The 2013 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition is four days of valuable information, with more than 125 education sessions, hundreds of exhibitors covering nearly 90,000 square feet of exhibit space — all in the wonderful windy city of Chicago, Illinois.

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Keep Up With the Trends…

The world is moving fast and it’s hard to keep up. We’ve examined all of the latest trends and innovations and bring them to you all under one roof. Innovations in technology, public works applications using your smart phone, social media, funding, software, new ways to manage and think, big machines that make your job easier—it’s innovation you won’t find all together anywhere else. Whether you’re in one of the many education sessions, hiking around the exhibit floor, or forging new relationships at a networking event, you’ll be discovering new innovations every day.

Stay Motivated…

We all need to be motivated sometimes, but who motivates you, the leaders? WE DO! The Best Show in Public Works isn’t just about the latest innovations and technologies—it’s also about motivating leaders to be the best they can be. We’ll start every day with a high-energy motivational and inspirational speaker that will challenge you to be better and motivate you to kick it into another gear in the coming year. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with your peers and discover new ideas and methods that will charge you up—if you’re not motivated when you leave, we have to assume you stayed in bed.

Get Refreshed…

You may find it hard to cope with of all of the demands placed on you and your staff with fewer resources and tighter budgets. But after a few days at The Best Show in Public Works, you’ll be able to breathe easier no matter where you are. Armed with the latest innovations, applications and technologies for your community and a newfound motivation, the enthusiasm you’ll bring back to your agency or department will be contagious. 

The goal is to make you the best you can be for your community, making your community the best it can be. The Best Show in Public Works brings you the latest innovations in public works, delivers topnotch motivational speakers, and promises to energize you and your community. 

Join us in Chicago in 2013! View list of 2013 Exhibitors

Who Should Attend Congress?

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!


For those interested in seeing the sights in Chicago, Larry Lux, co-chair of the local host committee, invites you to contact him for his personal recommendations.