Day One - Thursday 4th May

10:00am - Site Visit - Biffa Leicester

Biffa Leicester is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of Leicester City’s household waste, providing a weekly residual waste collection and a weekly recycling collection as well as managing the two recycling centres and the many recycling banks across the city. Learn about the Ball Mill - responsible for diverting approximately 70% of wheelie bin waste from landfill and is the only one of its kind in the UK. The plant also produces a high calorific ‘Floc’ fuel commonly known as ‘Refuse Derived Fuel’ RDF, used by industry to create energy from waste.

13:00 - 14:00 - Registration and Lunch

Opportunity for networking, food and drink

14:00 - 15:15 - Session 1 - Chair & Keynote

Chair: Professor Margaret Bates, CIWM President

Keynote Speaker: Brian Mayne, Regional Director Wales – Resource Efficiency & Waste Management, Ricardo Energy & Environment

15:15 - 15:30 - Refreshments

Opportunity for networking

15:30 - 17:00 - Session 2 - Workshops

Select 2 out of 4 sessions.

  • Talking Trash: A Legal Workshop Laura Tainsh, Partner, Davidson Chalmers LLP
  • Commercial Waste Jarno Stet, Waste Services Manager Westminster Council 
  • Health and Safety Geoff Smallwood, UK H&S Manager Shanks Group plc
  • Waste Crime Alan Holmes, Former Senior Advisor, Environment Agency, Fellow CIWM

When the workshops are finished, check into your room and relax before dinner.

18:30 - Meet Your NMN Coordinator

Take the opportunity to chat to your local NMN Coordinator, ask questions about upcoming events and find out more about NMN activity in your area.

19:30 - Networking Dinner

Relax and discuss the day's activities with fellow members.

Day Two - Friday 5th May

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast

 Opportunity for networking

09:30 - 11:00 - Session 3 - Resources Around the World

Gain valuable insight from experts on good practice for resource management outside of the UK.

  • Latin America: Keith Patterson, Local Authority Support Manager - WRAP Northern Ireland
  • India: Paul Frith, Managing Director - Frith RM
  • Middle East: Ramy Salemdeeb, Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Consultant - Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Africa: Mike Webster, Director - WasteAid UK

11:00 - 11:15 - Refreshments

Opportunity for networking

11:15 - 12.45 - Session 4 - Hot Topics

  • The English Litter Strategy Tina Benfield, Technical Manager, CIWM
  • Packaging Paul Vanston, CEO, INCPEN 
  • Circular Economy Tom Campbell-White, Commercial Director – UK, DS Smith - Recycling Division

12:45 - 13:45 - Lunch

Relax over lunch and catch up with other delegates

13:45 - 14:45 - Session 5 - Debate 'Waste and Resources after Brexit'

Chair: Dr Colin Church, Chief Executive - CIWM

Your chance to air your views on THE issue of the moment. You will be invited to send in your questions for the panel when you register.

Panel includes:

  • Rebecca Colley-Jones, Ynys Resources Ltd
  • Sarahjane Widdowson, Business Area Manager for Procurement & Waste Operations, Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Sam Grant, CEO, Schuster Engineering UK
  • Debbie Nesbitt, Senior Environmental Engineer, RPS Group

Further panellists to be confirmed.

14:45 - 15:00 - Refreshments

Opportunity for networking

15:00 - 16:15 - Session 6 - 'How I Became Chartered'

Chair: Trevor Nicoll – Chair ET&M

Want to progress your career and get ahead in the workplace? Becoming Chartered is an indication of your commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and excellence. Learn from recently qualified Chartered Waste Managers, who will provide insight into the interview process, and the presentations that they gave. They will also offer advice on how to prepare to become Chartered.

  • Implementation of Scotland’s Recyclate Quality Regulations - Naomi Ross, Waste Specialist, SEPA
  • Waste Management at the Shard - Nigel Asubonteng, Sustainability & Business Development Manager, BPR Group Europe
  • Communications for Collection Systems in Diverse Communities - Emma Harris, Assistant Operations Manager, AMEY
  • Recruitment - Nick Eva, ‎Director, WasteRecruit
  • How YOU Can Become Chartered - The CIWM Membership Team

16:15 Farewells and Departures