RWM 2019 WAS RECORD-BREAKING - Look at the show highlights here!

16 & 17 SEPT 2020


The UK's Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition

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16 & 17 SEPT 2020 - NEC, BIRMINGHAM

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RWM: New and Improved

RWM is the biggest recycling and waste management exhibition in the UK, and this year it proved exactly why it has earnt that position atop the mountain. Bringing 21,500 visitors through the doors at the NEC in September, RWM, alongside the environmental portfolio, provided the premier opportunity for professionals in the industry to network, learn and put themselves ahead of the curve. 

What needs to be remembered is that everything was organised within 8 months, and that was with a reputation to recover as well. Hugely successful re-books this year mean that not only does 2019 have a great head start, but it also means that there are a full 12 months to build upon the strong foundations already laid. RWM 2019 will see a plethora of new features added in order to continue to not only grow itself, but aid the exponential growth of the recycling and waste industry as well. 

If you took the time to venture outside at this years event, you might have been able to catch some of the live demos done by the likes of Fogmaker as they showed off their fire suppression tech. 

The new seminar theatre in Waste-Tech will be one of the biggest theatres across all the shows to allow for the large footfall and interest expected from this new expansion. Industry experts and pioneering professionals will be leading seminars and guiding visitors through their products, with live demos also being expected to really impose the capabilities of the technology onto the show visitors. This idea started life with the intention of remaining a conference, but with clear interest being shown by the industry suppliers and Pylithor Robotics already booking space around the theatre, it confirms suspicions that AI & Robotics is soon to become an integral part of the sector. RWM will look to evolve this into an entirely new sister show to add to the expanding and comprehensive Environmental Portfolio. 

With the huge breadth of materials the world deals with being brought to the table at RWM it was clear that a zone dedicated to learning about properties and potential of these materials would be an excellent addition to the event. Materials World will fill this gap in the market, with a dedicated space for expert associations to exhibit alongside the Materials World Theatre. With the wheels fully in motion to have this become an integral part of the RWM machine, it’s amazing to say that RWM has a first time partner in British Glass, who will be joining the returning Recycling Association, Recycling of Used Plastics and the Confederation of Paper Industries who make up the first block of confirmed partners to be apart of this new feature. 

With so much interest in the amazing variety of electric vehicles at this years RWM, and the great feedback received from the exhibiting companies, the extension and inclusion of a Zero Emissions Zone at RWM 2019 was an easy decision to make. Driven by a combination of exceptional interest from visitors as well as the global emissions crisis that is deeply, and worryingly, affecting the planet’s climate, this new zone will be a place where all things zero emissions can be found, as well as advice from the market leaders. 

Despite having some of the best quality panels the Waste Industry had seen at this years RWM, there was still room for improvement. Hearing the feedback we received, RWM 2019 will be celebrating the amazing work done by the women working within the industry. A panel of all professional women will shine a spotlight into the modern arena that is nurturing some of the most pioneering individuals working today. Keep your eyes peeled on the RWM website in order to keep up to date with the soon to be announced panel! 

Ahmed Pearce, Group Event Director for RWM said “We had a lot of fantastic feedback from all of our exhibitors and I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response. But don’t take my word for it, here are a few more amazing testimonials of the quality of show this year. Onto 2019!”

“This is where everybody is, so if you are in this space of recycling & waste, you need to be here” David Palmer-Jones, CEO of Suez

“RWM proved to be one of the best if not the best show we have ever done in the waste and recycling forum. Our stand was extremely busy all the time, the discussion forums were really well attended, we loved it great quality leads one after the other” - Julian Glasspole, CEO of VWS 

“RWM18 has been a huge success for Bunting Magnetics and far surpassed the interest seen at previous shows. A rejuvenated RWM” - Buntings Magnetics

“A big hand for the new team behind RWM Exhibition. They’ve done an amazing job to help pull together the best show ever for the Waste & Recycling industry.” - Zappshelter

If you want to exhibit or enquire about exhibiting, please get in contact with Ahmed Pearce on 0117 929 6083 or

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