Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bottlers and IBWA Suppliers Networking Event
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

This networking event will provide conference attendees the opportunity to make new contacts and strengthen previous ones via 5-8 minute meetings. During this event, participating IBWA Supplier members will rotate throughout the room to meet with tables of bottlers, thus creating a learning environment in which participants can discuss the Suppliers’ latest products and services—and how to apply them to current operations. Bottlers will be given a game sheet to complete with a “buzz word” that each Supplier will provide. When the event ends, the game sheets will be collected for a prize drawing.

IBWA/NAMA Welcome Reception
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IBWA and NAMA registrants will come together for a welcome reception to kick off the week and this collaborative co-location. The reception will be held in the “Grand Hall” of Union Station, which adjoins the Hyatt. This one-of-a-kind setting, completed in 1916, has been completely restored to its former glory. Wolfgang Puck Catering, the exclusive caterer for Union Station, will create a relaxing event so attendees can network with peers, catch up with old friends, and enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres and an open cash bar.

Admittance to the Welcome Reception is included in the conference registration fee. If you would like to bring a guest to this event, you can order an additional ticket for $35.

Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Casino Night Fundraiser at Gilley’s Dallas
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (transportation shuttles begin departures from the Hyatt Regency at 7:15 pm)

The Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) Casino Night Fundraiser will be held at Gilley’s, a Dallas institution. Located just a mile from the Hyatt, Gilley’s is the home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley, and a world-class entertainment venue. Don’t miss this evening of fun, delicious food, and amazing views of downtown Dallas. Come out and show off your gambling skills—and, at the end of the night, use your chips to earn raffle tickets for the chance to win great prizes. Ticket cost includes a shuttle to and from the Hyatt (roundtrip transportation shuttles begin departing at 7:15 p.m.), Texas cuisine, one drink ticket for an alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage, and gambling chips. Tickets to this event may sell out, so register now. Ticketed event, $150 per person entry fee, $75 is tax deductible.

When you attend a DWRF Casino Night, you help fund the vital research that impacts the bottled water industry—now and in the future. Please mark “Yes” under “DWRF Casino Night” on the registration form to attend this event. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact IBWA Program Coordinator Claire Crane for more information: 703-647-4612 or ccrane@bottledwater.org.

Sponsorships are a great way to help support DWRF, while getting company recognition. Your companies name will be included on signage at the event, along with also receiving recognition in publications like Splash and the Bottled Water Reporter! For more information, please contact IBWA Program Coordinator of Education, Science, and Technical Relations Claire Crane (703-647-4612/ccrane@bottledwater.org) to learn about the varied levels and types of sponsorships that are available.

IBWA/NAMA Trade Show, Lunch, and Reception
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Do you have questions for a current vendor? Have you been searching for that one offering that will take your company to the next level? The IBWA/NAMA Trade Show offers attendees the opportunity to be introduced to the latest and greatest products and services offered by vendors who know the bottled water industry. With time dedicated solely to conversation, decision-making, and networking, it’s no wonder this event has established itself as one of the most popular and well-attended conference events.

IBWA General Session, Annual Business Meeting with Awards Ceremony
Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:30 am – 10:45 am

The “President’s Report”, delivered by Joe Doss, IBWA President and CEO will highlight the year’s achievements, the present state of the Association, and what’s in store for the future.

IBWA Chairman Breck Speed, Mountain Valley Spring Company will preside over the IBWA Annual Business Meeting. IBWA members will also select new members and officers to the Board of Directors.

The IBWA Awards Program will once again recognize the contributions and achievements of professionals who have shown dedication to their companies, customers, and the bottled water industry. Join us in celebrating these professionals and all they do to further the success of the bottled water industry.

IBWA presents another memorable moment at the General Session with the “Passing of the Gavel” ceremony, which honors the leadership, time and commitment of 2014 Chairman Breck Speed, and formally introduces the incoming 2015 Chairman to the IBWA membership.

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For Conference and Trade Show Information: Contact Michele Campbell, Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings at 703-647-4606 or via email conventioninfo@bottledwater.org.

For Membership Information: Contact Dennis Carpenter, Manager of Member Services at 703-647-4615 or via email dcarpenter@bottledwater.org.