The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. The convention website, wqa.org/convention, offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the annual industry gathering and for the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both set for the Orange County Convention Center.
“We couldn’t resist using ‘Vision 20/20’ for our theme in the year 2020,” said WQA President Steve Ver Strat. “What better way to highlight our industry’s focus on meeting new challenges, growing our industry, and improving water quality for everyone?”
The WQA Convention & Exposition, expected to attract more than 3,000 dealers, manufacturers and consultants, has been the premier water quality industry event for more than 40 years. Expanded hours for this year’s trade show, open April 2 and 3, offer greater opportunities to see the latest products and services in drinking water treatment.
Education sessions are scheduled for all three days of the event, with many offering Continuing Professional Development credit toward certification. Two technical workshops – one on Commercial/Industrial RO Sizing and one an introduction to water contaminants and drinking water regulations – are offered on April 3 for additional fees. Professional certification exams are offered during the convention at a discounted price.
The third annual WQA Business Boot Camp will be held March 31, the day before the Convention. The intensive one-day workshop focuses on leadership, hiring, retention and onboarding employees.
The Convention’s Opening General Session will feature industry awards, the election of WQA officers and an Industry update from WQA Leadership. A New Attendee Breakfast, poolside Opening Reception, 5K Run for Research (benefitting the Water Quality Research Foundation), and committee and section meetings provide opportunities to get to know others in the industry or get involved in WQA.
Advance pricing is offered for those who register by Feb. 5, 2020, through the website, wqa.org/convention. WQA members receive a discount on registration and sponsorship opportunities, and new WQA members are eligible for free convention registration their first year of membership. Membership information is at wqa.org/membership.
WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. WQA’s education and professional certification programs have been providing industry-standardized training and credentialing since 1977. The WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water since 1959. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).