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2018 Expo Agenda (times subject to change)

Wednesday, August 22

Expo Check-In and Exhibitor Setup 

Orange Beach Event Center                         Hotel Room Check-In 4:00pm

10:00 am -- Tour the Emerald Coast Utility Authority (ECUA) Recycling Center 

           Address: 13009 Beulah Road, Cantonment, FL 32533 

           Meet at location or in front of SpringHill Suites @ 9:00 am for bus departure

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm -- Registration Check-In and Exhibitor Setup

Lunch on your own

2:00 pm -- ADEM Grants Training, RE-Trac Reporting (Recyclers/Scrap Tires),

                  ALEA Reporting Requirements, Josh Little, ASM Recycling

                  ADEM Recycling Staff

6:00 pm -- Boat Landing at the Wharf

Hors d'oeuvres & Boat Cruise

Dinner on your own

Thursday, August 23

Sessions at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf

Breakfast at SpringHill Suites (provided for ARC registered hotel guests)

8:30 am -- Morning Session:

  • Kick-Off and Welcome - Mayor of Orange Beach, Tony Kennon

  • Alabama Recycling Coalition Update - Rachel Mansell, ARC President

  • National Recycling Coalition Update - Dave Keeling, NRC President

  • Keep Alabama Beautiful Update - Denise Taylor

  • "Leave Only Footprints" - Noel Hand, City of Gulf Shores


10:00 am -- Mid-Morning Session:

  • Keynote Speaker -- Chris Kemp

  • Market Update: Paper - Charmayne Watson, Caraustar

  • Market Update - Plastics, Andy Johnson, KW Plastics

  • Market Update: Metal - Bonner Williams, ASM Recycling

  • Market Update: Tires - Emily Smith, Coffee County Environmental Services

  • Market Update: Electronics, Robert Heeke, AAA Pro Shred

12:00 pm -- Networking Lunch (provided to speakers and registered conference attendees)

​Afternoon Session: 

  • Emerald Coast Utility Authority - MRF Overview - Jim Roberts, ECUA

  • Fire Safety - Scott Pilgreen, State Fire Marshall

  • "It Happens" / Lessons Learned - David Koonce, City of Florence

  • MRF Safety - Tracy Outlaw, Safety Manager Caraustar

  • Human - Technology Fusion, Making Our Communities Safer; Safety and Waste Collision  Technology - Ed Renna, Preco Electronics

Dismiss at 3:30pm


6:00 pm - Dinner

Luau - SpringHill Suites (poolside)

Friday, August 24

Breakfast at SpringHill Suites (provided for ARC registered hotel guests)

Sessions at the SpringHill Suites Canal Room


8:30 am -- Morning Session:

  • Regulatory Updates from EPA Laura McMillian, 

  • Regulatory Updates ADEM Christina Hall

  • ARC Announcements Rachel Mansell​

9:30 am -- Closing Sessions

  • Exhibitor Spotlights

  • Door Prizes

Immediately following closing sessions:

Tour the Gulf Shores Recycling Plant 

160 West 36th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL​

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