This will be the first time that RWM will combine with the Energy Event, the Renewables Event and the Water Event, which have until now only ran alongside the exhibition.
“Combining the four events 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 at Ascential.
“Combining the four events is not only a huge step for the exhibition, but also a reflection of the way the sectors are beginning to overlap and merge”
It is hoped the move will bring 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”.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore interconnected discovery trails, as well as seminar theatre sessions debating a wide-range of key policy areas and innovations.
The trails will identify 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.
One Planet Living
This year’s RWM has also undergone a fresh new rebrand to accompany the changes, which come under RWM’s One Planet Living mission.
“Our One Planet Living mission is about the better management and supply of the world’s resources,” Nicola explained. “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 separate sector, as well as highlighting the synergies and business opportunities that come with sharing knowledge.
Nicola Meadows, RWM event director at Ascential – “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.”
“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. 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.”
RMW 2017 will showcase new features designed to create networking opportunities between the energy, water and waste supply chains. There will be new sectors in the exhibition, including energy from waste; handling & logistics; machinery & equipment; recyclers & reprocessers; Data Technology & Services; and supply & demand.
The RWM in partnership with CIWM exhibition will take place from 12 to 14 September, 2017, at the NEC Birmingham. For more information, visit www.rwmexhibition.com