(Pictured: NPMA Past President Chuck Tindol, left, and current NPMA President Bryan Cooksey, after "passing the gavel" at PestWorld)
FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reported that 3,700 pest management professionals navigated more than 125,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing the products and services of over 200 companies during PestWorld 2017, held Oct. 24-27, in Baltimore, Md. This made PestWorld 2017, the largest PestWorld in NPMA’s history, the associated reported.
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, Stumpf added. “PestWorld offers an unmatched opportunity to meet in person with thousands of prospective qualified buyers,” she said Stumpf, “and this year, that’s exactly what our exhibitors did.”
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