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Plumbing, Mechanical Industry Leaders to Co-Convene Fourth International Emerging Technology Symposium in 2014

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Preparations are already underway to ensure that the 2014 International Emerging Technology Symposium (ETS), to be held April 23-­‐24, 2014, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is the most comprehensive and informative event since the ETS debuted in 2008.

An unprecedented number of organizations, representing the foremost leaders in the plumbing and mechanical industries, have signed on to present the symposium as co-­conveners. They are: the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the Plumbing-­Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC), the Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the United Association (UA), and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).

“The participation of such a diverse and widely respected group of organizations in the planning and presentation of this fourth International Emerging Technology Symposium will certainly make it the most important plumbing and mechanical event in North America in 2014,” said IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney. “IAPMO is honored to be part of what will no doubt be an historic forum for innovation.”

Building upon a highly successful and universally acclaimed formula refined during three previous symposiums (Chicago, 2008; Ontario, Calif., 2010; Washington, D.C., 2012), the event will gather plumbers, contractors, engineers, manufacturers, and water efficiency experts to introduce new technologies for the plumbing and mechanical industries, and discuss how policy initiatives can drive the introduction of these technologies to market and advance the cause of water and energy efficiency. The ETS is designed to provide a portal for the host organizations’ partners in the manufacturing, engineering and trade industries to display and demonstrate their innovative solutions to legislative and
regulatory developments that often alter industry landscapes.

A series of videos from the previous three symposiums are available for viewing online.

Further details are forthcoming, including a call for abstracts from prospective presenters and sponsorship opportunities. For further information, please contact Maria Bazan at (708) 995-­‐3000 or Career.Services@iapmo.org.

Sponsor of the Uniform Codes, IAPMO – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials – works in concert with government and industry for safe, sanitary plumbing and mechanical systems. Learn more about IAPMO at www.iapmo.org.

The mission of the World Plumbing Council is to unite the world plumbing industry to safeguard and protect the environment and the health of nations, for the benefit of all.

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