| Two brand new features at RWM in partnership with CIWM 2012, an i2i event, will see all the key materials associations and social enterprises in the waste and recycling sector brought together under one roof for the first time.
"These new features are integral to our aim of providing product, networking and knowledge opportunities at all levels of the waste hierarchy," explains the show's managing director Alison Jackson. "We are delighted that they have received such strong support and look forward to working with all the organisations involved to maximise the opportunities for knowledge sharing and partnership working."
The Materials Village is designed to give visitors valuable access to information and advice on the recycling and reprocessing of a wide range of different waste streams. With a line-up including the Resource Association, the British Metals Recycling Association, Recoup, Alupro, Confederation of Paper Industries, British Glass and the Association For Organics Recycling, it will provide a valuable one-stop shop for anyone looking to get up to speed on the latest issues around collection, sorting and end markets for recovered materials.
|The Social Enterprise Zone, meanwhile, recognises the important role of third sector organisations and groups and the services they can provide, particularly in the re-use arena. Bringing together a range of organisations - including Community Resource Network, REalliance, Create UK, Community Composting Network, Furniture Reuse Network, Scrapstores UK, and Rehab Recycle - it will provide both public and private sector visitors with an opportunity to connect with these organisations and forge useful partnerships.
As well as 650+ exhibitors, including latest signings DAF Trucks, Ramboll UK and AEA Technology, RWM in partnership with CIWM 2012 also has a host of other features to ensure that visitors can find the right solutions and information to meet their business needs. There will be over 80 CPD accredited seminar sessions led by expert speakers across four seminar theatres - focusing on specific local authority, commerce and industry, energy from waste, and technology and innovation topics. In the Leader's Theatre, visitors can go 'off the record' with Alastair Campbell, find answers to the universe with particle physicist Brian Cox, and debate what the energy market might look like in five year's time with Professor James Woudhuysen- as well as hearing from key ministers about the latest Government thinking on waste and resource issues.
With tailored communications advice and best practice available at the Sauce Communications Hub, free one-to-one advice on legal and other business-critical issues in the Professional Services Clinic, and other features including an Innovation Trail and guided technical tours, visitors and exhibitors will find answers to all of today's waste and resource efficiency challenges.
Please visit www.rwmexhibition.com for further information about the event and to pre-register for free entry.
Notes to Editors:
1. RWM in partnership with CIWM, the premier event dedicated to resource and waste management solutions, takes place on 11-13th September 2012 at the NEC Birmingham. The event is the result of the merger in December 2010 of the i2i Events Group's (formerly Emap) RWM exhibition and CIWM and ESA's Futuresource show, and is now the key annual event for the resource and waste management industry.
2. In 2011, RWM in partnership with CIWM attracted 650 exhibitors and 12,839 (ABC audited) visitors, including attendees from 69 countries. 71% of the visitors made a purchasing decision at the show and 53% indicated that they would not be visiting any other event in 2012. The event also featured over 100 expert speakers in themed seminar theatres covering all the key sectors and topics of importance to professionals working in the resource and waste management industry.
3. RWM in partnership with CIWM covers the full range of product and service areas within the industry, including: technology providers and specialist recycling and waste management services and solutions; machinery and equipment; vehicles and plant, and containment and handling equipment. It is targeted at professionals within both public and private sectors, including senior management decision makers (including managing directors, chief executive officers and chief operating officers), heads of recycling/waste, environmental and recycling managers, commercial waste managers, plant and facilities managers, transport managers and consultants.
4. In March 2012, Emap International Ltd, the multi-platform events, information services and b2b publishing group, announced a major restructuring and rebranding exercise. Three new independent operating companies have been established: the conferences, festivals and exhibitions business becomes the i2i Events Group, the information services business becomes the 4C Group, and the EMAP brand name is retained by the publishing and associated events business. The group holding company becomes Top Right Group, to reflect the structural changes and the organisation's long term growth and high performance aspirations.
5. i2i Events Group houses the UK's biggest exhibitions portfolio plus the world's most powerful advertising festival, Cannes Lions. Exhibition brands include RWM, Spring Fair, Autumn Fair, Pure, Naidex and BETT. The Group facilitates face-to-face interaction for business communities, either to buy and sell things, to share knowledge or to scrutinise new business ideas. See www.i2ieventsgroup.com
6. CIWM is the lead professional body for the sustainable resources and waste management sector representing over 7000 individuals in the UK and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is non profit-making and dedicated to promotion of professional competence - both in and around the sector - through best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. See www.ciwm.co.uk
7. ESA is the major trade association at the heart of the sustainable resources and waste management sector. See www.esauk.org
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