The recent 6th Annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (December 3-4, 2003 in Toronto) was a resounding success. The exhibition halls were flooded with people — the highest attendance I recall at this event. Most exhibitors to whom I spoke appeared happy with the show and seemed to be talking with customers and even making deals. It appears that after a period of “holding off” during the recent economic mini-recession, folks are buying long-delayed equipment purchases.
There were plenty of delegates at the workshops, from what I could tell, too. The mwin luncheon with the Rt. Hon. John Turner, former Prime Minister, filled the large banquet hall at the International Centre where the tradeshow took place. His speech about the decline of relevance of politics, especially among young people, and what needs to be done about it, was interesting.
Over 210 companies presented established products and services alongside the latest technological advances in waste and recycling. The event is held in conjunction with the Canadian Public Works Expo, which creates good synergies and additional floor traffic.
Topics for the workshop sessions included New Waste Oil and Tire Diversion Programs in Ontario, Emissions Trading and Kyoto Protocol, Calculation Requirements of a Multistage Constructed Vehicle, New and Emerging Technologies for Waste Treatment and Disposal, The Landfill as a BioReactor, and many more.
In addition to the 10 waste and recycling sessions, attendees had access to 11 public works sessions ranging from “Fatal Driver Distraction” to “Vehicle Fleet Management.” The Ontario Waste Management Association and the Municipal Engineers Association developed four sessions regarding the “Mobile Compacting Equipment Safety Guideline for the Waste Management Industry.” an important and complex issue.
Bookmark the show website and keep in touch with the organizers for next year’s event at:
Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 515, Atlanta, GA 30339
Tel: 770-984-8016 Fax: 770-984-8023
E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.cwre.ca