A new venue, partnership and rebranding of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Managements (CIWM) annual conference and exhibition from 2009 have been announced.
The event will move from Torbay, Devon to Londons ExCel centre and organisers will partner with the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
Future exhibitors will be invited to an open day at London ExCel in May to see the facilities.
CIWM chief executive Steve Lee said: The agreement with ESA reflects our joint intention to develop the event into a major international showcase for the UK waste and resource management sector.
We have listened to our exhibitors and visitors and the move to London ExCel will deliver an event that meets their needs and expectations and attracts a wider audience, not just from Europe but around the world.
ESA chief executive Dirk Hazell added: Our industry is undergoing a revolution with recycling quadrupling in the last decade and lots more to come. We all want a flagship event to promote Britains emerging status as a leading member of Europes recycling society. London is the place to be. ESAs partnership with CIWM is the team to deliver.
Lee added: We havent taken the decision to move lightly. Torbay has welcomed us for many years and provided a memorable and popular venue for the conference and exhibition.
This successful partnership has enabled it to grow into the major event that it is today and the quality of the relationship with the people, businesses and authorities in Torbay is the standard we used in assessing the future options.
CIWMs 2008 conference will take place in Torbay from June 10 to 13.