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SMi is proud to introduce its 10th Annual Energy from Waste Conference, due to take place on the 6th - 7th December 2017 in Central London.

The Energy from Waste (EfW) industry is a fundamental cog of a modern nations infrastructure and energy provision. Not only this, but the increasing move towards greener and sustainable regulations makes this an ever important focus for the energy and waste sectors alike. In respect of this importance, the Energy from Waste conference this year will look at the impact of energy regulations and government policy on the UK market; experiences from the UK EfW sector and specific projects; the financing future beyond PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) and PFI (Private-Finance Initiatives) in light of the reduction in funding and recent funding pullouts; the Energy from Waste projects in Europe and further afield and lessons from these experiences of mature markets and emerging markets; new opportunities away from the arguably saturated electricity market through new technologies and feedstock availability; and the future outlook for the industry.

  • Explore the impact of energy regulations and government policy on the UK market
  • Benefit from the experiences from the UK market and specific projects;
  • Consider the financing future beyond PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) and PFI (Private-Finance Initiatives);
  • Engage with Energy from Waste projects in Europe and experiences of mature markets;
  • Gain insight into experiences in the international market and emerging markets;
  • Discuss new technologies, approaches and outlook for the industry.

Due to the fact that the fundamental foundations of the Energy from Waste (EfW) industry are changing – given the recent political climate, the changes in financing and funding opportunities and the deepening of the need for greener infrastructure in today's reality - the industry is constantly evolving parallel to these developments.

The conference will not solely be addressing these changes, but also provide a specific attention to international markets, especially those further afield and consider their challenges and solutions to EfW projects and technology. Finally, the conference will also address the fundamental changes to the funding associated with Energy from Waste and how this is impacting the market to move further towards merchant waste projects.

Attending this conference will allow you to explore the impact of energy regulations and government policy within the UK market alongside the experience from specific UK projects. We will also consider the future beyond PPP and PFI financing as  we potentially witnessed the last PPP funded project in December 2016 reach financial close. Furthermore, the conference will engage not only with the UK market, but with the experiences of mature markets in Europe, contrasting to the further afield international markets and the difference in experience with the experienced and emerging EfW projects. Finally, we will discuss the new technological developments in the industry and how this may impact the outlook for the future.

  • Business Development Director
  • Contracts Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Project Finance
  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Head of Environment and Waste Services
  • Policy Advisor
  • Consultant
  • Technical Consultant

Abengoa; Al Ahly Capital Holding; AMP Capital; Avery Weigh-Tronix; Ballast Phoenix Ltd; Bertling Enviro AB; Biffa Waste Services Ltd; Buckinghamshire County Council; C U T E C Institut Gm Bh; City of Westminster; CMS Cameron McKenna; CMS Cameron McKenna LLP; Cory Environmental Ltd; Cory Riverside Energy; EEW Energy from Waste GmbH; EGE (Waste to Energy Agency); Engie; Environment Agency; ESWET; Firefly AB; Gemiuk Ltd; Green Investment Bank; Gulermak Heavy Industries; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Hitachi Zosen Inova AG; Huawei Technologies Co.Nig Ltd; Indaver Ireland; Koch industries; KS Baling Ltd; Lodge Cottrell; London Waste Ltd; MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd; NIBC Bank N.V.; NNFCC; Online Cleaning UK Ltd.; Orkel AS; Peel Environmental; PELVS-VEL LTD; PKO Bank Polski; Public Power Solutions; px House; Renewable Energy Association; Royal HaskoningDHV; RPS consulting Engineers; SLR Consulting LTD; South-Holland; Suez; SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK; Thames Water; Tiru SA; Turboden; University of South Wales; Veolia UK; Viridor; Waste to Energy Systems; Weiss A/S; Wheelabrator Technologies;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling and Recovery
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9:10 Energy from waste policy challenges

Marian Holliday

Marian Holliday, Head of Commercial Policy Division, Environmental Quality Directorate, DEFRA

  • Latest policy developments
  • Policy challenges around energy from waste and the relationship with wider waste policies and other factors
  • Role of Government
  • 9:40 The waste hierarchy: Feedstock and the waste stream

