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01 Jul 2024

10 reasons to visit ESS Expo 2024

10 reasons to visit ESS Expo 2024

The Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) 2024 is set to be the UK's premier environmental event, bringing together professionals from across the entire supply chain under one roof. Themes range across diverse sectors like waste management, recycling, energy, water, construction, manufacturing, policy-making, environmental consultancy, and so much more. Scheduled for 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham, the event offers a plethora of opportunities for attendees. Register for your free ticket to check out all of the below, and more:

1. Explore the Co-Located Shows

Co-located showsESS Expo 2024 encompasses five major environmental shows: Resource & Waste Management (RWM), Energy, Fuels & Decarbonisation (EFD), Water Resource Management (WRM), Contamination & Land Remediation (CLR), and Air Pollution Control (APC). Each show addresses critical aspects of environmental sustainability, offering a comprehensive view of the latest industry trends, technologies, and solutions. ESS Expo allows attendees to seamlessly explore a wide array of sectors and industries, all focused on addressing the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.


2. Attend Expert-Led Conferences

ConferencesESS Expo features an expert-led conference programme that includes interactive speaker presentations, lively panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions. Attendees will have the chance to learn from industry leaders and gain insights into the latest trends and innovations across the entire environmental spectrum. Current headliners include Chris Packham MBE (one of the UK’s leading wildlife presenters and conservationists) and Mike Gunton, an icon of wildlife broadcasting as BBC Studios' Creative Director and executive producer of record-breaking series, Planet Earth III. More huge names will be revealed soon (think global brands and Government officials, as well as industry focussed seminars).


3. Network with Industry Leaders

NetworkingNetworking is the cornerstone of ESS Expo, with no shortage of options over the two days. With numerous opportunities to connect with peers, suppliers, and potential clients, attendees can engage in private meetings, AGMs, tutorials, member networking events, industry-specific forums, award presentations, breakfast briefings, and socials around the central bar, Inn on the Green, and ESS Live Stage. This is a prime chance for environmental leaders to build strong, lasting relationships and expand professional networks.


4. Check out all of the stages

StagesESS Expo boasts 17 Stages, 350 speakers, live bands, DJs, live demos and a whole lot more. Discover a diverse array of stages and themes at the show, each designed to bring you the latest insights and innovations across the environmental sector. From high-level government discussions and cutting-edge technical sessions to interactive presentations and vibrant entertainment, the stages offer something for everyone. Attendees will benefit from a unique blend of learning, networking, and fun as they tackle the industry’s most pressing issues. Check out the full list here.


5. Witness Live Demonstrations

Live DemosFrom spectacular displays of cutting-edge machinery, to live demonstrations of waste-processing equipment, refuse collection vehicles or street sweepers - the outdoor section of the show is a unique opportunity to see apparatus working in its intended environment, offering practical insights into their applications and benefits​​. It's also a great excuse to step outside and enjoy some of the sunshine!

Witness jaw-dropping displays that feature shredders, balers, material handlers, fire safety, dust suppression equipment and more - live in action. Discover the latest developments and innovations in municipal waste & refuse vehicles, and how they'll benefit your operation, or see the latest fire protection and prevention solutions in action.

6. Be Inspired at the Award Schemes & Initiatives

AwardsESS Expo proudly features a variety of award schemes and initiatives that celebrate the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals and organisations within the environmental sector. Women in Resource & Sustainability is dedicated to celebrating and exploring the contributions of women in the resource, recycling, and waste management sectors. It offers a fantastic opportunity for professionals within the industry to share experiences, challenges, and success stories, fostering a supportive community and encouraging greater inclusion and diversity in the sector. The 35 Under 35 Awards identifies the trailblazers in the environmental sector under the age of 35 who are striving for professional excellence, promoting industry innovation, and giving back to their company or community. The Environment 100 Recognition Scheme recognises our environmental leaders and sustainability champions, shining a light on the visionaries driving forward environmental sustainability in the UK. Check out what else is on here.

7. Engage in Interactive Workshops

WorkshopsParticipate in hands-on workshops designed to provide practical skills and knowledge. These sessions are tailored to various expertise levels and offer a deeper understanding of specific environmental technologies and practices. Workshops and talks will cover a range of topics, offering practical insights and solutions for everyday challenges in the environmental sector. Keep an eye out for the networking areas across the shows!



8. Meet World-Class Suppliers, Discover World-Class Solutions

SolutionsDiscover products and services from some of the world's most influential brands and suppliers. This is an excellent chance to explore new solutions, compare products, and find the best fit for your organisation's needs​​. discover innovative products and services from over 600 environmental suppliers showcasing cutting-edge technologies and strategies in net-zero, decarbonisation, resource management, circular economy, water scarcity and management, biodiversity conservation, energy management, environmental emergency response, land management, emissions control, and more. Check out our full list of exhibitors here.


9. Further Your Contribution to Sustainability

Green TicketNew for 2024, the ESS Green Ticket donates 100% of the proceeds to our partner environmental protection projects. These initiatives are carefully selected to ensure they have a meaningful impact, helping to offset the carbon emissions generated by the event. You will also be able to get a green ticket on site.

A Green Ticket Contribution:
- Supports vital environmental protection projects
- Contributes to the global effort to combat climate change
- Helps carbon balance the emissions associated with attending the event

Learn more about our environmental protection partner projects here.

10. Enjoy the Outdoor Space, Live Music, and Social Events

Inn on the GreenWe know that walking around the show can be thirsty work. Which is why there's ample opportunities to relax and enjoy a drink or two and unwind in-between meetings. Whether it's checking out the ESS Central bar, sitting outside by the Inn on the Green, or soaking up the sun with some live music at Paignton on the Park or the ESS Live Stage, put your feet up for a minute and network in a more informal setting. The dedicated outdoor space features cold drinks, warm welcomes and is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the show and relax with customers, suppliers, or colleagues in a more relaxed setting. Check out what else is on here.


Whether you're a visitor looking to gain insights into the latest environmental trends or an exhibitor aiming to showcase your innovations, ESS Expo 2024 promises a wealth of opportunities to engage, learn, and grow. Don't miss out on this unparalleled event in the environmental sector - secure your ticket today!


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