Tuesday, October 2, 2012 • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Gain valuable insights from this year's Keynote Presentation:
The Solid Waste Industry as a Sustainability Industry: Moving from Disposal to Materials and Energy Management.
Dr. Craig Benson, University of Wisconsin
We're honored to have Dr. Benson with us as he is being inducted into the renowned National Academy of Engineers (NAE) in Washington, DC on the eve of his Keynote Presentation.
GWMS Luncheon Presentation
The $60-$65 Billion North American solid waste business has exited the Great Recession leaner, incrementally more competitive and with a heightened focus on how to turn capital more efficiently, address increasing sustainability (R3 – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) mandates among both commercial and municipal customers. Make the connection between the current State of the Industry and the trends Mr. Hoffman sees evolving among the three primary market participants fully integrated regional, super regional and national public and private companies, municipalities and local private operators and the ever increasing pressure on how to maximize the value chain across collection, transfer, recycling and disposal.
This interactive presentation will be divided into several sections to demonstrate how a successful solid waste operating/business model is directly influenced by the work of the audience. You will learn from the perspective of the stock markets and its focus, see how it links back to the operation of a solid waste company and then uncover how changes in technology, industrial/services best practice and the customers’ wants and needs have influenced the success of a solid waste business model.
About Michael Hoffman
Michael E. Hoffman has 25 years of experience as a senior equity research analyst and in research and firm management with his most recent position as Director of Research at Wunderlich Securities. Prior to that he was the President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research at Caris & Company and the Deputy Director of Research, Head of Fixed Income Research and Group Head of Diversified Industrial Research at Friedman Billings Ramsey covering the Pollution Control, Solid Waste and Homeland Security Industries. He spent five years with Salomon Brothers covering Pollution Control, Solid Waste and Specialty Chemicals, a year with Robertson Stevens rebuilding its Pollution Control practice, 10 years with Credit Suisse where he built and managed at team of 80 in the US, Europe and Asia that created the firms fundamental global research database still in use today. He has been ranked number two by Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates and Reuters in Pollution Control and StarMine for Earnings Estimate and Stock Picking accuracy. He has a BSE from Widener University and a MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. Michael E. Hoffman is the owner-rider winner of the 2001 Maryland Hunt Cup an avid fly fisherman and errant golfer.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. (13:00)
Location: Arizona Grand Resort
Cost: $125 per person (fee includes greens fees, boxed lunch and awards ceremony)
Organize a foursome or make new friends at the beautiful Arizona Grand Resort Course.
This is your unique opportunity to golf at this exclusive resort.
Arizona Grand Resort
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
Room Rate: $189/night. Single/double
All rooms are suites featuring a living room area and either a king or two queens in the bedroom. Each room also has an outdoor private patio or balcony. Please note that the Oasis Water Park will be closed while the event is there. Hotel reservation deadline is September 6, 2012.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 or via www.arizonagrandresort.com and referencing the Global Waste Management Symposium Discount Code 12096W.