STAMFORD, Conn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Media's WasteExpo is proud to announce that T. Boone Pickens, founder of Mesa Petroleum, BP Capital and Clean Energy, will make the Keynote Address at this year's WasteExpo, which will be held May 9-12 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
The Keynote Address at WasteExpo will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at 9 a.m. Mr. Pickens' address will be on the topic "Solving Our Costly and Dangerous Dependence on OPEC Oil." The Keynote Address will be offered free of charge to all WasteExpo badged participants.
Mr. Pickens' Keynote Address is presented by Clean Energy and is sponsored by Advanced Disposal Services, Choice Environmental Services, City Carting & Recycling, Mission Trail Waste Systems, Republic Services, U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling Inc., and Waste Pro.
"WasteExpo is grateful that leaders in the solid waste and recycling industry have come together to make this keynote address possible and enable our participants to have this additional level of knowledge. Mr. Boone's remarks on this most important topic are sure to be of extreme interest and relevance to our attendees," stated Rita Ugianskis, Managing Director of Penton's Waste Industry Group.
For more information please visit the WasteExpo website at www.wasteexpo.com
WasteExpo has positioned itself as the leading facilitator of knowledge in the solid waste and recycling industry. This has been accomplished through 43 years of showcasing the latest practices, trends and technology and partnering with leading industry service providers. WasteExpo is the largest event in North America serving the $75 billion solid waste and recycling industry. The event features a comprehensive educational program comprised of 40 conference sessions and workshops as well as an exhibit hall featuring more than 525 of the industry's leading exhibitors.
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