Pacific Water Quality Association

CONVENTION AND
TRADE SHOW 2016

Convention and
Trade Show 2016

OCTOBER 18 - 21, 2016

  • Networking
  • Banquet Dinner
  • Industry Update
  • Industry Awards
  • Golf Tournament
  • Educational Seminars for CEU
  • FREE Tech Talks on the Trade Show Floor
  • FREE Admission to the Trade Show & Extended Hours
  • Becoming WQA-Certified with the MEP
  • Live Auction
  • Exhibitors offering Show Specials only for Trade Show Attendees

Pacific Palms Resort
One Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry, CA 91744

Pacific Palms Resort is the only full-service luxury golf and conference resort of its kind in Los Angeles County. A glorious hilltop location set against the majestic San Gabriel Valley Mountains and many guest activities make Pacific Palms Resort very unique. Pacific Palms Resort is within 45 minutes of LAX, Ontario, Orange County and Long Beach airports and 10 minutes from 4 major highways. In the center of the Greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire, it is an easy trip for all Southern California residents.

Convention and Trade Show Overview

Hotel Accommodations

The Pacific Palms Resort is the only full-service luxury golf and conference resort of its kind in Los Angeles County. Their glorious hilltop location set against the majestic San Gabriel Valley Mountains and many guest activities make Pacific Palms Resort unique even among the Los Angeles resort hotel circle. It would take a long stay to sample all we have to offer: here you can find fabulous fireside dining overlooking Celebration Lake, a new spa and fitness center, and our famous 4-star, 36 hole Industry Hills Golf Club. Your guestroom experience begin with an oversized newly remodeled room for personal comfort and includes balconies, plus floor-to-ceiling windows. You'll love the views of our lush grounds, perfectly manicured golf courses and spectacular San Gabriel Valley Mountains!

Inside the view is just as beautiful. These newly remodeled rooms include luxurious granite bathroom surfaces, fine linens, plush bathroom and signature bath products-everything you need for an excellent Los Angeles area stay. Free WiFi, flat screen TVs, and other amenities are also available, such as free self-parking, iron,
ironing boards, complimentary USA Today, AM/FM alarm clock radio, hair dryer, and room service (6:00 a.m. - 11:00pm).

PWQA will be offered a reduced rate of $154 plus tax per night. Room rates are subject to group room block availability and the cut-off date is September 22th. To reserve your room please call 1-800-524-4557 and reference the Pacific Water Quality Association Conference.

Shuttle and Transportation Services

The Pacific Palm Resort works with Super Shuttle. At a rate of $40-$50 for the first person and $9 for the 2nd person - See more at: you can pick up Super Shuttle outside of baggage claim at the LAX Airport and be driven to the Pacific Palm Resort. A reservation is necessary for a return trip to the airport. Super Shuttle reservations can be made by calling 800-258-3826 or you can book online at http://www.supershuttle.com.

Private Transportation/Limousine Companies (costs range from $145-175 for Sedan/SUV options)

  • A few local companies include Classique: 714-288-8853, Mosaic: 800-398-7881, and OMG Transportation, Gerardo: (951) 453-8978.
  • Local travel costs with an average 3-hour minimum, and including Fees/Gratuities, range from:
    • $60-75 for a sedan and $70-85 for an SUV
    • $85-105 for a Van
    • $80-95 for a Limousine

Hotel Parking

Self parking is complimentary to all PWQA attendees and guests over the program dates.

Points of Interest

Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, The Getty Center, Huntington Library, Santa Anita Park, Long Beach Aquarium, The Los Angeles Zoo, Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive, L.A. Art Museum, The Speed Zone, Hsi Lai Temple, Homestead Museum.

Educational Seminars

The educational platform for this convention
has been developed around "Doing it Right"

This year's PWQA educational theme is developed around "Doing it right" when it comes to improving water and doing better business.

The WQA will be providing a workshop on residential water treatment equipment sizing based on the Fundamentals module of the MEP.

Our five primary educational sessions are as follows:

  1. Water Testing Procedures and Practical Guidelines
  2. Effective Arsenic and Fluoride Reduction
  3. Understanding NSF Softener Certifications and Claims
  4. How to Run an Efficient and Productive Service Department
  5. Scientific Cost/Benefit Analysis of Using POU Drinking Filters

Out tech-talks on the show floor will be focused on learning new technical and business and technical skills that will help your run your business better.

