IOSH and WISH hosted a series of dedicated networking events across Day 1 on RWM Expo - check out the full schedule below:
10:45 - 11:15 Community Flood Resilience Workshop - Hosted by Communities Prepared and JBA Consulting
This hands-on Community Flood Resilience Workshop was hosted by Communities Prepared and JBA Consulting.
11:00 - 12:00 Hazardous Materials Networking Event - Hosted by ARCA
This event connected professionals and experts in the field of hazardous materials management. Whether they were involved in environmental services, remediation, or simply interested in the latest developments, this networking event was the ideal platform to share insights, discuss challenges, and explore collaboration opportunities.
11:15 - 12:15 What does Net-Zero mean for your sector? - Hosted by BSI Group
BSI spoke about their net-zero week - a week of free online webinars with sector focus on achieving net zero - followed by meaningful networking interactions with BSI's team of sector specialists, who provided valuable guidance on navigating the journey towards net zero.
12:00 - 13:00 Flood and Community Resilience Speed Networking - Hosted by Communities Prepared
This engaging and dynamic networking session focused on flood and community resilience, connecting like-minded individuals, experts, and community leaders who shared a passion for building resilience in the face of flooding.
This speed networking event created meaningful connections, and enabled attendees to share insights and explore collaborative opportunities in the realm of flood preparedness and community resilience.
12:30 - 13:15 Scotland's Perspective on the Circular Economy - Hosted by Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland spoke to us about Scotland's perspective on the Circular Economy.
13:00 - 14:30 CIWM & Content with Purpose Documentary Launch - Leading the Way to a World Beyond Waste
Through interviews, podcasts, films, articles and a documentary, ‘Leading the Way to a World Beyond Waste’ shon a light on the waste management community and told the story of the organisations and professionals powering the sector’s transition.
The digital series explored progress in areas such as waste reduction and reuse, EPR, consistent collections, sustainable packaging design, technology, decarbonisation, research and innovation, and skills and training. It provided the perfect platform for the exchange of ideas and best practice, whilst raising awareness and inspiring the next generation.
More information to follow!
13:30 - 14:00 Elevating Voices: A Networking Session for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Waste and Resources Sector
Come and network with Elevating Voices and discuss Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Waste and resources Sector with Elevating Voices members. inspiring the next generation.
14:30 - 15:30 Fleet Managers Forum with LAPV Magazine and UROC - Sponsored by Dennis Eagle
The Fleet Managers Forum, was exclusively designed for independent waste operators and fleet managers in the waste and recycling sector. Taking place on 13th September (Day one) at the Environment Networking Hub, located within the Resource and Waste Management Expo (RWM), this event offered a unique opportunity to connect with industry professionals, who discussed the latest trends, challenges, regulatory updates, and innovations in fleet management.
14:30 - 15:30 Contaminated Sites & Brownfield - Hosted by CL:AIRE
Taking place at the Contamination & Land Remediation Expo on Day 1 from 14:30 to 15:30, this engaging networking event was focused on "Contaminated Sites & Brownfield" and in collaboration with CL:AIRE.
We discovered the latest advancements in land remediation, environmental sustainability, and soil science.
14:45 - 15:45 RDF Industry Group - Hosted by RDF Industry Group
Hosted by Mike Brown and Andy Jones (Chair of the RDF Industry Group), this event welcomed both members and non-members of the RDF Industry Group for a first-class networking opportunity with those working in the waste derived fuels sector.
15:00 - 16:00 Water Pollution and Treatment Networking Event - Hosted by BSIF
BSIF's highly anticipated Water Pollution and Treatment Networking Event took place at the Flood & Water Management Expo on Day 1 at 3pm. Businesses and environmental professionals came together to network and share the latest water pollution and treatment insights and innovations.
15:00 - 16:00 35 under 35 Ceremony
The 33 Under 35 Awards recognised and celebrated the future of the waste and recycling sector, and featured talks from previous rising stars on what their outlook was on the sector over the next decade and beyond.
15:45 - 16:30 REA Organics Recycling Networking Session
This event was hosted by the REA and connected those working in the organics recycling sector. Designed for both REA members and non-members, it featured updates on the latest developments affecting organics, networking sessions, and hot drinks. It provided a perfect platform to expand your network, catch up with industry colleagues and find out more about the REA.
20:00 - Late ESS Launch Party
Showcase your brand to an influential audience at our iconic end-of-day-one party!
09:45 - 10:45 Women in Resource & Sustainability
The Women in Resource & Sustainability meeting boasted a gathering of inspiring female leaders, which fostered collaboration, networking, and shared learning in the sustainability sector.
12:00 - 13:00 Mindful Matters - Mental Health in the Waste & Recycling Sector
"Mindful Matters to Our Frontline Too" featured talks on mental health, from leading waste management and environmental organisations: ESA, SUEZ, and Biffa. Find out more about this insightful event below.
13:00 - 14:00 Zero Waste Awards
The 2023 Zero Waste Awards recognised organisations that have been working hard to reduce the amount of their waste that goes to landfill.
13:00 - 14:00 Soil Hand Texturing Skills Workshop - Hosted by the British Society of Soil Science
This hands-on workshop provided the unique opportunity to hone your soil-handling skills and learn the art of soil texture analysis. Led by experts in the field, this workshop brought together soil science enthusiasts, researchers, and professionals who were looking to deepen their understanding of soil characteristics.
We covered the intricacies of soil texture, understanding its importance in agriculture and environmental science, and developed practical skills to apply in your work.
14:00 - 15:00 Restoration and Insurance Networking Event - Hosted by BIBA and National Flood Forum
This event, hosted by British Insurance Brokers Association, and National Flood Forum connected industry leaders, restoration experts, and insurance professionals to create a conversation about the critical intersection of restoration efforts and insurance strategies.