The 6th annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo and 2nd annual Canadian Public Works Expo finished with positive results reported by exhibitors.
The two events held concurrently attracted a total of 3,694 attendees from all Canadian provinces, 26 U.S. states and 20 countries;
“New & Emerging Technologies” and “Environmental Pavilion” displays proved successful;
Extensive seminar program and social events complemented the show.
The sixth annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE), the only national 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 4, 2003.
The 171 exhibitors representing 243 companies included many first-time exhibitors who showcased their latest products and services. The second annual Canadian Public Works Expo (CWPE) was held concurrently, showcasing an additional 103 exhibitors representing 153 companies. A total of 3,694 attendees representing all Canadian provinces, 26 U.S. states and 20 countries were registered at the combined events.
The show floor buzzed with excitement as visitors shopped the myriad of products and services available to them. A new special presentation platform, the “New & Emerging Technologies” pavilion proved to be a popular magnet for attendees. The pavilion was designed to assist cities in reaching their plans for tender by next summer. Qualified buyers were seeking product information, placing orders or exploring cooperation opportunities with exhibitors. Even though total attendance numbers did not reach last year’s records, many exhibitors expressed their positive impression of the quality of the buyer turnout and the resulting business opportunities.
“This show attracts an extremely high quality visitor from the waste industry from across Canada,” noted Steve Bates of Mack Trucks. Serving a multi-billion dollar waste and recycling industry, exhibitors showcased products and services in the areas of collection, hauling, processing and disposal of waste, materials recycling and municipal recycling programs. Exhibiting companies offered some of the best-selling equipment and latest technological advancements available in the industry.
The Canadian Public Works Expo, sponsored by the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) ,the Municipal Equipment & Operators Association (MEOA) and the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) was held in conjunction with its sister event was rated as an impressive success during only its second year. The show included a new “Environmental Pavilion” addressing the environmental challenges faced by municipalities and provinces across Canada. Attending Waste Managers and Water/Wastewater Engineers were impressed with the new products, technologies and solutions presented by the exhibitors.
“The show brought us in contact with key decision makers from many municipalities. They are just who we want to sell to”, stated David McElroy of Bender Engineering.
Andr Juneau, Deputy Head of Infrastructure Canada, delivered the keynote address. Other major speakers featured included former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. John Turner, P.C., who spoke at the Municipal Waste Integration Network’s (mwin) Annual General Meeting and Luncheon. His insights on the topic of the “Relevancy of Parliament” were enlightening and stimulating for the audience.
“The contributions of prominent leaders underlined the importance and growth potential of the waste, recycling and public works industries in Canada. We truly appreciate the wide industry support the two events receive,” stated Roland Bleinroth, President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc. the show’s organizer.
Presented by leading industry associations, the City of Windsor and private companies, speakers and panelists covered a wide range of relevant industry topics. These included “Rural/Urban Collection Issues”, the “Ontario Municipal Act – New Powers and Constraints for Municipalities”, “The Clean Air Act” and the “National Guide to Sustainable Infrastructure”. The Ontario Waste Management Association and the Municipal Engineers Association developed four sessions exclusive to the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo regarding the important and complex issue of “Mobile Compacting Equipment Safety Guideline for the Waste Management Industry.” The informative seminar program received high ratings from the participants.
The Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo is supported by several leading industry associations and publication sponsors. Sponsors included: Canadian Association of Recycling Industries, Composting Council of Canada, HazMat Management magazine, Ontario Waste Management Association, Municipal Waste Integration Network, Solid Waste Association of North America (Ontario Chapter), Solid Waste & Recycling magazine and Recycling Product News.
The Canadian Public Works Expo benefited from the dedicated support of leading industry associations such as the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), the Municipal Equipment and Operations Association – Ontario (MEOA) and the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (A.O.R.S.)
Both concurrent events have evolved into the leading national trade show in their industry for Canada, while also serving the markets of the Northern United States and attracting increasing international attention. Show organizer, Messe Frankfurt, Inc. plans to expand the reach of the event and attract more international participants for next year’s edition of the event.
The next Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo is scheduled to take place December 1 – 2, 2004 and will be held again at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
For more show information, please contact:
Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
Attn: Andrea Paulinelli
1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 515
Atlanta, GA 30339
Additional Exhibitor Quotes
Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo:
BUSCH SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, Doug Gallaugher, Distribution Manager:
“Busch Systems is a charter exhibitor at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo and have watched it grow each year. The 2003 edition is no exception. We are pleased with the show organization and the show traffic and definitely will be back!”
MORBARK Inc., Ed Donovan, Sales Manager:
“I’ve attended the show for 5 years. Since combining it with the Public Works Expo, I think it has not only helped with the amount of visitors, but the quality has also improved. The show staff is second to none to work with.”
MANAC, Andy Staley, Fabrex Product Manager:
“I have only been on the floor a few short hours so far and already my expectations have already been exceeded. New contacts as well as those who I have not seen in a while are here. From setup to breakdown the show management has never let me down and I’m sure this will hold true again this year.”
KEITH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Michele Laroque, Sales:
“Our company has attended the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo since day one. Every year the show has increased our business. It is also giving us an opportunity to meet fleet maintenance managers and fleet owners that need our service and help.”
AGO INDUSTRIES, Bill Murphy, Sales Manager:
This is our first time participating in the CPWE and we found it to be exactly the right format to display our high visibility workwear. We felt it to be well attended by people looking for products just like ours and we have already signed up to participate next year.
Canadian Public Works Expo:
WHELEN CANADA, Stephen C. Wilson, Sales Representative:
“The Public Works Expo is one of the best shows I have exhibited at this year. The customer traffic has been excellent with many purchasing agents in attendanc
e. The show is well organized for both exhibitors and attendees and has lots to see!”
TRACKLESS VEHICLES, Renald Boutin, District Sales Manager:
“I have found the Canad
ian Public Works Expo to be productive because it is attended by the decision-makers. There’s no doubt we’ll be back next year!