A packed room at Bruce Parker's EIA reception.
The EIA President's Reception was an excuse to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.
David Biderman, General Counsel and Safety Director at the National Solid Wastes Management Association (left), and Chris Della Pietra of Potters & Della Pietra LLP.
EIA CEO-in-waiting Sharon Kneiss attended Bruce Parker's reception, introducing herself to the industry's big names.
Bruce Parker took the opportunity to address a group of people he had no qualms calling "his family."
It was clearly an emotional night for Bruce Parker.
Bruce Parker was a gracious and charismatic host throughout the evening, reminding all in attendance of why he helmed EIA for so long.
A good crowd turns out for the WasteExpo opening reception.
A juggler keeps things moving for a rapt crowd.
Sleight of hand from a roving trickster entertained the crowds.
WasteExpo's opening reception features a variety of carnival-type performers, including a monkey that affectionately charmed attendees.
Some of The opening reception's attractions requires attendees to keep a head's up attitude.
Ladies on stilts are another of the amusements during the WasteExpo opening reception.
Another feature at the opening reception was this woman, who appears to dissolve at the waist into a table.
And yet another group of performers are women artfully twirling long streamers.
Bruce Parker hosts his final EIA President's Reception and circus performers entertain at the EIA welcome reception.
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