WASHINGTON--Registration is open for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition. ISRI2018, the world’s largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals, will be held April 14-19, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. ISRI2018 is set to provide scrap recyclers from around the world with the educational and networking opportunities, product showcases, and industry news needed to maximize their time, dollars, and return on investment.
“The ISRI show has become the most important meeting in the industry each year with participants typically coming from all fifty U.S. states and from more than fifty countries across the globe,” said Chuck Carr, vice president of convention, education & training for ISRI. “The show’s value comes from how well it is programmed to meet the present needs of the industry.”
The ISRI2018 Opening General Session Keynote Speaker is Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Sec. Gutierrez comes to the ISRI Convention with business experience and a knowledge of commodities as the former CEO of the Kellogg Company. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the George W. Bush Administration where he showed he understands the world of business. As the nation’s top commercial advocate, Sec. Gutierrez helped open global markets for U.S. companies and was a champion of efforts to build new trade partnerships in Latin America. Today, he serves as co-chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and sits on the board of Time Warner Inc.
Workshops this year will focus on putting the business “odds in your favor” for a more successful future. Some topic areas include:
- International Trade;
- Human Resources Compliance;
- Business Valuation; and
- Commodity Specific Areas.
ISRI2018 will feature the widely-attended and popular Spotlight series, including: Ferrous Spotlight, Copper Spotlight, Aluminum Spotlight, Nickel/Stainless Spotlight, Paper Spotlight, and Tire Spotlight providing the most up-to-date market analysis available anywhere.
ISRI’s Exhibition Hall will feature the most comprehensive trade show floor of any recycling-themed convention anywhere with many exhibitors featuring software and equipment designed to lower operating costs and improve productivity.
Reservations in the ISRI room block at Mandalay Bay, The Delano Las Vegas, and the Luxor hotels are open. Hotels will fill up fast, so early booking is strongly encouraged.
The ISRI rate for hotels is available only through the ISRI convention website. More details on hotels, schedules and convention registration, visit the ISRI2018 website, www.ISRI2018.org.
Members of the working press may inquire about registration credentials by contacting Rachel Bookman.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,100 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.