Day 3 - March 21

Welcome to ISRI2022!

Dear ISRI2022 Attendee,

Welcome to Vegas! It has been three long years since we have gotten together for an ISRI Convention and Exposition.

While ISRI Conventions have always been occasions to celebrate the industry and get together with old friends, ISRI2022 promises to be special. Having overcome pandemic-related challenges as individuals, businesses, and as an industry, every opportunity we have this week to see old colleagues, make a new business connection, or learn from other industry leaders in-person will carry a deep meaning.

We took all of this to heart as we planned what stands to be one of the best ISRI Conventions ever! Our famed exhibit hall returns with over 250 exhibitors showcasing the industry’s latest innovations, technologies, and services. This year we made a dedicated effort to not only plan programming on current issues facing the industry, but also on how the industry prepares for the future. Topics include how recycling fits into a sustainable future, how businesses should incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements into operations, and how to conduct business in a digital world. There are more than 30 sessions on a range of subjects important to recyclers and recycling businesses.

ISRI2022 amps up the fun with several new features. ISRI members now have a dedicated lounge off the exhibit floor to conduct private business or relax with a cocktail or coffee. We are hosting our first-ever Las Vegas After-Hours Party at The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, and our Final Night Party will be held at Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub. This marks the first time we are holding an offsite closing night party at a Vegas convention. With something here for everyone, you’ll come away from ISRI2022 with an endless supply of new ideas to carry your business to new levels and have fun doing it.

Finally, we want to offer a heart-felt thank you to ISRI Vice President of Convention and Meetings Chuck Carr, who is retiring later this year. He has overseen the planning and behind-the-scenes work of all the ISRI Conventions since joining the staff in 2003. Chuck’s efforts helped pave the way for the large-scale events our members enjoy today. In 2003, the entire exhibit space fit into a 90,000-square-foot hotel ballroom. Thanks to everyone’s hard work increasing attendance, today the show is housed in convention centers that range from 300,000–350,000 square feet. We are truly grateful for what Chuck has done not only for this event, but also for all of ISRI. He will be truly missed, and we wish him a wonderful retirement.
Please have fun and enjoy ISRI2022!

Gary Champlin
ISRI Chair

Robin Wiener
ISRI President

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