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Inside this year's RWM

Date: 6/09/2013 | Author: REB staff

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RWM takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 10-12 September. Find out about it in our special preview of the UK's leading resource show

Featuring more than 750 exhibitors and the largest free CPD-accredited conference programme in its history, RWM 2013 in partnership with CIWM (supported by the Environmental Services Association) returns to the NEC from 10 to 12 September.

Exhibitors returning to RWM in association with CIWM in 2013 include industry leading reprocessing and vehicle manufacturers such as Dennis Eagle, Faun Zoeller and NTM, some of Europe's largest Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) manufacturers, along with Geesink Norba, Europe's largest provider of RCVs and waste compactors.

 One of Europe's fastest growing RCV and Tanker producers, Farid Heil, will also be exhibiting, as well as Mercedes and Izusu, the truck manufacturers, JCB, construction machinery, and Norbert Dentressangle, the freight and logistics specialist.  

With energy from waste being a strong focus at this year’s show, a range of new solutions will be unveiled by exhibitors and key issues will be discussed in the Energy from Waste dedicated theatre. Enhancing the well-established gasification process through the use of the plasma torch technology, CHO-Power converts residual waste and biomass into energy.

Energy from waste veterans, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, will present their latest products, which turn solid waste and biomass into thermal energy - they established their first plant in 1930 and have since grown to become one of the world’s leading suppliers.

Whether attendees are interested in fleet hire, street cleansing, vehicle telematics/weighing or monitoring, there are plenty of exhibitors demonstrating the latest solutions to improve waste services. Scarab Sweepers is a global frontrunner in the manufacturing and supply of compact and truck-mounted road sweepers and suppliers of street cleansing vehicles, while Optimised Waste Logistics (OWL) is a unique partnership of companies working together to deliver a fully integrated waste collection solution driven by customer demand.

Looking at recycling specifically, be sure to seek out J&A, the UK’s largest plastic recycler, as well as Saica Natur who offer recycling services for large scale waste producers in distribution, retail and food manufacturing. Other recycling exhibitors at the show include Aylesford Newsprint Ltd., who manufacture around 400,000 tonnes of 100% recycled Renaissance Standard Newsprint and Renaissance Brite Improved News and Renaissance Smooth every year. Global market leader in sustainable recycling of corrugated cardboard, Mark Lyndon Paper, is also exhibiting. Visitors will also be able to visit Smurfit Kappa Recycling (UK) Ltd, one of the world-leading producers of paper-based packaging and Cycle Link (UK), one of the largest and most stable exporters of recovered paper in America, Europe and Asia.

Expert consultants will be peppered across the show floor, with SLR Consulting on hand, among others, to offer expert sustainability advice and project management support for the energy, mining and minerals, waste management, planning and development, infrastructure and industrial sectors.  

Visitors can also check out the latest waste machinery. The aptly named BigBelly Solar Compactor Bins have a compaction capability that can hold six to eight times more waste than the average street bin. Contenur also offer one of the widest range of waste containers, wheelie bins, litter bins, street furniture and services on the market. 

Communications at the forefront

Good stories will take centre stage at the the Communications Hub, delivered by Copper Consultancy in partnership with SLR Consulting and APSRG (Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group), offering a detailed look at ‘positive communications’ with three days of free engaging and thought-provoking sessions at RWM 2013 in partnership with CIWM.

Using good news stories and innovative practices within the industry as a springboard for discussion, each day of the Communications Hub will be organised around a specific theme. With everything from a perfect pitching session to in-depth panel debates, the Communications Hub will host policy makers, key sector speakers and industry leaders to deliver a dynamic and progressive programme.

This communications theatre supports the four additional free seminar theatres curated by i2i Events, which are all CPD accredited, providing advice and talks from more than 150 experts on the key issues facing the waste sector. The other specialist theatres are the Leaders Arena sponsored by Dentons, the Commerce & Industry Theatre, the Local Authority Theatre sponsored by Kier, AmeyCespa and SKM Enviros and supported by LARAC, and the Energy from Waste Theatre sponsored by Advanced Plasma Power, Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion and Osborne Clarke.

Show features

Key themes and features return to the show this year, such as The Professional Services Clinic, which will offer free personalised advice from the professionals and could save visitors thousands on consulting fees, while The Materials Village focuses on recycling and reprocessing a wide range of waste streams from collection and sort, to end markets for recovered material. Covering glass, textiles, scrap metal, waste electrical and electronic equipment, paper and more, organisations taking part in the Materials Village this year include the Association for Organics Recycling, the Confederation of Paper Industries, British Glass, British Metals Recycling Association, the Resource Association and the Textile Recycling Association.

The event organisers have also developed several ‘trails’ to help people with targeted agendas make the most of their visit. The New Exhibitor Trail will help those who regularly attend RWM in partnership with CIWM hone in on some of the latest developments in the sector. This is complimented by the Innovation Trail which accesses all the new technologies on the market by featuring organisations hand-picked on the strength of their innovative nature.

The Energy from Waste Trail focuses on technology, infrastructure and equipment for both biological and thermal processes. Members of this trail will be easily identified by the green light bulb symbol on floor plans and exhibitor lists. Finally the Working Exhibit Trail reveals waste management in action by highlighting the exhibitors with working machinery and product demonstrations on their stand.

With networking high on the agenda, RWM in partnership with CIWM’s visitors will benefit from 60 plus hours of face-to-face meetings, social events, matchmaking sessions, official functions, debates and informal get-togethers at the show. Working hand-in-hand with the networking events is the event’s newly launched website, which provides detailed information on all exhibitors, the conference programme, show features, tours and trails – it’s the perfect resource for visitors as they start planning their visit to the show.

New for 2013 is the Skills Village, in association with WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board), which will showcase all aspects of skills, training and career opportunities in waste and resource management. It will provide access to introductory courses for those looking to enter the industry through to bespoke training and professional development opportunities.

The Social Enterprise Zone is designed to recognise the valuable role of the third sector in waste management. Organisations that will be on hand to offer advice include Scrapstores UK, the Community Resource Network, REalliance, Rehab Recycle and the Furniture Re-use Network.

RWM in partnership with CIWM is always well attended by Local Authorities and all of the top ten Authorities will be represented this year. The show has become a must-attend date in the annual calendar for all those who want to keep up with the latest tools and innovations in waste management and to ensure they are providing their residents with the best quality waste management service at the best possible price. 

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 in partnership with CIWM 2013, offer answers to the whole gamut of business sustainability challenges around water and energy management and efficiency.

Registration, sponsored by P&L Software, is open. To register for your free ticket and to get more information, visit the show website at www.rwmexhibition.com quoting priority code SPEX2. You can also keep up to date with the latest news and opinions about the exhibition by following @RWM_with_CIWM and using the Twitter hashtag #RWMwithCIWM. For the co-located shows, follow @i2iEnergy.

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