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    WHA Conference & Trade Show 2023

    • Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes

When is it?

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March, 2023.

Where is it?

DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes.

The details:

The UK industry-wide water dispenser and cooler event organised to meet expectations of all in the industry: delegates, trade show visitors and exhibitors alike. Members and non-members are welcome.

The location offers a large, light and airy conference and exhibitor hall space. The hotel has a high standard of accommodation. It is conveniently located just off the M1, 12 minutes from J14 and 35 minutes from London Luton Airport. It is 30 minutes by fast train from Central London, and Bletchley and Milton Keynes Central railway stations are a 5-minute taxi ride from the hotel.

What’s on the agenda?

  • Chairman’s Welcome Supper

Wednesday 15th March • 20:00 – 22:30

A relaxed and informal start to the event, the eve of the Conference supper provides an opportunity to mingle with colleagues and other members of the industry including many exhibitors building up stands on Wednesday, and delegates staying at the hotel. The Chairman’s Supper includes wine and beer and is hosted by Jon Wicks, WHA Chairman.

  • Hygiene Awareness Course

Thursday 16th March • 09:00 – 13:00

This course will run concurrently with the Conference. WHA Members are encouraged to register their staff to attend this course enabling them to visit the Trade Show afterwards. Lunch is included.

  • Conference “Celebrating Our Industry Evolution”

Thursday 16th March • 09:15 – 12:15

On 1st January 2020 two organisations in the water-dispenser industry came together to form the Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA). Members of the Executive Council and Committees will share their vision of the future and how Members can help to achieve the Association’s objectives and embrace the future.

  • Conference Lunch

Thursday 16th March • 12:15 – 13:00

Conference lunch is included for those attending the Conference and exhibiting.

  • Open UK Water Dispenser Trade Show

Thursday 16th March • 13:00 – 17:00 • Free Visitor Entrance

Conference lunch is included for those attending the Conference and exhibiting.

  • WHA Industry Dinner & Charity Auction

Thursday 16th March • 19:00 – 00:30

After a busy day, it will be time to relax, meet old friends and network with new colleagues at the WHA Industry Dinner & Charity Auction. Over the last 6 years, funds have been raised to construct six boreholes in Zambia, bringing clean, safe water to over 1000 people. The WHA aims to continue this success and will be working towards funding a seventh clean water source.

Afterwards, the bar will be open late and all are invited to enjoy our casino, entertainment and dance the night away.

The Delegate and Exhibitor Packages automatically include a place at the Dinner, however, separate tickets are also available to book: 3-course meal, entertainment, casino, wine and beer included.