About the Event

The International Recycling Week (IRW) event returns as an in-person event in February 2023! There has been progress in the waste and recycling sector as several countries are continuously looking at ways to innovate and are setting out new roadmaps to reduce waste, improve recycling rates and move towards a circular economy. Growing awareness among consumers, investors and businesses is also driving the shift towards sustainability.

Various stakeholders including government and private entities have come together and increased their commitments to achieve their sustainability goals. Import regulations are changing in many countries, the pandemic has impacted markets worldwide, new trends are taking shape and various recycling sectors like paper, metals, etc., are facing new challenges and opportunities. At present, businesses are continually looking at ways to innovate, develop clear targets to improve their performance and find new markets and solutions that help meet their goals.

Waste & Recycling Middle East and Africa magazine presents the second edition of International Recycling Week, an in-person event that aims to connect industry professionals to the latest information and technology developments in the fast changing recycling industry. The event has 5 main conference tracks – Paper, Metals, WEEE, Construction and Demolition (C&D), and ELV Recycling. Each day dedicated to one of the sectors will witness keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, tech talks and more.

Join us for a unique event for the resource sector, the 3-day conference that offers a meeting place for international experts including top recyclers, manufacturers, researchers, decision-makers and other stakeholders who are keen to share their knowledge, experience and insights on most pertinent issues, regulatory aspects, trends impacting demand and supply, how they can mitigate risks, challenges, what the road to recovery looks like, opportunities the sector presents, and make informed decisions to enhance their operational and economic performance, and also improve their environmental impact.

Attendee Profile

The event will witness 800+ international industry professionals from the paper, metals, e-scrap, ELV and C&D sectors. The Conference’s interactive panel discussions provide an opportunity to exchange views and ideas not only with manufacturers, recyclers, traders, retailers, waste management companies, developers, construction companies and technology providers, but also with other important stakeholders such as government authorities and the end consumers, among others.


  • Ferrous metals recyclers and traders
  • Non-ferrous metals recyclers and traders
  • Manufacturers
  • Smelters/foundries
  • Technology providers
  • Waste management companies
  • Logistics
  • Municipal authorities
  • Government authorities & Environment agencies
  • Associations

  • Vehicle repair specialists
  • Analysts of ELV and LCA
  • Vehicle battery suppliers
  • Manufacturing and process engineers
  • Remanufacturing managers
  • Vehicle safety representatives
  • Solution technology managers
  • Recycling consultants and managers
  • Environmental policy advisors and specialists
  • Vehicle dismantling and refurbishment specialists
  • Manufacturing scrap recycling and processing specialists
  • Engineers, administrators, managers, analysts, directors, owners of ELV recycling industry
  • Innovative Techniques for Vehicle Waste Elimination
  • Supply chain, lowering materials cost
  • Circular Economy specialists
  • Paper Mills
  • Paper recyclers and traders
  • Waste management companies
  • Municipal recycling facilities
  • Manufacturers
  • Technology providers
  • Logistics
  • Municipal authorities
  • Government authorities and Environment agencies
  • Associations
  • Original electronic equipment and battery manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Distributors and Retailers
  • Waste management companies
  • Recycling / Reuse & refurbishment companies
  • E-scrap and battery collection and take-back agencies
  • Technology providers
  • Plastics recyclers and traders
  • Ferrous and nonferrous metals recyclers and traders
  • Municipal authorities
  • Government authorities and Environment agencies
  • Associations
  • Consultants & Research institutes
  • Software solutions & Banks

  • C&D Recyclers
  • Waste management companies
  • Developers
  • Construction/Contracting companies
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Technology providers
  • Municipal authorities
  • Government authorities and Environment agencies
  • Associations

