On November 2-4, 2022, WWEMA will host the Association’s 114th Annual Meeting at The Rancho Bernardo Inn. The Annual Meeting is the Association’s premier meeting that addresses management and operational issues and industry trends and offers many unique networking opportunities in a relaxed setting. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Past; Envisioning Water’s Future. Since the passage of the Clean Water Act (CWA) 50 years ago, much progress has been made in improving water quality and protecting this invaluable resource, and water treatment technology providers have played an instrumental role in that progress. As we mark this milestone, this year’s Annual Meeting program will celebrate this progress and look ahead as we plan an equally successful future.

Our program will feature Tom Jorling one of the major architects of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts who served as Minority Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works as these critical pieces of legislation were being drafted and passed by Congress. He will provide an insider’s perspective on what it took to pass these historical pieces of legislation. Our meeting will also include John Manzella, a world-recognized presenter, author, and a nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends. Manzella will help us make sense of all the market uncertainty, workforce, inflation, and other business headwinds as we look to 2023 and provide strategies to reduce these risks.  We will also hear a national and global markets update for the water sector from WWEMA-member Akash Rathod, Director of Industry Marketing at Flowserve Corporation, who is closely tracking what the outlook for 2023 and beyond might hold. A presentation and roundtable by Kiri Anderer of EPA will continue our focus on Build America, Buy America. We will receive the latest updates on this critical topic and be able to engage one-on-one with this key policy implementer. Finding and retaining quality staff continues to be an issue across all industries. We will hear from Michel Levitt, a Fortune 500 consultant and #1 bestselling author and host of the Breakfast Leadership Show podcast who will share his knowledge about creating a workplace and culture that makes employees want to stay. He will address those issues that often lead to employee dissatisfaction – unfair treatment at work, unmanageable workloads, lack of role clarity, lack of communication and support from management, and unreasonable time pressures. Learn how you can improve in-house operations to transform your company into one that everyone wants to work for. A preliminary schedule is available HERE and will be updated as program details are finalized.

Sleeping Room Block and Meeting Registration

WWEMA has secured hotel sleeping rooms at a substantially discounted rate of $269 plus tax at this four-star resort property. Our sleeping room block is filling up fast so make your reservations as soon as possible using this hotel link; the official hotel cut-off is October 11, 2022, but we strongly encourage you not to wait until then. Additionally, reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (844) 226-8262 and referencing the 114th WWEMA Annual Meeting. Meeting registration is $895 and $695 for the second and subsequent attendee from the same company. Additionally, WWEMA offers a significantly reduced $450 young professional/new entrant registration for those with less than five years’ experience in the water sector, provided they have at least one other company colleague attend the meeting as a full registrant. Meeting registration is now open and accessible HERE.

Sponsorship Opportunities

As with prior meetings, WWEMA has sponsorship opportunities available at various levels including Bronze ($500), Silver ($750), Gold ($1,000), Platinum ($1500), Diamond ($2,000), Emerald ($2,500), and Aquamarine ($3,000). These sponsorships allow WWEMA to provide topnotch programming and keep attendee prices affordable. WWEMA would like to recognize Water Online as our first Gold Sponsor for this year’s event. Sponsors are recognized in promotional materials, through social media platforms, the onsite program, from the podium, and on the meeting’s video screens as well as on the WWEMA website, in the Member Bulletin, and in the post-meeting summaries and documents.

Additionally, WWEMA is offering sponsorship opportunities for the Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Welcome Reception. For $200, manufacturer representative firms and other Associate members are able to sponsor this much-anticipated networking reception. Reception sponsors will have their company logo displayed on a welcome board easel at the reception acknowledging their underwriting of the event. To become a sponsor, please sign-up through the meeting registration site HERE.