The 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo, a leading professional
development event for plumbing engineers and designers, posted a solid performance that
exceeded both attendee and exhibitor expectations.
The six-day 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo featured a pre-show Women of ASPE Leadership
Forum and a CEU-centric technical education program along with a show floor packed with
more new companies and products exclusive to the plumbing design and engineering
community than found at any other event.
Total event registration welcomed nearly 4,000 industry professionals, making it the third most-attended ASPE Convention in the show’s 60-year history.
Billy Smith, FASPE, ASPE executive director and CEO, said, “As usual, this year’s ASPE Convention &
Expo was the one-stop destination for plumbing engineers and designers to discover the
newest technologies and trends, learn new skills, earn CEUs, and network with other
professionals. It has been four years in the making, and simply put, we demonstrated in
Indianapolis that we are the premier event for the plumbing system design industry!”
The Sunday Night Party took place at the Crane Bay Event Center the night before the show
floor opened. The party, sponsored by NIBCO, featured live music with both indoor and
outdoor space, and acted as the perfect atmosphere for peer-to-peer networking.
On September 19, the ASPE Keynote Breakfast and Award Ceremony honored Society
award recipients, inducted the 2022-24 ASPE Board of Directors and the 2022 class of the
Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows. In addition, the ceremony was headlined by keynote
speaker, Chris Stricklin, a retired Air Force Colonel and a combat-decorated fighter pilot who
shared his inspirational story of survivor’s obligation — a responsibility to live an intentional life.
With a First-Timers Reception, ASPE Young Professionals night out, and exhibitor-hosted
parties, the 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo had something for every type of attendee. In
addition, the show floor highlighted more than 250 exhibiting companies, and attendees could
receive CEUs just for spending time on the show floor.
“If you’re a designer or engineer, attending the ASPE Convention & Expo is very beneficial to
your career. Between exposure to new contacts, new products and educational sessions, I
highly recommend others to attend,” commented 2022 attendee, Thomas Peters, a plumbing
designer from KBSO.
Other highlights of the Expo included the Innovation Wall & Theater and the Best Booth
Awards. The Innovation Wall showcased nearly 20 cutting-edge products, while the jam-packed
Innovation Theater hosted exhibitor presentations during Expo hours on the show floor.
Seventy-five percent of the show floor exhibit space is already sold for the 2024 ASPE Convention & Expo, which
will be held Oct. 18-23 in Columbus, Ohio. Visit the ASPE Convention & Expo website to