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Spring 2024 Conference

April 30 - May 1, 2024 | Crowne Plaza Hotel | King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

NERC’s Bi-Annual Conferences convene attendees from across the value chain to engage in critical discussions promoting circular economy practices. Attendees include representatives from government, industry, non-profit organizations, academia, and more. Our Spring 2024 Conference will focus on building dynamic solutions for industry transformation.

Keynote Speakers:

Rey Banatao, PhD, Director/ Project Lead, X - The Moonshot Factory, Google

Rey HeadshotRey leads X’s moonshot for the Circular Economy. With a diverse technical and entrepreneurial background, Rey has co-founded and scaled materials science companies focused on novel bio-based and chemically recyclable polymers. Rey’s innovations have been commercialized at scale across multiple industries like sporting goods, built environment, and renewable energy, including the world’s first recyclable wind blade. The World Economic Forum recognized Rey as a Young Global Leader in 2013. Rey is also an advisor and investor in numerous sustainable materials startups, an industry advisor to the Department of Energy's Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Development Unit at Berkeley National Labs, on the Scientific Advisory Board for the BioP2P (BioProcess to Product) Network, and was a Google for Startups Accelerator mentor for the first Circular Economy program at Google.

Jennifer Louie, Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners 
Jennifer headshotJennifer is responsible for the firm’s catalytic private investment strategy, which makes impact-first debt and equity investments in companies and projects across North America that improve the circularity of plastics and packaging materials.

Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, Jennifer spent the last ten years managing emerging market debt portfolios across both the public and private markets. It was through Jennifer’s experience of living and working in emerging markets that she developed an interest in the role of catalytic capital and impact investing.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

NERC works to minimize waste, conserve natural resources, and advance a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action. We are dedicated to representing our diverse world while fostering equitable access to effective sustainable materials management. We are committed to building a culture based on the values of equity, respect, accountability, and trust rooted in our organizational decision-making, programs and operations, and the communities we serve.

Please let us know if you have a disability so we can make needed accommodations. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the Spring and/or Fall 2024 Conference? View our 2024 Conference Packages, and contact Sophie Leone at or 802-490-9854.


NERC's Conferences attract a wide variety of attendees, including: federal, state, and municipal governments; industry—haulers, MRFs, processors, and manufacturers; recycling trade associations; non-profit organizations; consultants; and colleges and universities. 

Conference Presentations

Speaker presentations, event programs, and attendee lists for each in-person event are available in our Conference Archives. 
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