2017 PWNA Convention

2017 PWNA Convention

Be A Part of History in Franklin, TN

Published September 2017

 

From October 12–14, PWNA will be hosting their annual convention at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. There will be multiple opportunities to pursue certifications, network, watch live demos, and more. To reserve your room, visit www.pwna.org/convention-2017-power-washers-north-america. As Franklin, TN, is 20 minutes south of Nashville, a check at the link on PWNA’s website or a Google search will provide you with plenty of things to do before and after the conference. Below is the preliminary schedule for the Convention and important information about the skid giveaway. Because the event is still more than two months away, check back at PWNA’s website to see additions and changes to the upcoming tradeshow.

Editor’s Note: This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.

Pre-Convention—Thursday, October 12, 2017

Please note that all certification courses are an additional fee (fee varies by course)—You must be a PWNA member in order to take a certification test.

8:00 a.m.–noon

  • Wood Restoration Certification, John Nearon ($395 for members)

9:00 a.m.–noon

  • House Washing Certification, James Pasternak ($99 for course plus $50 for certification testing)
  • Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning, Daryl Mirza (not a certification so $69 for members and $99 for non-members)

noon–12:30 p.m.

  • Break for Lunch

12:30–2:00 p.m.

  • Wood Restoration Certification, John Nearon

2:00–5:30 p.m.

  • Power Washing—Joes to Pros, Tracy Handl
  • Environmental Certification, Jeremy Bolin with SurePoint Environmental Associates ($99 for course plus $50 for certification testing)
  • Flatwork Certification, Andy Reinsel ($99 for course plus $50 for certification testing)
  • House Washing Certification, Bo Josetti ($99 for course plus $50 for certification testing)

Friday, October 13, 2017

8:00–9:00 a.m.

  • Convention Kick-Off—Welcome & Introductions—Ty Eubanks, Master of Ceremonies

9:00–9:15 a.m.

  • Break

9:15–10:45 a.m.

  • Roof Cleaning Certification, Part I of III, AC Lockyer ($99 for three-part course and $50 for certification testing)
  • Chemical & pH Scales, Linda Chambers
  • Fleet Washing Certification, Part I of II, Paul Horsley or Hydro-Chem ($249 for two-part course and testing)
  • Essential Marketing: How to Get the Phone Ringing

10:45–11:00 a.m.

  • Break

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

  • Roof Cleaning Certification, Part II of III, AC Lockyer ($99 for three-part course and $50 for certification testing)
  • Troubleshooting & Pump Repair, Tracy Handl
  • Fleet Washing Certification, Part II of II, Paul Horsley or Hydro-Chem ($249 for two-part course and testing)
  • Creating a Company Safety Manual

12:15–1:30 p.m.

  • Snack and Chat Roundtable—$20 per person in advance ($25 at the door)

1:30–2:45 p.m.

  • Roof Cleaning Certification, Part III of III, AC Lockyer ($99 for three-part course and $50 for certification testing)
  • Basic Business Finance, Marie Reinsel
  • Commercial Building Certification, Part I of II, Bo Josetti & Henry Bockman
  • Taking the Next Step—Going from Owner/Operator to Managing Employees

1:30–5:00 p.m.

  • Exhibit Hall Open

2:45–3:00 p.m.

  • Break

3:00–4:30 p.m.

  • Environmental Certification, Jeremy Bolin with SurePoint Environmental Associates ($99 for course plus $50 for certification testing)
  • “Wine & Wash” (Women’s Only Event)
  • Commercial Building Certification, Part II of II, Bo Josetti & Henry Bockman

5:15–6:15 p.m.

  • Vendor Auction

6:15–8:30 p.m.

  • Cocktail Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

    • Exhibit Hall Open

9:00–10:15 a.m.

  • Taking Your Business into the Millions—Panel Discussion

10:30 a.m.–noon

  • Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur, Daryl Mirza & Ty Eubanks
  • Intro to Parking Garage Cleaning, Stephanie White & Peter Steppel
  • House Washing Q & A
  • Roof Cleaning Q & A

12:15–1:30 p.m.

  • Snack and Chat Roundtable—$20 per person in advance ($25 at the door)

1:45–2:45 p.m.

  • Aerial Lift Safety Awareness, Jeff Otto

2:45–5:00 p.m.

  • Exhibit Hall Open

3:30–4:45 p.m.

  • Outdoor Demonstrations by Vendors

4:45–5:30 p.m.

  • Skid giveaway and general membership meeting/picture opportunity

Skid Giveaway

Thank you Pressure-Pro, General Pump, Beckett Burners, & Vanguard! 

Pressure-Pro has generously agreed to donate a 3000 psi, 5.5 gpm Hot Water Skid—valued at $13,174—as the grand prize giveaway during the 2017 PWNA Convention. The skid features a belt-drive General Pump, 110v Beckett burner, and a 570cc Vanguard Engine, all of which were donated by the component manufacturers. The skid also includes a 50-ft. high pressure hose, gun and wand, nozzle kit, and battery. 

The skid will be given away at the end of the PWNA convention on October 14. You must be present to win.