Make your accommodations for the Convention and Trade Show at the Caribe Royale Orlando! Click here to reserve your rooms or call the hotel directly at1-888-258-7501 or 407-238-8000 and ask for the PSAI group rate.
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For the Board and Committee Meeting Schedule, click here.
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Yeh, Ph.D., University of South Florida and Gates Foundation Grantee
Reinventing Sanitation and Energy Use for the Modern Market
Dr. Daniel Yeh is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His research and teaching interests are related to sustainability, global water and sanitation, renewable bioenergy, urban water infrastructure, green buildings and climate resilience. A major focal area of his lab is the application of membrane biotechnology to accelerate the biorecycling of elements (waste to resource) in the built environment. Current projects include the development of advanced technologies to address the global sanitation crisis (NEWgenerator) and conversion of wastewater treatment facilities into biorefineries for algae biofuel (ICARUS). In 2014, his research team won the 5th Cade Museum Price for Innovation and was one of six winning teams selected for the Reinvent the Toilet challenge: India, sponsored by the government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Yeh was a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award at USF. A member of the National Academy of Inventors, Dr. Yeh aims to foster a spirit of innovation among his students to advance research from lab to field to market. Dr. Yeh has degrees from the University of Michigan (BS Natural Resources, BSE Civil Engineering, MSE Environmental Engineering) and Georgia Tech (PhD Environmental Engineering). Prior to USF, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. He is a licensed professional engineer, a board certified environmental engineer, and a LEEP AP green building professional.
Dr. Yeh is well known for his TED Talk on “Taking on the global grand challenges of water, energy, food and sanitation.” He will take this topic and add a specific focus on sanitation and potential impacts on waste disposal in his keynote speech. We are thrilled to offer a session on such a pertinent and important topic to the future of our industry!
Plenary Session: Christopher Frawley, Beyond Philosophy Inc.
Selling the Value of a Great User Experience – How to Devise and Implement Strategies that Build a Portable Restroom Business
Christopher is passionate about helping organizations deliver outstanding experiences to their customers. He has a broad background in customer experience design and implementation with a number of firms and now leverages his talent and expertise for clients seeking to deliver outstanding experiences themselves. As a Sr. Consultant with Beyond Philosophy, Christopher has helped clients in a variety of industries. As a small businessman himself who has helped launch two startups, Christopher knows first-hand what it takes to design and execute a successful customer experience strategy. Chris earned his degree from The College of New Jersey, after which he went on to work for numerous corporations in a plethora of marketing positions. He’s truly touched every aspect of customer experience and strategic planning and is excited to share his expertise with the PSAI.
Plenary Session: Gary Patterson, Founder and President of The Fiscal Doctor
Business Boosters and Risk Reducers: Secrets for Sustainable Growth in the Portable Sanitation Business
Gary has helped over 200 construction, service, manufacturing, technology, distribution, and non-profit organizations of all sizes and been quoted globally by over 140 publications and groups including Inc., Forbes, FEI, Risk & Compliance (UK), Guidestar, CEO Magazine (AU), and More Magazine. Gary is a Stanford MBA/Big 4 CPA, and NSA speaker. He authored Million Dollar Blind Spots; 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth and 2 other books, and speaks on profitable growth, accountability, risk management, and strategic planning. He systematically helped two companies achieve coveted INC 500 fastest-growing levels. He is a former CEO, CFO, CTO, COO, CCO, and CXO – Chief Xerox Operator.
This session will allow you to benefit from an experienced outsider tasked with helping you navigate you journey toward strategic growth, an improved bottom line, or just less stress. This session will include discussions of 4 strategically focused financial, growth, and operational issues. It will unearth where to help grow your business while balancing ever-present risk. Gary will assist you in focusing on strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks. He’ll have you address the cause of feeling stuck and help you stay on track to sustainable profitable growth. By applying his common sense approaches to existing business processes, you will leave with a takeaway of actual techniques to improve your company.
Add On Events
Join in on a round of golf with your industry colleagues before the convention gets into full swing! This event will be held at Hawks Landing Golf Club in Orlando and is hosted by PolyJohn. Attendees will walk from the hotel at 11:00 am, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Registration for this outing includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, and GPS. Lunch is on your own. There’s also a $50,000 hole-in-one prize for the designated hole!
Please note: Hawk’s Landing Golf Club requires collared shirts and mid-length shorts or slacks. Metal spikes are not allowed.
An Evening at WonderWorks
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Your ticket includes the “Outta Control Magic Light Show Dinner” featuring UNLIMITED pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda, and dessert. Transportation is included. Bring the whole family!
New and Prospective Member Event
If you’re new to the PSAI – or aren’t yet a Member – we’d like to welcome you. Join us Wednesday at 3:30pm 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!
Make sure you register for these events on your Attendee Registration Form (which can be found by clicking the Registration Form box at the top of this page!)
If you are an exhibitor, please note that these events are not in your Exhibitor Registration Packet. You’ll need to register for them by submitting an Attendee Registration Form! Call or email the PSAI office if you have any questions.
FOR EXHIBITING SUPPLIERS:
Click the Floor Plan icon to the left to view the latest version of the 2017 Floor Plan.
The 2017 Exhibitor Registration Packets are available now. In order to participate as an exhibitor in the 2017 Trade Show, these must be completed and returned to the PSAI by the dates listed within. Packets differ depending on one’s membership level.
Click here for the 2017 Platinum Member Package Registration Packet.
Click here for the 2017 Gold Member Package Registration Packet.
Click here for the 2017 Silver Member Package Registration Packet.
Click here for the 2017 Bronze Member Package Registration Packet.
Click here for the 2017 Non-Member Package Registration Packet.
Also, if you are an exhibitor in the 2017 Trade Show, view your exhibitor kit options here.
Things to do in Orlando:
The PSAI has arranged for a special discount at Disney. To purchase tickets and see other offers from Disney, please click here. They can also be reached by phone at (407) 566-5600.
For other discounts and tickets in the Orlando area, please check here.
If you are looking for something else to do besides a theme park, such as tours or museums, please check here for ideas.