PMP photo parade: PestWorld 2019

, and |  October 18, 2019

With more than 3,000 pre-registered attendees, PestWorld 2019 is expected to be one of the most attended PestWorld conferences. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) kicked off the four-day conference with The Greatest Show, mariachi band and ribbon cutting. See photos from throughout the show below.

Waiting

PestWorld 2019 attendees wait for the start of the exhibit hall hours. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Bozkurt

Ildem Bozkurt, head of pest management and public health for environmental science at Bayer, addressed attendees during the opening ceremony at PestWorld 2019. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

The Greatest Show

The Greatest Show sang a song from the movie “The Greatest Showman.” PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Stumpf

NPMA CEO Dominque Stumpf welcomes PestWorld 2019 attendees during the opening ceremony. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Mariachi band

A mariachi band garnered attention to the ribbon-cutting for the exhibit hall at PestWorld 2019. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Attendees

Attendees file in from the opening ceremonies to the exhibit hall. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Ribbon cutting

NPMA President Chris Gorecki, Rollins Inc., cuts the exhibit hall ribbon for PestWorld 2019 as his fellow association officers and CEO Dominique Stumpf look on. PHOTO: HEATHER GOOCH

Exhibit Hall

Attendees were excited for the first day of exhibit hours at PestWorld 2019. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Escalator

Upstairs, the PestWorld educational sessions. Downstairs, the exhibit hall. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Limpert-Lynch

PMP magazine’s Kelly Limpert does a video shoot with Bell Labs’ Patrick Lynch, ACE. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

NPMA

The NPMA booth at PestWorld 2019 is themed “The Discovery Zone.” PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

BASF

The BASF booth features industry-themed pinball machines. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Pinnacle wall

The wall of Pinnacle Award winners is set up at PestWorld 2019. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Attendees

Attendees in the exhibit hall catch up with friends and colleagues. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

PMP Booth

Stop by the PMP booth at #519 at PestWorld 2019. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Architect

NPMA Industry Relations Chief of Staff Andy Architect addresses international attendees. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

International

PestWorld 2019 attendees chat during the International Welcome and Orientation. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Fumigation

The NPMA Fumigation Committee met to discuss upcoming regulation changes. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

San Diego

PestWorld 2019’s host city is sunny San Diego, Calif. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Judy-Naumann-Baker

Deni Naumann, retired from Copesan and Terminix Commercial, holds her Pi Chi Omega award flanked by Dennis Judy, Judy’s Pest Services, and Dale Baker, J.T. Eaton. PHOTO: HEATHER GOOCH

Baker-Shep

Pi Chi Omega Immediate Past President Dale Baker, J.T. Eaton; stands with President Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, BCE, Rose Pest Solutions and a PMP columnist. PHOTO: HEATHER GOOCH

Omni

The Omni Hotel in San Diego where the 2019 PMP Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony took place. PHOTO: RYAN GERARD

Judy-Ramsey

Dennis Judy, Judy’s Pest Services, displays the Pi Chi Omega award he was presented by Glen Ramsey, Orkin. PHOTO: HEATHER GOOCH

Black-Baker-Spragins

Outgoing Pi Chi Omega board members (and PMP columnist) Judy Black, Rollins; Dale Baker, J.T. Eaton; and Dr. Cisse Spragins, Rockwell Labs. PHOTO: HEATHER GOOCH

Jenkins

ABC Pest Control’s Bobby Jenkins, a PMP columnist, addresses his fellow PPMA board members. PHOTO: DANIELLE PESTA

Gaslamp Quarter

PestWorld 2019’s host city, San Diego, Calif., features the famous historic Gaslamp Quarter district. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Richard Montanez PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Richard Montanez, head of Multicultural Sales and Marketing across Pepsi North America, shared at PestWorld’s Opening General Session, how hunger and perseverance got him where he is today. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

NPMA President PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

The National Pest Management Association’s Past President Dennis Jenkins passes the gavel to Incoming President Chris Gorecki. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

NPMA 2019 Board PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Board members of the National Pest Management Association gather on the PestWorld stage. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

NPMA SPARs PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

The National Pest Management Association recognized the State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPARs) that work hard each year on legislative and regulatory issues. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Pi Chi Omega's "Raise the Bar" event

Johnalyn Gordon, a student at the University of Florida, and Desiree Straubinger, BCE, Rentokil Steritech, (from left to right) enjoy Pi Chi Omega’s “Raise the Bar” event. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Chris Gorecki PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

National Pest Management Association President Chris Gorecki addresses PestWorld attendees. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Chris Gorecki PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

National Pest Management Association President Chris Gorecki addresses PestWorld attendees. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Jenifer McCauley PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Jenifer McCauley, QualityPro chair, celebrates the group’s 15th anniversary with PestWorld attendees. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PestWorld International Reception PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Each year at PestWorld, an International Reception is held to welcome attendees who travel to the United States from other countries. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PestWorld In the Mix PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

The National Pest Management Association’s annual In the Mix reception was held outdoors to take advantage of San Diego’s warmer weather. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

The PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk featured a scenic view of San Diego. The event benefited the Feeding America hunger relief organization. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Fun Run winners PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Finishing the PWIPM 5K Fun Run first was Ian Williams of True Tech Wildlife, third was Kevin Lemasters of EnviroPest, and second was Gerry Marsh of Patton Termite & Pest (pictured from left to right). PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

NPMA Staff PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

National Pest Management Association staff members Allie Allen, BCE; Dr. Jim Fredericks; Dr. Michael Bentley and Dr. Brittany Campbell, BCE (pictured from left to right) participated in the PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PestWorld Gives Back PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

At the inaugural PestWorld Gives Back event in the exhibit hall Mary Margaret Jenkins and Russell Jenkins of ABC Home & Commercial Services, enjoy refreshments after helping out. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PestWorld stuffing backpacks

Mary Margaret Jenkins and Russell Jenkins of ABC Home & Commercial Services, foreground, stuff school supplies into backpacks during the inaugural PestWorld Gives Back event at the exhibit hall. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

Day of Service PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

During the Day of Service at the PestWorld exhibit hall, attendees helped fill 50 backpacks with school supplies for the Monarch School. The organization is dedicated to helping homeless students in San Diego. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PestWorld Day of Service PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PestWorld attendees helped fill 500 hygiene kits for Alpha Project, which serves homeless men, women and children in San Diego, as part of the PestWorld Day of Service. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

NPMA Booth PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

A sign in the National Pest Management Association’s booth reminded attendees of the fun events on tap during PestWorld. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

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