IBWA Conference Schedule









Event Schedule



10:00am – 5:30pm


11:00am – 12:00pm

IBWA Education Committee Meeting*

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Cybersecurity Basics: How to Protect Your Business
and Customers

Eric Chan-Tin, PhD, Loyola Center for Cybersecurity, Loyola University Chicago

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 IBWA Environmental Sustainability Committee*

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Reaching Sustainability Goals Through Collaborative Treasure Hunts

Patrick McCarthy, Antea Group

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Building a Purpose Driven Culture in Route Operations

Bob Mason, Primo Water Corporation

2:15pm – 3:15pm

 IBWA Supplier and Convention Committee Meeting*

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Making the IBWA Audit Program Work for You

Steven Feltman, Eagle Certification Group

Brian Neal, Eurofins Food Assurance

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Charting Water Source Resiliency in a Changing Climate

Louis F. Vittorio, Jr., PG, Primo Water Corporation

3:30pm – 4:30pm

IBWA Government Relations Committee*

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Key Issues Forum: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Glen Davis, Absopure Water Company

Cate Gutowski, Primo Water Corporation

CR Hall, Hall's Culligan

David Redick, Steelhead, Inc.

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception



7:00am – 9:00am

IBWA Executive Committee Meeting and Breakfast (closed)

7:15am – 5:15pm


7:30am – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:45am – 9:45am

Charting a Course for Future Workforce Decisions

Robert Lemke, Grant Thornton LLP

8:45am – 9:45am

The Latest Developments in Water Filtration: A Part of High-Quality Assurance

Majid Entezarian, PhD, 3M Purification

8:45am – 10:00am

IBWA Communications Committee Meeting*

10:00am – 11:00am

Emerging Contaminants:
Keeping Updated on What’s New

Rick Zimmer, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

10:00am – 11:00am

Preparing Your Business for an Economic Downturn

Paul Melville, Grant Thornton LLP

10:15am – 11:45am

IBWA State Affairs Task Force*

11:15am – 12:15pm

Alan Leff Memorial Lecture: Machine Learning in Modeling the Elusive Daily Water Requirement

Michael Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, Women’s Tennis Association

Colleen Muñoz, PhD, University of Hartford

 11:45am – 12:15pm

IBWA State and Regional Associations
Committee Meeting*

12:30pm – 4:00pm

Trade Show and Lunch

4:15pm – 5:30pm

DWRF Trustees Meeting

7:00pm – 9:30pm

DWRF Casino Night Fundraiser
(Ticketed Event)



7:00am – 5:00pm


8:00am – 10:30am

General Session, Annual Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Presentation

CR Hall, Hall's Culligan Water

Henry R. Hidell, III, Hidell International

Joe Doss, IBWA

Alex Goldfayn, The Revenue Growth Consultancy

10:45am – 11:45am

IBWA Membership Committee Meeting*

10:45am – 11:45am

Bottled Water Sales Trends

Gary Hemphill, Beverage Marketing Corporation

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Defining and Recognizing Good Water Stewardship

Matt Howard, The Water Council

Rae Mindock, SCS Global Services

1:30pm – 3:00pm

IBWA Technical Committee Meeting*

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Elections Have Consequences: How Will the Midterm Elections Impact State and Federal Policies in 2023?

Cory Martin, IBWA

James “JP” Toner, IBWA

3:45pm – 5:15pm

CPO Study Session

Glen Davis, Absopure Water Company

Bob Hirst, Sonoran Drinking Water Advisors, LLC

Al Lear, IBWA



8:00am – 10:00am

IBWA Board of Directors Meeting and Continental Breakfast*

8:00am – 11:00am

CPO Exam (Ticketed Event)*

* IBWA Membership Required for Attendance

Special Offer for IBWA Conference Attendees

IBWA is holding our conference in conjunction with PACK EXPO International, which enables IBWA registrants to receive a complimentary badge for attendance at PACK EXPO International just by indicating this preference on your IBWA registration form.

With packaging and processing solutions for every industry, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, PACK EXPO International is the most comprehensive packaging event in 2022. See the world’s largest showcase (2,000+ exhibitors) of technology, including many product launches, for more than 40 vertical industry sectors, experience the wonder, and collaborate with experts (40,000+ attendees).

McCormick Place (shuttles to/from hotels will be provided)
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Exhibits hours: October 23-25: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 26: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm