Upcoming IBWA Meetings – Add These Dates to Your Calendar
IBWA offers its members several opportunities each year to meet face-to-face with professionals who have extensive and varied experience in the bottled water industry. Every one of these meetings and conferences offer education, exhibits, and committee meetings where members are able to discuss the direction IBWA will take on issues that are critical to the industry.
Dates and locations have been finalized for the following meetings and conferences as of 4/13/17:
2017 June IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings*
June 5-8, 2017 || Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
Meetings begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 5; end 10:30 am Thursday, June 8
2017 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Co-Location with NAMA CoffeeTea&Water Show
November 6-9, 2017 || Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas
Meetings begin at 10:00 am on Monday, November 6; end 10:30 am Thursday, November 9
2018 June IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings*
June 4-7, 2018 || Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
Meetings begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 4; end 10:30 am Thursday, June 7
2019 June IBWA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings*
June 3-6, 2019 || Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
Meetings begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 3; end 10:30 am Thursday, June 6
*Open to IBWA members only.
For additional information contact, Michele Campbell, Director of Conventions, Trade Shows and Meetings; P) 703-647-4606, EM) [email protected]
Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) WORKSHOPS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (i.e., the Preventive Controls Rule) includes a requirement that food facilities have preventive controls qualified individuals (PCQIs) on staff. In order to help members comply with that new requirement, IBWA will offer several PCQI workshops around the country again in 2017.
The following PCQI Workshops have been confirmed or are tentatively scheduled:
· April 25-27, 2017 Hampton Inn Vacaville/Napa Valley (CA) **
· May 23-25, 2017 Hampton Inn and Suites Dallas/Arlington-South (TX)**
**Registration is now open. Other dates and locations will be announced soon.
These workshops, which will be conducted over two-and-a-half (2.5) days, will provide anyone in the bottled water industry an opportunity to become a PCQI for their facility(ies), in compliance with the new Preventive Controls Rule.
For registration information contact, Claire Crane, Education and Technical Programs Coordinator, P) 703-647-4612, EM) [email protected].