The 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo, a professional development event for plumbing engineers and designers, posted a solid performance that exceeded both attendee and exhibitor expectations.
The six-day 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo featured a pre-show Women of ASPE Leadership Forum and a CEU-centric technical education program along with a show floor packed with more new companies and products exclusive to the plumbing design and engineering community than found at any other event. Total event registration welcomed nearly 4,000 industry professionals, making it the third most-attended ASPE Convention in the show’s 60-year history.
“As usual, this year’s ASPE Convention & Expo was the one-stop destination for plumbing engineers and designers to discover the newest technologies and trends, learn new skills, earn CEUs and network with other professionals," said Billy Smith, FASPE, ASPE executive director and CEO. "It has been four years in the making, and simply put, we demonstrated in Indianapolis that we are the premier event for the plumbing system design industry!”
The Sunday Night Party took place at the Crane Bay Event Center the night before the show floor opened. The party, sponsored by NIBCO, featured live music with both indoor and outdoor space, and acted as the perfect atmosphere for peer-to-peer networking.
On Sept. 19, the ASPE Keynote Breakfast and Award Ceremony honored Society award recipients, inducted the 2022-2024 ASPE Board of Directors and the 2022 class of the Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows. In addition, the ceremony was headlined by keynote speaker, Chris Stricklin, a retired Air Force Colonel and a combat-decorated fighter pilot who shared his inspirational story of survivor’s obligation — a responsibility to live an intentional life.
With a First-Timers Reception, ASPE Young Professionals night out, and exhibitor-hosted parties, the 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo had something for every type of attendee. In addition, the show floor highlighted more than 250 exhibiting companies, and attendees could receive CEUs just for spending time on the show floor.
"If you're a designer or engineer, attending the ASPE Convention & Expo is very beneficial to your career. Between exposure to new contacts, new products and educational sessions, I highly recommend others to attend," commented 2022 attendee, Thomas Peters, a plumbing designer from KBSO.
Other highlights of the Expo included the Innovation Wall & Theater and the Best Booth Awards. The Innovation Wall showcased nearly 20 cutting-edge products, while the jam-packed Innovation Theater hosted exhibitor presentations during Expo hours on the show floor.
ASPE announced that 75% of the show floor exhibit space is already sold for the 2024 ASPE Convention & Expo, which will be held Oct. 18-23 in Columbus, Ohio. Visit the ASPE Convention & Expo website to learn more.