WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade

Next month the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) will join several other major water organizations for Water Week 2019, a national policy event that draws water professionals from across the country together to advocate for the unique needs of drinking water and clean water utilities.

This year, WWEMA’s 46th annual Washington Forum will be held April 3-5, 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Creating a Roadmap for an Uncertain Future.”

The meeting, which will be chaired by John Collins, chief executive officer of JCM Industries, Inc., will highlight the many regulatory, legislative and policy issues and concerns facing the water industry and focus on those groups at the national, state, and local level that are making a difference and creating a roadmap for future success.

The Forum will explore how the the water manufacturing sector can connect and network with institutions and stakeholders to promote infrastructure, technology and development of business opportunities.

Once again this year, WWEMA will be meeting with the other water associations to celebrate Water Week and unite as one voice for water. In addition to an exciting lineup of speakers and sessions, a not-to-be-missed joint Congressional Reception among all the water groups is being held April 3 on Capitol Hill for a special evening of networking.

Continuing the Forum, Rich Galen, Chairman of Barrington Worldwide, will serve as the keynote speaker to kick things off on Thursday, April 4. Galen will bring his keen wit and political insights to discussions on trade, infrastructure, immigration, budgets and other issues of national importance currently being debated by Congress and the Trump Administration. As a former press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich during their time in Congress, and the communications director of the political office of Speaker Gingrich, Galen is uniquely qualified to speak to the current political landscape and what the water sector might expect in 2019. Since 1998 Galen has written an on-line political column, Mullings.com, which reaches over 300,000 people per month and is a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN.

For a complete, up-to-date schedule of events for April 4-5 at the WWEMA Washington Forum, click here.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is currently accepting room reservations. The cut-off date is March 13, 2019. The room rate is $325 per night plus tax. To make your reservation, call (202) 787-6140 and reference the WWEMA Washington Forum 2019, or book online at WWEMA 46th Washington Forum —- click here. For registration information, visit https://wwema.org/washington-forum

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