Facility Tours

Two sets of guided facility tours give attendees the chance to get up close and personal with membrane equipment and processes. Each tour will have its own bus and unique facility stops. This is our current plan for facility tours. If we are unable to host the facility tours because of COVID, all facility tour fees will be refunded.



GEA North America
Hudson, WI


During the facility tour, participants will rotate through three stations which will include:

  • Introduction to GEA
    Participants will be provided with an overview of the GEA Group including business areas, company structure, key technologies, and core competencies.
  • Workshop Facility
    Participants will see industrial process plants in various stages of manufacturing and assembly. Plants may include large scale assemblies and complete skid assembled unit operations, such as spray dryers, fluid bed dryers, evaporators, membrane filtration plants and breweries.
  • Pilot Plant Test Area
    Participants will see a variety of membrane filtration pilot plants of various scales and membrane configurations and will be provided an introduction and short demonstration to pilot testing and commercial process scale-up and design.


SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Minnetonka, MN

SUEZ Water Technologies

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions’ Minnetonka facility manufactures a wide range of technologies and equipment for dairy, food, and beverage customers, as well as products that serve other markets such as power, mining, municipal, and general industrial. The tour will focus on production of membrane elements, with stops showcasing our membrane casting and element finishing capabilities. The tour will also highlight our equipment fabrication, including a tour stop overlooking one of the industries’ largest membrane equipment production areas.


*Tour space is limited and additional fees apply. You must be a paid registrant to attend facility tours. No cross stops are allowed. If you are a direct competitor with one of the three companies on a particular tour, please do not sign up for that tour as each facility will have the opportunity to view the tour attendee list in advance and you may be asked to not attend.