EIA Renews Partnership with Penton Media

Date: April 23, 2008

Source: Environmental Industry Associations

Environmental Industry Associations and Penton Media, Inc., Renew Partnership Agreement

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), the national trade association for the waste services and equipment industry, and Penton Media, Inc., a leader in business-to-business media, announced the second renewal of their 1999 partnership agreement. Under the 5-year agreement, Penton will continue to produce, market and manage WasteExpo, while EIA will have primary responsibility for WasteExpo educational sessions.

WasteExpo is North America's largest and most innovative exposition and conference for the waste industry. WasteExpo 2008 is celebrating its 40th anniversary and will be held in Chicago, IL, May 5-8 (see www.wasteexpo.com).

EIA's President and CEO Bruce J. Parker said, "Our relationship with Penton during the last 10 years always has exceeded our expectations and benefited our members, exhibitors and the entire industry. As our industry increasingly relies on new technologies and innovation, I am confident that this partnership will help maintain WasteExpo as a vital, relevant source of information for industry leaders."

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

"Through our continued alliance, WasteExpo, Waste Age, and the EIA are well positioned to serve the needs of our shared customers, members and the industry at large," said Rita Ugianskis, group show director for WasteExpo at Penton. "This relationship leverages our respective competencies to benefit our clients."

About EIA

EIA is the trade association that represents the private sector solid waste and recycling industry through its two sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC). NSWMA represents for-profit companies in North America that provide solid, hazardous and medical waste collection, recycling and disposal services, and companies that provide professional and consulting services to the waste services industry. WASTEC represents companies that design, build, distribute, service and consult with respect to the equipment and technology systems that are used to collect, contain, transport, store, process, recycle, treat and dispose of the world's solid wastes and recyclable materials. EIA members conduct business in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.envasns.org.

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