Our Speakers 

New Member Networks welcomes speakers from across the industry to share their expert knowledge, inspire debate and encourage innovative thinking. Here's a selection of our 2017 speakers, and what they will be addressing...

Mike Webster, Director, WasteAid UK - “Waste in a Country that Doesn’t Exist”
Mike will talk about WasteAid’s recent work in Somaliland, a de facto state not recognised by much of the international community. They are working with a local organisation to address the huge waste challenges in Hargeisa, the capital. 

Keith Patterson CEnv MCIWM ISWA IWM Local Authority Support Manager, WRAP Northern Ireland - "Resources Around the World - Latin America"
The UK has rapidly developed considerable its expertise in resource efficiency and resource management. Keith's will discuss WRAP’s recent experience of sharing UK expertise in two emerging economies in Latin America.

Jarno Stet, Waste Services Manager Westminster Council - "The Westminster Approach to Commercial Waste" 
Running a successful and efficient commercial waste service requires a separate skill set compared to providing other Local Authority waste services. Providing waste and recycling services to businesses can offer many advantages, synergies and economies of scale if done properly, however it’s not the Holy Grail for generating revenue...

Ramy Salemdeeb, Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Consultant - Ricardo Energy & Environment, Zero Waste MENA, Founder - "Resources Around the World - Middle East"
Ramy provides an overall review of waste management challenges in the region and shares successful stories of countries that have managed to utilise local expertise and resources to address these challenges. It also introduces Zero Waste MENA, the first regional initiative that promotes sustainable waste management practices in the region.