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2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Open for Exhibitor and All Access Badge Type Only

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ISRI Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Open for Exhibitor and All Access Badge Type Only

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

ISRI Governance Meetings

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Registration Open for Exhibitor and All Access Badge Type Only

7:30 am - 1:30 pm

ISRI Governance Meetings

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

ISRI Members Only Facility and Yard Tour

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ISRI Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New ISRI Member and First-Time Convention Attendee Welcome

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening Exhibit Hall Reception

6:15 am - 7:15 am

ISRI Fun Run

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open for All Badge Types

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast in the ISRI Café

8:30 am - 10:15 am

Opening General Session with Featured Guest Vicente Fox, President of Mexico (2000 – 2006)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Ferrous Spotlight: Supply vs. Demand

The supply and demand outlook for recycled iron and steel is a hot topic given the major U.S. steel mill capacity expansion plans and increased focus on sustainability. Please join our panel of experts from the Steel Manufacturers Association, steel mills, and recycled materials industry professionals for a timely conversation of what lies in store for ferrous recycling in 2023 and beyond.

Adam Dumes Adam Dumes
Chief Commercial Officer, Cohen Recycling
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Compliance Overview of Federal 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges

As state and federal stormwater permitting programs become more robust, it is critical for the recycled materials industry to understand its obligations and prepare strategies to maintain ongoing compliance. This session will provide an overview of EPA’s 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial stormwater discharges and its applicability to the recycled materials industry. Attendees will gain strategies to maintain compliance through the implementation of stormwater control measures and best management practices (BMPs). Topics will include effluent limitations, impaired waters, inspections and assessments, sampling and monitoring, and corrective actions.

David Wagger David Wagger
Chief Scientist/Director of Environmental Management, ISRI
Mike Hough Mike Hough
Chief Compliance Officer, Gebhart Holdings
Wesley Fleming Wesley Fleming
Vice President, Air & Compliance Engineering Services, KERAMIDA Inc.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Spotlight on Paper

Recycled paper shipping has gone through a period of supply and demand high volatility in the past two and a half years and the entire shipping world has seen their supply and demand scenario change drastically. Learn how the Federal Maritime Commission has handled the continuously evolving situation and what the future strategy is moving forward.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

The Growing Data Security and Destruction Movement

Digital devices from 5G smartphones to tablets and other consumer electronics are collecting and storing ever increasing amounts of personal data and other information. Consumers and businesses are increasingly becoming more aware of the risks associated with the proper handling of this equipment to protect valuable and sensitive data. Learn the vulnerabilities of consumer electronics and how you can protect your operation from accidental and preventable data releases.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Just for Fun

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Recycling Technology: Driving Toward Industry 4.0

The digitalization of operations management, human-machine interfaces, commodity trading, marketing, and much more have revolutionized the recycled materials industry. Industry 4.0 has brought the advent of new state-of-the-art technologies to our industry, introducing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cloud data management and analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn how the fourth industrial revolution will affect the processing, trading, and consumption of recycled materials and how you can embrace these new technologies to continue your organization’s growth.

Emily Molstad Emily Molstad
CEO & Co-Founder, VALIS
Abhijay Goenka Abhijay Goenka
Vice President, Steelbro International Co., Inc.
Amanda Marrs Amanda Marrs
Senior Director of Product, AMP Robotics
Gordon Driscoll Gordon Driscoll
CEO, GreenSpark Software
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Nickel/Stainless Spotlight: In Search of Market Balance

Nickel prices outperformed all the other major base metals in 2022, but the meltdown in nickel trading at the London Metal Exchange wreaked havoc for both processors and consumers of recycled nickel and stainless steel. Our panel of recycled materials industry veterans and stainless producers will share their insights on the potential re-balancing of nickel and stainless steel markets going forward.

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Spotlight on Plastics

Learn how the industry is expanding its reach to recycle more plastics, expand end use markets, and partner with brands, given the current environment of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) and other initiatives.

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Reduce Fire Damage and Losses in the Recycled Materials Industry

Fire detection and a SAFE response are just as important as prevention and mitigation. Doing the proper planning and having the best tools on-hand are keys to success in case of a thermal event at your business. Learn about ways to safely respond and control fires. And be prepared to extinguish and prevent all classes of fire with NFPA 18A, the standard for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation. This session will include a focus on li-ion batteries and other fuel and ignition sources commonly found in recycling operations.

Dave Bestwick Dave Bestwick
Director of Sales and Procurement, Dominion Nickel Alloys
Jeffrey Bonkoski Jeffrey Bonkoski
North America Western Area Manager, Hazard Control Technologies
Ronald Lowrey Ronald Lowrey
Area Manager Eastern North America, Hazard Control Technologies
Kenneth A. Kunze Kenneth A. Kunze
Fire Prevention Specialist, IC Fire Prevention
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Back to the Future III

Four industry icons discuss the growth of the industry through a historic look at the past, an overview of the present, and an educated eye towards the future. Take insights built on years of experience back to your organization.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reuse & Recycling in a Changing World of IoT

The electronics reuse and recycling industry is facing a wave of new equipment and materials including PV systems, EVs, wearables, and embedded devices. Data privacy, worker safety, environmental responsibility, and profitability present just some of the challenges. Learn how these issues are being addressed and take lessons learned back to your organization.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Engagement: Your Facility and Local Schools

Partnering with local school districts helps create a deeper understanding of the science behind recycling and the recycled materials industry. Highlighting different career paths in our industry for students and supporting the development of STEM practices bolster our future workforce. Hear from ISRI members, school representatives, and JASON Learning representatives as they share their success stories and supply the roadmap for your organization to further engage your community through the local schools.

