Associations Gather For Industry-Wide Conclave

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In pursuit of concerted action, fifteen aquatic organizations from across the country convened in Dallas last week at APSP’s All Association Forum. The groups came to gain better understanding of their counterparts’ mission and goals, as well as discuss industry issues, challenges and opportunities for collaboration.

Representatives from Aquatic Professionals Education Council (APEC); Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP); APSP; California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA); Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education (FPSIE); Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA); International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA); Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA); National Environmental Health Association (NEHA); Northeast Spa and Pool Association (NESPA); National Plasterers Council (NPC); National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF); Association for Swimming Ponds and Natural Swimming Pools (ASPNSP); Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC); and World Waterpark Association (WWA) all met to discuss issues facing the industry and opportunities to share information and work together, with APSP acting as chair.

“This is a positive first step in building trust and collaboration between organizations that serve the aquatic industry,” said APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald. “By choosing common ground, we’ll work on issues that are meaningful to all and that advance the industry.”

The meeting was facilitated by Paul Meyer of Tecker International.

For more information about the All Association Forum, contact Rich Gottwald.

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