EIA: WasteExpo Cometh

NSWMA and WASTEC partner with Penton Media to host our industry’s largest event.

For more than 40 years, WasteExpo has been North America’s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow serving the private and public sectors. The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) and Penton Media (the organizer of WasteExpo) have planned a number of events and activities that make up the schedule for the show, to be held in Las Vegas, from April 30 through May 3. If you haven’t already made plans to attend, there are lots of reasons for you to come. With more than 550 exhibiting companies and more than 11,000 total participants, no other show comes close to the size and scope of WasteExpo.

For example, NSWMA and WASTEC plan a comprehensive schedule of conference sessions and workshops for WasteExpo attendees, which provide the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the solid waste and recycling industry. There are more than 40 sessions over three days, including four or five concurrent tracks covering topics such as recycling, safety, sustainability, finance, legal issues, community relations, collection issues, technologies and health issues. These sessions feature leading experts who not only understand the subject that they are covering, but also how the subject specifically relates to the solid waste and recycling industry.

In addition to these educational sessions, NSWMA and WASTEC have planned three exciting lunch programs. On Monday, April 30, NSWMA and WASTEC have scheduled a lunch program called “Living Legends: How to Build a Successful Team,” in which Waste Pro CEO John Jennings and Texas Disposal Systems CEO Bob Gregory will offer their perspectives on building and growing successful management teams. Tuesday’s lunch program, “The Future of Waste: A State of the Industry Conversation,” will feature a leading television news reporter and industry experts offering their perspectives on what the future holds for the waste and recycling industry. Wednesday’s lunch program, “A Fish’s Eye View: Cleaning Up the Oceans,” will feature the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash-Free Seas Acting Director Patty Debenham talking about how the industry can help design solutions to reduce the problem of ocean litter.

In addition to the educational sessions and the lunch programs, Expo attendees can take advantage of several co-located conferences that provide critical information about specific parts of the solid waste industry. The Healthcare Waste Conference (formerly the Medical Waste Conference) focuses on the largest regulatory, legislative and technical issues that affect the healthcare waste business. The Waste Training Institute will help employees in small-, medium- and large-sized waste service companies run their businesses more effectively. The Fluid Power Conference & Expo offers a variety of topics from fluid power fundamentals to compressed air preparation, motion control basics to hydraulic systems filtration, and much more.

Another popular part of the Expo calendar is the NSWMA and WASTEC Golf Invitational. Tournament registrants are invited to organize a foursome and use the opportunity to network and make new friends. This year’s golf outing is located at the Sienna Golf Club, a challenging course featuring spectacular views. Event registration includes breakfast, cart and greens fees, driving range privileges, beverage cart service and an awards luncheon.

One more important NSWMA and WATSEC event that is held during WasteExpo is the annual Inspirational and Awards Breakfast at which the waste industry gathers to recognize industry leaders for their commitments and contributions. Industry greats will be inducted into the NSWMA and WASTEC Hall of Fame, and Drivers of the Year will be recognized for their service.

These and other activities make WasteExpo a conference that anyone associated with the solid waste and recycling industry cannot miss. Learn more and register today at wasteexpo.com.

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