EIA, Waste Age Renew Vows

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), Washington, D.C., has signed a contract with Primedia Business Magazines and Media Inc., Overland Park, Kan., extending the existing agreement between the two organizations for another five years.

Primedia, which publishes Waste Age, bought the magazine and the WasteExpo tradeshow from the EIA in 1999. The renewed contract has some updated features, namely that EIA will consolidate its medical waste and landfill conferences into one event that will be held simultaneously with WasteExpo.

“Through our continued alliance, WasteExpo, Waste Age and the EIA are positioned to best serve the needs of our shared customers, members and the industry at large,” says Rita Ugianskis, group show director for WasteExpo.

EIA CEO Bruce Parker says he foresees a synergy that could diversify attendance and strengthen the conferences' educational element.

The arrangement will officially take effect in 2004 and extend to 2009, but the EIA plans to get a jumpstart on the agreement by hosting the medical waste conference at WasteExpo in New Orleans this June 2-5.