WasteExpo Special Events

EIA's BASF Invitational at WasteExpo

Monday, May 2 - 8:00 am - Siena Golf Club - Cost: $195

Grab a partner, organize a foursome or make new friends the day before the show floor opens. Individual golf package includes cart and greens fees, driving range, transportation, breakfast, beverage cart on course and awards luncheon following the tournament. Individual and team contests and door prizes will be awarded. Transportation will be provided. Don't miss your chance to play Las Vegas' newest championship course!

Sponsorships available! Contact Bill Sells ([email protected]) or Cathy Maimon ([email protected]) to register or phone (800) 424-2869.

WasteExpo Welcome Reception

Monday, May 2 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Hard Rock Hotel Pool Cost: $55 (One ticket to the Welcome Reception is included with the Full Event Package and Monday's one day package)

Wear your Hawaiian shirt and join us poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel (voted the best pool in Las Vegas) for this year's Welcome Reception. Palm trees, waterfalls and sandy beaches combined with great food, music and people make this year's tropical party one that can't be missed! Come mingle with football legend Terry Bradshaw, who will be presenting the Global Trades Awards.

Global Trades Award

WasteExpo has been awarded a Global Trades Award! This coveted award recognizes selected trade shows as being amongst the country's top trades shows and leaders in the industries they serve.

As a result of this award, WasteExpo exhibitors qualify to participate in an in-depth selection process from which up to 10 companies will be selected as the best companies in their particular field of business. These companies will be designated “Global Trades Award — Award Winning Companies in Field.” The Global Trades Award showcases the best among exhibitors at nationally recognized tradeshows.

The selection process will occur in the months leading up to WasteExpo. Criteria will not be product-specific or even industry-specific, but rather, will focus on the companies themselves, focusing on qualities such as: Would you invest in them? Would you want to work there? Customer retention. Customer satisfaction. Employee retention and satisfaction. Community service. The panel of judges will not be looking for the biggest companies, simply the best companies.

Once the “Award Winning Companies in Field” have been selected, television production crews will travel to each company and produce a five to six minute corporate video. A 30-minute program featuring these companies will air continuously at WasteExpo, and the individual corporate videos will be on display in the exhibiting companies' booths. Award-winning companies will be able to keep and re-purpose this corporate video program for sales or marketing efforts, highlighting the fact that they were selected as one of the “Top Companies in the World” in their field.

A promotional segment about WasteExpo, hosted by Terry Bradshaw, and the Global Trades Awards program will air on major cable news networks in the weeks leading up to WasteExpo. The award-winning companies will be kept secret and will be unveiled and recognized by the industry at large at WasteExpo 2005.

EIA's Inspirational and Awards Breakfast

Featuring guest speaker Rosey Grier Tuesday, May 3 - Las Vegas Convention Center 7:45 am - 10:00 am - Price: $35

Join EIA and the waste industry for breakfast featuring inspirational speaker Rosey Grier. In addition, don't miss the ceremony where EIA will recognize leaders in the waste industry for their commitment and amazing contributions, as well as induct the 2005 Class into the EIA Hall of Fame.

Rosey Grier is a gifted speaker with the impact of being one of the famous “Fearsome Foursome,” while a defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams. Several Presidents have recognized him for his support of children, the elderly and the less fortunate. In particular, he has taken a strong stand to better inner-city conditions. He is the founder of “Are You Committed,” a nonprofit organization to integrate education and spirituality with community teamwork. He is also a member of the Foundations of the Milken Family, an organization dedicated to studies on education, community and human development, and on the Board of Directors of CaP Cure, a group dedicated to finding a cure for prostate cancer. His writings include: Rosey: the Gentle Giant, All-American Heroes, Shooting Stars and Needle-Point for Men.

WasteExpo Raffle

Win some great prizes provided by WasteExpo 2005 exhibitors. You will receive a raffle card at registration that lists all of the participating exhibitors. As you are walking the show floor, be sure to get your card stamped by the participating companies. When your card is complete, turn it in for a chance to win one of the prizes provided by our generous exhibitors. Raffles will take place at designated times in the exhibit hall.

International Reception

Tuesday, May 3 - Las Vegas Convention Center 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm - FREE to all non-U.S. attendees

All non-U.S. attendees are invited to join us at a special cocktail reception to network with colleagues from outside the United States, exhibitor personnel from sponsoring companies and representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Sponsored by Harris Waste Management and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Annual Refuse Equipment Absolute Auction, Silent Auction and Charity Raffle

Silent Auction - May 2 - 4

EREF Exhibit Space Auction Reception - Wednesday, May 4, 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Perkins Manufacturing Co.

