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A look ahead at this year's RWM exhibition

Running from 10-12 September, this year’s RWM in partnership with CIWM exhibition at the Birmingham NEC includes practical advice and new features

The Commerce & Industry Theatre

Seminars in the Commerce & Industry Theatre at RWM in partnership with CIWM highlight important industry developments and debates affecting commercial waste producers. Talks will cover strategic insights and best practice on a range of waste issues, including attaining zero waste to landfill, designing for a circular economy, tackling food waste and optimising packaging for reuse.

Day 1: On the road to zero waste

The panel on zero waste in construction focuses on how the UK’s biggest waste producers are performing on waste reduction and where the biggest challenges lie. The chair, Richard Buckingham, Head of Construction and Refurbishment at WRAP, will be joined on stage by Gemma Bourne, Environmental Operations Manager for EMEA at Lend Lease, Julia Barrett, Director of Sustainable Development at Willmott Dixon, Charlie Law, Head of Environmental Management, BAM Construct, Brian Handcock, Head of Sustainability & Environment, Morgan Sindalland Greg Chant-Hall, Head of Sustainability, Skanska.

Following this, Dr Anne Roulin, Global Head of Packaging and Design at Nestlé will take the helm. Nestlé have been widely credited for the strength of their sustainability strategy and, Dr Roulin will share how the global company journeyed to zero waste, with particular attention on how they are targeting waste reduction across the value chain through innovative product design.

Day 2: A look at the UK’s waste landscape

The tricky question of whether retaining direct ownership of waste should be a prerequisite for a healthy UK waste management sector will be addressed with speakers including Mike Walters, Operations Manager, Recycling and Waste, John Lewis Partnership, Dr Simon Ellin, Chief Executive, The Recycling Association and John Skidmore, President, CIWM.

Honing in on re-use, Sarah Clayton, Programme Area Manager, Re-use and Repair, WRAP will explore new opportunities for the UK economy.

Day 3: The challenges of closed loop strategy

Skanska has positioned itself as one of the leading construction companies on environmental performance. Head of Sustainability at Skanska, Greg Chant-Hall who coordinates a team of sustainability professionals across the UK, Scandinavia, Central Europe and the Americas will talk about how the company is building and delivering a closed loop strategy through resource efficiency and the use of recycled material on site.

To register for your free ticket to RWM in association with CIWM, from 10 to 12 September at the NEC, Birmingham, go to www.rwmexhibition.com/mrw1

RWM in partnership with CIWM 2013 to fuel talent in new Skills Village

RWM in partnership with CIWM will be playing a pivotal role in developing jobs and skills within the waste sector thanks to the new Skills Village created inside the event in partnership with WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board).

With job levels set to rise by 81% between 2010 and 2017 across the UK in the waste sector, skills development is a key focus. The Skills Village will provide free seminars over the three days to attract people into the waste sector, as well as developing the skills of those already in the industry.

Tours and Trails: Making your visit more effective

With so much to see and compare at RWM, event organisers i2i Events Group have developed several ‘trails’ to help people make the most of their visit. The New Exhibitor Trail will help those who regularly attend RWM in partnership with CIWM hone in on some of the latest developments in the sector. This is complemented by the Innovation Trail, which accesses all the new technologies on the market.

The Energy from Waste Trail focuses on technology, infrastructure and equipment for both biological and thermal processes, covering everything from anaerobic digestion to gasification, pyrolysis and combined heat and power. Finally the Working Exhibit Trail reveals waste management in action by highlighting the exhibitors with working machinery and product demonstrations.

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