WEFTEC.15 makes history with record-setting attendance, exhibition numbers

The Water Environment Federation announced that its 2015 Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference was the most successful to date, with record-setting attendance and exhibition numbers of 25,048 registrants and 1,033 companies using 311,600 net square feet of exhibit space.

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 14, 2015 -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that its 2015 Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC.15) -- which took place Sept. 26-30 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. -- was the most successful to date, with record-setting attendance and exhibition numbers of 25,048 registrants and 1,033 companies using 311,600 net square feet of exhibit space.

Chicago was the site of the first annual meeting that would evolve into today's WEFTEC and continues to be a popular destination for what has become the world's largest annual water quality conference and exhibition. Currently rotating between Chicago and New Orleans, the event was last held there in 2013 -- an equally successful event that set the previous attendance and exhibition records.

"For more than 80 years, WEFTEC has been the world's leading forum for water quality management. It's the place to innovate, exchange knowledge, and connect with experts from across the continent and around the world," said WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill. "The record-breaking success of this year's event is a testament to the value, diversity and depth for which WEFTEC is known and respected."

Planning for next year's event in New Orleans, La., is already underway. Submissions for the 2016 Call for Abstracts will be accepted through December 1, 2015, and 295,000 square feet of floor space has already been reserved for the award-winning exhibition. WEFTEC 2016 -- WEF's 89th exhibition and conference -- will be held Sept. 24-28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Registration and housing will open in spring 2016.

See also:

"WEFTEC.15: Water groups release Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Report"

"WEFTEC.15: WERF presents 2015 Paul L. Busch Award for water reclamation"

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