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All set for RWM

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

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RWM takes place from 10-12 September at Birmingham’s NEC. In this first of two special previews, we look at the conference and seminar programme

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 welcomes the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, to the stage this year. Speaking in the Energy from Waste theatre, 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.

Other headline speakers include Lord Robert Winston, who is widely regarded as the UK’s pre-eminent expert in reproductive medicine. He 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, sponsored by Dentons, 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 chief executives, 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, chief exeucitve at Biffa, Peter Greenhalgh, chief executive at M&W Group, Richard Skehens, chief executive at Grundons, WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin, 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?’

Paul Vanston, manager at Kent Waste Partnership will be speaking along with Fiona Srogi, waste management team leader at Hartlepool Borough Council and Dr Andy Rees, head of waste strategy in the Welsh Government.

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.

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 of the 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 2013 in partnership with CIWM is co-located with three complementary events this year – The Energy Event, The Renewables Event and The (new) Water Event. These events can be accessed for free by all visitors to RWM 2013 in partnership with CIWM.

To register for your free ticket and to get more information, visit the show website at www.rwmexhibition.com quoting priority code SPEX1. 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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