Amsterdam-based Tradefox says it is hosting its first Virtual Recycling Conference Sept. 29-30 as part of its ongoing efforts to boost trust and reduce fraud in the global recycling business and to help kickstart trade post-COVID 19.
Every year, the global recycling community travels to conferences hosted by industry associations such as the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the Bureau of International Recycling and the Materials Recycling Association of India to learn the very latest developments in the industry and to meet new trading partners from across the globe. While the pandemic has affected these events, online conferences continue to provide an alternative.
Tradefox says hosting its upcoming event on its platform enables the company to assure those attending that they’ll be dealing with honest and verified buyers, sellers, importers, exporters and brokers.
Chris Yerbey founded Tradefox to track companies’ trading reputations. Today, the platform says it has more than 3,800 members.
Tradefox says it provides independently verified reputational information about how scrap buyers and sellers trade.
Yerbey says offering this level of transparency in a virtual conference environment is one of the safest and most cost-effective ways of doing business. “What we’re offering is the ability to screen other participants first based on materials, location and their company’s TrustScore, reach out to them directly beforehand, and set up more meaningful meetings with trustworthy industry professionals,” he says.
Admission to Tradefox’s event ranges from 100 to 200 euros, with all attendees receiving free access to Tradefox, giving them an opportunity to review Trade Reputation Reports of every company they’re connecting with or want to trade with.
In addition to virtual breakout rooms and networking opportunities, a number of keynote speakers from across the recycling industry have been lined up and roundtable discussions have been planned. All events will be hosted using embedded video on the Tradefox website.