Welcome to WasteExpo 2005 with something for everyone.

On behalf of all of us who work on WasteExpo and our sponsors, Waste Age magazine and the Environmental Industry Associations, I would like to welcome you to WasteExpo 2005. This event culminates a year-long effort to create a marketplace and educational forum whose first priority is to serve the needs of the people who participate within it.

This year, we have recommitted ourselves with an intensified enthusiasm to make sure that we produce an event that serves the needs of all of our customers:

  • People from large solid waste management companies;
  • People from small- to medium-sized solid waste management companies;
  • Solid waste professionals who are employed by cities and local governments; and
  • The manufacturers/suppliers who support their efforts.

Your decision to attend WasteExpo should have been a relatively easy one if you came looking for:

  1. Your very best opportunity to see more equipment from more companies than anywhere else possible.

  2. The newest technologies and equipment available to the industry.

  3. Help in reducing costs to your community or business.

  4. Training, knowledge, certification/license renewal credits or just someone to brainstorm with.

  5. Ways to remain competitive in the marketplace.

  6. Ways to run your business or department for effectively and efficiently.

  7. More contracts from cities and counties.

  8. How to stay on top of government and safety regulations.

  9. New acquisition candidates or people to partner with.

  10. A cost-effective venue to meet with all your top regional employees.

  11. A cost-effective opportunity to problem solve with the sales, marketing and engineering teams from the industry's top manufacturers and suppliers.

  12. All the business and networking benefits that come from participating in your industry's largest and leading event by far — your best and most cost-effective opportunity to get so much done, in one place at one time!

We know you have been asked to scrutinize every dollar you spend, and we kept this top-of-mind as we organized WasteExpo 2005. We realize that you need and expect — more than ever — greater return for the time, money and effort you spend to attend this event, and we plan to give it to you. We sincerely believe there is no better opportunity to get more done in one place at one time than WasteExpo.

Whether you are looking for a specific product, networking time or the opportunity to troubleshoot a critical business issue, WasteExpo is your show. WasteExpo belongs to you. It belongs to this industry. I sincerely hope our efforts serve your needs. Welcome to Las Vegas!

Rita Ugianskis-Fishman
Group Show Director, WasteExpo
Primedia Business Exhibitions