CIWM Presidential Conference

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Date:            Tuesday 29
th June 2021

Timings:       10:00 - 16:00 hrs (with breaks)

Platform:      Go to Webinar

UK governments have ambitious plans to stimulate a green recovery post-COVID, develop robust frameworks for environmental protection and enhancement, and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Creating a workforce that is has the right skills sits at the heart of these commitments and requires action at every level – from promoting STEM subjects in schools to upskilling young professionals working in relevant industry sectors and re-skilling those in transition industries. This one-day conference will explore the opportunities for green skills and jobs in the UK resources and waste sector and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate how the sector maps and delivers its skills needs for the future.

Morning Theme: Embedding green skills in schools and higher education settings

10.00 – 10.15     Welcome and Introduction:  outgoing CIWM President Trevor Nicoll

10.15 – 10.45     Future Influencers Panel

                          Amy Bloom, Suez
                          Lennert de Rooij, Hogeschool Utrecht
                          Kieran Ball, KB Environmental Consulting

Speaker panel:

10.45 – 11.00     Morgan Phillips, Global Action Plan

11.00 – 11.15     Rachael Saunders, Director of Policy and Education, Speakers for Schools

11.15 – 11.30     Dr Anne Velenturf, University of Leeds 

11.30 – 12.00     Panel Discussion & Q&As: Additional speakers tbc

12.00 - 13.00      Lunch break

Afternoon theme: Developing a roadmap for green skills in the resources and waste sector

13.00 – 13.10     Inauguration of CIWM President 2021/22, Dr Adam Read

13.10 – 13.20     Introduction: Dr Adam Read

CIWM Presidential report launch session

13.20 – 13.30     Sarahjane Widdowson – CIWM Presidential Report - research scope & key findings

13.30 – 13.40     Katie Cockburn Professional Services Director, CIWM – What is needed to support upskilling and transitioning and what support can CIWM offer

13.40 – 13.50     Dr Adam Read – The big messages for UK governments, professional and trade bodies, and CIWM members


Response to report findings and wider perspectives

14.00 – 14.15     Phil Beach, Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills

14.15 – 14.30     Nick Molho, Chief Executive, Aldersgate Group

14.30 - 14.40      Sue Ferns, Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect


14.55 – 15.10 Coffee break


15.10 – 15.25    Guy Mercer, Mayer Environmental 

15.25 – 15.40    Carl Beer, Chief Executive, Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority

15.40 – 15.55   Jonathan Young, NRW


15.55 – 16.15     Closing remarks from Dr Adam Read

FEE:    This is a free of charge event and open to all members and non members.


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29/06/2021 10:00 - 16:00
via Go to Webinar

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