Dr. Matt Sieloff Dr. Matt Sieloff
Vice President of Implementation and Development, Jason Learning
Nidhi Turakhia Nidhi Turakhia
Partner and Executive Vice President, Allied Alloys
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Environmental Social Governance Solution Strategies for Success

The steady monitoring of company practices as outlined in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) portfolio, the introduction of new and expanded material types, global and domestic policies, conflicts, trade restrictions, climate events, economic downturn impacts, transportation hurdles, and employee shortages continue to strain supply chains. Hear from esperts how to document actions, progress, and risk management strategies as outlined in the ESG portfolio. Learn how the ISRI ESG online fillable form will help document sound environmental compliance, safety, social, and governance practices for suppliers and customers.

Susan Robinson Susan Robinson
Recycling and Sustainability Consultant, SusanKRobinson Consulting
Robert Ellsworth Robert Ellsworth
Director of Sustainability, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

ISRI Young Executives Council Networking Reception

9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

ISRI After Hours Party at Skydeck Assembly Foodhall

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Morning Yoga

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open for All Badge Types

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast in the ISRI Café

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Opportunities Abound: How to Attract Talent Through STEM Careers in Recycling

The recycled materials industry is full of job opportunities at all career levels and functions. STEM encompasses a variety of exciting career routes in recycling from working in artificial intelligence and sustainability to designing innovative products with recycling in mind, and beyond. Learn how to showcase these opportunities to potential employees. Take back the tools to highlight STEM careers in your facilities that will attract the right people for the right jobs.

Kate Ilecki Kate Ilecki
Vice President & General Manager, Metalico Rochester, Metalico
Amanda Marrs Amanda Marrs
Senior Director of Product, AMP Robotics
Kari Bliss Kari Bliss
Principal Sustainability, PADNOS
8:45 am - 9:45 am

Advancing R&D for a Sustainable Future

The REMADE Institute is a public-private partnership established by the U.S. Department of Energy to drive early-stage applied research and development in circular economy technologies. With support from 165 members, the Institute has convened more than 80 collaborative R&D projects representing $80M of investment with additional projects planned for 2023. A major focus for REMADE includes developing new recycling and recovery technologies in rapid gathering, identification, sorting separation, contaminant removal, and reprocessing. In this presentation, representatives from REMADE will provide an overview of Institute objectives, updates on ongoing research in recycling and recovery, and how ISRI members can participate in future initiatives. In addition, REMADE representatives will share information on the Institute’s expanding Education and Workforce Development program highlighting recently developed plastics and fibers recycling training for the incumbent workforce.

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Spotlight on Electronics - Checking the Pulse: Changes in Electronics Recycling

Electronics Reuse and Recycling is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. Constantly changing equipment streams, data security methods, customer requirements, regulations, market conditions, trade restrictions, and certification standards are a challenges for every recycler. This session will discuss the key changes in the industry, and how to stay on top of them.

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Environmental Justice and Community Impact

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. In 1992, EPA established an environmental justice office, and two years later President Clinton issued an executive order for all federal government agencies to consider environmental justice in their decisions. The current administration has placed further emphasis on federal agencies to include environmental justice principles in decision-making and many states are doing the same. As EPA and the states seek to engage more with communities on environmental justice-related issues, it is important for ISRI members to proactively participate in discussions that help avoid unintended consequences. This session will provide insight on how to engage at the local, state, and federal levels using thoughtful, transparent, and positive approaches that will result in win-win solutions.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace and Beyond

Mental health can be treated; suicide can be prevented. Hear from professionals in both areas about the effects each can have on your workplace and what you can do to address the needs of your workforce.

Maggie Mortali Maggie Mortali
Vice President, Programs and Workplace Initiatives, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Trucking/ Transportation Regulations and Responsibility – “What you need to know”

Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulations can be complicated and confusing. Learn from a panel of experts as they share information and answer your questions on hiring drivers, maintaining driver files, and more.

Melissa Frangiosa Melissa Frangiosa
Fleet Safety Director, Schnitzer Steel Industries
Michael C. Kennedy Michael C. Kennedy
Chief Operating Officer, Empire Consulting, LLC
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Spotlight on Aluminum: A Market in Transition

U.S. aluminum mill capacity expansion plans, rising EV demand, global supply disruptions, and geo-political events are some of the key factors that are transforming the market for recycled aluminum. Market participants who want to stay ahead of the curve can’t afford to miss this year’s Spotlight on Aluminum.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Profitability and Asset Management: Through the Finance Lens

From Fortune 500 corporations to privately held multi-generational companies, finance plays a critical role in how an organization manages its cash flow. Gain an understanding into how to use finance options in the right scenarios to make the difference in optimizing the growth trajectory of your business. See a full analysis of cash purchases versus financing and when to use different types of financing methods to best manage your company’s equipment assets.

