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The 2019 program will also be announced in future editions of Association Insight.
See below for details from the 2018 PSAI Convention and Trade Show that was held in Portland, Oregon!
“The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow”
and “The Art of Pricing Workshop”
Rafi Mohammed is a pricing strategy expert who has been involved with “pricing issues” for more than 25 years. He is the founder of Culture of Profit, Inc., which consults with businesses to help develop and improve their pricing strategies. He has written two books that share titles with his two scheduled sessions, along with more than 85 digital articles on innovative pricing strategies for publications including the Harvard Business Review. Rafi Mohammed is known for his ability to customize his presentations for individual industries and audiences, addressing the important pricing issues they face. His first session will specifically apply his teachings to the portable sanitation industry, while the workshop that follows will allow attendees to ask follow-up questions specific to their companies. His sessions will offer concrete takeaways for both operators and suppliers.
“Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High”
and “Silent Danger: The Five Crucial Conversations That Drive Safety”
Mark Carpenter is the CEO and founder of Mindset Strategic Leadership. With more than 30 years of business experience, he helps individuals and organizations reach their goals and expand their potential. Known as a “master teacher of communication skills,” his presentations will cover two separate topics related to communicating. First, he will discuss how to turn a conversation with a customer into a completed deal through proper communication. He will then focus on employee safety and how discussing the topic could make all the difference. No matter your side of the industry, these sessions will help your company.
The PSAI Training Committee
“Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment”
The PSAI Training Committee will be rolling out yet another new course at this event. Building on the subject matter of the long-standing Basic Service Technician Training Course, this new offering will cover:
- operation of pumping equipment including pumping procedures, removing clogs, wash down processes, and safety protocols
- maintenance and repair of portable sanitation equipment in the field including visual inspection, procedures, repair techniques, and determination of change-out
- cleaning procedures for individual restrooms (drop tank, recirculating, freshwater flush, and ADA units), trailers, and specialty equipment
If you’re new to the industry, this course will give you a basic foundation on which you can build. If you’ve been in the field a while, it will serve as a reminder of best practices and give you some industry-specific continuing education hours.
2018 Awards Luncheon
Gather with friends and colleagues as we seat the 2018-2019 PSAI Board of Directors and present our three industry awards. There will also be a slideshow dedicated to all of our volunteers and the hard work they’ve put in over the past year. This luncheon is included in your registration. Join us as we honor outstanding contributions and reflect on a prosperous year.
The Innovation Forum
Trade show exhibitors will take turns at the podium, giving short presentations on the most innovative products that can be found at their booths. A cross between speed dating and the Home Shopping Network, this event will help attendees identify which exhibitors to seek out on the floor. Allow yourself to be blown away by the advancements being made in the portable sanitation industry. Each speaker’s booth number will be on display during their presentation, so be sure to take note!
Friday Night Closing Party
Celebrate another great year with the PSAI and Northwest Cascade-Honey Bucket. On Friday evening, the PSAI will co-host a closing party on the trade show floor with Northwest Cascade-Honey Bucket as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Grab some food, and dance a little if you feel like it. There will be new activities, grand prize drawings, and announcements of the contest and silent auction winners. Come mingle with friends while enjoying free appetizers and a cash bar.
Show Floor Prizes and Give-Aways
Bonus Training/New and Prospective Member Welcome
If you’re new to the PSAI – or aren’t yet a Member – we’d like to welcome you. Join us at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21 for a FREE training course, “Portable Sanitation and Special Events.” If you feel like it, stay around for a drink afterward and let us get to know you. You’ll be glad you did! Current PSAI Members are also welcome to attend this training session.
PSAI’s Annual Golf Outing at Heron Lakes Golf Club
Hosted by PolyPortables
Enjoy a friendly round of gold with your industry colleagues before the convention gets into full swing! Attendees will leave the DoubleTree by Hilton at 11:30 am, warm up, and tee off with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. There is also a $50,000 hole-in-one prize for the designated hole! There is a cost of $90 per person to participate, which includes green fees, cart fees, and range balls. Lunch is on your own.
PSAI Basic Service Technician Training Course and Certification Exam
Additional forms and registration fees are required to take this course
Join us at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 24 for the Basic Service Technician Training Course and Certification Exam. Taken together, the two are approved for company and staff licensing in several states. The course alone is approved for continuing education in many others.
Training Course: $75 for Members, $98 for nonmembers Certification Exam: $25 for Members; $33 for nonmembers
For more information and registration forms visit psai.org/about-certification.
Schedule of Events
View the latest version of the Schedule of Events by clicking the icon to the left or by clicking here.
Attendee Registration Form
Download the 2018 ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FORM by clicking the icon to the left or by clicking here.
Portland DoubleTree by Hilton
The PSAI has reserved a special group rate of $179 per night single/$199 for king rooms at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton.
Use this link to access the PSAI group rate.
You can also contact the hotel via phone at 1-503-281-6111. Be sure to mention the PSAI when you make your reservation to be sure you get this rate.
Be sure to make your hotel reservations by 2/14/18 to ensure rate and availability.
Hotel Scam Notice
View the most up-to-date 2018 Floor Plan by clicking the icon to the left or by clicking here.
Click here to download a spreadsheet of registered suppliers and their booth spaces.
Exhibitor Registration Forms
The necessary registration forms and contract agreements formerly placed in an exhibitor registration packet can now be found in the 2017-2018 Visibility Kit on pages 22-29. You will need to use these forms to register as an exhibitor at the 2018 Convention and Trade Show.
Helpful Information for Registered Exhibitors
If you are an exhibitor for the 2018 Trade Show, view your exhibitor kit options here.
As an exhibitor at our Convention and Trade Show, there are some elements of the schedule that are specifically for you.
While exhibiting suppliers may attend anything on the schedule of events, view a condensed Exhibitor Schedule by clicking the icon to the left or by clicking here.