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ISRI Wraps World’s Largest Annual Recycled Materials Event with Highest Attendance Ever

ISRI2023 Convention and Exposition Realized More Than 6,600 Attendees

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(May 9, 2023 - Washington, D.C.) – Shattering all prior records, more than 6,600 attendees participated in the ISRI2023 Convention and Exposition in Nashville. From April 17-20, ISRI gathered in Music City Center to recognize national award recipients, learn about developments in the recycled materials industry, and participate in networking opportunities. The ISRI2023 attendee total represented the event’s largest paid registration in nine years.


“We broke all the records as ISRI2023 saw over 6,600 attendees from 58 countries and all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico,” said Robin Wiener, ISRI president. “It was an amazing event! We hosted industry leaders from around the world, recognized members for their lifetime achievement, as well as our Young Executive of the Year and ISRI and JASON Learning’s Youth Recycling Poster and Video Contest. Attendees were treated to exemplary networking and educational opportunities from leading speakers. ISRI2023 also showcased the largest recycled materials exhibit hall ever, allowing attendees to see the latest in technology and innovation. I can’t wait to see what ISRI2024 in Las Vegas brings!”


Wiener was honored for her 25th year as ISRI president and 35th year at ISRI. Mainstage speakers were former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and CNN Global Economist and Global Business Columnist for Financial Times Rana Foroohar. ISRI Chair Brian Henesey spoke about how welcoming and overcoming change continues to be the hallmark of the recycled materials industry.


Plans are underway for ISRI2024, which will be held on April 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nev.


Bruce Blue accepts the ISRI Lifetime Achievement Award from Chair Brian Henesey and Chair-Elect Colin Kelly


Robert Goldstein accepts the ISRI Lifetime Achievement Award from Chair Brian Henesey


Sean Daoud accepts the Young Executive of the Year Award from Chair Brian Henesey and Chair-Elect Colin Kelly


Robin Wiener addresses ISRI2023 attendees after being recognized for her service to ISRI


Barbie Lin, and 8th grade student from Staten Island, NY, accepts the Youth Recycling Poster Contest award from ISRI’s Peter Van Houten


Fifth graders Bailey Maltese, Yaesung Kim, and Ashvin Saini from Fairfax, VA accept their Youth Recycling Video Contest award from ISRI’s Peter Van Houten




For More Information:

Vicki Morgan ISRI (202) 975.9042; vmorgan@isri.org


ISRI is the "Voice of the Recycled Materials Industry®," representing more than 1,500 companies in the U.S. and 40 countries around the globe. Based in Washington, D.C., ISRI provides advocacy, education, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycled materials play in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development.

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