Why should you attend RWM?

With RWM Exhibition fast approaching, we wanted to take a look at why you should attend what is set to be the industry event of the year.

Returning to the NEC Birmingham on September 11th and 12th, registrations are still open, please visit the website here to claim your complimentary tickets.

1. Networking Opportunities

  • RWM 2018 saw over 1,000 individuals from over 370 different local authorities attend, finding value in the exhibitions and seminars on offer at the UK’s largest recycling and waste management exhibition.
  • Over 22,000 delegates will flood to the NEC Arena for RWM 2019, and its co-located shows: Future Resource Expo, The Contamination Expo Series, Fasteners Expo, and Flood Expo.
  • You will have a chance to network with trade associations, government departments business owners, directors, and managers from across the environmental sector in RWM’s devoted Networking Area - which is located away from the busy exhibition floor, ensuring that you have the perfect conditions to generate business leads and potential partnerships with other like-minded professionals.
  • Last year a phenomenal £1.9bn was traded as a result of these environmental events.






2. 500 Exhibitors

  • RWM hosts over 500 pioneering exhibitors covering the breadth of the industry - from innovative startups to established industry leaders. You can try, test and compare the latest innovations that are helping to revolutionise the way the businesses throughout the industry are carrying out their daily work.
  • Companies exhibit across 7 zones, including: Energy from Waste, Handling & Logistics, Machinery & Equipment, Recyclers & Reprocessers, Data Tech & Services, Waste Tech Live and the Zero Emissions Zone (featuring the new for 2019, Test Track).
  • LARAC will also be exhibiting there - make sure you come and see Lee and Jenny at Stand U34!



3. 350 Seminars

  • A speaker lineup unlike any other! The list of keynote speakers is unmatched, with household and iconic names from every corner of the industry (and atmosphere), including: NASA, TerraCycle, Keep Britain Tidy, Costa Coffee, The Co-Op, Viridor, Environment Audit Committee, SUEZ, Procter & Gamble, Plastic Oceans, Innovate UK, Defra, BBC Studios, Clean Up Britain patron Jeremy Paxman, and many more.
  • Tim Pidgen of Optrak Distribution Software will speak this year about the Impact of Zoning for Local Authority Commercial Waste Collection – presenting findings from a study with WRAP and 4 urban Local Authorities.
  • Plus, LARAC will take to the stage on both days: Vice-Chair Dan Roberts will be discussing consistency agenda and local authority perspective, at 13.15 on Day 1. And Chair Carole Taylor will take part in the “Big Debate - Can DRS Deliver?” panel at 13.15 on Day 2!
  • Visitors are advised to arrive early to secure their seats.





4. Panel Debates

  • Amongst the impressive seminar timetable, is a series of panel debates you will not want to miss. Back by popular demand, is the return of the Leaders of the Waste World panel, containing Phil Piddington, Managing Director of Viridor, David Palmer-Jones, CEO of Suez, and Michael Topham, CEO of Biffa.
  • New for 2019, is an industry first - the Equality Panel. Chaired by Beverley Simonson, Local Authority Support Manager for the London Waste and Recycling Board, the Equality Panel was created to celebrate the diversity within the recycling and waste management industry. This panel promises to be as eye opening as it is informative!





5. Free Tickets

  • Tickets for RWM are completely free!
  • What’s more, RWM visitors who register for tickets before Tuesday 10th will be sent a complimentary copy of the official 2019 showguide and all-show catalogue – complete with show highlights, keynote profiles, the full timetable, floorplan and exhibitor directory.
  • To secure free visitor tickets and a complimentary showguide for you and your colleagues, register online at rwmexhibition.com.