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PWX 2019 to Draw Thousands of Public Works Professionals to Seattle


Thousands of public works professionals will convene in Seattle September 8-11 when PWX – owned and produced by the American Public Works Association – takes place at the Washington State Convention Center. Trade professionals, municipal leaders, government officials and individuals from the private sector are expected to attend to take advantage of learning and networking opportunities focused on the topics of infrastructure, workforce and technical issues facing communities.

The 2019 show is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees from across the globe, and over 350 of the public works industry’s top suppliers will be exhibiting in nearly 80,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

“The success of our recent PWXes confirms that public works professionals require an all-inclusive, one-stop shop for all their public works and infrastructure needs,” said Scott D. Grayson, CAE, executive director of the American Public Works Association. “Attendees will see and learn about innovative solutions, and trending technologies and equipment, that will help them build, protect and maintain the critical infrastructure for which they are responsible.”

Approximately 125 technical and professional development sessions will be delivered during PWX 2019. Following are just a few of the sessions that attendees will be able to choose from:

  • Planning Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for Your Community
  • Using Underground Infrastructure to Benefit a Community
  • Applying High-Performance Concepts to Small Teams
  • How to Create a Carbon Neutral and Asset Sustainable City
  • Technology Impacts on Roadway Maintenance and Operations
  • Successfully Implement a GPS/AVL Solution for Winter Maintenance

Attendees who purchase a full registration will have the opportunity to participate in the Public Works Stormwater Summit, which will take place over the course of two afternoons and provide up-to-the-minute, must-know information about managing stormwater systems.

PWX 2019 also will offer workshops – including “Self-Assessment Using the Public Works Management Practices Manual” – technical tours to a variety of locations throughout Seattle and networking opportunities such as the Get Acquainted Party.


When: September 8-11, 2019

Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle


Snapshot: Produced by the American Public Works Association, PWX draws thousands of public works professionals from all over the world. An estimated 5,000 professionals are expected at the 2019 event, which will feature more than 125 technical and professional development sessions, 80,000 net square feet of exhibit space, networking opportunities and more.

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