Conference Agenda

Our conference is designed to bring the urgent topics facing our industry into focus. It is also a place where industry leaders, innovators, buyers, regulators and government meet to have the important conversations that will result in the next wave of development for our industry.

Event schedule at a glance

Tue 15th March

09:30

Registration

10:00

Chairman’s introductory remarks

10:10

Opening address: The EU’s ‘Green Deal’ plan and the implications for waste management

10:50

Q&A

11:00

Debate: Is a target of ‘net zero’ by 2050 the right strategy?

12:00

Refreshments

12:30

Panel discussion: National strategy and policy in Europe

13:30

Lunch

14:30

Panel discussion: Strategy and policy perspectives outside of Europe

15:30

Refreshments

16:00

Panel discussion: Challenges to policy implementation

17:00

Chairman’s closing remarks and close of Day One

Wed 16th March

09.30

Registration

10:00

Chairman’s introductory remarks

10:10

Opening address: Creating a vision for a waste management sector that rises to today’s challenges and is ready for the future

10:50

Q&A

11:00

Panel discussion: Key challenges and opportunities for the waste management sector in Europe

12:00

Refreshments

12:30

Debate: Incineration v. recycling – finding the viable alternative to landfill

13:30

Lunch

Streamed Sessions

A series of three thirty-minute presentations on a variety of subjects important to the future of waste management. Whether you pick a stream and stick with it, or ‘mix and match’ the sessions according to your interests, there’s certain to plenty of food for thought.

Stream A: Project Management & Finance

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream B: Recycling and Reclamation Technology

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream C: Incineration Technology

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream D: Landfill Management

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream E: Regulation and Legal Issues

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream F: Skills and the Waste Management Sector

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

16:30

Close of Day Two

Thu 17th March

09:30

Registration

10:00

Chairman’s introductory remarks

10:10

Opening address: The principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR)

10:50

Q&A

11:00

Debate: Is ‘producer pays’ the right way forward?

12:00

Refreshments

12:30

Panel discussion: How industry is already making a difference by reducing waste

13:30

Lunch

Streamed Sessions

A series of three thirty-minute presentations on a variety of topics important to the future of waste management. Whether you pick a stream and stick with it, or ‘mix and match’ the sessions according to your interests, there’s certain to plenty of food for thought.

Stream A: Sustainability and the Circular Economy

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream B: Plastic Waste

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream C: Paper and Cardboard Waste

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream D: Chemical Waste

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream E: Bio Waste

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

Stream F: Agricultural Waste

14:30

Streamed Session One

15:10

Streamed Session Two

15:50

Streamed Session Three

16:30

Close of conference

Call for papers

Would you like to put yourself and your organization at the heart of the European waste management industry? Do you have inspiring experiences to share, research to reveal or developments that will power the future of waste management?