U.S. SWANA and PWA to combine shows in 2010

The American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have announced an agreement to co-locate APWAs International Public Works Congress and Exposition and SWANAs WASTECON in Boston, August 15-17, 2010.

This joint venture between APWA and SWANA will expand the content and enhance the quality of our shows and the overall education experience for all attendees, said Peter B. King, APWA executive director. APWAs 29,000 members have a keen interest in solid waste management issues and our collaboration with SWANA enhances membership services in this critical sector.

With a projected combined attendance of more than 10,000 public- and private-sector solid waste and public works professionals, and a combined exhibit floor spanning more than 150,000-square-feet, APWAs Congress and SWANAs WASTECON will be a must-attend professional public works and solid waste event.

SWANA exhibitors will benefit from exposure to thousands of public works officials, many of which have responsibilities for solid waste programs, said John H. Skinner, SWANA Executive Director and CEO. APWA attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of state-of-the-art solid waste equipment and services.

Boston is an exciting destination and the public works and solid waste communities look forward to hosting this first-ever historic collaboration between APWA and SWANA, noted Jim Coppola, president of APWAs New England chapter and Vice President of Beta Group, Inc. of Lincoln, R.I. The SWANA Massachusetts Chapter is excited about working with our local APWA counterparts to make this the best show possible, added John Merritt president of SWANAs Massachusetts Chapter and president of Merritt Communications, Inc.

APWAs International Congress and Exposition, The Best Show in Public Works, will be held August 17-20, 2008, in New Orleans, and Sept. 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio. SWANAs WASTECON will be held October 21-23, 2008, in Tampa, Florida, and September 22-24, 2009, in Long Beach, California.

About APWA

The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. With 64 chapters throughout North America, APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and has an office in Washington, D.C.


For over 40 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. The association serves over 7,600 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses. The mission of SWANA is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.”

For more information, contact:

Becky Wickstrom, APWA

Gabrielle Horowitz, SWANA

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