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17th edition hits the mark with quality buyers at the Toronto event

Dec. 16, 2014

New show name for the event is revealed

Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE), Canada’s only trade event serving the waste, recycling and public works markets ended its two day event with a host of leading global companies and municipalities in attendance.

"As the major trade show in Canada for this market, it is essential and beneficial for Paradigm Software to attend. We have formed many new customer relationships thanks to this show." states Jackie W. Barlow, II, Vice President, Paradigm Software, L.L.C.

The 17th edition showcased innovations from 223 exhibitors from seven countries and entertained nearly 2,500 visitors from 28 countries.

"With all 10 of the Canadian provinces represented, CWRE 2014 reaffirms its position as a powerful platform in the waste management and recycling arena. Our event strives to offer a unique business model connecting exhibiting companies with key decision makers across the various industry segments." says Dennis Smith, President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc. "The success of this event continues to solidify its importance with prominent companies in attendance such as Cascades Recovery Inc., City of Toronto - Solid Waste Management Services, McDonalds, Republic Services of Canada, Inc., Miller Waste Systems, Toronto Transit Commission, Progressive Waste Solutions and Veolia Environmental Services.

5th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference celebrates with increased attendance in Toronto
The 5th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC), produced by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) was once again held in cooperation with the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo. This year’s program included a full two day educational session with an additional one day of waste sector facility tours and several networking opportunities including the Welcome Gala Reception and the Executive/Professional of the Year Awards dinner.

"The Toronto show was one of the best with over 300 delegates in attendance. We are proud of our success and the huge support we receive from our sponsors, as we hosted more than thirty-five keynote and industry presenters. Our educational program continues to be a forum for the waste sector across North America to develop and discuss key trends and new, emerging issues", states Michele Goulding, Director, Finance and Member Services, Ontario Waste Management Association and CWRC Conference Manager.

For more information about OWMA please visit or CWRC, please visit

Praises go out for networking events 
Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo and the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference joined forces to produce the 1st annual opening gala reception this year in Toronto. Exhibitors and attendees alike utilized the opportunity to connect with colleagues and network in a relaxing atmosphere.

"CWRE provides a great opportunity to meet with new vendors, old acquaintances and waste industry friends," says D. Trevor Barton, Supervisor, Waste Program Planning, Region of Peel. 

In addition, CWRC rolled out the red carpet with the 2nd annual Canadian Executive of the Year Awards, which celebrated the high achievements, long-standing dedication and excellence of professionals in the industry. Those companies and individuals that were honoured have led the way in contributions and improvements to the environment and economy.

New Name – Same Show
At this year’s event, Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo announced its new name – Waste & Recycling Expo Canada. This change was due mainly to achieve brand consistency across the Environmental portfolio produced by Messe Frankfurt. To ensure that supporters of the show will not experience any lapse in service, the acronym and web site address will remain the same.

Continuing to expand its reach, CWRE will be joined with another co-located event in 2015. The Municipal Equipment Expo Canada will be held November 4 – 5 in the same venue. This show will connect equipment manufacturers and service providers with municipalities and government agencies within the public works markets. For more details, visit

The 18th edition of Waste & Recycling Expo Canada will take place November 4 – 5, 2015 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Quebec. Find more information about this event, please visit

Environmental Events at Messe Frankfurt
Leading events by the leading specialist. More than 100 trade fairs at around 40 locations, including 50 in the technology sector alone. Messe Frankfurt is the virtually undisputed leader in globally successful trade fair concepts for future-oriented industries. With 8 trade fairs in 3 countries the environmental technology sector is a major component of our portfolio – and an important field of business that we are continuing to develop. The trade fairs and events of Messe Frankfurt are leading marketplaces for environmental technology innovations and systems. For more information on the environmental shows, visit

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers, generating around €550* million in sales and employing more than 2200* people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organized a total of 120* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

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Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Messe Frankfurt North America produces twelve shows within the United States, Canada and Mexico. The portfolio of events include Automechanika Chicago, Connected Mobility, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, Municipal Equipment & Supplier Expo, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, International Apparel Sourcing Show (January & July), PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and Texworld USA (January & July). For more information, please visit our website at

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