July 24, 2006

"Everyone’s A Winner"

Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada; October 3-6, 2006

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) recently released the schedule for educational sessions to be held during the 2006 IBWA Convention and Trade Show at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 3 – 6, 2006. The following education sessions represent only four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) of the 24.5 CEUs available during the convention. IBWA certified sessions provide the CEUs that are necessary for Certified Plant Operator accreditation and will provide innovative ideas and technologies specifically targeted to the bottled water industry.

Education session topics include the following:

  • Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready? (1.0 CEU)

    o Companies are often caught off-guard by disasters and catastrophic events. In this session, we identify the components of bottled water emergency preparedness and the unique differences and considerations for developing an effective response plan.

  • All Politics Is Local: A Groundwater Prospective (1.5 CEUs)

    o The core of change in the bottled water industry is at the grassroots level. This session will teach how to identify beneficial alliances and initiatives supporting the future growth of companies in the bottled water industry. It will also provide instruction on how to influence positive change in the bottled water industry at its grassroots.

  • Bottled Water Business Roundtable: Making HOD Profitable in the Constantly Changing Landscape (1.5 CEUs)

    o This roundtable discussion will focus on the newest best practices to deal successfully with the rapidly changing Home and Office Delivery (HOD) market by sharing and offering ideas new products, services, and profits. Attendees will learn how to explore the necessary methods, processes, and procedures in the bottled water industry without compromising revenue.


For more about the educational sessions, registration, award programs, schedules, and other information about the 2006 IBWA Convention and Trade Show, log on to the IBWA website at https://www.bottledwater.org/public/conv2006/ or call 703-683-5213.