WR3A Annual Meeting 2010 - E-Scrap New Orleans

Dear WR3A Members and Friends,

The World Reuse, Repair and Recycling Association (WR3A) will hold its annual meeting at this fall's E-Scrap Conference, sponsored by E-Scrap News and Resource Recycling.   The annual meeting will take place Wednesday, September 29 at 5:30PM (at the Evening Reception).  We will be reintroducing members, voting board members, and providing data on WR3A's end market audits of overseas processors.   

We will present data on one of the most significant challenges in our industry - CRT Glass.  In 2009, the largest end markets for bad CRT glass (Mexico) was cut off.  At the same time, diversion of CRT monitors from Chinese enforcement caused a flood of CRT monitors into the port cities of our legal, certified factories (WR3A does not ship CRTs to China,  or to brokers who ship overland from Viet Nam and Hong Kong to  Chinese CRT factories).   

How did active WR3A members survive the market disruption?  How did membership save us thousands of dollars?  How did the WR3A contracts suffer as a result of these disruptions?  How will the potential for a United Nations purchase order, or a "California SB20 Compromise" change next year's markets?  When you join WR3A, you will benefit from the knowledge and data from those actively participating in the export market has been a boon.  Come to the annual meeting and find out the gross numbers of trade in repair and refurbishment.

We also need your input on WR3A's future directions.  Will ISRI and R2 take over the "fair trade" functions WR3A was founded to achieve?  Can we find more common ground with Basel Action Network?  Who should WR3A cooperate with?

We especially want to invite our University and College members.  If you are responsible for surplus property, recycling, or just interested in studying the positive and negative results of free and fair trade in used electronics, THIS is the conference to meet the domestic and foreign processors.

Don't wait to reserve your place at the table!   R2 Standards and E-Steward Standards will be running face to face dueling standards.   Come and learn how and whether the export market can fit into your own certification, whether through audited repair or by testing units to BAN standards, or finding OECD markets for repair and refurbishment.

Click Here for Registration for Attendance and Workshops held by ISRI and BAN at the E-Scrap 2010 Conference.  

Write "WR3A" in the special requests line for a chance at a free WR3A membership drawing to be held at the annual meeting.

Here is the schedule for planning your trip.  Check out the training sessions held by ISRI and BAN.  If you need certification and still want to export to the legitiate reuse and recycling markets, you will benefit from WR3A membership.

E-Scrap 2010 Schedule-at-a-Glance

_________________Monday, September 27th
  • 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm    Registration  
_________________Tuesday, September 28th
This is the day before the actual E-Scrap Conference, when several organizations such as ISRI, BAN, and ERCC hold workshops for a separate fee, not included in the E-Scrap Registration.
  • 6:45 am - 1:30 pm    Golf Scramble
  • 7:30 am – 7:30 pm    Registration (also open Wed and Thu AM)
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm   ISRI Education Program:  Certification..
  • 12:30pm - 3:00 pm    BAN Workshop:  E-Stewards Certification..
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm     ISRI Education Program:  Downstream Due Diligence and Risk Mgt..
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm    ERCC Workshop:  Harmonizing State Programs...
  • 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm    BAN E-Stewards Face-to-Face Meeting
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm    ISRI Reception
_________________Wednesday, September 29th
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am   Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am   Plenary Session I
  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am  Opening of Tradeshow / WR3A Booth / Exhibit Hall
  • 10:45 am – 12:15 pm   Plenary Session II
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm   Networking Lunch / WR3A table
  • 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm    Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm   Concurrent Session A, Session B
  • 3:00 pm -3:30 pm   Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Concurrent Session C, Session D
  • 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm   Evening Reception:  WR3A Annual Membership Meeting
_____________ Thursday, September 30th
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am   Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am   Plenary Session III
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am   Exhibit Hall Refreshments
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm   Concurrent Session E, F
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm   Plenary Session I
*Schedule is subject to change without notice. All conference sessions will be held between 8:00 am – 7:00 pm on September 29th and 8:00 am – 2:30 pm on September 30th.

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