Tapping the Ceilings of the Electronic Waste Industry with International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo’s Ismail Oyekan

April 16, 2010

Ismail Oyekan, who has a long history in the electronic waste industry, founded the International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo after realizing there was no ceiling to the industry’s potential. The conference and expo brings people together from all over the world to see the importance of recycling and reuse. “I realized there weren’t too many outlets where people could learn about [the e-waste] industry and the dynamics of it,” Oyekan says. “The reality is that it’s an emerging industry, so I wanted to create a platform for the industry to come together to brainstorm and speak about trends going on in the industry.” This year’s conference and expo, the second annual event, will take place May 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in the Bay Area. Oyekan made the decision to move the event from Los Angeles to the Bay Area to capitalize on the great technological minds in the Silicon Valley area.