What You Should Expect at WWETT Show 2016

The 2016 WWETT Show promises learning opportunities and innovative equipment to help enhance your own and your facility’s performance.
What You Should Expect at WWETT Show 2016

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Last year, the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show was spilling out of the exhibit hall at the Indiana Convention Center. This year, it’s pouring into Lucas Oil Stadium.

The 2016 WWETT Show runs Feb. 17-20 at the Indiana Convention Center. It starts the same as every year, with the industry’s best slate of courses on Education Day, Wednesday, Feb. 17. Presenters from the top manufacturers and associations will lead more than 50 classes on a wide range of topics, many of special interest to water and wastewater treatment professionals.

Kickoff party

When class lets out, the party gets started. Just walk over to Lucas Oil Stadium (it’s connected to the convention center) for the WWETT Show Kickoff Party. Check out the exhibitor sponsor displays and enjoy a cold beverage and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while networking with exhibitors and peers.

“One of the main requests we receive from attendees year in and year out is for more networking opportunities,” says Brad Bisnette, show coordinator. “The Kickoff Party presents this opportunity in a unique, convenient and exciting atmosphere.”

On Thursday the exhibit hall opens. Every year, products introduced at the show become important components in professionals’ toolboxes and equipment fleets. More than 9,400 people representing 4,200 companies and 54 countries attended the 2015 show, visiting 597 exhibits.

Covering the floor

This year’s exhibits will occupy all 560,000 square feet of the convention center, in addition to classrooms, the stadium and the Sagamore Ballroom.

“Right now it’s a daily challenge trying to figure out how we’re going to fit this much equipment on the floor,” Bisnette says. “It’s going to be very impressive when the lights turn on and the doors open for showtime.”

When that moment comes on Thursday morning, there’s a ton to see. It’s the perfect day to take another class or two, get an overview of the show floor and formulate a plan for the next two days. When the floor closes, you can head back to Lucas Oil for the second night of the Kickoff Party.

Friday brings more education and another full day on the exhibit floor — a chance to zero in on tools, equipment and conversations that can make a difference for your facility. At 5 p.m., the Sagamore Ballroom opens for the annual Industry Appreciation Party, with 25-cent tap beer and a concert by country music star Jerrod Niemann, whose hits include “Blue Bandana,” “Drink to That All Night” and “Lover, Lover.”

Saturday brings another full day of exhibits.

There’s also plenty to do outside the show. Indianapolis offers dozens of museums, entertainment venues and shopping opportunities, plus hundreds of restaurants within walking distance of the convention center. And with 4,700 hotel rooms connected to the Convention Center by skywalks, weather won’t be an issue.

You can view the complete WWETT Show schedule along with an exhibitor list, floor plan, travel information and more at www.wwettshow.com.


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