Our recent World Recycling Convention in Budapest was such a great success! With over 920 attendees representing 452 companies and 53 countries, the participation rate was beyond our expectations, particularly in the current climate of economic doubts and difficulties.
I would like to thank you, also on behalf of BIR President Tom Bird and the Executive Committee, for having contributed to this successful event. It shows your trust in our organisation which we will continue to earn by enhancing our services and actions on your behalf.
I think we can all agree that Budapest was an excellent destination, offering incredible impressions because of its architectural beauty, the pleasant river promenade and, as a special bonus, the beautifully warm and sunny weather. The Marriott Hotel provided a modern, yet cosy backdrop for our event which excelled in networking opportunities, topical programme features (with a special mention of our newly-created Opening Session) and entertaining social events.
Although it is difficult to top up such a great event, I am sure that Istanbul 2020 will not fail to impress you, and we count on your attendance to create the dynamic and interactive business environment that BIR conventions are renowned for.
Wishing you a successful end of the calendar year, we look forward to seeing you at the latest in May 2020.
Arnaud Brunet, BIR Director General
& the BIR team