2021 Agenda

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2021 Speakers

Eng. Abdul Mohsin Mubarak Al Katheeri Director Projects & Facilities Department
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre – Tadweer
Ahmed Taher General Manager
Al Dhafra Recycling Industries LLC/ Leighton Services UAE
Bashar Ehsan Managing Director
Ala International FZE, FAM Recycling
Brian Taylor Senior Editor
Recycling Today Media Group
Dr Darren Perrin Head of Waste & Resource Management Business Development and Growth
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Dhawal Shah Director
Metco India, Senior VP - BIR NF Board,
VP (Nonferrous), MRAI
Douglas Woodring Founder, Managing Director
Ocean Recovery Alliance
Dina Epifanova Sustainability Transformation & Climate Programs Manager
Tetra Pak, Europe & Central Asia Cluster
Dr. Deb Mukherji Managing Director
Omega Seiki Mobility
Ellen Petts Founder/ MD
Greenstream Flooring CIC
Eunan Kelly Head of Business Development for Northern Europe
Hassan Ktaech Associate - Manager, Environmental Services
IBI Group
Hiten Bheda Chairman - AIPMA Environment Committee
All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA)
Hrishikesh Vora CEO
Jason Haus CEO,
Demcon Companies
Johann Conradie Director, Myplas and Chairman,
South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO)
Josh Toney Commodity Derivatives
Freight Investor Services
Jori Ringman Director General
Jogarao Bhamidipati Director
Source Fiber Global Inc.
Marc Ehrlich CEO,
Max Craipeau CEO,
Greencore Resources Limited
Marcella Croes-Schalken VP Business Development & Strategy
Modern American Recycling Services
Masoud Abaudiyan Head RWMD (Recyclable Waste Management Division)
Union Paper Mills
Mohammad Jaradat Director of Dry Bulky Waste and Recovery
Nathan Fruchter Principal,
Idoru Trade & Consult
Natallia Zholud Senior Trader, Head of Business Development, TRM Group
BIR Nonferrous Board Member
Nisrine El Hougeiri Director of Environmental and Sustainability Services
Pawan Birla Director,
Gemini Corporation NV
Paul Jenkins Managing Director
Ranjit S Baxi Managing Director, International Recycling Ltd. Founding President, Global Recycling Foundation Immediate Past President BIR
Richard Ludt Director of Environmental Affairs,
Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
Richard Davidson Middle East Director - Waste
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Ronald Richa General Manager, Plastic Recycling
Veolia Middle East
Ron M. Sherga Founder and CEO
EcoStrate SFS Inc.
Eng. Sami Safran Chief Executive Officer
Sanjay Mehta Director, MTC Group and President,
Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI)
Engr. Salam Sharif Chairman, Sharif Metals Group
BIR Chairman Ambassadors Committee
BMR Honorary Chairman

Sean Davidson CEO
Davis Index
Dr. Steve Wong Founder & CEO
Fukutomi, Exec. President, China Sustainable Plastics Association
Syed-Shahzad Alam Sr Procurement Manager MENA
Susie Burrage Managing Director of Recycled Products Ltd
President, British Metals Recycling Association, President, European Metal Trade & Recycling Branch of EuRIC
Simon Ellin CEO
The Recycling Association
Tim Stedman CEO
Dr. Udayan Banerjee Policies and Legislations Specialist & Technical Advisor to Director General,
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center-Tadweer
Vedprakash Lata Senior Board Member & Director
Gemini Corporation NV
Vikas Mahajan Commercial Director,
Mahajan Recycle Resources
Wade Schuetzeberg Founder and Director,
Way Forward Enterprises B.V.
William Turley Executive Director,
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA)



Over three days, an international line-up of expert speakers will present views, insights and advanced technologies to extract maximum value from different waste streams. Experts in various sectors including metals, paper, ELV, e-scrap and C&D recycling will throw the spotlight on new business models with focus on circular economy and their critical role in reducing waste and preserving resources.


A tabletop exhibit area will feature a wide range of innovative solutions and leading technology providers will showcase the capabilities that will help maximise efficiency and profitability in recycling, recovery or other operations. These international companies are working with various entities to ensure that maximum resources are recovered and reused as the world moves towards a circular economy.


An understanding of recycling markets
Unmatched networking Updates on equipment and technology that is changing the industry


Our unique Recycling Connect programme allows delegates to make prior appointments by sending meeting requests to potential customers, allowing you to organise a meeting schedule before the event! This is only open to registered delegates, so be sure to register early so you are not left out!
This powerful tool is open to all our exhibitors and sponsors, so reserve early for the widest opportunity to network in advance of the onsite activities.




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