Attendee Frequently Asked Questions

General Event Questions

When:

October 17 - 18, 2022

Where:

Chicago, IL - Location TBD

Registration will open on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. with a Meet & Greet Reception. Registration will open again on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 a.m.

Registration credentials can be picked up on-site at MRF Operations Forum registration desk, location to be determined.

Yes! Click here to download the combined MRF Operatiosn Forum and Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Event App. The event app is run through EventMobi and is available for PC, Apple and Android. Only registered attendees will have access to download the event app.

A list of attendees of the MRF Operations Forum will be sent out to registered attendees post-show. Pre-event registration lists will not be sent out to non-exhibiting/sponsoring companies. You can also view a full list of the attendees in the conference event app. Only registered attendees will have access to the app.

Business casual attire is appropriate for the event. We recommend you carry a light jacket or sweater for the air-conditioned meeting space and exhibit hall.

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all event participants. Event safety is our No. 1 priority and as such CDC guidelines and state and local recommendations will be taken into consideration during the event. Click here to view our Event Health & Safety Policy.

To apply for a media pass for the MRF Operations Forum, please reach out to us at conference@gie.net.

Recycling Today Media Group
The organizer of the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference is the Recycling Today Media Group. The Recycling Today Media Group publishes Recycling Today, Construction & Demolition Recycling, Recycling Today Global Report and Waste Today magazines. Visit the website at www.RecyclingToday.com. The Recycling Today Media Group is a division of GIE Media, a Cleveland, Ohio-based business-to-business producer of magazines, conferences, websites and directories.

Registration Questions

To register for the conference, click here. If you have any questions while you register, please contact us at conference@gie.net.

For complete pricing click here.

PPRC+ – This pass includes access to all MRF educational sessions, networking event functions, the PPRC exhibit hall, educational sessions (not including the Sustainable Packaging Workshop), and the entire Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference event held on October 19-20, 2022.

MRF Operations Forum Pass – This pass includes access to all networking functions and all general educational sessions affiliated with the MRF Operations Forum.

A Meet and Greent Reception on Monday, October 17th, Networking Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and a Networking Receptions on Tuesday, October 18th.

Yes, we are offering registration discounts to anyone who registers in a group of 3 or more as well as our early registration pricing discounts that can be seen on our pricing page here.

Yes, attendees registering in a group of 3 or more will receive a 10% discount on their total purchase. To qualify for the group rate, groups must register at the same time. Discount cannot be retroactively applied.

Yes, registrations are subject to discounted early pricing. To view our discounts and deadlines, please click here.

No, the MRF Operations Forum is a solely in-person event. No virtual event options are being offered at this time.

Yes. On-site registrations are accepted on a space available basis.

GIE Media accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Checks, wire transfers and money orders (made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) are also accepted but must be sent prior to the start of the conference. For information on where to send checks and wire transfers, please email us at conference@gie.net. Please do not send cash with mail-in registrations. Cash will only be accepted on-site for registration payment. Checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars and from a U.S. bank.

Each registration package includes access to different elements of the conference. To view what is included with each pass type, please click here.

Yes, you are able to upgrade your registration pass at any time. The cost to upgrade will be the rate difference between the pass type you registered for and the one you are looking to upgrade to (at the time of registration). To upgrade your pass, contact show management at conference@gie.net.

All travel costs including air and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. The MRF Operations Forum has secured a block of rooms at the conference rate at the host hotel. Rooms in the conference room block are reserved for conference attendees. Detailed information on the discounted rooms for conference attendees can be found here.

After completing registration, you will be routed to a confirmation page that will allow you to add the event to your calendar, print a receipt, and edit your registration, as well as view a map and directions. In addition, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information.

Please email us at conference@gie.net and we will re-send your confirmation email.

The system will save all of the information you have previously entered. You will just need to log back into the registration system to complete your registration. To log into the system, click here and select “Already Registered?”. Simply enter the email address that you used to begin the registration and the password created during the initial registration. The fields will populate with the data entered and you will be able to complete your registration.

All cancellations must be made in writing and e-mailed to conference@gie.net. Voicemails will not be accepted. A full refund minus a 10% administrative fee will be issued if the cancellation is received by October 5, 2022. No refunds will be issued after October 5, 2022, or for no-shows. If you cancel your conference registration, your hotel room will no longer qualify for the group rate and may also be cancelled if booked at the host hotel. The MRF Operations Forum reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees will be issued only if this occurs. Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the conference in his or her place.

Percentage RefundDeadline
90% RefundOctober 5, 2022
No Refunds AvailableAfter October 5, 2022

Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the conference in their place.

A full refund minus a 10% administrative fee will be issued if the cancellation is received by October 5, 2022. No refunds will be issued after October 5, 2022, or for no-shows. MRF Operations Forum reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees will be issued only if this occurs.

Percentage RefundDeadline
90% RefundOctober 5, 2022
No Refunds AvailableAfter October 5, 2022

Hotel/Location Questions

Yes, we have contracted a discounted room rate at the Marriott Marquis Chicago. For more information on the discounted group room block please click here.

A block of discounted rooms is available at the Marriott Marquis Chicago to event attendees at special group rates of $297.00 per night plus tax for a single/double occupancy until September 26, 2022, or until the room block is full.

Attendees must be registered in order to book a room at the host hotel. Information on how to book your room at the discounted group rate can be found in your registration confirmation.

To cancel your hotel reservation, call (312) 824-0500 and request to cancel your hotel reservation. All room reservations must be guaranteed for the first night’s room and tax only. Cancellations made prior to 48 hours will not be penalized. Individual attendees will be charged for one night’s room and tax if they cancel within 48 hours of arrival.

No, there is not a designated shuttle to and from the Marriott Marquis Chicago for the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference. For information on transportation to and from the host hotel, please click here.

You can find a list of Chicago attractions list by going to the hotel website or by clicking here.

Education/Programming Questions

Click here to view the schedule of events for the MRF Operations Forum.

The presenters represent a diverse cross section of recycling industry professionals including top management from leading organizations in North America and throughout the world.

Presentations that we have been given permission to release will be available post-show through a PDF file. These presentations will be sent out to registered conference attendees in a link 5 to 10 business days following the last day of the conference.

The educational sessions for the MRF Operations Forum are not being recorded.