Schedule of Events

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Recovered Paper Workshop (additional fee required)

World recovered paper markets recently have shown some life after a sluggish two years. This workshop will examine the market outlook, much of which depends on world economic conditions. Included will be a review of recent trends in world recovered paper supply/demand and our outlook for the next one to five years, with an emphasis on the impact on the U.S. market. CLICK HERE for more information.

Speaker: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sales Development Workshop (additional fee required)

This dynamic workshop, led by recycling industry veteran Judy Ferraro, will help you and your team develop more fruitful strategies for supply development. Her background in procuring all waste stream recyclables as well as experience in the document destruction and e-scrap industries is an excellent blend of knowledge, process and success. And she guarantees everyone will leave with a new industry contact. CLICK HERE for more information.

Speaker: Judy Ferraro, President, Judy Ferraro & Associates, Inc.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Making the Most of Glass

This session offers case studies from two recycling operations that have increased the marketability and the cleanliness of their glass. Speakers share why they decided to invest in this area and the benefits they have seen.

Moderator: Megan Workman, Associate Editor, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: Kate Davenport, Chief of Business Development, Eureka Recycling
Speaker: Cal Tigchelaar, President, Resource Management Cos. (RMC)
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
You Can't Fix What You Don't Measure

MRFs are more closely scrutinizing their incoming material. We look how some are using that data to provide feedback to program administrators and collection operators as well as change to the financial playing field.

Moderator: DeAnne Toto, Managing Editor, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: Stacy Katz, Manager, Materials Management and Quality, Waste Management
Speaker: Bruce Westaway, Director, Sustainable Materials Management, Cascades Recovery Inc.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Session: Economic Insights

Sponsored by Van Dyk Recycling Solutions

In the face of an extended downturn in secondary commodities markets, many recyclers are wondering what is next. This session looks at the macroeconomic factors influencing the basic commodities markets and particularly those for recovered paper and plastics.

Moderator: Jime Keefe, Executive Vice President & Group Publisher, Recycling Today Media group
Speaker: Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Future of Processing and Collection

Sponsored by STADLER America

The recycling industry is caught in a vise of changed commodity markets, changed material constitution and changed collection dynamics. This informative panel examines the shape of the industry to come. Speakers address the changing material streams, the evolution of processing technology, contract terms and the overall business model that looks at recycling as a service.

Moderator: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
Speaker: Harvey Gershman, President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Speaker: Alan Handley, CEO, Lakeshore Recycling Streams
Speaker: Pete Keller, Vice President of Recycling, Republic Services
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Paper - A Global Perspective

Panelists examine recovered fiber markets across the globe. They consider the range of global opportunities as well as those in India and China. Speakers explore local generation as well as supply requirements in these regions.

Moderator: Kevin Duncombe, President, Western Pacific Pulp & Paper
Speaker: Michael Arcieri, Sales Manager, Ekman Recycling
Speaker: Ming Chung Liu, Co-Founder, America Chung Nam
Speaker: P R Ray, Adviser, Esskay Impex
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Delving Into Postindustrial Plastics

Panelists share how they have developed a range of opportunities collecting, processing and marketing industrial plastic grades.

Moderator: Kim Holmes, Senior Director of Recycling and Diversion, SPI: The Plastics Industry Association
Speaker: Kevin Cronin, Vice President of Sustainability and R&D, Ultra-Poly Corporation
Speaker: Neil Gloger, CEO< InterGroup International Ltd.
Speaker: Vince Gupta, Owner/President, Prime Plastic Products, Inc.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PSI Session

Part 1 - Demystify MSW Recovery Rates
This presentation is based on a research and white paper published by Moore & Associates and Kessler Consulting Inc. The work was done to clarify the general confusion and contradiction that surrounds, and frankly hobbles, meaningful discussion about recovery rates. The presentation includes:

1. the best estimate of the national recovery rate;
2. insights into the myriad ways states and local governments calculate recovery;
3. understanding the major differences between residential and commercial recovery and their effect on overall recovery rates;
4. common definitions, methodologies and reporting standards (e.g., measuring in tons not volume).

The presentation concludes by looking beyond residentially focused recovery. The amount of effort and money being focused on maximizing residential recovery is good, but it is focusing on less than half the pie. We also need to consider the underserved commercial sector.

Speaker: Peter Engel, Kessler Consulting Inc.
Speaker: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates

Part 2 - PSI Paper Specifications
The Paper Stock Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries recently updated its recovered paper specifications. This session examines those changes. It also provides a collector/processor’s and mill buyer’s perspectives regarding these changes.

Moderator: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
Speaker: Rob Barnwell, Recovered Fiber Specialist, KOUSA International
Speaker: Johnny Newsome, Director Global Mill Supply & Trade Sales, Sonoco Recycling
Speaker: Steve Wilson, Director Commodity Sales, Waste Management Recycling Services
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Plastics - A Global Perspective

Panelists examine global markets for recycled plastics. Export markets have changed and matured. Panelists provide important perspective on where the export business is today and how it’s likely to develop.

Moderator: DeAnne Toto, Managing Editor, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: Sunil Bagaria, President, GDB International Inc.
Speaker: Octavio Victal, International Sales Rep, Avangard Innovative
Speaker: Kathy Xuan, CEO, Parc Corp.
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Maximizing Safety and Productivity

MRF operators share their tactics for managing and motivating line workers to maximize productivity while also prioritizing safety.

Moderator: Michael Timpane, Resource Recycling Systems
Speaker: Michael Benedetto, CEO/President/Owner, TFC Recycling
Speaker: John Schumacher, Senior Vice President, Assurance Agency
Speaker: Jerry Sjogren, Vice President - Material Recovery & Process Optimiation, E.L. Harvey
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Port Update: Long Beach

Exports remain a vital part of the recycling market. Ports are the vital artery material passes through. In this informative session a representative from the Port of Long Beach will present on issues impacting port operations, shipping and the future. Sure to be an interesting session for those interested in export markets.

Moderator: Dan Sandoval, Senior Editor, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: Joel Perler, Business Development, Port of Long Beach
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mill Buying and Selling: Industry Veterans' Perspectives

Sponsored by GP Harmon Recycling

Seasoned industry veterans share the lessons that have shaped their strategies, fostering their success. This unique session provides a rare look behind curtain at the truths that drive the paper recycling business.

Moderator: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
Speaker: John Daniel, Federal International
Speaker: Ed Tucciarone, Senior Director of Secondary Fiber, Graphic Packaging International
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
PET Super Session

PET buyers from the nation’s largest consumers share what they see as driving the industry. They provide insight into the opportunities and the challenges the market face over the coming months and years.

Moderator: Mylinda Jacobsen, Purchasing Manager, Envision Plastics
Speaker: Steve Navedo, Senior Vice President of Sales, Perpetual Recycling Solutions
Speaker: Ryan Pawlinski, Supply Chain Manager, Phoenix Technologies
Speaker: Tison Keel, IHS Markit