Each year, NWRA hosts its premier annual event. Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELRT). Leaders and innovators in the waste and recycling industry gather for briefings on best practices, emerging trends and issues of critical importance to our industry. At this year's ELRT, we will be presenting six different Recycling Awards.
Rosen Shingle Creek is nestled on a 255-acre site along Shingle Creek just off Universal Boulevard, east of the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion and just 10 minutes away from the Orlando International Airport. Our ideal location is a short distance to a variety of Orlando’s best attractions, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
Please make your reservations directly with the hotel at 866-996-6338 and reference National Waste & Recycling Association to receive the discounted room rate of $209+taxes. This rate is available three days before and after the room block on an availability basis. You must make your reservation by Monday, October 2, 2017. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m. Complimentary self-parking is available.
Conference Registration Fees
One-Day Attendee: $300
First-time Attendee: $375
Onsite Registration Member: $725
Onsite Registration Non-Member: $920
Golf Outing Fee: $150.00
Alternate Activity Fee: $50
Annual Golf Outing: The annual golf outing will be held on Wednesday, October 25 at the Shingle Creek Golf Club with a 1:00 p.m. shot-gun start. The outing fee is $150.00 per person. Rental clubs are available for $50 per set plus service charge and taxes. Please call the Club directly to rent your golf clubs at 407-996-9933.
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Monday, October 23
11:00 a.m. NWRA Women’s Council Business Meeting (St. Johns 25)
12:00 p.m. NWRA Awards Committee Meeting (St. Johns 26)
1:00 p.m. Registration (St. John's North Foyer)
1:30 p.m. NWRA Services Board of Governors (Sandlake Room)
2:00 p.m. Recycling Committee Meeting (St. Johns 25)
3:30 p.m. NWRA Supplier Board of Governors (St. Johns 26)
5:00 p.m. EREF Auction Committee Meeting (St. Johns 25)
6:00 p.m. Reception Meet and Greet (Conway Room & Patio)
Tuesday, October 24
8:00 a.m. Registration (St. Johns North Foyer)
8:00 a.m. NWRA Board of Trustees Meeting (St. Johns 25)
9:00 a.m. Sustainable Stadiums: How the Sports Industry is Becoming Greener (St. Johns 26-27)
Imagine hosting a party with 60,000 of your closest friends. Then, imagine the mess they leave behind when they leave. Add to that complexity, trying to deal with that mess in a sustainable way. This is what confronts arenas every week. Hear from experts about what tools they use to manage this complex process, and what challenges they continue to face.
Mary Milne - Senior Vice President, Guest Experience & Blue Ribbon Service of the Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment - Amelie Arena
Doug Kunnemann, Business Development Manager, Performance Packaging- NatureWorks, LLC
Sissy Burkhart, Cleaning Operations Manager - The Pittsburgh Pirates
Moderator: Gary Brooks, Director of Recycling Solutions, Marathon - Environmental Solutions Group
10:30 a.m. The How, What and Why of Setting Sustainability Goals (St. Johns 26-27)
Hear perspectives from both inside and outside of the industry about sustainability goals - what drives them, how they’ll be achieved, and what challenges they need to overcome – and find out how the industry can help turn these goals into a reality.
Michael Carroll, General Manager - City of Orlando
John Zapata, Senior Vice President, Distribution - Rooms-to-Go
Judy Ward, Consultant - WaWa Stores
Kim Brunson, Recycle and Solid Waste Manager - Publix Super Market
Moderator: Kathy Trent, Senior Public Affairs Manager - Waste Management
12:00 p.m. Recycling Awards Luncheon (Sandlake Room)
1:30 p.m. Packaging, Glass and More (St. Johns 26-27)
Demand for recycling and focus on sustainability is higher than ever, but that demand is not always easily translated to solutions. In this session hear from a panel of experts on the innovative ways they're approaching recycling and sustainability.
Ken Wilkey, Resident EHS Manager – Anheuser-Busch
Angus E. Crane, Executive Vice President, General Counsel - North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Scott Miller, Director - Knauf Academy
Moderator: Anne Germain, Vice President, Technical and Regulatory Affairs - NWRA
3:00 p.m. Screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste (St. Johns 23)
Can you imagine if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. That’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually.
The Rockefeller Foundation supported Zero Point Zero Films and Anthony Bourdain to expose the magnitude of this problem globally, while showing simple changes we can all make to eat more and waste less. WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
Join your colleagues for some popcorn and a screening of this newly-released film!
5:00 p.m. NWRA Membership Committee Meeting (St. Johns 25)
This committee meeting is open to any active NWRA member interested expanding the Association’s membership. If you are not already a member and would like to join, please email Spencer Brignac at email@example.com.
1. Create Committee Charter (draft attached)
2. Recruit of New Members to Committee – Specifically Service members
3. Establish Committee Goals for 2018
4. Discuss current materials and value proposition used to:
- Recruit new Service/ Supplier members to Association
- Retain current Service/ Supplier members
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Butler Room & Patio)
Wednesday, October 25
9:00 a.m. Annual Breakfast (St. Johns 24-25)
10:00 a.m. Disaster Relief: Pre & Post Hurricane Planning (St. Johns 26-27)
Harvey, Irma, Matthew. When a natural disaster hits, what does it take to prepare for post-storm clean up? Hear from a Florida Mayor who’s been through 3 storms in two years, a public Utilities Director, and crisis management representatives on how to prepare for the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Charlie Latham - Mayor of Jacksonville Beach, FL
LeMoyne Adams, Director of Distribution Electric Engineering- Orlando Utilities Commission
Terry Quarles, Region IV’s Recovery Division Director - FEMA
Moderator: Keyna Cory, President - Public Affairs Consultants
1:00 p.m. Annual Golf Outing - Shingle Creek Golf Club (Rosen Shingle Golf Club)
6:30 p.m. Annual Dinner (Osceola Courtyard)
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