Schedule of Events

MRF Operations Forum 2021

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration Open
General Session

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast
General Session

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Welcome Remarks
General Session
Jim Keefe & Nat Egosi will kick off the forum and welcome attendees. 
James Keefe
Speaker James Keefe Executive Vice President and Group Publisher Recycling Today Media Group View Bio
Nat Egosi
Speaker Nat Egosi President RRT Design & Construction View Bio

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Understanding AI
General Session
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is making lots of headlines in the recycling industry these days. This session will help operators understanding precisely what the term means and how A.I. powered technologies might enhance MRF operations.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Refreshment Break
General Session

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Optical Sorters: The Supplier Perspective
General Session
These units have become the workhorse for many MRFs. Optimizing their efficiency is essential to effective materials separation in today’s facilities. This unique session encompasses two panels. In this session, a panel of industry suppliers provides insight into today’s technology and optimizing it within plant operations.
Felix Hottenstein
Speaker Felix Hottenstein Sales Director MSS Optical Sorters View Bio

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Optical Sorters:The Operator Perspective
General Session
These units have become the workhorse for many MRFs. Optimizing their efficiency is essential to effective materials separation in today’s facilities. This unique session encompasses two panels. In this session, a panel of industry operators provides their insights into how their operations are benefiting from and leveraging the power of optical sorters.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Feeding Your System
General Session
Often overlooked, but the introduction of your materials stream into the plants processing system is vital to smooth operations. This panel discussion will cover drum feeders, loaders, material handlers, tipping floors and more.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch
General Session

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Robotics: The Supplier Perspective
General Session
Today, everyone is talking robots. Again, we’ll use two panels to help operators understand what they are, what you can expect and how they deliver in a plant environment. A panel of industry suppliers will discuss the newest robotic technology, how it has evolved and how to generate the greatest success and return.
Matanya Horowitz
Speaker Matanya Horowitz CEO AMP Robotics View Bio

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Robotics: The Operator Perspective
General Session
Today, everyone is talking robots. Again, we’ll use two panels to help operators understand what they are, what you can expect and how they deliver in a plant environment. A panel of industry operators using robots will discuss the lessons they have learned implementing robotics into their sorting lines.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Refreshment Break
General Session

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Compressor Maintenance
General Session
As MRF’s rely more on optical sorters and robots a consistent, clean stream of compressed air is vital to their operation. A panel of industry experts will discuss how plant operators can ensure their compressor systems deliver day in and day out with minimal downtime.

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Baler Sizing
General Session
Ensuring you have the proper baling capacity for your facility is vital. This panel will share critical insights to the selection of balers, the variety and what plant operators need to understand to ensure their ongoing operation and peak performance.
John Sacco
Speaker John Sacco President and Co-Owner Sierra International Machinery View Bio

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception
General Session