Special Events

Make connections you'll never forget.

The International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo offers a wealth of special events throughout the week, designed to create networking opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle with peers, colleagues, friends, mentors and, vendors. Attendees are encouraged to enrich their on-site experience by attending these events. 

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Welcome Party

Celebrate another year and opening day of the PSP Expo at this year's Welcome Party! Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks, music from the DJ as you engage with other participants and industry colleagues in this festive atmosphere. Registration is required.

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PHTA WAVE Young Professionals Network Event


Join us at Fulton Alley in New Orleans to network and socialize with other young pool, spa and hot tub industry professionals. Admission for PHTA members is $10 per person and non- PHTA members is $20 per person. This includes select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers.

Open to all pool and hot tub professionals under 40. Space is limited so reserve your ticket when registering for the show.

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The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge


Are you up for this year's challenge? The clients and their long list of requirements are fictitious but the site (and the contest) are real. Enter the contest by completing the entry form below, and design the ultimate outdoor oasis with a million-dollar budget. 

Five finalists, including one student, will be selected to receive a trip to the PSP Expo where they will be present their rendering to their peers. Voting will be live and the winning designer will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

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Pool Market Study Report (Metrostudy)

This session will provide an update of its residential pool industry research and reports that rank the best pool markets in the country and their performance so far in 2019.

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GENESIS® 20th Annual Family Reunion & Winemaker Dinner


Join us and delight in dining at one of NOLA’s oldest family-operated restaurants in the country. Engage with fellow GENESIS® students, sponsors, faculty, and industry personnel on this 20th year of this special occasion. Enjoy some incredible wines from Rombauer Vineyards and relish an extraordinary 4-course meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Tommy DiGiovanni.

Power Panels


Join us on opening morning before the show floor opens for three powerful discussions, covering the latest information for each major segment of the industry. Power Panels are FREE to all attendees and a great way to kick off the show. The Expo Hall will open immediately following the conclusion of the Power Panels. Registration is required.