President’s Letter – November 2011

Looking Forward…

It may seem early for bottlers, suppliers, and others in our industry to be thinking about next summer, but NOW is the time to start planning your attendance at the joint 2012 SEBWA & MABWA Convention and Trade Show.

This fun-filled, training-filled, and grand time will be held in Orlando, FL starting June 28, 2012. This is a perfect time to learn a lot, play a lot, and bring the family along for an Orlando vacation, including, if you wish, the 4th of July which falls the week after the convention! Last year’s joint convention was the highest-rated ever held by our two industry trade groups. So in 2012, in addition to a value-filled educational event, you will be able to enjoy Orlando at its best!

We have a great rate at a great hotel in a great location and we will again be offering a large supply of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for IBWA Certified Plant Operators and Water Quality Association Certification.

Our vendors and suppliers will join us again in an exciting meet- and-greet format, and will present their wares at the joint Trade Show.

Another great thing about Orlando is that several low-fare air carriers service the city, including AirTran and Southwest (no luggage fees!). Orlando has the lowest rental car rates in the U.S., due to the high level of competition. In addition to Disney, Orlando showcases Universal and many other family-oriented activities. I understand that the Harry Potter exhibit just mesmerizes kids and adults alike.

We look forward to you joining us next June in Orlando!

Allen Wankat
SEBWA President