WESTT No-Dig Says Aloha To Hawaii

By Traci Read, Managing Editor | August 2013, Vol. 68 No. 8

According to a report filed by Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission, they are is responsible for regulating 217 utility companies or entities (four electric utilities, one gas, 174 telecommunications, and 38 private water and sewer companies), four water carriers, 73 passenger carriers and 555 property carriers in the state of Hawaii. This makes Hawaii an ideal area for conference attendees who are public officials, engineers, utility company personnel, designers and contractors alike who are involved with designing underground infrastructure.

Not only will participants be able to attend peer reviewed presentations and 20 sponsored exhibits, but they will be able to meet with industry experts in a relaxed atmosphere during several networking opportunities.

There are sponsored breakfasts each day, two scheduled session breaks and lunch in the exhibit area. In addition, there is an evening cocktail reception also planned for the first day of the conference for attendees to mingle with their peers, friends, industry professionals and exhibitors alike.

The venue at the revitalized Ala Moana Hotel is nestled in the heart of Honolulu. Located next to the Hawaii Convention Center, the hotel is seven miles from the Honolulu International Airport and just steps from Honolulu’s best attractions, making it a perfect location for conference attendees to meet.

For hotel reservations, call (800) 367-6025 (from U.S. Mainland); (800) 446-8990 (from neighbor islands); 955-4811 (from Oahu); or visit the website at www.alamoanahotelhonolulu.com. To receive discounted room rates, mention the “CWESTT Conference” for a $129 plus taxes single/double occupancy room per night for a Kana Tower, City/Mountain view. Room rates are for check-in on or after Friday, Oct. 25 and check out on or before Friday, Nov. 1. Reservation deadline for the special rate is Sept. 2.

For program questions, contact Craig Camp (619) 410-6328, craig.camp@hatchmott.com. For general conference registration questions, contact Matthew Wallin (916) 294-0095. Or visit the conference web site at www.westt.org for conference details and to register online.