The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) have announced that they will continue to hold an industry conference for the waste and resource sector in June.
The news follows the recent revelation that the Futuresource and RWM exhibitions have combined, presenting a new joint exhibition in Birmingham in the Autumn (13-15 September).CIWM and the ESA were the organisers of Futuresource and are now working with Emap, RWM’s organiser.
CIWM chief executive Steve Lee said: “As the leading bodies representing professionals and organisations in this sector, CIWM and ESA are committed to providing a forum where these important issues and development can be discussed, where good practice and the latest research can be shared, and where professionals can network effectively to develop their knowledge and skills.”
The conference is to take place over 14 and 15 June at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The major focus of the event is to be the Government’s review of waste policy, which is set to be published in May. Planning, finance and localism will also be discussed with a full programme out next month.
ESA director general Barry Dennis commented: “ESA is pleased to be working with CIWM to deliver our third joint conference. Together, we can provide a platform that brings together public, private and voluntary sector professionals, encourages informed debate, and helps cement the strategic alliances that will allow our industry to ensure that sustainable waste and resource management is an integral part of Big Society.”