Special Events

Welcome Party

3pm, Tuesday 21st June 2022 – Expo Floor

What better way to finish off a full first day of discovery, connection and debate than getting everyone together on the expo floor for drinks and canapes. In the time-honoured tradition, we will celebrate new friends, cement new relationships, debrief with peers and get ready for an evening in the beautiful town of Bergamo. Open to all and completely free, this Welcome Reception is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. 

Diversity and Inclusion Programme

Diversity and Inclusion is such an essential issue for everyone. To help our planet, we need the brightest minds, the best innovators, the freshest of ideas, and we need to connect our mission with the whole world. We need diversity and inclusion running through our industry. We are working with industry to highlight this critical social issue, and we are weaving this through every element of Waste Management Europe. 

Gala Dinner

From 7pm – Wednesday 22nd June (the second night)

The WME Gala Dinner brings together Speakers, VIPs, Sponsors and Exhibitors in sumptuous surroundings. Guests will enjoy cocktails followed by fine dining in one of Bergamo’s most luxurious venues. With a select guest list, this event is networking at the highest level.

Youth and Graduate Programme

Throughout the event

The future matters. And never so much as when it comes to the future of waste management. So throughout the event, we will have a focus on the leaders of tomorrow. We will enable them to embed themselves in the fabric of our industry, learn the critical issues, and help shape their transformation of tomorrow.

Plant Tours

There is no better way to see technology and solutions at work than visiting a plant in operation. Be taken around as a special guest, question the staff and get under the hood of what success could look like for you.


To do our bit for the environment, we will be offsetting the carbon footprint of Waste Management Europe by planting a tree for every participant!

2023 Launch Party

3pm, Thursday 23rd June 2022 – Expo Floor

As day 1 draws to a close enjoy a selection of food and beverages with colleagues to celebrate the opening of Waste Management Europe 2022.