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RWM attracts record numbers

Last years Recycling & Waste Management exhibition (RWM 07) was bigger than ever before, according to an independent audit published today.

Official statistics published by the Audit Bureau of Circulations reveal that 8,030 visitors flocked to the Birmingham NEC to see 459 companies exhibiting the latest waste management and recycling technologies and solutions. When exhibitors, press and seminar speakers are taken into account, the total attendance was 10,593, up 15% on the record high set in 2006.

Event manager Gerry Sherwood said: RWM is now firmly established as the number one exhibition in the waste and recycling industry calendar, attracting record numbers of exhibitors and visitors.

Hundreds of companies have already signed up to exhibit at RWM 08 which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from 16 to 18 September 2008. Featuring new, expanding and long established companies, the growing RWM exhibitor list is evidence that Europes recycling industry is in excellent health. Among the RWM newcomers are Nathans Waste Savers and Chemtec Waste Management (both textile recyclers) and Griffith Elder & Co (who will be exhibiting portable weighbridges). New names in the outdoor area include Vauxhall Motors, Bobcat, Turmec Engineering, NTM GB and Whale Tankers (the first tanker company to exhibit at RWM).

Although the exhibition areas have been expanded to accommodate the increased demand for stand space, organisers are warning that companies intending to exhibit should book now to avoid disappointment.

Visitor attractions will include free seminar programmes, a dedicated feature on climate change and live waste and recycling demonstrations.

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