NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, discussed the promise of the booming electronics recycling industry and urban mining at the third annual OktoberINVESTFest yesterday in New York City.
The conference is hosted by Invest in Bavaria, the investment and location marketing organization of the German State of Bavaria’s Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology. This year’s OktoberINVESTFest brought together US and German investors, innovators, industry leaders, Bavarian state representatives as well as a number of leading North American and German companies, including ERI.
Addressing an audience of investors and financial analysts looking for specific insights into the biggest global trends among leading industrial sectors, Shegerian discussed disruptive technologies and the steps required to move from being a local leader to a global player. In his talk, he also stressed the mounting demand for responsible recycling of electronics from job creation, global human rights, environmental and data protection perspectives. He also addressed and explained the long-range national and international potential of electronic recycling as rapid growth industry.
“It’s a great honor to have been asked to present at this year’s OktoberINVESTFest event and share both the economic promise and urgent need for responsible electronic recycling before such an influential financial community audience,” said Shegerian. “This is an issue and an industry that knows no national borders, in terms of importance. The planet’s increasing glut of electronic waste is a global problem that’s time for resolution is now. Properly disposing of electronic waste and the hazards it presents has become the touchstone for a major industry with regional, national and international implications. It’s a rare privilege too, to be presenting alongside a diverse collection of other organizations that are also the leaders in their respective fields.”
Rudolf Vidal, Managing Director of FC Bayern Munich LLC, the New York-based subsidiary of Germany’s most successful soccer team, also provided a presentation sharing his insights on creating a brand internationally, and Stefan Jekel, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa at the New York Stock Exchange discussed capital raising and setting up public or dual listings, among other prestigious guests.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is e-Stewards and R2 certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.