Sunday, February 24, 2019

Note:  Session titles and names highlighted in GREEN are linked to pages that contain speaker/moderator profiles.

Noon – 6:30 pm                        Registration Open                                           (Room: Registration Desk 1)

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm                   Exhibitor Setup                                                  (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                  Pre-Conference Workshop                           (Room: TBD)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm                   Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall        (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

Monday, February 25, 2019

7:45 am – 6:30 pm                  Registration Open                                           (Room: Registration Desk 1)

7:45 am – 8:30 am                  Continental Breakfast – Exhibit Hall       (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

8:30 am – 10:00 am                Opening Session (Plenary)                           (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

Welcome: Gene Jones, CEO, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.

Moderator: TBD

Science, Not Wishful Thinking, Should Guide Recycling Programs

Chaz Miller, President, Miller and Associates

Sustaining Recycling

Bill Caesar, CEO, WCA Waste Corporation

OCC & The Future of China’s Paper Business

DJ VanDeusen, WestRock

10:00 am – 10:30 am              Refreshment Break – Exhibit Hall         (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

10:30 am –  12:00 pm            Session I                                                               (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

                                                             Overview of Domestic and Foreign Recycling Markets

Moderator: TBD

The Changing World of Recycling

Amy Boyson, Waste Management

East Asian Recycling Market Update

Dr. Steve Wong, Chairman, Fukutimi Recycling Co., Ltd.

The Future fo Paper Manufacturing in India

Rahul Kejriwal, Kejriwal Group International

Missed Opportunities in the Latin American Market

Daryl Arias, Nix Waste

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm               Lunch                                                                       (Room: Grand Ballroom)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                   Session II                                                              (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

                                                             Maximizing Value and Market Development with Plastics

Moderator: Ashley Hood-Morley, Director, Sustainability, The Plastics Industry Association

Bulky Rigids & 3-7: Maximize Value & Guarantee Movement

Igor Beylin,  Universal Commodity Services, Inc.

Recovering Difficult to Recycle Plastics Through Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

Betsy Dorn, RSE USA

Market Development Opportunities for Recycled Content in Plastic

Bryan Hauger, Bryan Hauger Consulting, Inc.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                  Refreshment Break – Exhibit Hall          (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                  Session III                                                              (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

                                                          General Recycling Session

Moderator: TBD

Advance Screening for Single-Stream MRF Recycling

Bob Huffer, General Kinematics

The Dangers of Lithium Batteries in Lead Battery Waste Systems

Tod Lyons, Interstate Batteries Recycling

Material and Energy Recovery at the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Park

Raymond H. Schauer, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

The State of Carpet Recycling in the U.S.

Dr. Bob Peoples, Executive Director, Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm                   Reception                                                             (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm                VIP Outing at TopGolf

                                                            VIP Network Outing is for Sponsors, Exhibitors and 

                                                            VIP Registrants

                                                            (Includes dinner, open bar and 3 hours of unlimited TopGolf Play)

                                                            A separate fee of $115 is required.  Space is Limited.

                                                           Contact Nicki Mayfield for more info.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:00 am – 12:00 pm                  Registration Open                                           (Room: Registration Desk 1)

8:00 am – 8:45 am                  Continental Breakfast 

                                                           Networking Session – Exhibit Hall           (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

8:45 am – 10:30 am                Session IV                                                              (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

                                                            A Review of Recovered Material Considerations

Moderator: TBD

Case Study: Converting a Single Stream City Back to Dual

Willie Puz, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Recycling in Crisis: Is Glass a Culprit? Should we just Throw Everything in the Landfill?

Michael Durfor, Executive Director, Northeast Resource Recovery Association

Measuring Composition and Contamination at the MRF

John Culbertson, MSW Consultants, LLC

The Importance of Used Beverage Can (UBC) Product Quality Specifications

Steven Noack, Novelis

10:30 am - 11:00 am               Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall      (Room: Grand Ballroom C)

11:00 am - Noon                       Session V

                                                            The Incorporation of Technology in Waste Management
                                                            and Recycling

Moderator: TBD

Which Metrics Matter Most When it Comes to the Circular Economy?

David Rachelson, Rubicon Global

Advancements in Quality Measurement Technologies

Rahul Kaushal, merQbiz

11:15 am – 5:00 pm                 Golf Outing - Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Course

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm                    Understanding Hazardous Waste in Solid Waste Operations
                                                            Training Course

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm                   Networking Session (Networking on Individual Basis,
                                                             including RFT Committee Meetings - To be announced)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm                   Recycle Florida Today, Inc. (RFT) Board Meeting

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm                  RFT Winter Summit Reception

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Recycle Florida Today, Inc. (RFT) Winter Summit

8:30 am – Noon                        Registration Open                                           (Room: Registration Desk 1)

8:30 am – 9:00 am                  Continental Breakfast                                  (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

9:00 am – 10:30 am              RFT Session I                                                       (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator: Heather Armstrong, Executive Director, Recycle Florida Today, Inc.

10:30 am - 10:45 am             Refreshment Break                                       (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm             RFT Session II                                                   (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm               Lunch                                                                       (Room: TBD)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm                   RFT Session III                                                   (Room: Grand Ballroom A)

3:15 pm                                         Adjournment