  • Outlining the feedstock types for the Energy from Waste market
  • Consideration of feedstock security and the impact on the waste to energy market
  • The influence of feedstock on gate prices
  • Feedstock demand in the Energy from Waste market in the present and future outlook
  • James Winpenny

    James Winpenny, Senior Policy Advisor, Residual Waste and Infrastructure Team, DEFRA

    Pandora Rene

    Pandora Rene, Senior Advisor, Waste Regulation - Regime Regulation, Environment Agency

    10:10 Making the most of Energy from Waste in today's Energy Policy Environment

    Mark Sommerfeld

    Mark Sommerfeld, Policy Analyst, Energy from Waste, Renewable Energy Association
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  • An update on the energy policy environment in which Energy from Waste now operates
  • How the industry must now respond to a low subsidy environment
  • How the energy from waste industry should look to position itself within the Governments Industrial Strategy
  • Recognising the challenges and opportunities provided by the Energy Policy going forward
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 North London Heat and Power Project

    Euston Ling

    Euston Ling, Manager, Planning and Technical Solutions, North London Waste Authority
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  • Background to North London Waste Authority
  • Introduction to North London Heat and Power Project
  • Anticipated performance levels
  • Timetable for implementation
  • 11:40 Case Study: Coventry City Council - Making Money from Waste

    Andrew Walster

    Andrew Walster, Director of Streetscene and Regulatory Services, Coventry City Council
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  • Owning and operating an EfW facility
  • Maximising dividends
  • Challenges of an older facility
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Creating an innovative World Class Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre in Glasgow

  • Overview of Viridor Assets in Scotland and how they support the Scottish Circular Economy
  • The innovative technology solution
  • Partnership approach ethos adopted with the Authority
  • Design and construction of challenges faced
  • Alan Cumming

    Alan Cumming, Capital Projects and Engineering Director, Viridor Waste Management Ltd
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    Robert Davidson

    Robert Davidson, Divisional Manager (Governance), Authority Representative. Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, Glasgow City Council
    View Bio

    13:40 Contracts for Difference (CfD) and the impact on Energy from Waste

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley, Managing Director, Waste and Bio-Energy, Green Investment Group
    View Bio

  • Outcome of previous rounds
  • Prospects for future rounds
  • Other subsidy regimes applicable to EfW
  • Prospects for further gasification in the UK
  • 14:10 Institutional investment into the waste sector

    Darryl Murphy

    Darryl Murphy, Head of Infrastructure Debt, Alternative Income Solutions, Aviva Investors
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  • What makes the sector attractive to pension fund / insurance institutional investors
  • Role of investors I new financing models and interaction with banks
  • Key risk analysis - technology, completion, market supply and power
  • Impact of Contracts for Difference and auction on investment opportunities
  • 14:40 The Vienna Model of Municipal Waste Management

    Martina Ableidinger

    Martina Ableidinger, Head of External Affairs, City Of Vienna
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  • Solutions for a well-functioning waste management scheme that needs long-term planning, waste avoidance strategies, and a collection system with a focus on high-quality of recyclables and eco-friendly waste treatment.
  • Considering how Vienna's residual waste from it's 1.8 million inhabitants is treated in the waste-to-energy-plants owned by the City of Vienna.
  • Ensuring principles of short distances and best environmental standards are met.
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Ljubljana's way to circular economy

    Mitja Praznik

    Mitja Praznik, Assistant to the Director and Head of the Investments and Development Department, Snaga

  • Waste collection system
  • Ljubljana Regional Waste Management Centre (RCERCO Ljubljana)
  • Ljubljana's good Circular Economy practices
  • Challenges and future plans
  • 16:10 Potential for financing Waste to Energy projects post UK PFI

    Shelly De Souza

    Shelly De Souza, Senior Manager, SMBC Europe Division
    View Bio

  • Opportunities in the UK merchant waste projects and refinancing
  • Experience of sponsors and banks in the UK useful for new markets
  • Outlook for projects in central and Eastern Europe
  • Potential for projects in the Middle East
  • 16:40 The rise of the Chinese investors in the European energy from waste market: Keeping up the momentum or run its course?

