WESTT No-Dig Travels To Oahu - The Gathering Place

By Traci Read, Senior Editor | August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

One of the most anticipated events for this year’s convention is the NASTT training courses being offered.

Glynn says, “We are doing something a little different this year. With past regional conferences, we scheduled two days for presentations. However this year, presentations will be held on Thursday and Friday will be devoted to training courses. WESTT is offering two different training courses to choose from, which is included in the conference fee – NASTT Pipe Bursting Good Practices and NASTT Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices.”

The HDD Good Practices course will cover the horizontal directional drilling pipeline installation process including applications, equipment selection, design, construction, safety and troubleshooting.

The pipe bursting rehabilitation process will be covered in the Pipe Bursting Good Practices course. The training program will include pipe bursting applications, planning, preliminary design, construction and troubleshooting.

In addition to the presentations, training courses and exhibits, attendees will meet face-to-face with industry leaders in a fun and relaxed atmosphere at several networking opportunities.

“WESTT will offer two, one-hour sponsored luncheons as well as 3 ½ hours of sponsored conference breaks held within the venue that will span the two-day event,” Glynn explains. “In addition, there will be ample time for networking on Thursday evening since the host hotel is situated on Waikiki Beach where the opportunities for dinner and other entertainments abound.”

The Sheraton Waikiki is within walking distance of virtually anything and everything you could possibly want to do in Waikiki. The resort promises no end to entertainment and activity opportunities, including a wide variety of water sports, cultural events, renowned attractions and world-class shopping.

Exhibits

Leading manufacturers and suppliers are slated to fill the exhibit area with the latest technologies, products and services. The conference program is arranged so that exhibit hall hours do not conflict with the presentations. Attendees will have ample opportunity to visit with the 20 sponsoring companies that will be exhibiting to discuss in greater detail the current technology and products they have to offer.

According to Glynn, the number of exhibitors is limited so attendees can experience the benefit of a national conference program in a smaller forum.