CARI's 83rd Annual Convention

Our 83rd Annual Convention will take place on June 11-13, 2024 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Meet our Speakers

Vania Grandi

VP Commercial USA West Sims Metal
Charting my Journey to the Heart of the Recycling Industry

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 1:15-2:00 pm

  • Vania joined Sims Metal  in 2021 as Head of the Global Buy Force program to implement best practices in the commercial space, and in 2023 moved into a new role as VP Commercial, West USA.
  • Grandi also sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, the Copper Development Association, the American Copper Council and the Responsible Jewellery Council.

John Sacco

President & Owner of Sierra International Machinery
Changing the Narrative through Words and Actions

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 2:15-3:00 pm

  • John Sacco has been an integral part of the recycling industry.
  • In addition to his leadership at Sierra, Sacco has an active role with the Recycled Materials Association (ReMA) serving a two-year term as the Association’s national chairman. 

Jerry Sjogren

Senior Director of Safety - Recycled Materials Association (ReMA)
United for Safety: Collaborative Fire Prevention Strategies in the Recycling Industry

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 3:15-4:00 pm

  • Jerry Sjogren is the Senior Director of Safety at the Recycled Materials Association (ReMA).
  • Sjogren has over 34 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) and transportation industries. 

Greg Stewart

Paralympic Gold Medalist / Larush Business Solutions
Integrity in the Recycling Industry

Thursday, June 13th, 2024 at 9:15-10:00 am

  • Greg Stewart is a Paralympic Shot Putter, he has been competing in sports for over 20 years.
  • Greg brought home the Paralympic Gold from Tokyo in 2021 during the 2020 Paralympic Games.
  • Greg works with Larush Business Solutions which specialized in procurement of catalytic converters and all automotive recycling scrap. 

83rd Annual Convention Program

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
***Badges are required at every function
 
12:00 pm – 06:30 pmRegistration – Okanagan Foyer
02:30 pm – 04:00 pmOutgoing Board Meeting – Selkirk Suite
05:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Exhibitors’ Welcome Reception – Okanagan/N. Hall/S. Hall

Sponsored by: Sierra
 Networking opportunity with exhibitors
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
***Badges are required at every function
 
08:00 am – 06:00 pmRegistration – Okanagan Foyer
08:00 am – 09:00 am

Breakfast – Shuswap/Pennask/Skeena

Sponsored by: ABC Recycling
09:00 am – 09:30 amAnnual General Meeting
Shuswap/Pennask/Skeena
09:30 am – 10:30 amKeynote Speaker – Eric Termuende: Building Incredible Teams for the Future of Work
Shuswap/Pennask/Skeena
Sponsored by: Sierra & Bulldog Metals
10:30 am – 11:00 amBreak – Foyer
11:00 am – 12:00 pmMeet the New President of CARI – Paul Fogolin – Q&A
Moderated by Brian Shine
Skaha
Sponsored by: Brandt Tractor
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Luncheon – Grand Terrace

Sponsored by: PMR
01:15 pm – 02:00 pmCharting my Journey to the Heart of the Recycling Industry
Speaker: Vania Grandi, VP Commercial USA West, Sims
Skaha
02:15 pm – 03:00 pmChanging the Narrative Through Words and Actions
Speaker: John Sacco II, President & Owner, Sierra
Skaha
03:15 pm – 04:00 pmUnited for Safety: Collaborative Fire Prevention Strategies in the Recycling Industry
Speaker: Jerry Sjogren, Senior Director of Safety, ReMA
Skaha
05:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Chair’s Reception – Okanagan/N. Hall/S. Hall

Sponsored by: Liebherr Canada & Integrated Metal Recycling
 Second opportunity to network with exhibitors
Thursday, June 13, 2024
***Badges are required at every function
 
08:00 am – 12:00 pmRegistration – Okanagan Foyer
08:00 am – 09:00 am

Breakfast – Grand Terrace

Sponsored by: John Ross & Sons
09:15 am – 10:00 amGuest Speaker – Integrity in the Industry
Greg Stewart – Paralympic Gold Medalist, Larush Business Solutions
Skaha
10:00 am – 10:30 amBreak – Coffee – Foyer
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Industry Panel Discussion – Navigating the Future: North American Recycling in a supply-constrained era
Speakers
:
Aldo Jordan – President, The Metal Agency
Phil Heston – VP of Ferrous Marketing, Alter Metal Recycling
John Sexton – VP of Trading – NA, Greenland
Moderated by Brian Shine
Skaha
Sponsored by: Integrated Metal Recycling
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Luncheon – Grand Terrace

Sponsored by: Elemental North America & Calgary Metals
12:00 pm – 01:00 pmIncoming Board Meeting & Lunch
Selkirk Suite
01:15 pm – 04:30 pm

Optional Event – Okanagan Wine Tour

Bus pick up at front of the hotel, must be registered to join
05:00 pm – 09:00 pmClosing Night Event – Revelry Food & Music Hub
1383 Ellis Street – 5 min walk from the Delta
Tickets must be shown for entry
Sponsored by: Larush Business Solutions & Liebherr

Past Events

Dummy template application form
Hiring Foreign Workers for the Recycled Materials Industry

Speaker: Nadia Faggiani, IRCC

11:00 am, 1st November 2023

FREE

BC Chapter Fall Meeting (1)

Metal Identification Seminar with Recycled Materials University 

Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel

September 21, 2023

Richmond, BC

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