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Montreal's 3rd installment hosted 187 exhibitors from 8 countries in 108,000 square feet

Dec. 14, 2015

Quality buyers mark the 18th edition of CWRE. 2015 event reaches new markets with the introduction of the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada to Montreal

The Waste & Recycling Expo Canada (CWRE) and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada, the country’s only trade event serving the waste, recycling and public works markets closed its doors with a broad range of exhibiting global leaders and a host of municipalities in attendance, November 4 – 5 at the Palais des Congres, Montreal.

"The combination of these two events were distinguished by a fantastic exhibitor line-up. Several prominent North American and international companies continue to see the value in this event which is evident in their continued support," reports Arnie Gess, Consultant/Show Manager, Messe Frankfurt Inc. "This was complemented by the attendance of all 10 of the Canadian provinces, reaffirming our position as a key platform in the waste management, recycling and public works arena." 

The 18th edition was highlighted with innovations from 187 exhibitors from eight countries and entertained more than 2,000 visitors from 33 countries. Some focal points of the Waste & Recycling Expo were products in transportation, storage and heavy machinery. Key players represented, e.g., Mack Trucks Canada, London Machinery, Labrie, Machinex, Peterbilt and Environmental Solutions Group. The Municipal Equipment Expo also successfully connected equipment manufacturers and service providers with municipalities and government agencies within the public works markets.

By connecting exhibiting companies with key decision makers across a variety of industry sectors these events continue to solidify the importance of this platform with a strong showing of companies in attendance such as Cascades Recovery Inc., Ville de Montrèal, Costco Wholesale, Export Quebec, Miller Waste Systems, Aeroport de Montrèal, Progressive Waste Solutions and Veolia Environmental Services.

6th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference

Co-locating with CWRE and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada, the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC), produced by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) returned to Montreal with a diverse group of attendees from across the nation. The program included two full day educational sessions and several networking opportunities including the co-sponsored Opening Gala Reception and the Open Mic dinner. 

"We are proud of our success and the support we continue to receive from our sponsors, as we hosted more than thirty-five keynote and industry presenters.  Our educational program continues to address the needs of the industry across North America discussing 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 learn more about the 2016 CWRC program, please visit

The 19th edition of Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the 2nd  edition of the co-located Municipal Equipment Expo Canada will take place November 9 – 10, 2016 at the International Centre, Toronto. The 7th Canadian Waste to Resource Conference will also be co-located at the International Centre during this time. Get more details about this combined event, please visit, or    

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 organisers, generating around €645* million in sales and employing 2,297* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 40 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 132* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

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* preliminary numbers (2015)

Background information on Messe Frankfurt Inc.

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), INA 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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