On May 6th to 9th, Las Vegas, will be the house of WasteExpo which is going to be hosting people from all over the world exhibiting the latest innovations in the waste industry.
What novelties have you prepared for this 2019 edition?
WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, is happening May 6-9, 2019, in Las Vegas. Over the past 50 years, WasteExpo has helped usher in more significant industry innovations than any other—and the future looks even more promising.
“WasteExpo 2019 is shaping up to be our best show yet! In addition to some new educational highlights, registration numbers are up from last year, which is amazing considering it was a record-setting event. We invite the industry’s amazing waste, recycling and organics professionals to learn in the 5-star conference program, see 600+ exhibitors waiting with the solutions they need, and connect with 14,000 peers and experts alike. It’s the industry’s annual reunion and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Vegas in May.”
- Liz Bothwell, Group Marketing Director, Waste360.
The event presents a multifaceted programme with workshops at WasteExpo and special events. Which of the activities do you think are a must for the visitor or which of them do you highlight?
This year’s conference program features six tracks for attendees to choose from:
Business Insights & Policy, Collection & Transfers, Organics Recycling, Composting, Biogas, Food Recovery Forum, Processing & Disposal, Technology & Innovation.
The award-winning Food Recovery Forum is back by popular demand, with a focus on efforts and solutions that reduce, rescue, and recover food waste. Presentations will feature successful initiatives, model programs, and case studies that showcase the forward-thinking learning that is making waves in this increasingly important arena.
Also returning are the free Spotlight sessions that aim to keep attendees ahead of the trends; these are open and relevant to all attendees. This year’s Spotlight sessions feature a fireside chat with the CEO of Advanced Disposal; a panel of influential industry CFOs; a look at the latest technologies, and more.
Other agenda highlights include several annual favorites:
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)’s Awards Breakfast, which honors Driver of the Year, Operator of the Year, Distinguished Service, and the Chapter Leadership Award. See the industry's brightest stars honored!
Silent and live auctions hosted by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. Since 1995, the auction has raised more than $18 million to further EREF’s mission to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices.
The Waste360/Stifel Financial Investor Summit in its seventh year. This unique day of learning and analysis provides attendees with insights into the factors influencing the behavior of operating companies.
600+ exhibitors ready to help attendees with their latest challenges in the Exhibit Hall.
WasteExpo 2019 also features some exciting new elements on the agenda:
Waste360 Business Growth Forum—a half-day seminar designed for small and midsized companies looking for financial strategies that go beyond day-to-day operations.
Nothing Wasted! Pioneers & Visionaries—hear from today’s brightest innovators and thinkers in an open forum that incites change.
Spanish Super Session—a new (and free) education course designed for Spanish-speaking attendees.
WasteExpo half-day Workshops on safety, zero waste, recycling and food waste.
Public Sector Reception—created to welcome our public sector attendees and help them connect with their peers and experts from cities and states from around the country.
What are the advantages of exhibiting at WasteExpo?
With more than 14,000 participants, exhibitors have the chance to me thousands of qualified buyers face-to-face – it’s a perfect opportunity to meet new customers and reconnect with existing clients. 89% of 2018 exhibitors will be sending proposals to customers based on their WasteExpo meetings.
So, fill your pipeline! Attendees count on WasteExpo’s exhibitors to provide them products and services in 90+ categories. Attendees also represent an array of job functions and are looking for business solutions – from CEOs and Presidents to equipment manufacturers and drivers in the public and private sector, WasteExpo attendees have relied on exhibitors for 50+ years to show them the latest technologies and innovations. Most of all, attendees and exhibitors LOVE WasteExpo – 97% of 2018 attendees and 92% of exhibitors would recommend WasteExpo to colleagues. Not too shabby, right?
Can you give some tips for those exhibiting for the first time in Las Vegas and specifically at WasteExpo?
We want an exhibitor’s first time at WasteExpo to be a success so we've put together a guide & tool kit to help exhibitors make the most out of their investment.
The First Time Exhibitor page on WasteExpo.com is home to several resources – 5 Steps to Exhibitor Success, Logistical Tips, and How to Save Money.
Can anybody attend WasteExpo 2019? How to register?
Yes! Whether you are from the private sector, a small, medium or large public sector waste management company, or a manufacturer or supplier from the U.S. or abroad, count on WasteExpo to bring the entire industry together under one roof. Register at the official website.
Can you give us some participation results from the last edition? How many visitors attend? from how many different nationalities were present?
WasteExpo 2018 was a record-breaking year with 14,000+ participants – including 1,400 attendees who represented 109 different countries. According to the 2018 WasteExpo Attendee Survey, 97% would recommend WasteExpo to colleagues.
Lastly, regarding the exhibitor, how many stand exhibitors participate in the last edition? In total how many different countries where participating?
WasteExpo features 600+ exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services in over 90 categories including business services, composting equipment, fleet safety, material handling, organics recycling, refuse & recycling equipment, truck equipment, waste services companies and more.