Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is keynote speaker
10-12 September 2013, NEC, Birmingham
This September, the NEC will again play host to Europe’s premier annual resource efficiency and waste management show when RWM 2013 in partnership with CIWM opens its doors from 10 to 12 September. The event is set to break all records this year with the industry’s largest free CPD-accredited conference programme featuring more than 160 expert speakers. The conference runs alongside more than 750 exhibiting businesses and organisations revealing their latest waste management products and solutions across five NEC halls.
RWM in partnership with CIWM also welcomes the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, to the stage this year. Speaking in the Energy from Waste theatre, he will be part of an unmissable programme as industry experts lead three packed days of debate and discussion on the legislation, top issues and hot topics currently facing those with a resource efficiency and waste management role. Areas that Davey will cover include the UK’s energy needs, the role of energy from waste and how this will support security of supply. With current doubts about the certainty of feedstocks as we recycle more and produce less waste, he will also look at the certainty of energy generation and the impact on carbon targets.
Other headline speakers include Lord Robert Winston, who is widely regarded as the UK’s pre-eminent expert in reproductive medicine. Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London and will give an inspirational talk on how we humans are motivated to improve the world around us.
At the heart of RWM’s extensive conference programme is the Leaders Arena, which is the destination for visitors wanting to hear leading CEOs share their vision on the future of waste and resource and how they create new policy. It’s the perfect opportunity to shake hands with senior waste experts and discuss the big issues.
Offering a rare opportunity to see six of the leading CEOs, the panel discussion ‘Addressing the major industry challenges’ shouldn’t be missed by those wishing to gain cutting-edge, top level insight into the big questions in waste. Joining David Palmer-Jones, Chief Executive of SITA, are Ian Wakelin, CEO at Biffa, Peter Greenhalgh, CEO at M&W Group, Richard Skehens, Chief Executive at Grundons, Liz Goodwin, CEO at WRAP and Stephen Shergold, Partner at Dentons Energy Practice.
With sustainability a key issue, a panel debate with top strategists from the public sector and a leading commentator on waste will prove insightful. The debate will focus on ‘Recovering value from waste versus sustainable practice - which approach to waste as a resource will win the day?’ Maxine Perella, waste editor at edie.net, will speak, along with Paul Vanston, manager at Kent Waste Partnership, Fiona Srogi, waste management team leader at Hartlepool Borough Council and Dr Andy Rees, head of waste strategy in the Welsh Government.
Zero waste is another key theme at RWM in partnership with CIWM 2013 and visitors can hear direct from the people behind key case studies, offering the chance to compare strategies and gain insider knowledge. In the Energy from Waste theatre, Andrew Richmond, Policy and Strategy Manager at Enterprise and Environment Dictorate, Greater London Authority, will examine how London’s targets are planned. Andrew Richmond will look at how London will meet zero waste to landfill by 2025 and the opportunities and challenges for energy from waste in the capital.
From a private sector perspective in the Commerce and Industry Theatre, Forbes McDougall, Global Wastestreams Owner and Product Supply Waste Team Leader at Proctor and Gamble will look at zero waste ambitions and new revenue opportunities. He will cover how Proctor and Gamble is dealing with diverse waste streams to avoid landfill and generate income. Dr Anne Roulin, also speaking in the Commerce and Industry Theatre, will also explore Nestlé’s journey to zero waste, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for reducing food waste across the value chain.
Offering valuable insight into the role of waste on an international scale, David Newman, President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) will look at the role of waste management in providing sustainable development in fast growing developing nations. Professor Jacqueline Cramer, Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University will also share her views on Europe’s journey from waste management to a truly circular economy and the obstacles companies will face.
Many other inspirational speakers will be appearing across the conference including eco-adventurer Andy Pag, who drove around the world in an old school bus powered by used cooking oil. Ethical living newspaper journalist, Lucy Siegle, will explore how to get householders to recycle and Professor Dieter Helm, Independent Chair at Defra Natural Capital Committee, will explore where current legislation is leading us and how we can do the best for the environment and the economy.
With many professionals embracing a wider sustainability remit in their role, RWM in partnership with CIWM 2013 is co-located with three complementary events this year – The Energy Event, The Renewables Event and The (new) Water Event. These events, which can be accessed for free by all visitors to RWM 2013 in partnership with CIWM, offer answers to the range of of business sustainability challenges around water and energy management and efficiency.
To register for your free ticket and to get more information, visit the show website at www.rwmexhibition.com quoting priority code PFM1. To exhibit, contact the sales team on +44 (0)20 3033 2182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. With exhibition space over 80 per cent booked now, anyone wishing to book space should quickly contact the event organisers, i2i Events Group,
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