure to continue the long-standing tradition of addressing Water Conditioning & Purification International magazine’s readers in this edition of Viewpoint. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about WQA’s big annual event, which is coming up next month. The show, formerly known as WQA Aquatech USA, is now the WQA Convention & Exposition, which will take place March 14-17. If you haven’t yet registered to attend, I’d like to give you a few reasons why you don’t want to miss this show.
WQA is taking an already successful event and making it even better at connecting water treatment industry professionals to the technologies, know-how, training, networking and business opportunities they value. We feel strongly that our Convention & Exposition is the most cost-effective way for professionals in our industry to develop relationships, learn about equipment and devices and pick up new business tips. This year, we’re taking our act to the Music City: Nashville, TN. No longer a sleepy country music town, come to the city that’s easy on the wallet, easy to reach and famous for making music that makes the whole world sing.
For those interested in pursuing professional certification from WQA, there will be a wide array of opportunities throughout the four-day event. From educational sessions regarding important topics to certification exams, attendees will come away from the convention with valuable knowledge and expertise. You also won’t want to miss our keynote speaker, best-selling author and motivational lecturer Chester Elton. The author of several successful books on leadership and a highly sought-after leadership consultant, Elton will help attendees learn how to engage, enable and energize their workforces.
Our commercial water-treatment tour will also be very unique this year. We’ll be offering a tour of Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators, to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the ice is made and maintained for NHL hockey. Furthermore, we’ll be unveiling an exciting new service that I’m confident our member companies will find extremely beneficial! I personally invite you to join us in Nashville this March, whether as a sponsor, an attendee or an exhibitor. To get started, please visit www.wqa.org/convention. I look forward to seeing you there!