Networking Events

Networking is the best way to grow your business, meet new contacts, stay connected, and expand your industry knowledge. This year’s conference provides unique networking events that will help build relationships and enhance your career!

Exhibition Grand Opening Networking Reception*
Monday, June 20 • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm • Elite Hall

Immediately following the Keynote Program, join your fellow attendees and presenters for the Grand Opening Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with leading environmental professionals showcasing their latest products and services. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while exploring the booths and displays, and don’t miss out on a chance to win this year’s attendee give-away prize.

New Orleans Mardi Gras Masquerade Grand Reception*
Tuesday, June 21 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm •  Empire Ballroom A

Enjoy a fun and relaxed evening with old and new friends while tasting some of the best New Orleans cuisine on the bayou. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a taste of New Orleans and to support A&WMA’s Scholarship Fund by participating in this year’s raffle. Ticket required.

Executive Forum Lunch 
Wednesday, June 22 • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm • Imperial 5ABC

A group of distinguished professionals will provide invaluable insight into the highlights of their careers. They will discuss their individual approaches on how to handle major decisions, reaching goals, working in changing industrial climates, and helpful advice. There will be ample time available for questions as well. Lunch will be provided. Ticket Required. Cost $50

Exhibitor Happy Hour*
Wednesday, June 22 • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Elite Hall

Join us for the last hour in the Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and friends during the Exhibitor Happy Hour, back by popular demand. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and get those last-minute business cards from key suppliers to add to your professional network. It is sure to be a happy event.

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 22 • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm • Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar

Everyone is invited to a networking reception for young professionals, students, and A&WMA professionals. This year’s reception will have appetizers and drinks at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar in the USA. In the past 10 years, Walk-On’s has officially become the go-to place for homemade food and an incredible experience. Ticket Required. Cost $25 (Tickets must be purchased in advance. You will not be able to purchase tickets at the event.)

Honors & Awards Ceremony and Luncheon*
Thursday, June 23 • 11:50 am – 1:20 pm

Join A&WMA members at this popular luncheon as they recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals, organizations, and companies. Ticket required.

2016 Cover

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*Event included with full conference registration.