Last Pitch Effort: Talk about a wasted effort

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From: Mary Self

To: Kathleen Sibley, Editor, Technology In Government

Press Contact:
Roland Bleinroth
Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
1600 Parkwood Circle, Ste. 515
Atlanta , GA 30339

FINAL REPORT:  8th Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo & Canadian Public Works Expo – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 26 & 27, 2005

1,368 Attendees and 147 exhibitors participate in first CWRE/CWPE in Vancouver

Vancouver Councilor Ellen Woodsworth featured as Keynote Speaker

CWRE/CPWE returns to Toronto November 29 & 30, 2006


Vancouver, BC: The 8th edition of the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE) & Canadian Public Works Expo (CWPE) took place at the Vancouver Exhibition & Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 26 – 27, 2005. With a total of 1,368 attendees representing almost all parts of Canada, several U.S. states and a total of 6 countries, the overall participation met and exceeded the expectations of exhibitors and the endorsing industry associations. Councilor and Deputy Mayer, Ellen Woodsworth, delivered the keynote address.   Her comments focused on Vancouver’s waste and recycling challenges, policy implementation experiences and the city’s internationally leading initiatives in waste reduction.  Ms. Woodsworth presented an outlook on future developments and expected policy initiatives of the city to an eager audience consisting of representatives of the waste handling, processing and recycling community as well as city employees. The Canadian Waste & Recycling and the Canadian Public Works Expo were presented in one integrated hall. The combined events presented a wide spectrum of industry products, including collection, hauling, processing and disposal of waste, materials recycling and municipal recycling programs.  Products represented on the showfloor included some of the latest industry developments and innovations. The series of seminars held in conjunction with the events covered topics on new technologies, industry trends and the latest market developments, including current hot topics such as “The History of Extended Producer Responsibility”, “Classification of Wastes – TDG Versus The BC Hazardous Waste Revolution”, “Biosolids Management”, “Extended Producer Responsibility”, and “Waste & Recycling: Injuries, Costs, Options.” The Canadian Waste & Recycling show along with its sister event, the Canadian Public Works Expo, was held in Vancouver for the first time. The show organizers announced this move following the last show edition in Toronto in 2004 in response to strong demand from exhibitors and attendees. The event served to provide a much-needed meeting platform for the industry on the West Coast. The BC Trucking Association – Waste Management Division – held their Annual General Meeting, industry reception and networking dinner in conjunction with the trade show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Attendees enjoyed an evening of entertainment and networking. The Solid Waste Association of North America, BC Pacific Chapter held a regional certification testing centre for Bioreactor Landfill, C&D, Collection, Composting, Landfill, MSW Management, Recycling, and Transfer including a four-hour certification testing program. The combined shows were supported by leading industry associations, including the BC Trucking Association – Waste Management Division, British Columbia Environmental Industry Association, Coast Waste Management Association, Composting Council of Canada, Recycling Council of Alberta, Recycling Council of BC, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council and SWANA – BC Pacific Chapter. The next Canadian Waste & Recycling and Canadian Public Works Expo will take place from November 29 – 30, 2006 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. **

For more show information, please contact:

Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
Attn: Dirk Ebener
1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 515
Atlanta, GA  30339

Tel:   770.984.8016
Fax:  770.984.8023

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