The Southern Municipal Exhibition returns to the East Malling Research Centre in Kent on 9 May, and this year it is open to the construction industry for the first time.

Organised by Vehicle Weighing Solutions and Epic Media Group, the conference offers a programme of presentations and an exhibition featuring the latest vehicles and technologies for the waste and construction sectors, including demonstrations of the latest innovations to help increase efficiency.

The exhibition has been running for six years, and this year exhibitors include Groeneveld, Dennis Eagle, Riverside Truck Rental, Munihire, CMS Supatrak, C-trace, Boughton Engineering, Farid Hillend Engineering, VWS, Scarab Sweepers, Stock Sweepers, RVS, CP Davidson, Isuzu Trucks, Epic Media, and Faun Zoeller, amongst others.

The CIWM-approved seminar programme is focused on the theme of safe and healthy streets for all. Confirmed topics and speakers include the City of London Police on counter terrorism, TRL on the importance of driver mental health, the safety permit scheme, electric vehicles, FORS and CLOCs.

In addition to the formal programme, the event also offers councils, waste contractors and municipal and construction businesses the opportunity to network with and learn from their peers and meet with suppliers to discuss their requirements.

 The one-day event is free to attend but booking is essential. Refreshments and lunch are provided. To book, visit or call Kiri Powell on 01732 897430.