Are you interested in keeping up with the latest in your recycling industry sector of interest, working on professional development and networking with industry peers? A great way to do this is through attending an industry conference. Here is a list of many major events for 2014 being held in the United States and Canada, many held in conjunction with recycling industry trade associations. And if you are taking the trouble to attend a trade association event, you may want to consider joining, as the benefits are typically substantial, with often little incremental cost beyond the cost of registration.
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January 17 – 20, 2014. Western Pallet Association Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, California. This is best opportunity for pallet recycling companies in the western U.S. to get up to speed on the latest in their industry. For more information, visit www.westernpallet.org.
January 27 - 29, 2014. USCC Conference and Trade Show, Oakland California. Hosted by the US Composting Council. For more information, visit www.compostingcouncil.org.
February 26 - 28, 2014. NORA Winter Meeting, Dallas Texas. NORA An Association of Responsible Recyclers. For more information, visit www.noranews.org.
March 1 - 3, 2014. 2014 NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is the keynote event held annually by the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, representing the interests of pallet recycling companies as well as new pallet producers. For more information, visit www.palletcentral.com.
March 1 - 4, 2014. SMART (Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles) 2014 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.smartasn.org.
March 4 – 8, 2014. C&D World 2014 Exhibition and Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, co-located with CONEXPO - CON/AGG 2014. For more information, visit www.cdrecycling.org.
March 9 – 12, 2014. Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show (SERC 2014), Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.southeastrecycling.com.
March 11 - 12, 2014. Plastics Recycling Conference, Orlando, Florida. Hosted by Resource Recycling. For more information, visit www.plasticsrecycling.com.
March 28 - 29, 2014. OARA Convention & Trade Show, Toronto, Ontario. Hosted by the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). For more information, visit www.oara.com.
April 6-10, 2014. ISRI 2014 Convention & Exposition, Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, featuring over 300 exhibitors and a comprehensive agenda of educational sessions. For more information, visit http://www.isriconvention.org/
April 7 – 10, 2014. REFOR14 West, San Diego, California. Hosted by BioCycle. For more information, visit www.biocycleenergy.com.
May 16 - 17, 2014. Expo Richmond 2014, Richmond, Virginia. Held every second year, the event offers the largest collection of sawmilling, kiln drying, harvesting, biomass, trucking, pallet manufacturing/recycling, optimization/scanning, material handling, firewood production and related equipment, supplies and services. For more information, visit www.exporichmond.com.
June 2 – 4, 2014. Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Spring Convention 2014, Miami, Florida. For more information, visit www.bir.org.
June 9 – 10, 2014. 33rd Annual Northeast Recycling Conference & Expo, Manchester, New Hampshire. Hosted by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. For more information, visit www.nrra.net.
September 15-17, 2014. Commodities Roundtable Forum, Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by ISRI. For more information, visit www.isri.org.
September 16-17, 2014. 2014 Resource Recycling Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Attended by approximately 500 recycling professionals from 37 states and four Canadian provinces in 2013. For more information, visit http://rrconference.com.
October 22 - 23, 2014. E-Scrap 2014, Orlando Florida. Join more than 1,300 attendees and over 125 exhibiting companies at E-Scrap 2014. For more information, visit www.e-scrapconference.com/