The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that 3,700 pest management professionals (PMPs) navigated more than 125,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space showcasing the products and services of more than 200 companies during PestWorld 2017, held Oct. 24-27 in Baltimore, Md. This makes the event the largest PestWorld in NPMA’s history. (See PMP’s on-site coverage here.)
With expert-led educational sessions, attendees discovered the latest business trends and earned 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 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,” says NPMA CEO Dominque Stumpf, CAE, CMP. “This year’s event provided sales leads and nurtured existing client relationships for companies operating within the pest management industry.”
PestWorld 2018 will take place Oct. 23-26 in Orlando, Fla.