Stakeholders from around the electronics recycling community will be converging on Las Vegas for the third annual International Electronics Recycling Conference & Expo (IERCE). Electronics manufacturers, e-waste recyclers, brokers and processors, information technology asset managers, venture capital firms and metal refiners will be among the conference's registered attendees and exhibitors.
More than 700 attendees are expected at the Conference & Expo, to be held May 25-27 at the J.W. Marriott in Las Vegas. Over 70 companies and organizations will be located in the exhibit hall.
"The International Electronics Recycling Conference & Expo is a chance for industry stakeholders to come together and discuss the strengths, opportunities and challenges in their businesses and the business of managing end-of-life electronics," said IERCE president and program director Ismail Oyekan. "The conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet others involved in the industry, to build relationships and to do business."
This year, IERCE will honor several companies in recognition of their outstanding sustainability initiatives. These companies include Cisco, Sprint, Nokia, LS-Nikko, Samsung, Electronic Recyclers International, Creative Recycling Services, Manufacturers Recycling Management Company and others.
"By honoring and recognizing these sustainability leaders, it is our hope that other players in their industries will follow their lead and also create strong sustainability initiatives for their products and companies," Oyekan said.
Three educational workshops take place on May 25, with the official convention kick off at 6:30 p.m. the same evening. Further sessions on May 26 and 27 will explore the state of the e-waste industry and its future; what role manufacturers and other companies play in the management of the waste stream; industry topics including steps to take before investing in an e-waste recycling business, certification standards and their advantages; and the role of nonprofit and reuse organizations in the industry.
I hope to meet some of you there!