Water quality professionals from around the world to gather in New Orleans.

The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference will host the 91st annual event WEFTEC 2018, Sept. 29 through Oct. 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Exhibition hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

According to the Water Environmental Federation (WEF), WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals water quality education and training.

Recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, WEF says the expansive show floor provides access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field, serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking among registrants.

The ReGeneration
WEFTEC’s theme this year is “Join the ReGeneration.” The ReGeneration, with a capital G, is a modern movement referring to a diverse group of globally connected, innovative and like-minded individuals of all ages and nationalities who share a common interest in renewable resources, recycling and other means of sustaining the earth’s natural environment. WEFTEC 2017, held in Chicago, welcomed 1,011 companies to 305,600 square-feet of exhibition space. This year’s event will include 130 technical sessions, 29 workshops, seven local facility tours, numerous events and more than 900 exhibitors.

What To Expect
The opening general session will kick off the conference with an inspirational presentation from keynote speaker Kevin Brown, a motivational speaker and author of The Hero Effect. Other conference highlights include the popular Mix with Members reception, Stormwater Congress, the annual WEF Community Service Project, sessions featuring the video-based educational format (Interactive Knowledge Exchange - IKE), poster sessions, the design competition, the 31st annual Operations Challenge competition and more. Read more about this year’s Operations Challenge here.

For more information on WEFTEC 2018, including the full technical program, event schedule, exhibiting company list, registration procedures and more, visit weftec.org.

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