General Information

Dates & Location

August 27-30, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

About PWX

PWX draws thousands of public works professionals from all over the world. If you're like many, you have limited resources for professional development, so you've chosen APWA's PWX 2017 in Orlando as your preferred venue for:

  • Outstanding education sessions that address current public works issues—as well as ongoing challenges. Choose from more than 125 technical and professional development sessions that will be presented by your colleagues—who will impart their vital knowledge and experience to you. APWA's education sessions are based on the very latest learning models—classroom, interactive and "live" learning labs.
  • The chance to see an extensive gathering of exhibitors and The Expo Experience that will showcase the latest products, services and technologies specific to public works. Special "non-compete" hours allow you to visit the floor—uninterrupted.
  • Opportunities to network with your peers, hone your leadership abilities and learn new job skills. APWA offers PWX attendees MANY opportunities to meet and mingle with your peers—the Get Acquainted Party, Awards Ceremony and more! Build lasting professional relationships and make a few lifelong friends at the same time.

APWA Connect Live on the Exhibit Floor

At APWA's booth on the exhibit floor, our goal is to provide attendees with an environment where each of you can meet public works experts, network with your peers and stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in public works. We've added so much, you might have a hard time leaving! Don't worry, we'll also have knowledgeable APWA Staff available to answer your show questions and provide you with information on APWA products and programs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Public Works Directors
  • Superintendents and Managers
  • Directors and Managers of Operations and Operations Personnel
  • City and County Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Construction Directors and Managers
  • Solid Waste Managers and Coordinators
  • Public Fleet Directors and Managers
  • Public Facilities and Grounds Directors and Managers
  • Water Services Directors and Managers
  • Streets/Roads/Bridges Directors and Managers
  • Transportation Directors and Managers
  • Stormwater and Flood Control Directors and Managers
  • Emergency Management Directors and Coordinators
  • City Planners
  • Sustainability Specialists
  • Anyone else whose responsibilities are public works-related

Areas Covered

  • Career & Personal Development
  • Construction Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environment/Sustainablility
  • Facilities
  • Fleet Services
  • Management
  • Parks & Grounds
  • Snow & Ice
  • Solid Waste
  • Stormwater/Flood Control
  • Streets/Roads/Bridges
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Utilities/Right-of-Way
  • Water & Wastewater

Special Events

First-Timers Meeting


Sunday, August 27 | 7 – 8:20 AM
If you’re attending PWX for the first time, please join us at the First-Timers Meeting. You’ll hear greetings from the APWA President and learn how to get the most out of your experience; learn all about the educational sessions and tracks that APWA offers; learn how to use the exhibits to your advantage; and in the process, make some lifelong acquaintances of public works people from around the world. 
Coordinated by the APWA Diversity Committee

Get Acquainted Party

Sunday, August 27 | 5-7:00 PM
The Florida Chapter welcomes you to Orlando and PWX with a fantastic opening pool-side party! Enjoy good company, food, drinks, entertainment and a few surprises poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel. 
Tickets: Your PWX Badge is your ticket to enter the party!

Awards & Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Monday, August 28 | 5 – 7:00 PM
APWA’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works. Come celebrate with your colleagues as we pay tribute to them for their achievements and contributions to the public works profession. The awards ceremony will be immediately followed by a special reception honoring our award winners.

Young Professionals Networking Reception

Monday, August 29 | 8 – 9:30 PM
All APWA members age 35 and younger are invited to attend this year’s Young Professionals Reception.  Come meet and socialize with other young public works professionals, including members of APWA’s Emerging Leaders Academy. Learn more about how APWA is attracting young people to the industry and keeping them engaged!

Diversity Brunch

Tuesday, August 29 | 10 – 11:30 AM
Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration is required. 

Small Cities Rural Communities Town Hall Brunch

Tuesday, August 29, 10 – 11:30 AM
Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration is required. 

Experience Florida

PWX is not all work and no play! The Florida Chapter is working hard to make your visit to Florida is fun and memorable while you learn. Enhance your PWX experience by taking in one of these great activities offered by the Florida Chapter!

August 26 | 7:00 AM check-in; 8:30 AM shotgun start

Reunion Golf club and Resort
Separate registration fee required
See the APWA Florida Chapter's event webpage for more information and to register.

Give Kids the World Volunteer Work Day
August 26 | 7:00 AM – noon
RSVP Deadline July 14, 2017
The APWA Florida Chapter welcomes you to a program that has a special place in their hearts, especially for our members in Central Florida. During PWX 2017, the Florida Chapter will be hosting a landscaping and service work day at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida. This program has been serviced by our Central Florida Branch for many years and they wish to share the love and joy from GKTW with fellow Public Works Professionals around the World. 

GKTW is a 79-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The Village and its community partners provide children and their families’ accommodations in fully furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more. 
Look for the opportunity to register when you register to attend PWX.

Orlando Brewery Tour
August 26 | 2 – 6:00 PM

Join us on our Orlando Brewery Tour at 2017 PWX. We will be visiting Ocean Sun Brewing, Orlando Brewing and Dead Lizard Brewing. 
Separate registration fee required
See the APWA Florida Chapter's event webpage for more information and to register.

Fun Run
August 29 | 7 – 8:30 AM

Join us and run at the PWX 5K! The 2017 PWX Fun Run 5K will be located conveniently at the Orange County Convention Center. This guarantees that you can sleep in a little Tuesday morning and still enjoy the warm Florida sun that morning for a great time in sunny Orlando. From this run you will be able to see the fun parks along I-4 and the many interesting places located on the world-famous International Drive in Orlando/Orange County, Florida. 
Separate registration fee required. 
See the APWA Florida Chapter's event webpage for more information and to register.

Hotel & Travel

Orange County Convention Center

Exhibits, education sessions and registration are at the Orange County Convention Center. Directions and parking information can be found on the center’s website.


APWA has arranged discounted PWX room rates at several hotels. More information to come. Check back for updates.

Orlando International Airport

The Orlando International Airport is located about 13 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. Please visit the airport website for transportation information.


More information coming to this page, check back often for updates.
The 2017 exhibit floor isn’t your ordinary exhibit floor—it's an EXPERIENCE. You’ll still find the great lineup of vendors you’re used to seeing in addition to the outstanding product displays, fabulous prize drawings and presentations, but you'll also find a whole lot more!

  • An estimated 80,000 square feet of exhibit floor
  • Asset & Inventory Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Eco-Solutions Pavilions; New Product Showcases and, new this year, a New Products Theater!
  • To exhibit, contact Ron Bates at 800-687-7469, or 703-706-8230, or e-mail rbates@ntpshow.com

Exhibit Dates & Hours

Hours subject to change.
Sunday, August 27
Noon – 4:00 PM

Monday, August 28
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, August 29
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Exhibit Floor Map

Click here to view the 2017 Exhibit Floor Map.

Exhibit Floor

The 2017 exhibit floor features great learning opportunities in designated areas around the floor!

Exhibit Floor Pavilions — Visit our new Geographic Information Systems, Asset & Inventory and Eco-Solutions Pavilions on the exhibit floor to learn about all of the newest technologies in public works.

New Product Showcase — Now Transformed from “posters on a wall” to a “product display booth” featuring dozens of the newest products in public works, the showcase allows you to feel and experience these great new products and innovations.

New Product Theater — Exhibitors will demonstrate their product, its features and how it came to be in 20-minute sessions in the new theater located in the New Product Showcase around the floor. 

And much more!

Come for the week or come for a day! The 2017 Exposition will be loaded with demonstrations, learning opportunities, and fun for everyone!

Current Exhibitors

Information to come.


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