PLAYING to a full house, WasteExpo overcame the events of September 11, the state of the economy, and the show's first visit to Las Vegas to remain a success for body manufacturers.
Major players in the waste removal, dump body, transfer trailer, street cleaning, and other specialized body and trailer manufacturers filled the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center May 20-23. Manufacturers placed a fairly safe bet that industry leaders would be there to see the new products that were already in the pipeline.
“This show brings the industry together,” says Rita Ugianskis, Waste Expo's show director. “It was a year filled with some tough choices for our exhibitors, but they still put forth the effort and because of this, the show is a success.”
This year's show contained more than 425 exhibitors. International participation also increased in 2002. More than 1,100 people represented 59 countries at WasteExpo 2002.
New pavilions on the WasteExpo 2002 exhibit floor included the Truck Components and Equipment gallery.
A way for the waste industry to visualize the industries' efforts after September 11 was a session titled, “Attack on America: Anatomy of the New York City and Pentagon Cleanup — an Amazing Effort.”
Organized by Primedia Business Exhibitions and sponsored by Waste Age magazine and the Environmental Industry Associations, WasteExpo is North America's largest trade show serving the entire solid waste and recycling industry.
WasteExpo 2003 will be held at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.