5 Reasons For PROs to Hit the WWETT Show

PROs will reap many benefits from attending the biggest trade show in the wastewater industry
5 Reasons For PROs to Hit the WWETT Show

The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show is the best way for portable restroom operators to reignite their enthusiasm for a dynamic wastewater industry and get ready for the busy 2016 season to come. Why should you join me in Indianapolis next Feb. 17-20? I’ve been attending the WWETT Show for more than a decade, and I’ll share five reasons you can’t miss this event:

1. Shop till you drop. You can peruse websites. You can look through brochures. You can call manufacturers and ask them questions. But you’re never really sure a portable sanitation product is right for your company until you can see it firsthand. And the WWETT Show is the place to do that. With almost 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, you’ll see the wide range of products the wastewater industry has to offer. You can check out the durability and ergonomics of every restroom unit on the market. Nothing replaces examining the fit and finish of high-end restroom trailers for your VIP customers. Let your nose help you choose the next deodorant you’ll use for valued special event customers. Kick the tires, slam the doors and climb all over the vacuum trucks to see which models meet your demanding specifications.

2. Getting to know you. Networking is sometimes undervalued or overlooked as a business-building tool. But through their lessons learned, PROs from across the country have so much to offer you in valuable advice. Seek out other contractors and share a lunch table. Talk to the contractor sitting next to you at a seminar. Stop by the booth of the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) and talk to members about becoming more involved in the industry. This year, a huge new networking opportunity is being added, the WWETT Show Kickoff Party at Lucas Oil Stadium, where PROs will get together on the field at the home of the Indianapolis Colts from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 18. I’ll be there and I’d love to meet you and hear your success story.

3. Learn something important. The WWETT Show is chock full of education seminars designed to help your business thrive. Don’t miss out on the portable sanitation sessions on Education Day, Feb. 17. Speaker J. Kelly Newcomb will give three talks offering ideas that will get you revved up for the 2016 busy season for restroom contractors. The seminars are titled, “Marketing Basics: How to Effectively and Efficiently Grow Your Portable Sanitation Sales,’’ “Trust – How to Build it and Use it to Grow Your Portable Sanitation Business,’’ and “Portable Sanitation Forum: Current and Future Critical Issues Affecting the Industry.’’

4. Eat, drink … Indy offers a smorgasbord of restaurants an easy walk from the Indiana Convention Center and your hotel. Here are a few suggestions to conquer your cravings after a long day at the WWETT Show: Get your smoke on at Dick’s Bodacious Bar B Q, which specializes in barbecue chicken, pulled pork and beef brisket; voted Indiana’s best pizza joint over and over again, Bazbeaux Pizza offers all its favorites by the slice or the pie; for a great view while you’re dining, head to The Eagle’s Nest at Hyatt Regency, a rotating rooftop eatery with an elegant take on American continental cuisine; and for a casual lunch or dinner, go to Harry & Izzy’s, which serves prime rib sandwiches and brick oven pizzas.

5. And be merry. Get ready for the biggest party of the year for PROs, the WWETT Show Industry Appreciation Party on Friday, Feb. 19. Gather at the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center for 25-cent tap beers, followed by a private show from country music star Jerrod Niemann (“Drink to That All Night”). Meet all your industry friends when the doors open at 5 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Here’s the Lowdown
WHAT:
Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show
WHERE: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
WHEN: Feb. 17-20
COST: $70 until Jan. 22, $100 thereafter for a full conference pass
MORE INFO: www.wwettshow.com



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