Institute Of Scrap Recycling Industries Returns To New Orleans For 30th Anniversary
NEW ORLEANS – The largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals is returning to New Orleans for its annual convention and exposition. Hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), ISRI2017 will bring an estimated 4,300 attendees and nearly 300 exhibitors from all 50 states and more than 35 countries to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), April 22-27.
To add to the list of exciting exhibitions at this year’s meeting, the opening session will include a presentation on “The Art of Perception” by author, lawyer and consultant Amy Herman. Herman is the founder and president of the Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses for leaders of the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, the Peace Corps and other organizations around the world. She trains members of each group to enhance their powers of observation and memory through analyzing artwork. Also set to speak is TV host, executive producer, narrator, philanthropist and Opera singer, Mike Rowe, who will headline ISRI2017’s Closing General Session.
ISRI last met in New Orleans in 2007. This year’s event is expected to be the largest ISRI Convention and Exposition since 2014 and the largest ever held in New Orleans. ISRI2017 is projected to have an economic impact of more than $5 million.
Event reps said ISRI is the voice of the recycling industry, representing approximately 1,300 companies in 21 chapters across the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., ISRI provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with quality jobs.
• Tuesday, April 25
9: 00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Opening General Session featuring author, lawyer and consultant Amy Herman; MCCNO, New Orleans Theater
• Thursday, April 27
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – TV host, executive producer, narrator, philanthropist and Opera singer, Mike Rowe will headline ISRI2017’s Closing General Session; MCCNO, New Orleans Theater