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Event Overview:

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, 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 between its more than 25,000 attendees. 

Attendee Information:

Top 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend WEFTEC: 

Stay Competitive and Relevant in Your Profession. Attend the highest-quality, most comprehensive educational sessions available, featuring papers meticulously selected through a rigorous process that includes abstracts reviewed by an average of nine topic area experts.

Discover the Newest Innovation and Solutions. WEFTEC features the largest water quality exhibition in the world. With nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field. WEFTEC exhibitors bring their very best technical experts and the latest equipment.

Access Global Business Opportunities. WEFTEC is your gateway to global water, wastewater, and resource recovery - and is the only water show selected to be a part of the U.S. Commercial Service International Buyer Program.

Make Valuable Connections. WEFTEC hosts more than 25,000 attendees from around the world and all sectors of water quality. Take advantage of opportunities to network with leaders in the field, as well as fellow attendees spanning all areas of the water quality sector. Additionally, more-focused events and sessions will help you connect with others seeking ideas and solutions in your topic area.

Bring Value to Your Company. WEFTEC is priced lower than any other water quality conference of its kind and features anything and everything today’s water professional needs to hear, learn, see, and experience in one location, at one event.

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 (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 34,000 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.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/25/2019
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Utilities
Other Industries: Business, Engineering, Government, Local / Municipal, Manufacturing, Sciences, Utilities
Estimated Attendance: 22,000
Audience: Collection Systems Managers
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
Water and Wastewater Utility Managers
Water and Wastewater Operators, and many more
Notes: Past Registrants' Primary Job Functions:
-Engineer and Design Staff
-Engineering, Laboratory and Operations Management
-Purchasing, Marketing, Sales
-Scientific and Research Staff
-Upper or Senior Management
-Public Officials

WEFTEC 2013 Facts & Figures
- 22,589 attendees
- 971 companies covering
297,400 square feet
(27,629 square meters) of exhibit space
- Comprehensive technical program
featuring more than
1,000 presentations, which were
part of 140 technical sessions,
27 workshops, and 7 facility tours
- 3,400 international attendees
from 85 countries
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:Nearly 1,000 (2016) (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:270,000 (2015)
Show Owner:Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Show Manager:WEF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Make the most of your marketing dollars and be seen by buyers before, during, and after WEFTEC by purchasing a sponsorship. Discuss the options with our sales team to find the right sponsorship for your company.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
WEF Exhibitor Member $36.50 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Non Member $44.00 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
Corner Additional $200   Generator: n/a
Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Past Exhibitors:


For Exhibitors in North America

Sacha Carey, Director, Exhibition Sales and Operations

Phone: 1-866-4WEFTEC (1-866-493-3832)

Globally +1-703-684-2434


For Exhibitors outside North America

Nic Christy, Director of Business Development

Phone: +44 (0) 789 992 7926


Sponsor Contacts:

Dave Mathews 1-678-947-9244
Vickie Bobo 1-678-947-9244
Cari McBride 1-703-684-2450
Tom Brun 1-724-539-2404
Janice Jenkins 1-724-929-3550
Jenny Grigsby 1-703-684-2407
Stephen (Sid) James +44 (0) 795 664 0454

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