CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Laurel Nash
ADM
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION AT MOE&CCS
Wes Muir
MANAGER,
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
VEOLIA CANADA
Christian Dietrich
VICE PRESIDENT,
ECOWASTE INDUSTRIES
Al Boflo
PARTNER
RECLAIM PLASTICS
Alan Yee
Regional Sales Director,  Canadian Western Bank
Paul Henderson
MANAGER,
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
METRO VANCOUVER
Adam Ashley
CO-OWNER
AMTRUCK LTD
Cara Anderson
DIRECTOR OF SALES,
ECOsafe Zero WAste
TJ Bilkhu
TERRITORY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
CUMMINS
Ken Carrusca
VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENT AND MARKETING
CEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Denis Flageol
GENERAL MANAGER
UNIVERSAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Jim Hutchinson
 Area Director, Municipal Northwest,
Republic Services
Rod Graham
president
rollins machinery
Greg Grabinsky
Canadian Vocational Sales Manager
peterbiltcanada
Jonathon Hodgson
Sales & Mkg mgr,
IMS Metal wear solutions
Jeff Rollins
VICE PRESIDENT, rollins machinery
Sean Kawakami 
Business Development Manager,
convertus group
Gord Johnson
Director of Business Development,  Empower environmental solutions
Andrew Reeder
Manager of Solid Waste
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Russell Zishiri
Founder & CEO · Anaconda Systems Limited 
Gwen Lohbrunner
Director, Clean Communities
MOE&CCS


Avery Gottfried
Senior Policy Specialist
 MOE&CCS
Josh McLean
Ocean legacy foundation

Rustam Punja
Senior manager
geocycle western canada
CONFERENCE AGENDA
7:30 am - 8:45 am Registration & Breakfast
Conference registration, breakfast, coffee, networking & Trades Exhibit
8:40 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 - 10:50 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
10:50am  5 Minute Exhibitor Introduction
11:00 am - 11:15 am  Break: Coffee, Refreshments, Networking & Trades Exhibit

Sponsored by Headlands Environmental
​​​​11:15 am - 11:55 am  Session 3 - Regional Gov't Updates
​3 Regional District updates from our speakers, on the challenges their regions are experiencing.

Sponsored by Waste Management
​​​​11:55 am - 5 Minute Exhibitor Introduction
​​​​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break, Networking & Trades Exhibit

12:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

Sponsored by MARR   
1:00 pm - 1:50 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.

Sponsored by Canadian Western Bank 
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  Break: Coffee, Refreshments, Networking & Trades Exhibit

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
We wrap up the day's events with some final thoughts and  a short video from Canuck Place Children's Hospice, our charity of choice for more than 25 years and the recipient of our donation in lieu of speaker gifts. 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Reception Drink Social, Networking, Trades Exhibits                                        
Guildford Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by First Truck Centre
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm  5th Annual WMABC Member Recognition Awards                                                                                                                                                                               
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  AGM Dinner                                    
Guildford Ballroom                                                                                                                                             
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm  WMABC AGM Board Elections                                                                                                                                                                              
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Cheque Presentation
 
Tracie Seeley, Community Partnerships Officer                                                                                                                                                                             
7:30 pm  End of AGM                                                                                                                                                                         
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
We cannot hold a successful event without the generous support of our 
sponsors & exhibitors and we are grateful for their continuous support. 

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities are available. 
More info can be found here
Be sure to visit our Exhibitors and learn more about the services they offer.
BOOK YOUR ROOM
Conference Group Guest Room Reservation Rates!

The WMABC has a block of rooms set aside for conference guests at exclusive rates at the
Sheraton Guildford Vancouver Hotel.


Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel for $154 CAD per night

Conference Rates Last Day to Book Monday, January 23, 2023

If booking after January 23rd, please contact the hotel directly at 1 604-582-9288 


NEWS & UPDATES
Watch for conference updates here as we announce confirmed speakers, exhibitors
and more!
ONE DAY TO GO!
Posted FEBRUARY 22
Tomorrow is the day! We have a great line up of speakers and awesome Exhibitors! Can't wait! Want to join us? It's not too late! Online registration open until 6pm tonight or in person registration accepted at the door.  See you soon!
SO MANY GREAT SPEAKERS!
Posted FEBRUARY 6
With just over 2 weeks until the conference, we are excited for all the great speakers and presentations! Can' t wait to see you all there! Not registered yet? There is still time to submit your registration! 
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
CONFERENCE LOCATION
Guildford Vancouver Sheraton Hotel
15269 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 1N5


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