2018 RIPA Spring Technical Conference




Dear RIPA Member

I hope you will join me and your many colleagues  this spring in the great, beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia for the 2018 RIPA Technical Conference.  We are expecting a large turnout and a good deal of excitement.   As I begin my term as RIPA Chair, I hope each of you can participate and contribute to the many tasks that lay before us.   I know we have in our association the talent and commitment to take on any challenge.  Please join us in Atlanta!

Brian Evoy, RIPA Chair

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RIPA is now accepting conference registrations for the spring Technical Conference April 29 – May 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia (in the Buckhead neighborhood).

Simply go   HERE    to begin the registration process. On the Agenda page, be sure to check those events you want to attend.

If you book your room(s) through the site, be sure to go back and complete the RIPA registration.

Here are some useful facts as you plan your trip:

  • The ride between the airport and hotel is 45 minutes, or more.
  • Cab fare runs about $50.
  • Parking at the hotel is $29/night,  $39 for valet.
  • Fine dining and shopping are abundant and very close to the hotel.
  • RIPA is providing bus service to the airport upon conclusion of the event. The bus leaves the hotel about 1:30 pm

As in recent years, RIPA’s Supplier Members are helping to sponsor the conference.  Thanks to all Supplier Members for their support!

U.S. DOT’s head of Field Operations,  Mr. John Henaghan, will be sitting down with members for an informal exchange of ideas and information.

A panel of Supplier Members will showcase certain new products and services.

RIPA’s Technical Director, C.L. Pettit, will be providing the 3-year hazmat employee refresher training required by the rules.

The IBC and Steel Drum Product Groups will meet to hammer out policies across a wide range of important matters.

There will be a major discussion of  U.S. EPA’s effort to re-interpret the Empty Container Rule.

There will be a “first showing” of RIPA’s new anti-direct-to-scrap campaign.

The Sunday and Monday evening receptions will provide great forums for networking and catching up.

There is no plant tour this year, but it should be back on the agenda soon.

Please contact RIPA with any questions or concerns.   See you in Atlanta!

51 Monroe Street  Suite 812
Rockville, MD  20850



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