Over 2,000 Snowfighters Expected in Indianapolis at the “Show for Snow”


Over 2,000 snowfighters from across North America are expected in Indianapolis, IN, for the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2018 North American Snow Conference, known as “The Show for Snow,” during May 6-9, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center. Snow and ice management professionals from local and state transportation and public works departments from across U.S. and Canada will be attending.

“The APWA Snow Conference brings together more than 2,000 snowfighters from every corner of the winter maintenance community across North America,” said APWA Executive Director Scott Grayson. “Public, private, rural, metropolitan, domestic and international professionals will attend the conference to enjoy quality education sessions, an exhibit hall packed with the newest equipment, technologies and products from over 180 companies, technical tours and opportunities to exchange ideas with manufacturers, distributors, consultants and other public works professionals."

APWA will be presenting a portion of the education sessions as part of a FAST TRACK. These are fast-paced 20-minute sessions designed to give attendees a great way to take in a lot of information in a short time period. The education program will also include the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) for Responders Course along with the popular APWA Self-Assessment Workshop. The interactive General Session Talk Show will turn its focus to bridging the gap between generations in the workforce.

Back again this year is the ever-popular Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop. Designed for individuals charged with supervising winter maintenance operations, this one-day workshop provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control. Held on the first day, it provides a great foundation for deeper investigation into specific topics of interest throughout the rest of the conference.

There will be plenty of time for attendees to explore the exhibit floor and talk with exhibitors representing more than 180 companies with products and services focused on innovative new equipment, ground-breaking technologies, snow and ice removal, winter road maintenance, and streets and fleet operations. Select exhibitors will present unique technical sessions in the Exhibitor Solutions Theater straight from the exhibit floor, demonstrating how their company’s technology, tool or service provides a solution that addresses the needs of the snowfighting community. APWA is also adding a New Product Theater where attendees can learn more about the new products added to the marketplace in the past year. The exhibit hall will open on Sunday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m., with exhibit hours on Monday and Tuesday, and will close at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

Wednesday morning, May 9, is dedicated to technical tours, which include the award-winning winter operations division of the Indianapolis International Airport and DPW Indianapolis’ West Street Operations hub and their “Indy Snow Force.”

Media members are invited to register for a complimentary press pass for the North American Snow Conference.

More information:
North American Snow Conference
Press release
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