April 25-26, 2023
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Hotel
The carpet recycling industry will gather to learn, connect and explore at CARE’s 21st Annual Conference, set for April 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Hotel. The Conference theme is “Carpet: Feedstock for the Future,” and sessions will cover topics such as advanced recycling, new technology and products and industry trends. Plan to join key members of the carpet recycling industry and related fields for this unique networking and learning opportunity.
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Rooms must be reserved by March 26, 2023 to take advantage of the CARE special rate.
Confirmed speakers for the 21st Annual Conference include Marketing Insights President Santo Torcivia with a U.S. economic update; Floor Focus publisher Kemp Harr presenting on the state of the flooring industry; and Adnan Zeb-Khan, Director of GlobeEC Consulting and Scheme Manager at Carpet Recycling UK. Special guest speaker Bianca Rhym, Electrical Engineer with NASA, will talk about her project for recycling in-space plastic waste using 3D printing. Dr. Matthew Realff of Georgia Tech and Joshua Bacca of the American Chemistry Council will discuss chemical recycling and life cycle impacts. Collectors, processors, and manufacturers from around the country will discuss recent developments in recycling technology, the ID equipment challenge, Extended Producer Responsibility, and new products and markets. There will be ample time for networking along with the traditional CARE Recycler and Person of the Year awards announcement.
2023 CARE Conference Agenda
Tuesday, April 25
|1:00 – 2:0pm||Welcome & Introductions– Bob Peoples, Wes Nelson|
|2:00 – 3:00pm||US Economics Update – Santo Torcivia|
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Break|
|3:30 – 4:00pm||Safety Practices, Russ Delozier|
|4:00 – 4:30pm||End Users & Markets – Rob Thiess|
|4:30 –5:30pm||Bianca Rhym, NASA|
|6:00 – 7:30pm||Reception/Awards Dinner|
Wednesday, April 26
|8:00 – 9:00am||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:45am||State of the Industry – Kemp Harr|
|9:45 – 10:00am||CARE Update: Bob Peoples|
|10:00 – 10:15am||ID Technology – Russ Delozier|
|10:15 – 10:30am||Break|
|10:30 – 11:00am||Mills’ Perspectives|
|11:00 – Noon||Chemical Recycling – Joshua Baca|
|Noon – 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45 – 1:10pm||Greenhouse Gas Implications – Matthew Realff|
|1:10 – 1:30pm||CARE Tracking Products & Technology – Frank Endrenyi|
|1:30 – 2:00pm||Carpet Tile|
|2:00 – 2:30pm||Carpet Recycling Prospects for the Future – David Bender, Maria Field|
|2:30 – 2:45pm||Break|
|2:45 – 3:30pm||Open Dialogue – Kemp Harr|
|3:30 – 4:00pm||Closing Remarks – Bob Peoples|