International Recycling Industry gathers in Dubai for Recycling Confex Middle East

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Prominent industry experts and specialists from around the world offer presentations at Hyatt Regency Dubai 5-6 December 2016  Speakers from around the world presenting information with a global reach were present at the Recycling Confex Middle East event which examined critical issues surrounding waste recycling. Recyclers and traders from the Middle East and beyond were again co-hosted by Media Fusion, publishers of Waste & Recycling Middle East magazine, and the Recycling Today Media Group for the fourth edition of this annual event held 5-6 December 2016 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. confernce This two-day event brought together industry thought leaders, specialist recycling companies, government entities, customers and manufacturers to discuss the industry’s challenges and opportunities. The attendees left with comprehensive information and a vast range of ideas and strategies regarding the scope and opportunities in the recycling sector. As waste management activities and recycling infrastructure continue to grow throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions, the event also provided local perspective in the framework of a global view. The conference saw the attendance of industry stalwarts such as Ranjit Baxi, Chairman, J&H Sales International and President Bureau of International Recycling (BIR); Surendra Borad Patawari, Chairman, Gemini Corporation and Chairman Plastics Committee, BIR; Dr. Steve Wong, Founder & MD, Fukotomi Company; Ehsan Haji Amin, Chairman, Ala International (India) Pvt. Ltd.; Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Harthy, Executive Vice President-Strategic Development, Be'ah, Oman; Atul Kaul, Director, Pulp & Paper Waraq and other key stakeholders in the international recycling sector, as well as representatives from the manufacturing segment across industries including Emirates Steel, Emirates Global Aluminium, Asia Pulp & Paper, Ericsson among others. Delivering the Keynote address, Ranjit Baxi, President of the Brussels-based BIR said the current economic climate was very challenging. He also touched upon the challenges as well as the opportunities open to the recycling industry. He said that on a global scale, GDP growth in nations with emerging economies and the growth of the middle class in those nations “means, for us in this room, demand for raw materials is going to rise” as those middle-class citizens move into new buildings, buy more packaged goods and then purchase appliances and cars. At the same time, concerns about reducing carbon emissions and diverting materials from landfills means, “recycling is a necessity to help meet the growing demands of consumers around the world,” said Baxi. During the two-day conference, delegates heard from a number of high-profile speakers across sectors including Ferrous and Nonferrous Scrap segments, End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling, Plastics Recycling, Electronics Recycling and Paper Recycling (high grades & bulk grades). The speakers in each session addressed wide-ranging topics that were pertinent to understand the current scenario and the opportunities the segments present for the sector, which would potentially help industry players strategise for a brighter future. Recycling Confex also offered great networking opportunities for delegates who interacted not only with other attendees and speakers, but also with the technology providers who showcased their solutions in the exhibit area. Planning will soon begin for the next edition of Recycling Confex Middle East and the programme with innovative components will be announced early 2017. For further information visit:

About Recycling Today Media Group 

Founded in 1963, the group publishes Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, Construction & Demolition Recycling and Renewable Energy from Waste magazines as well as companion websites and e-newsletters. The group also produces The Paper Recycling Conference – USA, The Paper Recycling Conference – Europe and The Renewable Energy from Waste conference. The Recycling Today Media Group is a business unit of GIE Media, Inc.

About Waste & Recycling Middle East (W&RME)

Produced by Media Fusion LLC, Dubai, W&RME is the region's only dedicated business magazine targeted to in-depth coverage of the rapidly emerging waste management and recycling industry throughout the Middle East. Produced by a team of leading journalists, the magazine provides unique insights into this dynamic marketplace. W&RME is read by senior managers and practitioners in the municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional waste management sectors along with recyclers in different sectors in the region.