City of London & SEPA Keynoting at WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019! Free Places for Qualifying Stakeholders!


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We’re thrilled to announce keynote presentations from the City of London Corporation and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) at WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019, which takes place in London, at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, on Wednesday 10th July…

1. “Tendering and Managing a “Smart” Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Contract” – The City of London Corporation looks after the streets in the historic financial district of London which includes collecting waste from residential properties such as the Barbican estate and flats in old Churches as well as ensuring the medieval alleyways and frontages to some of the country’s most iconic skyscrapers are swept to the highest standards. In April 2019, Veolia ES were awarded the contract for street cleansing and waste collection for a period of up to 16 years. A key ambition for the contract was that it be data driven, innovative and flexible. This keynote from City of London’s Joe Kingston and Vince Dignam will outline the associated challenges and demonstrate some of the data which the Client and Contractor have available to them and the benefits this can bring to the City going forward. Joe and Vince’s presentation will also highlight the use of zero emissions vehicles on the contract which will include the first fully electric fleet of RCVs in the country.

2. “Innovative Ways to Understand, Tackle and Reduce Waste Crime” – The Life SMART Waste Project is an EU wide project which commenced in 2014 and is due for completion later this year. The Project was given a 4.3 million euro budget to design tools and techniques which, although piloted and tested within the UK were transferrable across Europe. The Project is led by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency with 3 other associated beneficiaries who are Natural Resources Wales, ACR+ (an international network of cities and regions who share an aim of promoting sustainable resource management based in Belgium) and the Brussels Environment. Iain Brockie will be joining us again to deliver this keynote on behalf of SEPA! Iain’s presentation will focus on some of the innovative digital and data driven tools and techniques that are being developed. He’ll also update us on the afterlife plan around guidance, policy and training which will continue after the Project has ended and will additionally outline some of the joint work SEPA are undertaking with Interpol in relation to China’s recent restrictions on plastics importation.

According to Defra, UK householders and businesses generate well in excess of 200 million tonnes of waste each year. However, the subsequent transport and disposal of this waste can be complicated and at times fragmented. Furthermore, whilst progress has been made, many recycling rates have plateaued in recent years. WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 will show key buyer-side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to can help increase the efficiency of waste collection, separation and disposal, and facilitate the transition of the UK waste market to a circular economy. Have you registered for your free place yet?

In addition to inspirational keynotes, this Smart Class will feature: Up to 5 rapid fire innovator presentations from leading smart waste technology experts, each representing a priority topic/field of digital innovation or application; Deeper-dive roundtable consultations with speakers and senior stakeholders to hone delegates’ smart strategies and help address some of their specific waste management challenges; Further networking opportunities with peers and pioneers over breakfast, drinks and hot lunch buffet, all at no charge!

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers and strategic decision makers from UK waste collection authorities (WCAs), waste disposal authorities (WDAs), private waste contractors, local authorities (city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils)/combined authorities and their waste management & recycling partners, retailers, health services, building and estate services, transport operations (and other major industry generators of waste), utilities and renewable energy providers, reuse and waste prevention organisations, central government departments and environmental agencies. Those with relevant credentials can Register here for a free place and join us for what promises to be a truly insightful half-day (8.30am-1.30pm).

If you’re an Smart Waste innovator, or if your company sources or advises on digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies or best practices that can play a key role in helping our delegates tackle their waste management challenges, it’s possible to participate at WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 in an “Innovation Sponsor” capacity:

Core themes at Waste Management Smart Classes range from collection vehicles logistics optimization, automated waste collection systems, smart bins, analysing waste-related databases and new ways of aggregating, cleaning, visualising and sharing waste data, to connected asset management/using IoT to maintain assets before they breakdown, reuse and redistribution applications, innovative approaches to waste crime, waste tracking, smart waste compliance, ‘designing out waste’ in construction, and new business models (e.g. digital sharing platforms, product as a service, sustainability as a service). Take a look at the “Retrospectives Round-Up” (including feedback and presentation highlights) from WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 or check out additional testimonials from our acclaimed Transport Smart Classes or our recent Emissions & Air Quality edition.

Delegate places (subject to qualification) and innovation sponsorship packages are also currently available for:

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019 – The V&A Dundee, 12th September

TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 9th October

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 2019 – The Bond, Birmingham, 14th November

WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – The Bond, Birmingham, 14th November

TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2019 – Radisson Blu Bristol, 4th December

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2020 – Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff, 30th January

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020 – Birmingham, 5th March

NB. In addition to further TRANSPORT, EMISSIONS & AQ, WASTE MANAGEMENT and WATER MANAGEMENT editions, the 2020/21 schedule should also feature our next ENERGY Smart Class and a HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING edition!

Seeking further inspiration to realise the ‘Smart Vision’ of your city, region, communities, public services or critical infrastructure operations?
Check out our new Innovator Directory or enlist your company or organisation to become a source of inspiration throughout the Smart Classes platform:
Smart Classes Launches New Innovator Directory: Add your Credentials as a Smart City-Region Stakeholder

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WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices can help increase the efficiency of waste collection, separation and disposal, and facilitate the transition of the UK waste market to a circular economy. Following a highly acclaimed 2018 edition in Leeds, WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 will be hosted in London on July 10th.


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