The RWM 2017 exhibition will be held from 12-14 September at the NEC in Birmingham in a combined format with related energy, and water events.
Run in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), the event will feature dedicated Energy, Water and Waste zones, interconnected discovery trails, and seminar theatre sessions. The show has previously run alongside Energy, Water and Renewables events in neighbouring halls but this year they are being brought closer together.
'We're combining the four events which is not only a huge step for the exhibition but also a reflection of the way the sectors are beginning to overlap and merge,' said Nicola Meadows, RWM event director.
'While each industry will have a dedicated presence at RWM, this closer collaboration brings together more facilities managers, environmental managers and sustainability managers from these sectors, who may not normally have time to go to separate shows, but can benefit from the overlapping opportunities for networking and new partnerships that RWM offers.
'Our One Planet Living mission is about the better management and supply of the world's resources. We understand that Energy and Water supply, and Waste management, are as distinct and important as ever to our visitors and exhibitors. Our expanded approach also aims to grow our presence in each sector, as well as highlighting the synergies and business opportunities that come with sharing knowledge'
There will be new features designed to create networking opportunities between the Energy, Water and Waste supply chains. New sectors will include Energy from Waste; Handling & Logistics; Machinery & Equipment; Recyclers & Reprocessers; Data Technology & Services; and Supply & Demand.
As well as seminar theatre sessions debating a wide-range of key policy areas and innovations, the show will also offer visitor discovery trails, identifying the key exhibitors for audiences looking for a specific service or a more organised experience. The Local Authority Solutions Trail, for instance, will highlight all exhibitors and content relevant to those responsible for waste management and resource, while the Energy Solutions Trail will take visitors around the latest innovations and content with an energy focus, and the Water Marketplace Trail will guide visitors seeking more insight from this sector.
'A One Planet Living solution means we must consider both the original source and the management of the resources we have available to us, creating a more aligned set of goals and objectives,' said Nicola.
'With this in mind, we have brought the Energy, Water and Waste audiences closer so they can share, learn and grow together at RWM 2017'
Last year's RWM show and the co-located Energy, Water and Renewables events attracted a combined total of more than 11,000 visitors and more than 500 exhibitors.