    Simone Aroni

    Simone Aroni, Director, Energy and Infrastructure Group, Credit Agricole CIB
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  • Role of Chinese investors in recent acquisition processes in Europe
  • Key investment rational for Chinese companies investing in the European Energy from Waste market
  • New Capital Regulatory constrains
  • Outlook and challenges ahead
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Hugh Unwin

    Hugh Unwin, Portfolio Director, Environmental, Foresight Group
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    9:10 Waste infrastructure in the UK, a demand based assessment

    Stuart Hayward-Higham

    Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling and Recovery
    View Bio

  • What does the data tell us?
  • What might Brexit change?
  • What domestic policy choices might impact?
  • 9:40 Energy from Waste in Central and Eastern Europe

    Kostadin Sirleshtov

    Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

  • Regulatory environment for EfW projects in CEE
  • Case Study: Belgrade EfW project
  • State of play of EfW projects in Poland
  • Frontier markets: Bulgaria and Romania
  • Opportunities in the region
  • 10:10 Considerations of the new financing market for waste to energy assets

    James Samworth

    James Samworth, Partner, Waste and BioEnergy Investor, Foresight Group
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  • Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction results and the impact of these on the future market
  • The potential for unsubsidised plants given new policy environments
  • Debt and equity appetite for the sector
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Let's talk energy recovery - Effective community engagement for the development of energy from waste plants

    Paul Davison

    Paul Davison, Managing Director, Proteus PR
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  • Why has Energy from Waste got such a poor reputation?
  • How this reputation changes around the world
  • Implications for new plant development
  • How to deliver effective community engagement
  • Example of how not to do it
  • 11:40 Energy from Waste's local solution from an end-user's perspective

    Jarno Stet

    Jarno Stet, Waste Services Manager, City of Westminster
    View Bio

  • Current service provision and context
  • Value for money waste treatment services that contribute towards the Circular Economy
  • The local role of EfW for Westminster
  • A diminishing future role for EfW: hype or fact?
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 The future of Energy from Waste in Europe

    Maxime Pernal

    Maxime Pernal, Policy Officer, CEWEP

  • Waste-to-energy capacities in Europe
  • Waste-to-energy: Link between Energy Union and Circular Economy
  • Current and upcoming legislative developments
  • 13:40 Fluidized bed furnace on grate 'SAR3s": New concept for high Low Heating Value (LHV) waste Solid Recovered Fuels ('SRF')

    Zakaria Ben Rahhou

    Zakaria Ben Rahhou, Business Manager, SARETCO

  • SRF, a high HLV challenging waste for grate technology
  • SAR3s fluidized furnace on grate: an innovative design for a proved solution
  • Technical and financial advantages of SAR3s WTE furnace
  • 14:10 Evolution in energy from waste - from waste diversion to resource productivity

    Claudia Amos

    Claudia Amos, Associate Director, Anthesis Group
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  • Trends in energy from waste technologies
  • Changing role of energy from waste in waste management strategies
  • Significance of energy from waste in renewable energy mix, decentralised energy and smart cities
  • Application of energy from waste technologies in the bioeconomy
  • 14:40 Advanced waste gasification, future strategies and potential outputs

    Paul Winstanley

    Paul Winstanley, Project Manager, Energy Technologies Institute
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  • Case study of the development of a commercial waste gasification demonstration plant
  • Understanding energy bearing waste capacities in the UK
  • The optimism of waste gasification plant sizing to suit the waste arisings
  • What the demonstration plant will offer
  • What next on the ETI funded waste gasification demonstrator
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 N+P Innovations in the field of highly engineered alternative fuels

    Neville Roberts

    Neville Roberts, UK Managing Director, N+P Group

  • What is the role of companies like N+P in EfW feedstock supply?
  • What is N+P's new patented fuel called Subcoal and how is it changing the major energy consuming industries approach to alternative fuel consumption?
  • What are the business synergies between RDF supply to EfW processes and the production of Subcoal?
  • 16:10 What's next for new technologies in the waste industry?

