THE organisers of RWM in partnership with CIWM recently announced the formation of a series of focus groups to shape the future direction of the UK’S largest event for the sector.
The groups, chaired by Barry Dennis, director general of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), will meet several times a year and will be made up of senior representatives of the resource efficiency and waste management sector.
In 2010, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and ESA responded to market feedback to create one major exhibition and to combine Futuresource with RWM. The industry demonstrated its support for this single, larger event and in a short time the combined exhibition has become the UK’s largest dedicated event.
Commenting on the RWM Focus Group, managing director Alison Jackson said: “We were pleased but not complacent about the feedback from the first combined exhibition last year.
“Going forward, as well as continuing to work closely with the industry’s professional body CIWM, we would like more input from the industry and our customers to drive the event forward and truly compete on an international basis.
“The UK deserves a world-class event. We are delighted that Barry Dennis has agreed to chair this group and given his refreshing no-nonsense style, I expect the meetings to be direct and thought-provoking.”
Dennis added: “This is a very welcome initiative and I am delighted to be asked to chair the RWM Focus Group. By engaging with the industry in this way, we can ensure that the event continues to deliver the right platform to showcase this important and growing sector in the future.”