Penton's Waste Industry Group Announces Event Marketing Partnership With WasteMET Asia To Promote Global Waste Management

NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste Industry Group, producers of WasteExpo, and WasteMET Asia, producers of Asia WasteMET, today announced a global partnership to co-market their respective live events, create an international marketplace and exchange ideas pertaining to the solid waste, recycling and organics industry.

Now in its 45th year, WasteExpo is North America's largest annual solid waste and recycling trade event. This year's show, which will be held May 20-23 in New Orleans, is expected to attract more than 12,000 industry professionals and 550 exhibitors.

Organized by Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) and National Environment Agency (NEA) for the first time in 2012, the WasteMET Asia event allowed exhibitors to launch, showcase and introduce their latest innovative equipment and technologies in waste management recycling and resource recovery solutions to ready buyers at the show who make purchasing decisions for their companies. The next edition of WasteMET Asia will be held June 1-4, 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

"This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to help our customers and the industry at-large chart their own course to sustainable materials management," said Penton Waste Industry Group Managing Director, Rita Ugianskis.

The news of Penton Waste Group's Asia partnership follows the announcement last month of its new co-marketing partnership with the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) to similarly link each other's events and promote a global dialogue.

"Through these strategic agreements, Penton and its partners are building a truly global stage to spotlight the critical discussions, promote professional education and create business opportunities around the world to responsibly manage the world's waste," said Ugianskis. "WasteMET Asia connects a vital community to the conversation."

"WasteMET Asia offers a strategic platform for networking with top government and industry leaders, as well as policy makers," said WMRAS Chairman, Jerome Baco. "We are pleased to partner with Penton's Waste Industry Group to expand the opportunities for our delegates to exchange ideas, share contacts and discuss trends and best practices on a global scale."

About Penton's Waste Industry Group
Penton's Waste Industry Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the $85 billion solid waste, recycling and organics industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of print, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more and includes: Waste Age, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, the Waste360 OnDemand Library, The Waste Training Institute, the Circular File and six other topical and timely e-newsletters. For more information, visit www.waste360.com.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

About WasteMET Asia
Organized by Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) and National Environment Agency (NEA), WasteMET Asia is the region's premium exhibition to launch, showcase and introduce the latest innovative equipment and technologies in waste management recycling and resource recovery solutions. The inaugural WasteMET Asia 2012 brought together over 8,000 buyers from the region, and over 100 exhibitors. The event also saw an attendance of over 19,000 global leaders and delegates, with more than 100 mayors and city leaders from 70 countries and regions participating. The next edition of WasteMET Asia will be held June 1-4, 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, please visit www.wastemetasia.sg.

CONTACTS:
For Marketing
Liz Bothwell
Marketing Director
Waste Industry Group
(203) 358-4252
liz.bothwell@penton.com

For Press
Chris Meyer
Director, Corporate Communications
Penton
(212) 204-4259
chris.meyer@penton.com

SOURCE Penton



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