H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh to visit Futuresource 2009
Futuresource 2009, the new European sustainability event launching in June at London ExCeL, received a royal boost today when Buckingham Palace announced that H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh plans to visit the exhibition.
His Royal Highness is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), which is organising the major three day conference and exhibition in partnership with the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
"The way we manage our wastes and resources has an important part to play in protecting the environment, conserving valuable resources and tackling climate change. We are honoured that His Royal Highness will be joining us to celebrate the innovation, expertise and skills that characterise this sector and to see firsthand the contribution it can make to a more sustainable future," said CIWM chief executive Steve Lee.
"We are all delighted by the announcement that His Royal Highness plans to visit Futuresource. We hope and believe he will see evidence both of a dynamic and ethical sector central to the UK's green economic recovery and of a brand new British sectoral event that can hold its own on a European stage," said Dirk Hazell, ESA's chief executive.
Following a private reception, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh will tour the exhibition, meeting some of the 300 plus exhibitors to hear about the latest innovations and developments in sustainable wastes management, recycling and resource efficiency.
Visit www.futuresourceuk.com for more details about the event, including a full conference programme and information on the exhibition, which features six themed areas: Waste & Water Management, Professional Services, Air & Energy, Street Scene & Facilities Management, Recycling & Composting, and Vehicles & Plant.
Notes to Editors:
1. Futuresource (pronounced Future Resource), organised by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) in partnership with the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and located at London ExCeL, is a major new exhibition and conference for the sustainable waste, recycling and resource management sector and its major client base. The event is managed by IWM Business Services Ltd, a wholly owned commercial subsidiary of CIWM.
The dynamic Futuresource 2009 conference programme, featuring interactive debate sessions, will explore all of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today. Running concurrently, the Futuresource 2009 exhibition features six themed sector areas: Waste & Water Management, Professional Services, Air & Energy, Street Scene & Facilities Management, Recycling & Composting and Vehicles & Plant.
The event is expected to bring together over 300 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors and delegates, providing unrivalled access to the latest solutions and technologies, as well as learning and networking opportunities. Full details about Futuresource 2009 and a list of exhibitors can be found at www.futuresourceuk.com
2. The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the leading professional body for the waste management sector representing over 7000 individuals in the UK and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non profit-making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. Comprehensive information about CIWM can be found at www.ciwm.co.uk
3. The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is the UK's trade association for the waste and secondary resource management sector, an industry accounting for 0.8% of GDP. Its members are organisations providing essential services to the private and public sector, and they lead the way in modernising the UK's waste management sector. ESA aims to promote the development of an economically and environmentally sustainable waste and secondary resource management industry for the UK and EU. It works with government in the UK and the European Union to achieve its aims. More detail about ESA is available at www.esauk.org
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