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Canadian Waste Sector Symposium

November 1-3, 2010 the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) presented the First Annual Canadian Waste Sector Symposium (CWSS). The event drew support from OWMA members, and the Ministry of Environment (federal and Ontario). In attendance...


November 1-3, 2010 the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) presented the First Annual Canadian Waste Sector Symposium (CWSS). The event drew support from OWMA members, and the Ministry of Environment (federal and Ontario). In attendance from across North America were more than 120 registered participants and over 40 speakers.

“Canada’s waste management sector needed a national forum to bring together sector stakeholders to discuss new ideas, share knowledge and begin the development of a national voice,” says OWMA President Rob Cook. “And what better venue to hold a new, national symposium than in conjunction with the hugely successful Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE).

The symposium provided an opportunity for the waste management sector (private and public) from across Canada to meet, discuss national and local waste management issues and begin the building of a national identity for the sector. The two-and-half-day program included facility tours, high profile keynote speakers, concurrent workshop tracks covering seven subject areas and networking opportunities revolving around a reception and a dinner with Gord McGuinty as the “keynote” dinner speaker.

The OWMA is pleased to announce that plans are now underway for the second Canadian Waste Sector Symposium taking place in Montreal, Quebec, November 7-9, 2011.

For more information, contact Michele Goulding, OWMA, at 905-791-9500 or mgoulding@owma.org


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