Keynote Speaker

Secretary Carlos Gutierrez


Yahoo Finance Technology Guru 

 David Pogue

Keynote Speaker at ISRI Opening General Session was Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.  Sec. Gutierrez came to the ISRI program with business experience and a knowledge of commodities as the former CEO of the Kellogg Company.  He served a U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the George W. Bush Administration where he showed he understands the world of business.  As the nation’s top commercial advocate, Sec. Gutierrez helped open global markets for U.S. companies and was a champion of efforts to build new trade partnerships in Latin America. Today, he serves as co-chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and sits on the board of Time Warner Inc.



David Pogue has covered disruptive future technology for years. Whether it is self-driving cars, virtual reality, drones, or “robot uprisings,” David Pogue provides invaluable insight into how technology is impacting our world from cradle to grave.

Trade & Technology Are Changing the World Around Us

Workshops and Spotlights

ISRI2018 offered the highest level of
information and education available in the industry. 


Workshops and spotlights were planned in each of these topic areas:

International Trade | Human Resources | Compliance | Business Valuation | Commodity Specific Areas
(Plastics Recycling Summit, Ferrous/Nonferrous, Tire & Rubber, Paper and Electronics)