APWA, SWANA co-locate exhibitions in 2010

APWA and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have announced an agreement to co-locate APWA's International Public Works Congress & Exposition and SWANA's WASTECON in Boston, Aug. 15-17, 2010.

"This joint venture between APWA and SWANA will expand the content and enhance the quality of our shows and the overall education experience for all attendees," said Peter B. King, APWA Executive Director. "APWA's 29,000 members have a keen interest in solid waste management issues and our collaboration with SWANA boosts membership services in this critical sector."

With a projected combined attendance of more than 10,000 public- and private-sector solid waste and public works professionals, and a combined exhibit floor spanning more than 150,000 square feet, APWA's Congress and SWANA's WASTECON will be the must-attend professional public works and solid waste event.

"SWANA exhibitors will benefit from exposure to thousands of public works officials, many of which have responsibilities for solid waste programs," said John H. Skinner, SWANA Executive Director and CEO. "APWA attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of state-of-the-art solid waste equipment and services."

According to Jim Coppola, APWA's New England Chapter President and Vice President of Beta Group, Inc., of Lincoln R.I., "Boston is an exciting destination and the public works and solid waste communities look forward to hosting this first-ever historic collaboration between APWA and SWANA."

"SWANA Massachusetts Chapter is excited about working with our local APWA counterparts to make this the best show possible," added John Merritt, SWANA's Massachusetts Chapter President and President of Merritt Communications, Inc.

APWA's International Public Works Congress & Exposition, "The Best Show in Public Works," will be held Aug. 17-20, 2008, in New Orleans, and Sept. 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio. SWANA's WASTECON will be held Oct. 21-23, 2008, in Tampa, Fla., and Sept. 22-24, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif.

For more information contact Becky Wickstrom, APWA Manager of Media Affairs, at (202) 218-6736 or bwickstrom@apwa.net. For information about SWANA, contact Gabrielle Horowitz at (240) 494-2251 or ghorowitz@swana.org.