Solid Waste & Recycling


Messe Franfurt and Contact Exposition to co-produce Canadian events

In mid February 2003, Atlanta, Georgia-based Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and Contact Exposition Management, Inc. announce...

In mid February 2003, Atlanta, Georgia-based Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and Contact Exposition Management, Inc. announced their cooperation in producing the 6th annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo and the 2nd annual Canadian Public Works Expo in 2003. The agreement will provide the combined show with new opportunities to increase its international presence.

“These two leading Canadian shows are ideally situated in a top international location for both exhibitor and attendee expansion,” says Roland Bleinroth, president of Messe Frankfurt, Inc. “Considering that there is no comparable waste and recycling show in Canada and only two other shows in the United States, we anticipate strong growth in both events. The same holds true for the public works sector with only one other show in North America (US).”

Both expos host a combined 500 exhibitors from Canada and around the world. Over 5,000 attendees are anticipated to attend the events in December 2003. They are slated for an aggressive expansion program to enhance their offerings to both exhibitors and visitors.

“We see tremendous room for growth as certain industry segments rebound in conjunction with the forecasted early 2003 break in the current recession,” adds Mr. Bleinroth. “The waste and recycling market alone is a US$62-billion industry in North America. An increasing need to showcase the latest technology for servicing this industry is evident.”

One such area for growth in these shows is in the trucking segment. This industry has been in an economic slump since late 2000 and is poised for a comeback this year. The same applies to the trailer manufacturing industry. “We expect to see many more truck and trailer manufacturers at our upcoming show,” reports Stuart Galloway, vice president and show manager of Contact Exposition Management.

The next combined expo will be held at The International Centre in Toronto from December 3 – 4, 2003.

Solid Waste & Recycling publishes the official show issue for this event.

For further information, contact Roland Bleinroth at 770-984-8016 or or visit

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