Michele Nestor, president of Nestor Resources Inc. and a frequent contributor to “Waste 360,” will be the featured keynote speaker at the annual Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations’ Conference and Trade Show May 15–18.
In addition to her plenary on industry trends, Nestor will join other nationally known speakers for a panel discussion on the politics and practicalities that surround mixed waste processing programs. Nestor assists private and public sector organizations with strategic plans to survive in a transitioning marketplace and will share her perspectives and expertise on this rapidly evolving industry.
“Regardless of your role or responsibilities, you need to stay ahead of the curve or risk being stuck in the regulatory mindset of the ‘90s watching your career pass you by. That’s why events like this are important,” said Nestor.
The conference begins Sunday evening, May 15, with a BBQ buffet and opening of the trade show featuring more than 100 exhibitors, followed by fireworks over Lake George.
For the first time, the technical portion of the conference will kick off with a special workshop, “Pay as You Throw.” Last year, more than 600 participants were registered from New York, other northeast states, Canada, and Europe. Those who register by April 13th qualify for a free gift and registration discount.
Since 2000, this conference and trade show has been held at The Sagamore, a historic four-diamond resort on Lake George. One of New York’s landmark hotels, The Sagamore is situated on its own 80-acre island and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations is the umbrella organization for the NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling, the NYS Association for Solid Waste Management, and the Solid Waste Association of North America–NYS Chapter. Its goals are to develop appropriate public policy and legislative recommendations for consideration by state and federal representatives, as well as to provide education, training, and networking opportunities through its annual solid waste and recycling conference.