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Conference Programme


Conference Programme

The 2022 conference programme will be released soon. Watch this space!

With nine theatres plus a main Keynote stage, our programme of seminars and expert panels provide high quality conference level content.

From theatres focusing on business growth, innovations and future resources through to those looking at machinery, handling and logistics, materials and energy efficiencies, experts will be cover a broad range of topics through waste management and the circular economy.

Our seminar programme features over 300 expert speakers from all sectors, who play a key role in defining the industry and developing revolutionary new technology and innovations.

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Keynote Theatre

Keynote Theatre

The Keynote theatre is where you can hear from experts across the waste management sector discussing major issues and challenges around how resources, waste and products are dealt with from inception to disposal and re-use. Industry experts in the circular economy will be discussing pioneering new methods, technologies, and innovative approaches to improve sustainability and maximise efficiencies globally. 

Energy from Waste Theatre

Energy from Waste Theatre

Examining key strategies organisations can adopt to generate energy from waste cost-effectively. Topics include the future of advance thermal treatment, the carbon intensity of future energy from waste and residue management. 

Business Insights Theatre

Business Insights Theatre

Examining the latest technology, machinery and business skills essential for the modern day waste and recycling operators. Discover innovation, learn how to maximise revenue and adopt key skills that you can take away and implement into your operation. Topics will include finance, business management, social media, health and safety training, fire suppression, and processes for increased productivity. 

Packaging Theatre Sponsored by Valpak

Packaging Theatre

Sponsored by Valpak

This theatre is where visitors can learn about new packaging techniques and materials and discover where products fit into the circular economy. Topics will include, EPR, compliance, new packaging materials and technologies, and case studies on dealing with different types of packaging. 

Waste Tech Theatre

Local Authority Theatre 

Sponsored by PK Safety

Situated in the Local Authority Lounge, this theatre is dedicated to local authorities serving as an opportunity to explore the unique challenges, technologies and transformations required in domestic recycling, waste, and resource management.

Data & Digital Transformation Theatre 

Data & Digital Transformation Theatre 

The Data & Digital Transformation Theatre looks at the implementation of technologies to optimise resource management and how to digitise operations. Topics will include using artificial intelligence to identify different materials, IoT technologies for monitoring equipment and collecting data on operations. And, importantly, how to make the most of the information generated. 

Circular Economy Theatre

Circular Economy Theatre

The Circular Economy is gathering momentum as organisations recognise the urgent need to close the loop on our use of resources. The Circular Economy Theatre covers the technologies, initiatives, processes and legislation that are needed to progress the journey to a circular economy.

Materials Village Theatre Sponsored by Wastepack 

Materials Village Theatre

Sponsored by Wastepack 

This theatre will look at the latest treatments and recycling processes being used to repurpose and reuse collected and recovered resources. The Material Village theatre will explore the latest technologies and machinery to process different materials to ultimately enable a more circular economy.

Talent Hub Sponsored by Grundon

Talent Hub

Sponsored by Grundon

The future of our sector rests in its people. The Future Talent hub provides a space to hear updates on skills, careers, recruitment, learning and more against the backdrop of green skills shortages.