The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced that registration is open for its annual convention and exposition, ISRI2018.
Washington-based ISRI says the event is the world’s largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals. It is scheduled for 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 association says.
“The ISRI show has become the most important meeting in the industry each year with participants typically coming from all 50 U.S. states and from more than 50 countries across the globe,” says Chuck Carr, vice president of convention, education and 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, who has business experience and a knowledge of commodities as the former CEO of the Kellogg Co. He also served as Secretary of Commerce in the George W. Bush administration, where he showed he understands the world of business, ISRI says. As the nation’s top commercial advocate, 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. Topics will include international trade, human resources compliance, business valuation and commodity specific areas.
ISRI2018 features the widely attended Commodity Spotlight series, covering ferrous, copper, aluminum, nickel/stainless, paper and tires, and providing the most up-to-date market analysis available, the association says.
ISRI’s exhibition hall features a comprehensive trade show floor, 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 Luxor are open. ISRI encourages early booking, saying hotels will fill up fast. The ISRI rate for hotels is available only through the ISRI convention website, https://isri2018.org/schedule, as are additional details on the schedule and registration.