Penton's Waste Industry Group Announces 2013 WasteExpo Conference Program

Education Sessions Focus on Sustainable Materials Management

May 01, 2013, 13:28 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste Industry Group today announced the conference program for WasteExpo, North America's largest trade event for the solid waste and recycling community.  The program, which is produced in partnership with the Environmental Industries Associations (EIA), includes three days of dozens of sessions and workshops taught by industry experts on the most relevant topics in the sustainable materials management industry. 

The 45th annual WasteExpo Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, May 20-23, 2013. WasteExpo is where public and private sector professionals gather to learn and sharpen skills in building waste, recycling and organics industry knowledge.  WasteExpo has the support and partnership of the Environmental Industries Associations.

"As our industry continues its migration from waste management to sustainable materials management we have also modified our education programs. Our goal is to educate the industry on how to make money, save money, stay safe and compliant," said Rita Ugianskis, managing director, Penton's Waste Industry Group.  "Not only do we look at industry issues, we also focus on business issues such as labor and social media." 

Key featured education includes:

On Monday, May 20 at 3:15 p.m., Jay Kilbourn, Casella Organics will moderate "Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Symptoms and Technologies: Case Studies."

On Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 p.m., Craig Benson, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Director of Sustainability Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison will present "Sustainability:  Moving from Disposal to Materials and Energy Management."

Also on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m., Will Flower, Corporate Communications Expert and Armand Lembo Jr., President, Lemcor Inc. will present "Preparing for Disasters:  What to do Before, During and After Waves." Steve Changaris, Northeast Regional Manager, National Solid Wastes Management Association will moderate.

The WasteExpo Conference program reflects Penton's company-wide commitment to promote professional training, education and workforce development as cornerstones of competitive industrial markets.

For more information about the WasteExpo Educational Program click here.  To register to attend the WasteExpo Conference Program, click here.

Media interested in a Total Access Media pass to WasteExpo, contact Liz Bothwell at or (203) 358-4252.

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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 and recycling 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 five other topical and timely e-newsletters. For more information, visit

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