  • Exploring Water Cooler & Ice Machine Rentals for your business
  • Understanding Chloramine Reduction
  • Residential Reverse Osmosis – Doing it right
  • Membrane Separations - learning about new and improved technologies
  • Troubleshooting Coffee Service Applications related to water quality
  • Fleck 5810/5812 Teardown and Programming

This year's PWQA Educational topics take us back to review "Doing it Right" of water quality improvement fundamentals.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Water Treatment Fundamentals - MEP Style"*
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 am - 11:00 am

WQA Certification Exams*

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Educational Seminar: Water Testing Procedures and Practical Guidelines
Presented by Marianne Metzger , NTL

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Educational Seminar: Effective Arsenic and Fluoride Reduction
Presented by Chubb Michaud, Systematix

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Educational Seminar: Understanding NSF Softener Certifications and Claims
Presented by Adrian Aspenson, NSF

11:00 am - Noon

Educational Seminar: How to Run an Efficient and Productive Service Department
Presented by Greg Reyneke, Red Fox Advisors

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Educational Seminar: Scientific Cost/Benefit Analysis of Using POU Drinking Filters
Presented by Dr. Kelly Reynolds

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Exploring Water Cooler & Ice Machine Rentals
Presented by Rick Veach, POU Partners

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Understanding Chloramine Reduction
Presented by Dennis Roberts, Filtrex/KX

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Residential RO - Doing it right
Presented by Mike Kim, Dow

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Membrane Separations
Presented by Mike Kim, Dow

Friday, October 21, 2016

8:00 am - 11:00 am

WQA Certification Exams*

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Troubleshooting Coffee Applications
Presented by Mike Mecca, Performance Water

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fleck 5810/5812 Teardown and Programming
Presented by Pentair Rep TBA

Each technical topic seminar is eligible for 0.1 CPD per hour & Registration is required

Annual Meeting

Each year Pacific Water Quality Association hosts an Annual Meeting during the convention. This year the meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19th from 4:00 - 5:30pm at the Pacific Palms Resort. In addition to association business, a state of the Association both regionally and nationally will be presented by representatives from the PWQA and WQA.

Golf Tournament

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:30 am Shot Gun Start

The Babe Golf Course
One Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry, CA 91744

Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the tournament.

WQA Presents

Water Treatment Fundamentals - MEP Style: This interactive session walks through the MEP learning activities in the Fundamentals module, including calculating service flowrates from fixture counts, softener capacity sizing, calculations related to RO operation, and backwashing filter selection.

If you're already enrolled in the MEP, this is an opportunity to complete coursework in the Fundamentals module. If you haven't signed up, it's a great way to learn more about commonly-used treatment technologies and sizing.

Pre-registration is required. All attendees should bring either a laptop computer (Apple or PC) or an iPad to work on (Note: Some elearning activities may not work correctly on iPads). Box lunch is included in the registration fee. To download compatible browsers, please visit wqa.treklem.com. Android tablets may be used to complete experiential learning activities but are not supported for the eLearning activities.

MEP Tips and Support Tools (Trade show floor session)

With over 1500 users in the MEP program, several best practices have been identified to help learners make progress. See these, new mentor support tools, and improved usability features that help simplify program navigation.

"Water Treatment Fundamentals" - MEP Style and Certification Exams are independent of PWQA registration. Please contact Daniel LeBlanc at WQA for registration 630-929-2508 dleblanc@wqa.org.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Water Treatment Fundamentals - MEP Style"
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 am - 11:00 am

WQA Certification Exams*

Thursday, October 20, 2016

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

MEP Tips and Support Tools
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

Friday, October 21, 2016

8:00 am - 11:00 am

WQA Certification Exams*



*WQA Presents: Modular Education Program (MEP)
and Certification Exams are independent of PWQA registration.
Please contact Daniel at WQA for registration 630-929-2508 dleblanc@wqa.org.

 

Trade Show

Over 50 exhibitors will be on hand to show you the latest advances in water treatment products.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibitor Set Up

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 am- 11:00 am

Exhibitor Set Up

Noon - 5:00 pm

Trade Show


Friday, October 21, 2016

9:00 am - Noon

Trade Show

Noon - 4:00 pm

Trade Show Tear Down

To redeem your FREE trade show admission ticket, please present your business card at the PWQA registration desk in the foyer at the Pacific Palms Resort.

Banquet Dinner, Industry Awards & Live Auction

The 2016 Banquet Dinner, Industry Awards & Live Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm. The evening's agenda includes a great meal, presentation of several well deserved industry awards, two great speakers: Dr. Kelly Reynolds & Senator Hertzberg and a live auction featuring Auctioneer Mark Mecca from Wisconsin and his assistant Vanna. All auction items will be on display in the foyer and Colonial A&B.

Live Auction

We are actively seeking donations to an auction that will be held at the convention. Please consider donating an item - suggested donations include: Gift cards to popular stores like Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Target, Gas Stations, Movie Passes, Costco, Restaurants, iTunes, Digital Picture Frames, Electronics, Blue Tooth Jawbone, Jewelry, Art, Sports Memorabilia, DVD Collections, Tickets to Sporting Events, Wine and Golf Outing . If you would like to donate an item for the 2016 Auction please let the PWQA office know (info@pwqa.org) so we can arrange to receive it.

Reception

Thursday at 7:00 pm, please join us in the exhibit hall for a Reception. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and mingle at with your colleagues from the water improvement industry. This event will have a non-hosted cash bar.

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PO Box 3959
Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3959

Phone: 760-644-7348
Fax: 714-242-7715