Welcome to WasteExpo 2006

Several months ago, all of us watched with the rest of the world as events unfolded due to Hurricane Katrina. In a matter of days, the unbelievable became the reality. However, I for one can't help but be inspired by the spirit of those who remain in the great city of New Orleans and surrounding areas as they work to put their communities and lives back together. We were faced with the difficult decision to find a new “home” for the 2006 event and gratefully, Las Vegas was able to open its doors to us again! However, our hearts remain with our friends in New Orleans and therefore, we proudly dedicate this event and, specifically, our 2006 Networking Reception, to the city of New Orleans and to our friends who call it “home.” I hope you will join us at this year's reception to help us pay tribute to their spirit, perseverance and fortitude.

While we had to abandon plans for the New Orleans event and start over — mid-planning cycle — we are proud to unveil this 2006 event to you. It's a fabulous event and one that promises to deliver something to everyone who calls this industry “home.”

Your decision to attend WasteExpo should have been a relatively easy one if you are 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 more 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; and

  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!

On the pages that follow, you will find descriptions of the industry's largest exhibit hall floor (NOW ON TWO LEVELS!), comprehensive education sessions (including a track specifically for our friends who work in the public sector) and workshops, special events and so much more. Clearly, WasteExpo is the industry's most comprehensive event — so much so that a large number of WasteExpo attendees indicate this is the only event they attend!

People who call WasteExpo “home” include:

  • Professionals from large solid waste management companies;

  • Professionals 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.

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. On behalf of the WasteExpo Show Management Team and our sponsors, Waste Age magazine and the Environmental Industry Associations, I sincerely hope our efforts serve your needs.
Rita Ugianskis-Fishman
Group Show Director, WasteExpo
Prism Business Media

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