Penton's Waste Industry Group Expands Global Presence Into Australia And New Zealand, Partners With Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

Mar 06, 2013, 10:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste Industry Group today announced a global partnership with the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) to co-market their respective content and live events. This alliance brings together the largest solid waste and recycling tradeshows — North America's WasteExpo and Australia's AWRE — to give attendees an even broader global perspective of the industry.

For 45 years, WasteExpo has served the solid waste and recycling industry in both the private and public sectors as the largest tradeshow in North America. It will be held May 20-23, 2013 in New Orleans, LA, USA. AWRE attracts exhibitors and delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom and North America looking for innovative ways to collect, sort and process waste from the municipal, commercial and construction sectors. It will be held November 19-20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Penton's Waste Industry Group is a network of business information services that includes WasteExpo 2013, The Global Waste Management Symposium, the Healthcare Waste Conference and WasteAge/, the online hub for the $85 billion solid waste industry.

"This partnership adds a significant new dimension to our work in this ever-changing industry," said Waste Industry Group Managing Director, Rita Ugianskis. "Now our intelligent group of solid waste, recycling and organics professionals can get a greater global industry perspective and we can introduce our new international colleagues to our growing WasteExpo community, starting with our 2013 event in New Orleans."

"We are very pleased to be working with Penton's Waste Industry Group," said Brett Judd, Group Director, AWRE. "This unique relationship will extend the reach of our own event and continue to help move the industry's focus from simply managing waste to waste prevention and resource management." 

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

About Penton
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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 AWRE
The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo is the premier industry event for waste management, recycling and sustainability professionals in Australia and New Zealand. Showcasing the latest product innovations from over 100 leading brands, AWRE provides the perfect platform to engage key decision makers and buyers from government and private enterprise.

Across two days, the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo will provide a dynamic insight in to the trends, challenges and solutions for modern waste management and recycling through: The Innovation Zone, AWT Pavilion, networking functions, live demonstrations, 2 day Seminar Program and workshops.

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre 19-20 November 2013.


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