Earlier this summer we hosted WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 in London. Here’s what some of the stakeholders in attendance had to say:
“This was my second Waste Management Smart Class and I found it as interesting and valuable as the first. It was another excellent event showing the high levels of innovation, across the UK and beyond, that are being developed to ensure that waste is managed sustainably across the sectors. I would recommend to all involved in innovation within the waste industry” – Technical Team Unit Manager, Life Smart Waste Project, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) • “Great way of learning new ideas and will hopefully implement. All of the presentations and roundtables had relevant aspects for our business areas…just the right mix. Keep up the good work!” – Business Performance and Transport Group Manager, City of London Corporation • “Timely and relevant to current priorities, excellent time spent! Will certainly keep my eye on future Smart Classes” – Head of Waste and Environmental Services, Ryedale District Council • “It was a brilliant day today, thank you for such an engaging and interesting event. With such enjoyable presentations I could have listened all day and all of the roundtables were thought provoking and informative. I am looking forward to attending future Smart Classes too” – Project Manager, Utilities and Infrastructure, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation; and Chair of Kent & Medway Construction Guild • “Really interesting agenda” – Senior Project Officer, Hampshire County Council • “Great day” – Waste and Recycling Officer, Isle of Wight Council • “All the expert presentations and roundtables were interesting and I will be feeding back” • Senior Contract Officer, Environmental Services, London Borough of Lambeth • “Enjoyed all the roundtables” – Environmental Services Manager & Head of Waste Management, Facilities, Grounds and Street Services, South Holland District Council • “An excellent event with useful presentations from industry innovators” – SWRnewstar • “An excellent format. Everything covered today and at your 2018 event in Leeds was of interest. Some very good presentations and, as always, a good networking opportunity” – Business Consultant, What a Load of Rubbish • “Excellent set up! Keep it up!” – Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership; Partner, London Climate Change Partnership; and Founder & CEO, Plan for Earth • “Fantastic Event!” – Head of Product and Marketing, IntechnologyWiFi (Innovation Sponsor) • “The event was very well executed” – CTO & Co-Founder, CryptoCycle (Innovation Sponsor) • “Big congratulations to all involved in organising Waste Management Smart Class 2019. We were delighted to be able to share our insights and experiences of ‘Transforming Waste to Opportunity’” – COO, FoodCloud (Innovation Sponsor) • “It was a very good event and hopefully the first of many Smart Classes for Tiptapp” – London Launch Manager, Tiptapp (Innovation Sponsor)
If you’ve missed any of the “Retrospectives” that we’ve released over the last few months, here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 Innovation Sponsors (IntechnologyWiFi, CryptoCycle, FoodCloud and Tiptapp) and Keynote Supporters (City of London Corporation, SEPA and LWARB). Click on the presentation title of your choice to access the associated slides (corresponds to order of delivery on the day):
1. “Tendering and Managing a ‘Smart’ Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Contract”
2. “Making Sense of Waste Management with Sensors”
3. “Putting a Deposit Return Scheme in your Pocket with Blockchain”
4. “Transforming Waste to Opportunity”
5. “Increasing Recycling, Reducing Fly-Tipping and Encouraging Community Engagement through a Peer-to-Peer Solution”
6. “Innovative Ways to Understand, Tackle and Reduce Waste Crime”
7. “Improving Recycling in Flats – Insights to Drive Innovation”
We’re delighted to confirm that next year’s Smart Waste edition, WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020, will take place in London on the afternoon of Wednesday April 15th (1.30pm-6.30pm). Our venue will once again be Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden. This collaborative, half day, 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, waste-to-energy, applying blockchain technology to waste management, 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 consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. These Smart Classes also feature up to 3 keynote presentations from major buyer side stakeholders, giving real world insight into collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies in managing waste.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential keynote candidates (e.g. senior speaker from a 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 our other Smart Class events:
2019/20 Smart Classes Schedule
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
WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 10th July 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
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
EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Southern England 2020 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 15th April 2020 (Morning) – Web page and registration for this event will go live later this month
WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 15th April 2020 (Afternoon)
NB. In addition to further TRANSPORT, EMISSIONS & AQ and WASTE MANAGEMENT editions, our 2020/2021 schedules will also feature ENERGY Smart Class 2020, WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 and HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING Smart Classes! We’re also considering the addition of PUBLIC REALM/SMART URBAN SPACES Smart Classes!