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2017 Annual Meeting

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      September 26-28, 2017

The Mighty Mississippi and the City of St. Louis have a rich and storied history, dating to when the first steamboat arrived in 1817. Over 2,200 miles long, the Mississippi is the 3rd largest watershed in the world.

Working together, navigation and flood control provide a safe and reliable navigation channel, ensuring public safety as well as the economic and agricultural interests in the region. Today, this majestic river is one of the nation’s superhighways, providing a low-cost and environmentally sensitive way to move U.S. bulk and raw materials to the nation and the world.

So register now and meet us in St. Louis!  Speakers include Major General Donald (Ed) Jackson, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Mr. Edward Belk, Director of Programs Integration, USACE;  Mr. Eric Moraczewski, Executive Director, Gateway Arch Park Foundation; Ms. Mary Lamie, Executive Director, St. Louis Regional Freightway; Ms. Ronda Sauget, Executive Director, Leadership Council of SW Illinois;  and David Human, Partner at Husch Blackwell, with more speaker announcements coming soon.

Don’t miss this informative and dynamic event!


Dinner and drinks at the Budweiser Brew House at Ballpark Village! The Chicago Cubs are in town to play the St. Louis Cardinals. View the game from the Brew House balcony.

                      Join us for a great game, great food and great fun!



This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark  

Book your room early to receive NWC’s group rate of $189.00.

This special group rate expires on September 8, 2017, after which reservations will be based on regular rates, subject to availability.

For reservations, call the Hilton reservations directly at 800-445-8667.

Please mention National Waterways Conference to receive the group rate.

Click here for a direct link to online reservations. http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLBVHF-NWW-20170924/index.jhtml

For your convenience NWC has partnered with Go Best Express airport shuttle service. Take advantage of the 10% discount offered to NWC Annual Meeting attendees when you book a shuttle in advance.

Follow this link and use code NWC2017. https://gobestexpress.com/reservations?code=NWC2017


Destination St. Louis will guide you through the city of St. Louis. Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden for a private tram ride through the oldest botanical garden in the country. It has been named a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy lunch at Favazza’s in The Hill neighborhood, a charming Italian community. Lastly no visit to St. Louis would be complete without tour of the Anheuser Busch Brewery, founded in 1852. Join us for this 45 minute walking tour of the brewery and enjoy samples along the way. You don’t want to miss this St. Louis National Historic landmark and home of the Anheuser Busch Clydesdales.

**There is no charge for the spouse event, however space is extremely limited so advanced registration is required.**   

Tentative Schedule at a glance: Tuesday September 26

2:00pm – NWC Nominating Committee

2:30pm – NWC Membership Committee

1:00pm – IRPT Board of Directors

3:00pm – NWC Legislative Policy Committee

4:00pm – NWC Executive Committee

5:30pm – Welcome Reception

Wednesday September 27

7:00am – Buffet Breakfast

8:30am – General Session

10:15am – Break

10:30am – 2nd Session

12:00pm – Key Note Speaker Lunch

1:30pm – 3rd Session

4:00pm – 4Th Session

4:00pm – NWC Membership Meeting

7:00pm – Drinks and Dinner at Budweiser Brew House in Ballpark Village

Thursday September 28

7:30am – NWC Board of Directors Breakfast Meeting

7:30am – Buffet Breakfast

9:00am – General Session

12:00pm – Adjourn

View 2017 Annual Meeting Final Agenda(148KB)

Print Registration Form 2017 AM Registration Form (104KB)

Print Sponsorship Form 2017 AM Sponsorship Form (86KB)

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