The Conference on Canadian Stewardship (CCS) is coming to Halifax.
CCS officials recently announced that Halifax will host the next stewardship conference from September 19 to 23, 2011. Resource Recovery Fund Board (RRFB) Nova Scotia, the province’s agency responsible for waste diversion and environmental stewardship, will act as the host organization for the fourth bi-annual conference.
Feedback from delegates at the most recent CCS event in October 2009 indicated that more than 75 per cent of those surveyed preferred Atlantic Canada as the next region to host the conference.
“We’ve heard from attendees and are pleased to announce that Halifax, Nova Scotia is the location for the 2011 conference,” says Mark McKenney, managing director of CCS. “We are looking forward to working with RRFB Nova Scotia as they put their legendary Nova Scotian hospitality on display.”
The CCS is an industry-lead event focusing on topics that are essential to the creation and operation of economically efficient product stewardship programs in Canada. Conference delegates hear from industry thought leaders and gather insights from senior industry experts, consumer products companies, CEO’s; association executives, deputy ministers and ministers of the environment.
“We are honoured to be hosting the Conference on Canadian Stewardship right here in our home province,” says Bill Ring, CEO of RRFB Nova Scotia. “We look forward to ensuring that provincial, national and international delegates have a great experience and can share and learn through their collective environmental stewardship experiences.”
Since 2005, CCS has brought together hundreds of delegates representing industry, government and stewardship programs from across North America, Europe and as far away as Australia. Toronto (2005), Vancouver (2007) and Montreal (2009) were previous host cities for the conference.
CCS also hosts well-attended national stewardship briefing events via web cast in alternate years to the bi-annual conference. The next CCS web cast briefing will take place in the early summer of 2010.
The development of theme and agenda for the 2011 bi-annual conference is underway and CCS is encouraging past delegates and stewardship professionals to provide event organizers with ideas to enhance the Halifax event.
CCS is a cooperative effort organized by many of the leading stewardship organizations of Canada. These organizations currently operate stewardship programs dealing with tires, paint, non-alcoholic beverage containers, beer containers, electronics, packaging and printed materials and household special waste materials.