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
  • Silent 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 teaching their latest test-preparation classes and well as the recent improvements and enhancements to the Modular Education Program.

Our four 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

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 Quality Fundamentals – MEP Style”
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WQA Training – Topic to TBD

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 am – 11:00 am

WQA Certification Exams*
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Effective Arsenic and Fluoride Reduction
Presented by Chubb Michaud, Systematix

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Understanding NSF Softener Certifications and Claims
Presented by Adrian Aspenson, NSF

11:00 am – Noon

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

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Becoming WQA Certified with MEP Programs
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

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

Becoming WQA Certified with MEP Programs
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

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 seminar is eligible for 0.1 CPD & 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

The New Water Treatment “Basics” – MEP Style: Designed for anyone new to water treatment and non-technical personnel interested in better understanding what water treatment is all about, this workshop will introduce working and drinking water contaminants and their effects, US EPA Primary and Secondary standards, Consumer Confidence Reports, and water analyses.

If you’ve been meaning to start on WQA’s Modular Education Program but just haven’t gotten around to it, this workshop is the perfect opportunity. Enroll in the MEP, register for the workshop, bring your laptop, and work through the learning activities with the rest of the group.

Pre-registration is required. All attendees should bring either a laptop computer (Apple or PC) or an iPad to work on as well as a water hardness test kit. 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.

Becoming WQA-Certified with the MEP Program (Trade show floor sessions)
Not only does the Modular Education Program (MEP) make preparing for WQA certification less intimidating, but it was also designed to make the training practical and immediately applicable in the field. See how the MEP improves upon the textbook-based training and what the new requirements are for certification.

Water Treatment “Basics” – MEP Style and Certification Exams are independent of PWQA registration.
Please contact Daniel LeBlanc at WQA for registration 630-929-2508 dleblanc@wqa.org
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

WQA presents “CWS Test Preparation Course”*
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WQA Training – Topic to TBD

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 am – 11:00 am

WQA Certification Exams*
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Effective Arsenic and Fluoride Reduction
Presented by Chubb Michaud, Systematix

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Understanding NSF Softener Certifications and Claims
Presented by Adrian Aspenson, NSF

11:00 am – Noon

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

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Becoming WQA Certified with MEP Programs
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

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

Becoming WQA Certified with MEP Programs
Presented by Tanya Lubner, PhD

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

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 and Industry Awards

The 2016 Banquet Dinner and Industry Awards will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm. The evening’s agenda includes a great meal and presentation of several well deserved industry awards.
This event is a great opportunity to mingle in an enjoyable social setting. This event will have a non-hosted cash bar.

Silent Auction & Reception

We will be hosting a silent auction. All auction items will be on display in the foyer. The auction will conclude at the end of the trade show 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. At the end of the event, several lucky winners will go away with a great prize. This event will have a non-hosted cash bar.

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.