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

Free Tickets

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Panel Sessions

    • Wednesday

      11:00 - 11:45

      The Equality Panel

      Discussing equality and diversity in the resources industry. The panel will discuss a range of topics including the barriers that women face in entering certain industries, the importance of employing a diverse workforce, the under representation of Asians in the waste industry, and in what ways can we change the language used to shape certain industries to be more inclusive and appealing to all genders.

      Beverley Simonson - London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)
      Jacqueline O'Donovan - O'Donovan Waste Disposal
      Sarah Sanpher-McDowell - The Women's Recycling Alliance
      Gill Mulroe - CIWM
      Adnan Zeb-Khan - Globe Environmental Consultancy Ltd
      Sheila Chauhan - Veolia UK
      Jacki Ager - The London Borough of Havering

      12:00 - 12:45

      DEPOSIT & REFUND... Where do we go from here?

      Since it was given the green light in 2018, how far has the Deposit Return Scheme advanced in the United Kingdom?

      Nick Brown - Coca-Cola European Partners
      Adam Read - SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
      Jakob Rindegren - Environmental Services Association
      Rick Hindley - Alupro
      Dr Chris Sherrington - Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd

      13:00 - 13:45

      Legislation Briefing - Understanding Technical Competence Requirements

      Where are we with the consultations? How do they affect the requirements for technical competence, and what changes have been proposed so far?

      John Galvin - Independent Consultant
      Chris James - WAMITAB
      Katie Cockburn - WAMITAB
      Jenny Watts - UROC
      Joe Papineschi - Eunomia
      Angus Sangster - IFC Group

      14:00 - 14:45

      What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and where do we stand with them?

      Developed in 2015 by all 193 Member States of the United Nations, the agenda: “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This panel asks the question, Where is the UK in this programme?

      Professor David Wilson - Independent Resource and Waste Consultant
      Waleed Montasser - Circular Learning
      Leigh Broadhurst - SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
      Mark Hilton - Eunomia
      Sarahjane Widdowson - Ricardo Energy and Environment

      15:00 - 15:45

      Operations Briefing: future skills, changing sector, and changing skills needs

      A forward thinking debate on the skills needs of the sector, and the opportunities and threats that National Policy brings.

      Dr Tracey Leghorn - SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
      Adam Read - SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
      Chris James - WAMITAB
      Jacqueline O'Donovan - O'Donovan Waste
      Robert Little - MSS Group

      16:00 - 16:45

      Policy briefing: the impact of brexit on people, funding, skills & innovation, and the sector response

      As we move closer to the key deadline date of the 31st October we need to understand what contingency plans the sector has put in place to mitigate issues surrounding exports, labour, and public confidence.

      Chris James - WAMITAB
      Enda Kiernan - CIWM
      Harriet Parke - RDF Industry Group Secretariat