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2004 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo — Final Report

According to the final report of the 2004 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo & Canadian Public Works Expo (Toronto, On...

According to the final report of the 2004 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo & Canadian Public Works Expo (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1-2, 2004):

Strong buyer participation encourages exhibitors in Toronto;

Seminar participation demonstrates industry’s commitment to education and training;

Move to Western Canada seen as positive step in re-energizing both events.

The seventh annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, the only national Canadian event in the industry focusing on the areas of collection, hauling, processing and disposal of waste, materials recycling and municipal recycling programs, concluded on December 2, 2004. Strong exhibitor and attendee participation demonstrated the industry’s commitment to a national event. The co-located Canadian Public Works Expo played a large part in the success of the event. 4,129 attendees from 22 countries shopped the latest products and services displayed by 211 exhibitors representing 359 companies and lines of product. 87 first time exhibitors as well as long-time participants took part in the exciting two-day event.

Exhibitors showcased products and services in the areas of collection, hauling, processing and disposal of waste, materials recycling and municipal recycling programs serving this multi-billion dollar industry. Exhibiting companies offered best-selling equipment and the latest technological advancements available. Exhibitors expressed an overwhelming satisfaction with buyer turnout.

"The Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo has become a show we mark in our calendars months in advance and look forward to attending," said Nick Finamore, account manager, Allison Transmission. "It gives us a chance to see key customers in the industry within a two-day period. It also gives us a chance to see customers that would take months just to schedule a meeting. We have already started discussions about next years show."

A strong compliment to the successful Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo was the third annual Canadian Public Works Expo. Exhibitors displayed a wide array of products spanning the public works industry.
"This show gives us the ability to meet existing customers in one location which saves time and money. The show also provides good prospects which lead to additional business," said Rich Groom, Owner of R.J. Groom Holding Ltd.

In addition, industry-leading associations representing both waste and recycling and public works, such as the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), the Municipal Waste Integration Network (mwin), the Solid Waste Association of North America Ontario Chapter (SWANA), the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI), the Composting Council of Canada (CCC), the Municipal Equipment Operators Association (MEOA) and the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), anchored the informative conference program highlighting market trends and developments as well as technological innovations and processes.

The 2004 event was officially opened with a dynamic presentation delivered by keynote, Guy Crittenden, editor of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine. In addition, many high profile speakers converged on Toronto to offer hundreds of attendees a highly educational and informative seminar program.

"While the show floor gives attendees the ability to meet face-to-face with their potential suppliers, a strong and relevant seminar program offers the opportunity to learn, from top industry experts, about issues facing the industry as well as offering potential solutions" said Roland Bleinroth, President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

In response to feedback from many exhibitors, the 2005 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo and Canadian Public Works Expo will take place October 26 – 27, 2005 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, BC. The Canadian Waste & Recycling and Canadian Public Works Expos have evolved into the leading national trade shows in their respective industries for Canada.

For more show information, please contact:

Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
Attn: Daniel McKinnon
1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 515
Atlanta, GA 30339
Tel: 770.984.8016
Fax: 770.984.8023
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