Trade show planning and stewards meeting

Yesterday I was out in the morning attending a stakeholders/sponsors meeting with the folks from Messe Frankfurt concerning next year’s Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo. MWIN, OWMA, SWANA and the CCC were represented, and other organizations will be invited to participate in next year’s event, which will be held in Toronto. There was discussion about dates and venue, and we reviewed the results of an exhibitor survey. Watch this space for an update soon on final dates and location.
Attending that meeting prevented me from going to a stakeholder meeting where blue box funding was discussed. This was a consultation held by Stewardship Ontario at the Novotel Hotel in Toronto, which the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) encouraged its members to attend. It’s all toward a review of stewards’ fees and how the blue box is funded in 2007 when the current fomula expires.
I invite anyone who attended that meeting to reply to this blog post with a comment and tell us all what went down.