7 Reasons Why Plumbers Should Attend WWETT 2016

Learn how to make more money, grow your business, see the latest technology and enjoy a free concert
7 Reasons Why Plumbers Should Attend WWETT 2016

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Need a reason to attend the 2016 Water & Wastewater Equipment Treatment & Transport Show, commonly referred to as WWETT? How about seven?

WWETT 2016 runs Feb. 17-20 in downtown Indianapolis, and for the first time in the 35-year history of the exposition, educational sessions will be offered specially for plumbers.

1. Learn how to grow your business

On Thursday, Feb. 18, Robb Barnes, owner of King’s Pumping Service in Dallas, Oregon, will discuss Growing Your Business in a Tough Economy. Who hasn’t been there? Despite economic ups and downs, Barnes has grown his business every year. In 2015, sales were up 14 percent. Like those numbers? Barnes says you too can grow your business by following his lead – focus on your image, be on time and think outside the box. You can read more about how to grow your business on our Plumber website, but you need to be in Indy for the inside scoop.

2. Discover how you can make more money

Want to make more money? Steve Huff, owner of Steve Huff Plumbing Company in Kingsport, Tennessee, has done it and wants you to do the same. Like many of you, Steve is a good plumber — no, make that a great plumber — but was a poor businessman. The company he started in 1975 was on the brink of bankruptcy, and Steve needed help. He learned how to run a business, not own one. Now retired, he wants to share his secrets for success with you. You can read more about Huff on our website, but if you really want to know How Self-Employed People Can Make More Money you need to be in Indy Feb. 18.

3. Find out why apprentice model still best way to build your business

Now there’s more to being a plumber than making money. What’s that, you say? How about building for the future? Anja Smith, managing partner of All Clear Plumbing in Greenville, South Carolina, talks about Plumbers vs. Technicians: The Slow Decline of the Tradesman from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 19. You’ll want to learn how the apprentice model is still the best way to grow your business. Again, you can read more on our website, but to get in on the discussion, you must be in Indy.

4. See the latest products, technology

Once you’ve learned how to grow and build your business, you’ll want to explore the latest products and technology covering 600,000 square feet of the convention floor – that’s more than 12 football fields stacked side by side and end to end. If you’ve never seen a 120-foot extension boom or a 6,000 cfm industrial vacuum loader up close, you’re in for a jaw-dropping, mind-blowing experience.

But what’s sure to pique your curiosity is the side-scanning technology of the latest CCTV pipeline inspection system or the newest drain cleaning innovations. Talk about going where no one has gone before.

Seriously, check out this eye candy:

5. Network at two-night Kickoff Party

Here’s your chance to rub elbows with the best and brightest in the business, but after about an hour or two you’ll want to put your feet up. Trust me; no one makes it through the exhibition floor in one day. Hint: leave your dress shoes at home. To help you settle in, enjoy a two-night Kickoff Party inside Lucas Oil Stadium – Yes, TWO big nights! Here’s your chance to network and meet other business owners like yourself, literally from around the world: last year 14,000 people from 53 countries visited WWETT. The party begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18 and 18. Best yet, it’s FREE to all registered attendees. Did I say FREE?

6. Enjoy free private concert

Need more? You don’t want to miss the Industry Appreciation Party on Friday, Feb. 19. Here’s another opportunity to network with your peers and enjoy a FREE private concert with country recording artist Jerrod Niemann – Live!

7. Register now and save

And if you register by Jan. 22, it’s all yours for only $70 per person. That’s insane! You’d be lucky to get a ticket to a roller derby for that price. WWETT 2016.



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