For over 30 years, the Waste Management Association of BC (WMABC) has provided a forum and unified voice for BC's private sector waste management industry.
We held our first Annual Conference in 2012 & have seen it grow into a relevant, industry informative event. This one day conference is packed with industry presentations, learning sessions and important networking opportunities. Attendees & guest speakers include representatives from the private waste sector, Provincial, Regional & Municipal governments, Stewardship agencies, industry suppliers and more. The conference opens at 7:30 am with Registration & Breakfast, informative morning sessions, networking breaks and lunch, followed by our afternoon sessions, a reception and the AGM dinner at 6 pm. The AGM & Board elections will take place after dinner.
Don’t forget the 5th Annual WMABC Member Recognition Awards. We want to recognize and highlight the excellent work being done in our industry. Nomination applications with full details can be found on our website
Online registration is now open. Exhibitor space and Sponsorship opportunities are available. ** Early Bird rates EXTENDED until January 23, 2023!
DIRECTOR OF SALES, ERMELTEK Z-ROW RECYCLING SYSTEMS INC
TERRITORY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, CUMMINS
VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENT AND MARKETING CEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
GENERAL MANAGER UNIVERSAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Area Director, Municipal Northwest, Republic Services
president rollins machinery
VP of sales peterbilt pacific
Sales & Mkg mgr, IMS Metal wear solutions
VICE PRESIDENT, rollins machinery
Business Development Manager, convertus group
Director of Business Development, Empower environmental solutions
Manager of Solid Waste Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Founder & CEO · Anaconda Systems Limited
Director, Clean Communities MOE&CCS
Senior Policy Specialist MOE&CCS
to be announced
to be announced
7:30 am - 8:45 am Registration & Breakfast Conference registration, breakfast, coffee, networking & Trades Exhibit
8:45 am - 8:50 am Welcome & Opening Remarks Grant Hankins, WMABC President
8:50 am - 9:00 am Conference Opening Guest Speaker Laurel Nash, ADM Environmental Protection Division at MOE&CCS
9:00 am - 10:00 am Organics & Compostables Our panel of presenters will speak to the challenges of Organics processing and where Compostables fit in our regional systems.
10:00 am - 10:45 am Session 2 - C&D Recycling in BC There are challenges and new opportunities in the C&D recycling sector. Our speakers today will provide their thoughts on where C&D recycling is today & what changes the future may bring. Sponsored by Metro Compactors
10:45am 5 Minute Exhibitor Introduction
10:50 am - 11:00 am Break: Coffee, Refreshments, Networking & Trades Exhibit
Sponsored by Headlands Environmental
11:00 am - 11:55 am Session 3 - Regional Gov't Updates 3 Regional District updates from our speakers, on the challenges their regions are experiencing.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session 4 - Electric Fleets Following up from our popular EV Trucks webinar last spring, we hear from waste companies & cities that have integrated EV trucks into their fleets and share with us their real user data on these newest additions.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Session 5: Industry Suppler Round-up / Pecha Kucha Style We are bringing back the popular industry supplier technology round-up session where each company has 6 minutes to describe their company and services. A lively and engaging session where attendees learn about the wide range of new technologies and services available in the waste & recycling sector.
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Session 6: Viable End Markets for BC Plastics Recycling How is the plastic collected in BC recycled and what does it become? Our panel of speakers will address the varied approaches to our plastics recycling challenges.
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Conference Closing Comments Our President Grant Hankins will wrap up the day and discuss the key business issues facing the BC waste services industry and the Association's plans for 2023
Watch for conference updates here as we announce confirmed speakers, exhibitors and more!
SO GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS!
Posted JANUARY 24
Many thanks to our generous sponsors! Our sponsors make it possible to be able to hold successful events and the support they show to the association is deeply appreciated! Be sure to show them some love and visit their websites!
ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS ADDED!
Posted JANUARY 9
We are pleased to announce newly confirmed conference speakers! Join us for information packed sessions from industry experts from BC, Alberta and more! We are looking forward to welcoming you all!
OUR FIRST SPEAKERS CONFIRMED!
Posted DECEMBER 2
We are pleased to announce our first confirmed conference speakers! Join us for presentations from ADM Laurel Nash (MOE&CCS), Christian Dietrich (EcoWaste Industries), Wes Muir (Veolia) & Al Boflo (ReClaim Plastics). The agenda is shaping up to be an engaging and information packed day!
SAVE THE DATE!
Posted NOVEMBER 21
We are excited to announce the date of the Annual Conference & AGM is scheduled for Thursday February 23, 2023 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC. Mark your calendars & plan to join us for this great one day conference, packed with informative, industry relevant sessions, engaging speakers and industry exhibitors, followed by the 5th Annual Member Recognition Awards, banquet dinner and WMABC Board elections. This Annual Conference gives you access to a wide range of topics, brought to you from local and national industry experts who will present on some of the most relevant and important issues facing our sector.
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
Guildford Vancouver Sheraton Hotel 15269 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 1N5