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EVENT DATE
Sep 2017
M T W T F S S
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Oct 2017
M T W T F S S
02030405060708
EXPO DATE
Sep 2017
M T W T F S S
252627282930
Oct 2017
M T W T F S S
02030405060708

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McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago , IL 60616
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Type: Indoor - Convention Center

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WEFTEC 2017 - 90th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference

McCormick Place
B2B 270,000 (Past Event) 25,000 1,000 (Previous Year)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Event Overview:

WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest annual water quality event in the world.

WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled 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.

WEFTEC has shown continual growth for both the technical program and exhibition. WEFTEC 2015, which was held in Chicago, set a new exhibition record and was the largest showing for WEF in the Windy City.

What Makes WEFTEC a Leading Source in Water Quality?

A wide range of topics and focus areas allow registrants to design their own, unique learning experience while earning up to 16.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for continuing education units and eight general Contacts Hours per day visiting the Exhibition. An increasing number of abstract submittals from experts in the water quality field results in a world-class technical program of technical sessions and workshops that addresses a diverse and comprehensive list of contemporary water and wastewater issues and solutions including:

    Collection Systems - Management, operations and maintenance, infrastructure, overflow reduction, wet weather planning, watershed approaches, and regulations
    Energy Conservation and Management - Resource recovery, combined heat and power, biogas optimization
    Membrane Technologies - Application in wastewater and water reuse, innovations, enhanced performance, regulatory compliance
    Plant Operations and Treatment - Innovations, technologies, processes, and proven solutions in water and wastewater treatment; including nutrient removal and odor control
    Regulations - CMOM/SSO Rules, TMDL/Watershed Rules, Nutrient Trading, and NPDES Phase II
    Research - Leading edge process applications in water and wastewater treatment and recent developments
    Residuals & Biosolids - Incineration, disposal, reuse through land application, research, regulations, politics, and public perception
    Stormwater - Treatment, green infrastructure, wet weather management, modeling
    Utility Management - Asset Management and financial planning for infrastructure, technology, regulatory compliance, and security; including environmental management systems (EMS)
    Water Reuse/Recycling - Research, regulations, emerging technologies, proven processes
    Water Quality & Watershed Management - Stormwater, wet weather, and watershed issues

Exhibitor Information:

WEFTEC brings you face-to-face with engineers, scientists, managers, and government officials responsible for municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment systems, drinking water treatment, stormwater management, groundwater protection and remediation programs, and surface water quality and ecology management.

Why Exhibit

WEFTEC’s unparalleled educational and training opportunities attract thousands of water and wastewater professionals each year.   

Coinciding with the technical conference is WEFTEC’s expansive exhibition – the largest in the world – which draws buyers and representatives of leading water and wastewater companies from around the globe.

WEFTEC allows exhibitors to make the most of their marketing dollar while maximizing their organization's exposure by connecting with the industry's largest audience of purchasers and decision makers. In all, over 22,000 attendees and exhibitors come to WEFTEC to gain practical knowledge, share ideas, and conduct business.

Reasons to exhibit at WEFTEC:

WEFTEC brings in qualified buyers
90% of WEFTEC attendees are the buyers and final decision makers; 43% plan to buy one or more products displayed in the next 12 months
Attendees are interested in your products
In fact, attendees spend an average of 7 hours visiting the exhibits.
Your best exposure to the water and wastewater industry
33% of the attendees attend no other show and 19% were first-time attendees
Reach an international audience
All 50 states plus 62 different countries are represented; 89% travel over 400 miles to attend.
Bigger is better
With over 1,000 companies using 270,000 sq. ft. of space, WEFTEC is the single largest annual water and wastewater exhibition in the world.
WEFTEC delivers buyers to your booth

About WEF:

The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.

Don't wait to register for the WEFTEC 2017 - 90th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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EVENT DETAILS

Primary Industry:
Utilities
Other Industries:
Business, Engineering, Government, Local / Municipal, Manufacturing, Sciences, Utilities
Audience:
Collection Systems Managers
Consultants
District Managers
Environmental Engineers/Chemists/Scientists
Equipment Manufacturers and Representatives
Executive Managers
Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Professionals
Local, State, and Federal Regulators
Private Industry and Academia Researchers
Public Officials
Students
Suppliers
Water and Wastewater Utility Managers
Water and Wastewater Operators, and many more
Notes:
Past Registrants' Primary Job Functions:
-Educators
-Engineer and Design Staff
-Engineering, Laboratory and Operations Management
-Operations
-Purchasing, Marketing, Sales
-Scientific and Research Staff
-Students
-Upper or Senior Management
-Public Officials

Data from WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago
Total Attendance +25,000
Total Professional Registrants 14,711
Full Conference Registrants 3,819
Exhibits Only Registrants 9,415
International Registrants 3,196

WEFTEC REGISTRANTS KEY FOCUS AREAS
9,314 Wastewater
5,890 Industrial Water/Wastewater/Process Water
4,984 Drinking Water
3,986 Collection Systems
3,700 Water Reuse and/or Recycle
3,477 Residuals/Sludge/Biosolids/Solid Waste
3,097 Stormwater Management/Floodplain
Management/Wet Weather
2,717 Water/Wastewater Analysis & Health/Safety Water Systems
2,389 Utility Management & Environmental
2,276 Groundwater
2,063 Watershed/Surface Water Systems
1,625 Odor/Air Emissions
1,106 Legislation (Policy, Legislation, Regulation)
969 Public Education/Information
939 Toxic & Hazardous Materials
778 Land & Soil Systems
Show Owner:
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Sponsorship: Yes

Exhibitor Information +

Booth Details:

Booth Size
Booth Cost
WEF Exhibitor Member
$37.50 per sq. ft.
Non Member
$45.00 per sq. ft.
Corner
Additional $200
Amenities
Electricity:
Yes - Unknown Price
Water:
n/a
Generator:
n/a
Marketing Vehicles Allowed:
Yes
Services
n/a
Show Owner
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Show Manager
WEF
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