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2007 MWIN Conference final program details

Readers are reminded that this is the week of the Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN) Annual General Meeting...

Readers are reminded that this is the week of the Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN) Annual General Meeting and Conference, “Managing Change: Perspectives for Waste Management Professionals.”

WHEN: Wednesday, June 13 & Thursday, June 14, 2007

WHERE: Best Western Inn & Conference Centre, Cobourg, Ontario

FULL DETAILS: (See below)

TO REGISTER: To register for either day or both, contact Maryanne Hill at 519-620-9654 or email

This years theme — Managing Change: Perspectives for Waste Management Professionals — underscores the fast paced change taking place and emerging challenges with which public and private sector waste management professionals are faced.

Says this years MWIN President Rob Rivers, In addition to the excellent and sometimes controversial subjects and presenters, there will be numerous opportunities to network with other delegates and representatives from our sponsors and exhibitors.

(Please note that there is a golf event and special dinner the evening before the conference, on Tuesday, June 12.)


7:30 am Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Conference Welcome / Opening Remarks

8:15 am Keynote Speaker: Ralph Torrie, Principal, Torrie Smith Associates Inc.

9:00 am Potential Futures for Greenhouse Gas Management

Speaker: Tej Gidda, Ph.D., Engineer, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

9:45 am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

10:15 amGHG Management – Local Waste Perspectives on an International Market

Speakers: Michael Cant, Golder Associates Inc.

Chris Snyder, Golder Ecofys Associates Inc.

Hieu Nguyen, Capacity Building Program Officer, FCM Municipalities

11:15 am Heating Up EAA Reform: The New Waste Management Projects Regulation

Moderator: Barry Spiegel, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Panelists: Jennifer Agnolin, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Norm Lee, Acting Director, Policy & Planning, City of Toronto

Steve Plaice, National Sector Leader, Jacques Whitford Limited

12:15 pm Reception Lunch with Special Guest Speaker, Bill Lishman (Father Goose)

2:00 pm Regulatory & Technology Trends for Energy from Waste in the USA & Canada

Moderator: David Merriman, Genivar Inc.

Panelists: Russ Anderson, Supervisor, Operations, Montenay Inc.

Mark Lyons, Wheelabrator

Gary Thien, Vice President, Environmental Quality Management. Covanta Energy Inc.

3:00 pm Mission 60% Diversion

Moderator: Joe Hruska, Hruska & Associates

Panelists: Nigel Guilford, Principal, Guilford & Associates.

Usman Valiante, Senior Policy Analyst, Corporate Policy Group

Sally McIntyre, Program Manager, Environmental Programs, City of Ottawa

4::00 pm Results of the OPA Refrigerator Retirement Program Pilot

Speaker: Bill Wylie, Manager, Program Delivery Mass Markets, Ontario Power Authority

4:30 pm Meeting Current Challenges: Municipalities Stepping Up

Speakers: Randall Roy, Supervisor, Waste Management, City of Sault Ste. Marie

Dave Milliner, Manager, Environmental Services, Twp. Of Southgate

Peter Watson, Manager, Waste Management, Region of Durham


7:30 am Registration & Breakfast

7:45 am Annual General Meeting

8:00 am Green Lane: Strategic Options

Speaker: Richard Butts, Deputy City Manager, City of Toronto

8:30 am Results of the mwin / Solid Waste & Recycling magazine Annual Industry Survey

Presented by Guy Crittenden, Editor, Solid Waste & Recycling magazine

9:30 am A Private Sector Overview of Source Separation

Moderator: Tim Murphy, Waste Management Inc.

Speakers: Steve Cooper, Manager, Environment and Risk Management Ontario, A&P Canada/Metro Engineering & Construction

Frances Edmonds, Manager, Environmental Services, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Andrew Horseman, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

10:45 am Re-emergence of Waste-to-Energy

Moderator: Guy Crittenden, Editor, Solid Waste & Recycling magazine

Speakers: John Fodden, President & CEO, PresterJohn and Executive Director of the Canadian Energy-From-Waste Coalition

Clarissa Morawski, Principal, CM Consulting

David Merriman, Sr. Environmental Consultant, Genivar Inc.

John Nicholson, Principal, Environmental Business Consulting Inc.

12:00 noon Special Announcements, Prize Draws & Close Conference

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