The Premier Event for Trenchless Condition Assessment, Rehabilitation Professionals Returns to the Indiana Convention Center
The finishing touches are being put on the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport (WWETT) Show, the world’s largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals, and it’s set to take place Feb. 20-23, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
“We are delighted to bring wastewater and environmental service professionals together with the leading minds in the industry to help drive their businesses forward,” said Marc Acampora, vice president and market leader of the WWETT Show. “There will be a tremendous amount of learning, exploring, networking, and fun to be had this winter in Indianapolis.”
The WWETT Show’s accredited conference program delivers includes nearly 100 sessions across 21 tracks targeted to municipalities, plumbers, portable sanitation professionals, septic contractors, sewer contractors and wastewater professionals.
Education sessions take place 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 23.
A new addition to the conference agenda for 2023 is a keynote speech set for 8 a.m. on Feb. 21. Chad Williams, resilience speaker, bestselling author and Navy SEAL, will deliver the keynote address. Williams draws from his experience in military to provide a Navy SEAL’s perspective on issues related to effective leadership, resilience, teamwork, overcoming adversity and motivation.
Conference program highlights include:
- Seven national associations leading education
- Women in the Industry Networking event
- New to the industry networking event
- New Diversity Track
- Four-hour Confined Space Entry Training
- Two workshops on Management/Leadership
- Eight-hour certification classes led by National Association of Wastewater Technicians and Portable Sanitation Association International
Many sessions count toward fulfilling required continuing educational units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs).
The Newest Technologies
The Expo Hall will showcase new and innovative products from exhibitors including trenchless-focused companies like Applied Felts, Aries, CUES, Emagineered Solutions, HammerHead Trenchless, InfoSense, MaxLiner, Miller Pipeline, ProKASRO Services USA, RapidView, Sealing Systems Inc., Super Products, TRUVAC, Vermeer MV Solutions and Vivax-Metrotech. And this is just scratching the surface of the great trenchless technologies on display at WWETT.
Trenchless Technology magazine will also be there, so be sure to stop by Booth #6732 and say hello to Kelly VanNatten, publisher; Dan Sisko, trenchless ambassador; Sharon Bueno, editor and Mike Kezdi, managing editor. We’d love to talk trenchless with you!
The Expo Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 23.
Other Events to Note
- The NAWT Shootout brings awareness to the updated federal regulations regarding pre-trip inspections. It also gives individuals who will be testing soon for their CDLs an opportunity to practice their pre-trip Inspections and those that already have their CDLs an opportunity to learn what the new regulations cover and how to respond to road-side inspections. The top four individuals with the most correctly identified problems will be named winners.
- The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) will be conducting the National Backhoe ROE-D-HOE Championship Competition. The three-day open event allows attendees who are skilled backhoe operators compete by using the backhoe bucket to move small objects skillfully and smoothly such as a golf ball or bowling pin in an extreme race against time. The competition is timed and will culminate with the contestants with the top three times winning belt buckles in addition to up to $1,000 in cash prizes.
- WWETT Talks Live is a new interview series that will feature bite-sized insights from the wastewater industry’s most innovative leaders. It will cover the state of the industry, which trends to adopt and which ones to avoid, leadership and roles in company structures, becoming a multi-dimensional operation, trials and tribulations of expanding and the importance of your work and community impact.
- At 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, WWETT will show the documentary “Sh*t Saves the World,” which provides an intriguing and humorous glimpse into our species’ impact on the Earth by exploring how one of the most simple and obvious solutions to aid the environment may lie in what we often look down upon as waste.
- IndyHumane has been committed to helping central Indiana’s pets in need since 1905. The organization’s locations collectively support an average of 10,000 animals each year, roughly 90 percent of which are adopted. In booth #5935 in the Expo Hall there will be dogs and kittens to meet, play with and adopt.
- The Welcome Party takes place at 5 p.m. on Feb. 21 at The Grand Hall @ Downtown Union Station.
Don’t forget to join the conversation and follow @WWETTShow on your favorite social platforms.
For more information about the show including registration options, visit wwettshow.com.