The numbers are in! The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that 3,700 pest management professionals navigated over 125,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing the products and services of over 200 companies during PestWorld 2017, held October 24-27 in Baltimore, Md. – making it the largest PestWorld in NPMA’s history!
Proving itself once again as the premier platform to conduct domestic and international business in the pest management industry, exhibitors and attendees alike reported PestWorld 2017 to be “the most cost-effective and efficient way to do business, shop for new products and services, and stay on the cutting edge of industry technology.”
With expert-led educational sessions, attendees discovered the latest business trends and earned valuable recertification credits. Highlights this year included Technicians’ Day the NPMA Thought Leader Program; and educational tracks on online marketing, integrated pest management, public health, food safety and wildlife control.
Additionally, PestWorld featured General Session speakers Doc Hendley and Commander Kirk Lippold. During the Opening General Session, Hendley delivered his message that everyone – including a bartender with an idea – can make a difference. On Thursday, Lippold provided recounted the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.
“The packed educational sessions and keynote addresses and the well-attended special events demonstrate the industry’s desire for an event with an emphasis on learning and networking,” said NPMA CEO Dominque Stumpf. “This year’s event provided sales leads and nurtured existing client relationships for companies operating within the pest management industry.
Exhibitor feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
“PestWorld offers an unmatched opportunity to meet in person with thousands of prospective qualified buyers,” said Stumpf, “and this year, that’s exactly what our exhibitors did.”
Make plans now to be in Orlando, Florida, October 23-26 for next year’s PestWorld. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].