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PSAI Annual Convention and Trade Show
March 15 - March 18
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Keynote Speaker: Daniel Yeh, Ph.D., University of South Florida and Gates Foundation Grantee
Reinventing Sanitation and Energy Use for the Modern Market
Dr. Daniel Yeh is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His research and teaching interests are related to sustainability, global water and sanitation, renewable bioenergy, urban water infrastructure, green buildings and climate resilience. A major focal area of his lab is the application of membrane biotechnology to accelerate the biorecycling of elements (waste to resource) in the built environment. Current projects include the development of advanced technologies to address the global sanitation crisis (NEWgenerator) and conversion of wastewater treatment facilities into biorefineries for algae biofuel (ICARUS). In 2014, his research team won the 5th Cade Museum Price for Innovation and was one of six winning teams selected for the Reinvent the Toilet challenge: India, sponsored by the government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Yeh was a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award at USF. A member of the National Academy of Inventors, Dr. Yeh aims to foster a spirit of innovation among his students to advance research from lab to field to market. Dr. Yeh has degrees from the University of Michigan (BS Natural Resources, BSE Civil Engineering, MSE Environmental Engineering) and Georgia Tech (PhD Environmental Engineering). Prior to USF, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. He is a licensed professional engineer, a board certified environmental engineer, and a LEEP AP green building professional.
Dr. Yeh is well known for his TED Talk on “Taking on the global grand challenges of water, energy, food and sanitation.” He will take this topic and add a specific focus on sanitation and potential impacts on waste disposal in his keynote speech. We are thrilled to offer a session on such a pertinent and important topic to the future of our industry!
Plenary Session: Mark Marone, Ph.D., Beyond Philosophy Inc.
Selling the Value of a Great User Experience – How to Devise and Implement Strategies that Build a Portable Restroom Business
Mark is passionate about helping organizations deliver outstanding experiences to their customers. He has more than 15 years of experience working with companies to build and execute effective customer experience improvement and sales performance strategies. As a Sr. Consultant with Beyond Philosophy and his prior work as an independent consultant, Mark has helped clients in a variety of industries including government, hospitality, manufacturing, financial, and retail. Having owned and operated a full-service restaurant in a past life, Mark also knows first-hand about what it takes to design and execute a successful customer experience strategy. Mark earned a Ph.D. from Indiana University, is a former adjunct professor of management at the University of South Florida, and has written dozens of articles and white papers on customer service and sales performance improvement, including co-authoring two books on sales strategies: Secrets of Top Performing Salespeople (McGraw Hill) and Strategies that Win Sales (Dearborn Press).
Plenary Session: Gary Patterson, Founder and President of The Fiscal Doctor
Business Boosters and Risk Reducers: Secrets for Sustainable Growth in the Portable Sanitation Business
Gary has helped over 200 construction, service, manufacturing, technology, distribution, and non-profit organizations of all sizes and been quoted globally by over 140 publications and groups including Inc., Forbes, FEI, Risk & Compliance (UK), Guidestar, CEO Magazine (AU), and More Magazine. Gary is a Stanford MBA/Big 4 CPA, and NSA speaker. He authored Million Dollar Blind Spots; 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth and 2 other books, and speaks on profitable growth, accountability, risk management, and strategic planning. He systematically helped two companies achieve coveted INC 500 fastest-growing levels. He is a former CEO, CFO, CTO, COO, CCO, and CXO – Chief Xerox Operator.
This session will allow you to benefit from an experienced outsider tasked with helping you navigate you journey toward strategic growth, an improved bottom line, or just less stress. This session will include discussions of 4 strategically focused financial, growth, and operational issues. It will unearth where to help grow your business while balancing ever-present risk. Gary will assist you in focusing on strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks. He’ll have you address the cause of feeling stuck and help you stay on track to sustainable profitable growth. By applying his common sense approaches to existing business processes, you will leave with a takeaway of actual techniques to improve your company.
Add On Events
PSAI’s Annual Golf Event
Join in on a round of golf with your industry colleagues before the convention gets into full swing! This event will be held at Hawks Landing Golf Club in Orlando and is hosted by PolyJohn. Attendees will walk from the hotel at 11:00 am, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Registration for this outing includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, and GPS. Lunch is on your own. There’s also a $50,000 hole-in-one prize for the designated hole!
Please note: Hawk’s Landing Golf Club requires collared shirts and mid-length shorts or slacks. Metal spikes are not allowed.
An Evening at WonderWorks
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Your ticket includes the “Outta Control Magic Light Show Dinner” featuring UNLIMITED pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda, and dessert. Transportation is included. Bring the whole family!
Make sure you register for both of these events on your Attendee Registration Form (which can be found by clicking the Registration Form box at the top of this page!)
If you are an exhibitor, please note that these events are not in your Exhibitor Registration Packet. You’ll need to register for them by submitting an Attendee Registration Form! Call or email the PSAI office if you have any questions.
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