Refuse Equipment Auction - Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will hold its 11th Annual Refuse Equipment Absolute Auction and Charity Raffle to raise funds for municipal solid waste research and education projects. Included in this year's equipment auction will be a Silent Auction, showcasing autographed sports memorabilia and other items. EREF will also hold a pre-auction reception and open bar for participants. Equipment bidder registration is free to all badged WasteExpo participants and starts Monday, May 2.

The annual Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) raffle will really make your heart beat this year! Only $100 buys you a chance to win a complete nuts and bolts restoration vintage 1955 Chevy 3100 Pickup truck. Maximum ticket sales are 500 (limit 10 per person), on a first-come, first-served basis. Once they're gone, so are your chances to win this treasure! To order tickets, and see pictures and listed specs, visit our website at www.erefdn.org or call (703) 299-5139 ext. 10.

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation is the only independent foundation in the U.S. committed to research, education and science relative to the treatment of municipal solid waste.

International Business Center

In 2005, WasteExpo has been selected for the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Buyer Program (IBP). The IBP promotes WasteExpo to overseas attendees through the U.S. Department of Commerce's worldwide network of Embassies, Consulates and Commercial Centers.

The International Business Center includes a special lounge for welcoming and registering non-U.S. attendees to WasteExpo. This International Business Center will be located in the registration area of WasteExpo and will be open during registration hours. Services to be provided in the International Business Center include: a special registration area staffed with multilingual registration personnel, a lounge setting for networking and a place to meet your colleagues, conference rooms to meet with U.S. exhibitors, export counseling by the Department of Commerce staff, interpreters available for conducting business meetings and an export directory listing exhibitors business objectives and regions of interest.

The International Business Center is sponsored by the Georgia Department for Economic Development.

Visit Waste Age Publications/American City & County

Booth #4018

Waste Age and Waste Age Product News, the Official Magazines of WasteExpo are hosting Booth 4018. Please join us at Booth 4018, meet with our editors about your latest public announcements, sign up to become a subscriber, learn more about our website www.wasteage.com and e-mail newsletter WasteAgeWIRE, or just say “hello.” We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Waste Age is the leading magazine serving the waste industry. Every month, Waste Age delivers a comprehensive analysis of the business trends and news, products, people and events that have important implications for a professional subscriber base consisting of private contractors, local government decision-makers and engineering consultants.

Waste Age Product News is the information source for waste industry products and services. Published four times a year, Waste Age Product News offers editorial with a distinct product focus.

WasteAge.Com is a comprehensive online source for professional waste industry executives. It offers visitors the ability to view exclusive online content, breaking industry news, access to industry research, searchable archives and much more.

Waste Age WIRE is a weekly e-mail newsletter from the editorial staff, delivered directly to the desktops of industry professionals. It is designed to provide the solid waste industry with a quick view of news, events and upcoming magazine topics.

Web site www.wasteage.com

American City & County covers the issues surrounding state, city and county governments, and the leaders who distinguish themselves from their peers. Monthly columns and departments feature subjects critical to all state and local governments, including finance, technology, regulations, security and privatization, as well as provide information on new products and industry events.

Visit the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), NSWMA and WASTEC

Located in the Lobby

EIA is the non-profit trade association that represents the interests of the North American waste industry. Members receive services through two groups within EIA: The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC).

Our mission is to promote the management of waste in a manner that is environmentally responsible, efficient, profitable and ethical, while benefiting the public and protecting employees. We are committed to the use of technology and innovation in meeting the needs of the waste services industry in a safe and responsible manner.

EIA Insurance Programs

EIA, in partnership with Zurich North America, provides a comprehensive insurance and safety program for the waste industry. Our programs can provide insurance coverage for companies engaged in almost any type of hazardous or non-hazardous waste service activity.

National Solid Wastes Management Association

NSWMA represents companies that provide solid and medical waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal services, and companies providing professional and consulting services to the solid waste industry. Web site: www.nswma.org

Waste Equipment Technology Association

WASTEC represents companies that manufacture and distribute waste equipment or provide consulting services to the waste equipment technology industry. Web site: www.wastec.org

Visit us to learn more about membership in NSWMA or WASTEC, to speak to one of our staff members about public affairs, federal affairs or legal issues, or just to say hello!

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