WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 “Retrospectives Round-Up” & looking ahead to our 2019 Smart Waste Event!


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Last November we hosted our inaugural Smart Waste event, WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018, in Leeds. Here’s what some of the stakeholders in attendance had to say:

“This was my first Smart Class event and I was very impressed by both the organisation and the content of the presentations” – Technical Team Unit Manager, Life Smart Waste Project, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) • “Well done on a super job and a refreshing format for the event. It was a pleasure to be involved, hear and discuss some great presentations” – Software Business Development Manager, Yotta (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks for organising. It was a really interesting morning” – Head of Digital, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK • “Excellent session – Thank you!” – Waste Business Officer – Leeds City Council • “Thankyou for a very interesting session yesterday” – Technology and Change Business Partner, Yorkshire County Council • “This was a great event!” – Waste Service Operations Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • “Very interesting topic discussions” – Waste Strategy Support Officer, West Lothian Council • “Wednesday was fantastic, we had a great time and met some great people!” – Founder & CEO, Dsposal (Innovation Sponsor) • “It has been a pleasure participating in the Waste Management Smart Class, and I would like to thank you for the efforts you put into the event, which was very interesting and insightful” – OpenDataSoft (Innovation Sponsor) • “Great event last week. Thankyou for organising and sharing the presentations” – Business Consultant, What a Load of Rubbish • “Great concept, will definitely be looking at future events and suggesting to colleagues” – Environmental Analyst, Cummins

If you’ve missed any of the “Retrospectives” that we’ve released over the last 3-4 months, here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 Innovation Sponsors (Yotta, OpenDataSoft, Dsposal, Imactivate and ODI Leeds) and Keynote Supporters (SEPA, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK and Hull City Council). Click on the presentation title of your choice to access the associated slides (corresponds to order of delivery on the day):

1. “Smarter Regulation of Waste in Europe and Innovative Ways to Understand, Tackle and Reduce Waste Crime”

2. “Making the Most of Optimisation and Disruption to Drive Efficiencies in Waste Management”

3. “Data Sharing for Smarter Waste Management”

4. “Using Technology to Enable Passive Compliance to Improve Duty of Care”

5. “Leeds Bins: Mobile App Case Study”

6. “Invest to Grow: Fast-Track to Digital”

7. “What’s Smart Today will be the Norm Tomorrow”

We’re delighted to confirm that this year’s Smart Waste edition, WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019, will be hosted in London – at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden – on Wednesday July 10th. This collaborative, half day (8.30am-1.30pm), knowledge exchange event will 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. 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.

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). Delegates hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth discussions with experts and peers during the roundtable sessions. These Smart Classes also feature up to 3 keynote presentations giving real world insight into collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies in managing waste.

Those with relevant credentials can  register here for a free delegate place at WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019.

If you’re a 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 buyer side stakeholders to address their waste management challenges, please ask about our innovation sponsorship packages, which enable your speaker to deliver a unique thought leadership presentation and your team of experts to host a series of deeper-dive roundtable consultations with the delegates: enquiries@smartclasses.co

Potential keynote candidates (e.g. senior speaker a from progressive waste management, recycling and recovery company; local authority; key regulator; or major producer of waste) can also enquire via this e-mail address.

If your ‘smart’ requirements are better suited to another essential sector, please consider:

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 17th April 2019

TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2019 – Open Data Institute Leeds, 20th June 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices can help increase the efficiency of waste collection, separation and disposal, and facilitate the transition of the waste market to a circular economy.


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Sponsored by
ODI Leeds
Supported by
LIFE SMART Waste project
SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK
Hull City Council
Environmental Services Association

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