The RWM show in partnership with CIWM 2012 has exceeded previous records with a 6% increase in attendance over the previous year and 72 countries represented.
Unaudited figures, excluding exhibitors, indicate more than 13,500 attendees were drawn to the NEC from 11-13 September, which had a 20% increase in floor space to accommodate more than 700 exhibitors.
Key speakers included the shadow waste minister Gavin Shuker, former environment secretary Lord Deben and celebrity speakers Professor Brian Cox, left, and Alastair Campbell.
“We are delighted with the numbers, especially in these challenging economic times, and exhibitors have reported quality leads and deals clinched on the stands, as well as valuable relationship-building opportunities,” said Alison Jackson, divisional director at i2i Events, part of the group which includes Emap, owners of MRW.
“This is a strong second year for our partnership and justifies our decision to respond to industry requests for a single high profile event for the resource efficiency and waste management sector.”
“With this year’s packed conference programme and unrivalled networking opportunities, professionals from both the public and the private sector had a fantastic opportunity to gain and share knowledge, experience and good practice to equip them for some of the challenges and opportunities ahead,” said CIWM Chief Executive Steve Lee.
- RWM in partnership with CIWM 2013 will take place from 10-12 September at the Birmingham NEC and will again be co-located with The Energy Event and The Renewables Event.