The Recycling Today Media Group announces that Associate Publisher and Editorial Director Brian Taylor will be relocating to Hong Kong, one of the Pacific Rim’s major trading centers. Taylor will continue to play an active role in the planning and editorial direction of the Recycling Today Media Group’s print and electronic products as well as its conferences and events. In particular, he will focus on Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, the media group’s portfolio of international conferences and other international opportunities.
Taylor will remain engaged in reporting, writing and strategic planning for the group and also stay active in North American and European markets through regular visits and interaction with the group’s readers and customers.
Among the new opportunities presented by Taylor’s relocation to Hong Kong, says Recycling Today Media Group Publisher James R. Keefe, will be the chance to be more deeply engaged in the markets that have played a large role in driving the global growth in demand for scrap metals, paper and plastics.
“Having Brian close to the developing and consuming markets of East Asia and South Asia will allow us to keep our finger on the pulse of this critical region,” says Keefe.
Taylor says he also anticipates more regular interaction with consumers, traders, processors and trade groups in Asia. “The decisions made and trends established in Asia now increasingly affect recyclers everywhere else in the world,” he comments. “Having an everyday presence in East Asia will help us, as a media group serving its readers and advertisers, to identify and provide context to these decisions and trends.”
The Recycling Today Media Group is excited about this extension of its business operations and looks forward to the ongoing contributions Taylor will make to the business while being closer to one of the industry’s most important regional markets. A business unit of GIE Media, Inc., the Recycling Today Media Group will celebrate 50 years of industry service in 2013. The group publishes Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, Construction & Demolition Recycling, Storage & Destruction Business, Renewable Energy from Waste and Waterways Today magazines, affiliated websites and e-newsletters. The group is the largest directory publisher serving the recycling industry and produces numerous industry events.