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ReForum 2024 Co-Conference

May 29-31
Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown

Common Bond, a co-conference and tradeshow hosted by the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council and SWANA Northern Lights Chapter will highlight advancements in waste and recycling, how we must work together to achieve our goals and explore topics where we share a COMMON BOND.



Highlights (more to come):

Opening Keynote Speaker

Speaker headshotHonoring Our Common Bonds: Peering into the Past and Preparing for the Future – Elizabeth
Roe, Eco Partners Inc

For more than three decades, Elizabeth Roe has been helping public agencies and private companies communicate with the public about recycling, composting, waste reduction, water pollution prevention, sustainability, proper disposal, and more. Elizabeth has led sessions on communications planning and messaging across media channels at various state, regional, and national conferences. Elizabeth is President of Eco Partners, Inc., a firm devoted to providing high-quality, cost-effective, customized local newsletters designed with residents in mind. She is involved with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), where she currently serves as Treasurer on the international Board of Directors, as well as co-chair of the Landfill Rebranding Committee (a joint committee of the Landfill Management and the Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Divisions). She is a member of both the Arizona and Indiana Hoosier Chapters of SWANA.

Elizabeth and her husband Gary are parents to Vic, who works in the industry and is also a SWANA member. When they aren’t talking trash, they enjoy hiking, cooking, and reading.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Speaker headshotStrengthening the Common Bond: Five Perspective Challenges for Effective Leadership -- David White, Executive Coach, Business Owner

David E. White’s executive leadership experience spans four decades, including a 10-year run as an independent consultant (Synergy Solutions) – with a simultaneous season as a columnist with SaskBusinessMagazine -- in the area of corporate culture, strategy and resilience.

David has guided the growth and development of multiple organizations by improvingstrategic direction, inspiring hope, rebuilding trust, reconciling relationships, and navigatinguncertainty. At one point he led the transformation of a processing company, taking it fromsix employees to ninety-five, and growing revenues over 1000% in eight years. He iscurrently the Chief Operating Officer for the Saskatchewan and Alberta Legacy Group ofCompanies, operating within the fleet products and services sector.

David holds a Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, from Royal Roads University. He loves toread, ride motorcycles, cycle (mountain and road bike), public speak, mentor and coach (yes, whathe does professionally also fuels his spare time interests!). He is still married to his high schoolsweetheart. They have two children and one grandchild.