WEFTEC 2016 Makes the List of Largest and Best-Attended in Conference’s History

December 16, 2016

WEF Resources & Efforts

WEFTEC 2016 drew 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors, which put the event on the list of the top five largest and best-attended in the conference’s 89-year history. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

WEFTEC 2016 drew 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors, which put the event on the list of the top five largest and best-attended in the conference’s 89-year history. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

WEFTEC® 2016 made the list of the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors using a net of 28,000 m2 (301,900 ft2) of space attended WEFTEC.

WEFTEC 2016, held Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, featured

  • 130 technical sessions,
  • 29 workshops,
  • 9 facility tours, and
  • numerous other educational and networking events.

The world’s largest annual water quality conference also launched the #MyWaterLegacy social media campaign and Highlights article series to promote the tradition of working in the water sector and the importance of mentorship and membership. Learn more about highlights from WEFTEC 2016.

A company mascott helps spread the #MyWaterLegacy message in the WEFTEC 2016 exhibition. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

A company mascot helps spread the #MyWaterLegacy message in the WEFTEC 2016 exhibition. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

“The success of this year’s conference reflects WEFTEC’s decades-long tradition of innovation, education, and dedication,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “From programming to attendance, WEFTEC 2016 was another outstanding chapter in WEFTEC’s history.”

WEFTEC 2017 will mark the 90th anniversary for the event and will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Sept. 30–Oct. 1.

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