The symposium will be held May 1-2 in Bethesda, Md., at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Co-convened by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and theWorld Plumbing Council, the Third International Emerging Technology Symposium will be held May 1-2, 2012 in Bethesda, Md., at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Assistant SecretaryKerri-Ann Jones, one of the highest-ranking officials in the U.S. State Department, will deliver the keynote address at the symposium. She currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, overseeing the department’s new international water partnership addressing water issues and shortages.

”We couldn’t be more excited about having such a highly respected government official as Dr. Jones at our symposium, especially in the nation’s capital,” said IAPMO CEO GPRuss Chaney, who is also the chair of the World Plumbing Council. “Her decades of experience in the areas of science, technology, health and the environment will greatly benefit all of our attendees.”

The two-day symposium will allow participants to view presentations and engage in lively discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering and trade industries have devised solutions to challenges in the water efficiency, HVAC, plumbing and mechanical industries.

BNP Media’s ownBob Miodonski, Plumbing Group Brand Leader, will also be on hand as a moderator.

For more information and registration details,read here.