Convention & Trade Show Update (Jan 8, 2019)

The AOWMA is excited to be hosting the 21st year of the convention and trade once again in Red Deer!  With mandatory continuing education for this industry on the very near horizon, the Convention Committee has worked hard to ensure that we have a full schedule of practical and educational presentations to help you in your business.  This together with an opportunity to visit the trade show booths and attend technical sessions put on by our vendor community will ensure you get terrific value out of this event!

The trade show opens at 3 p.m., Thursday, February 7 and runs until 9:30 p.m. During the course of the trade show, exhibitors and sponsors have been invited to provide technical presentations to our delegates.  The trade show hall will be the location for the meet and greet at 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour.  Local craft beer and food pairings will be available while attendees network with our supplier and manufacturer base.  As well, taste our signature rum, as we roll out our Refresh, Update and Master continuing education program.

On Friday, March 8, all members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting breakfast.  Following the AGM, the trade show will open once again and will run until early afternoon.

Convention 2019
The convention opens on Thursday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m. with a full day of presentations focused on regional, municipal and provincial policies and regulations that impact the onsite wastewater industry until mid-afternoon.

The day’s educational sessions close at 3 p.m. when the trade show opens.  Technical sessions provided by our exhibitors will take place intermittently during trade show hours on Thursday afternoon and evening and in the morning on Friday.

Also, on Thursday, February 7, we welcome our pumper community to the NAWT Vac Truck Technician Training Program.

In the morning on Friday, February 8, the association hosts its Annual General Meeting, following which the trade show reopens until 1 p.m.  Training for Basic Confined Space Entry Certification is also available on Friday morning for those needing to certify or re-certify.  The Work Camp Group meeting takes place at 10:30 a.m. for those involved in that industry sector.

On the afternoon of Friday, February 8, the convention opens with the President’s welcome, followed by the industry keynote.  The afternoon will be rounded out by education presentations and technical sessions.

Saturday, February 9 opens with a secondary keynote, followed by a day of practical and educational presentations.  Participate in the workshops and hone your skill sets.

The convention schedule is almost complete.  Download a copy of the Schedule of Events and begin to plan your experience at the show.  Check the website regularly for updates and changes to this schedule over the next couple of weeks!