Paula Summers Paula Summers
Senior Vice President - Sales and Strategic Partnerships, VFG Leasing & Finance
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Spotlight on Copper: Recycled Metals in Focus

Copper prices got off to a fast start in 2023 amid expectations for growing demand for primary and secondary copper. This year’s Copper Spotlight features industry professionals from the copper production and recycled materials industries who will dive into the key trends impacting the demand for recycled copper and copper alloys, both in North America and in overseas markets. 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Understanding Your Impact: Knowing The Numbers that Matter

The only thing more impactful to your bottom line than knowing your data is not knowing your data. Do you know your experience modifier, how much loss you experience due to workflow inefficiencies, or how much energy you consume? To change these data points you must first understand them. In this session, panelists will share the value this data and how they work to continually improve their tracking and performance around these data points. As ESG requirements trickle down from your customers and suppliers, and as insurance premiums continue to rise, now is the time to take steps toward understanding and improving your data. (Trying to add Jane Chen)

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Crime Prevention By Design

Preventing crime through the design of your facility could be a game changer for your operation. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, shows how your facilities can be designed to prevent thieves from stealing and possibly stop them from attempting to sell you stolen property.

Todd Foreman Todd Foreman
Director of Law Enforcement Outreach, ISRI
Rick Arrington Rick Arrington
Crime Prevention Consultant and Trainer, Crime Prevention Center for Training and Services, LLC
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Influencers Make Great Leaders

Learn how to step into your power as an influencer with assurance, authenticity, “presence,” and quantifiable success. Hear from four dynamic professionals who became influencers and ultimately top-tier leaders of their companies. Their journeys to leadership were not effortless; yet they paved the way for many others to become leaders in the industry today and in future generations.

Robin Wiener Robin Wiener
President, ISRI
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Acceptable Risk? Challenging Your Approach to Health and Safety In Your Facility

In this session, learn how to take a proactive, risk-first approach to your facility’s health and safety program. Panelists will discuss their companies’ safety programs and why they are focused on leading indicators and comprehensive risk mitigation strategies. They will share how they limit safety incidents, retain staff, and lower insurance premiums. Come away with tools to help you turn a cost into an investment and ways to lower your bottom line.

Darrell Kendall Darrell Kendall
Executive Director of RIOS™ Program, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
George Hinkle George Hinkle
Managing Partner, ARCOA Group
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Evolving Battery Landscape in Electronics and Metals Recycling

The world is becoming increasingly electrified. This movement presents our industry with challenges and tremendous opportunities to set forth and practice best economic, environmental, and safety measures to not just keep up with the changes, but act as leaders and pioneers in the electrification movement. Gain insights and engage with leaders in the battery, electronics, and metals recycling fields.

Adam Shine Adam Shine
President, Sunnking, Inc.
Craig Boswell Craig Boswell
President and Co-Founder, HOBI International, Inc.
Terry Levy Terry Levy
President, ARCOA
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ISRI Women in Recycling Networking Reception

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Open for All Badge Types

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Electric Vehicles: Are You and Your Facilities Ready?

Safety and training are critical as electric vehicles and materials begin to enter the recycling stream. Take back the tools to prepare your workforce to handle these vehicles safely.

Dalan Zartman Dalan Zartman
Chief Operations Officer, Energy Security Agency
Lindsay Maine Lindsay Maine
Environmental Director, SA Recycling
Jeff Haltrecht Jeff Haltrecht
Executive, Call2Recycle
11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Closing General Session with Featured Guest Rana Foroohar, CNN Global Analyst

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch in the ISRI Café

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

ISRI Members Only Facility and Yard Tours

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Marketing the unmarketable

The metals and mining industries are some of the oldest industries that helped to shape global manufacturing and commerce. However, the ever-changing marketing landscape as well as emerging technologies are often moving faster than the industry itself can consume, digest, and implement modern marketing and communication strategies. In this session, dive into traditional and digital means of marketing and communication and learn how companies can build sustainable brands that will not only stand the test of time, but also give them a competitive advantage among their peers.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Safe Handling, Storage, Recycling, and Transporting

In this session, experts from Call2Recycle and Li-Cycle will discuss proper ways to handle, store, ship, and recycle lithium-ion batteries for optimum safety and risk mitigation. Learn about methods to control risks of batteries, procedures to handle both in-tact and damaged batteries, and proper response to an incident. 

Richard "Bo" Bodo Richard "Bo" Bodo
Director, Learning & Development, Li-Cycle
Eric Frederickson Eric Frederickson
Managing Director, Operations, Call2Recycle
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Implementing BASEL’s New Annexes

During the last meeting of the Basel Convention, two new proposals were adopted that may have profound impacts on the recycling of used electronic devices and other recycled materials. While these new proposals will not go into effect right away, it is imperative that you understand the implications and prepare in advance to meet these new compliance objectives.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Closing Night Celebration at The Wildhorse Saloon