    David  Woolford

    David Woolford , Principal Consultant, Ricardo Energy and Environment
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  • Where are the new technologies?
  • Assessing the pros and cons of advance thermal treatment
  • What are the overriding technology issues for new plants?
  • Where is technology heading and how will this impact the future of EfW?
  • 16:40 City Waste Management – Case Studies from Around the World; lessons to be learned and key themes for best practice

    Alban Forster

    Alban Forster, Director, SLR Consulting LTD
    View Bio

  • A selection of best practice examples from around the world including Vancouver (Canada), Austin Texas (US), Stockholm (Sweden), Adelaide (Australia)
  • Key characteristics
  • Key drivers
  • Key lessons learned for poorer performers
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley

    Managing Director, Waste and Bio-Energy, Green Investment Group
    James Samworth

    James Samworth

    Partner, Waste and BioEnergy Investor, Foresight Group
    Jarno Stet

    Jarno Stet

    Waste Services Manager, City of Westminster
    Marian Holliday

    Marian Holliday

    Head of Commercial Policy Division, Environmental Quality Directorate, DEFRA
    Martina Ableidinger

    Martina Ableidinger

    Head of External Affairs, City Of Vienna
    Stuart Hayward-Higham

    Stuart Hayward-Higham

    Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling and Recovery

    Alan Cumming

    Capital Projects and Engineering Director, Viridor Waste Management Ltd
    Alan Cumming

    Alan joined the Viridor Board in February 2013 to spearhead the delivery of Viridor’s significant investment programme, consisting of 10 Energy Recovery plants, new recycling assets and landfill CAPEX programme and to create a stronger “Intelligent Client” capability. As Capital Projects and Engineering Director, Alan is responsible for all projects, engineering, asset management and bringing new technology into the business.
    Prior to joining Viridor, Alan was Commercial Director for EDF Energy’s £14bn plus New Build Nuclear Programme and was responsible for all Procurement, Project Management and Contract Management functions. He was also Director of Projects for British Energy for a period of four years and a Senior Vice President with Aker Kvaerner the Norwegian International Contractor where he delivered Projects and Programme’s in China, South Africa, Norway and the UK.
    Alan is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Structural Engineer. He completed his nuclear training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston and has an MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow.

    Alban Forster

    Director, SLR Consulting LTD
    Alban Forster

    Alban Forster MSc (DIC) is a Director for SLR leading the company’s Infrastructure Sector across Europe.
    He has 25 years professional experience in the field of commercial, technical and environmental due diligence across principally the waste and energy sectors. Alban’s specialist areas include business planning and market analysis, strategy development and policy review, strategic plan development, procurement support and operational service reviews.
    Alban has worked on a number of transactional due diligence studies for banks assessing the feasibility of numerous infrastructure assets, biomass and waste to energy schemes, their business viability and environmental risk. Alban is also an accredited PRINCE 2 practitioner ensuring his capacity to manage teams and projects complement his technical capability.
    Alban has also worked in the mining sector in Western Australia and as a water engineer in the South Pacific.
     

    Andrew Hartley

    Managing Director, Waste and Bio-Energy, Green Investment Group
    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew is a Managing Director in GIB’s waste and bio team, having joined GIB in 2012. Andrew has led teams funding a range of PFI, merchant, and gasification Energy-from-Waste projects at GIB, with both equity and debt. Previously, Andrew was Head of Infrastructure in Bank of Ireland’s Project Finance unit, which funded many of the UK’s PFI waste projects, as well as the Lakeside EfW plant. Andrew is a chartered engineer, and has worked in project finance for the last 25 years.

    Andrew Walster

    Director of Streetscene and Regulatory Services, Coventry City Council
    Andrew Walster

    Andrew has worked in the Environmental and Waste sectors for over 20 years, with time served in both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience of operational management, procurement, project delivery, and income generation.
    He has represented the majority shareholder of the Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Company for the last 13 years and currently holds the position of “Director of Streetscene and Regulatory Services” at Coventry City Council.
    His responsibilities include waste collection, waste disposal / treatment, street cleansing, grounds maintenance, parks, bereavement services, environmental health, regulatory services, licencing, and planning / building control.

    Andy Pike

    Director, Cory Environmental Ltd
    Andy Pike

    Claudia Amos

    Associate Director, Anthesis Group
    Claudia Amos

    Claudia Amos is a highly experienced waste professional providing in-depth knowledge for waste recovery, secondary material market and renewable energy projects. She leads the waste processing and bioeconomy practices at Anthesis. Claudia has seventeen years experience across the waste hierarchy covering various waste streams and processing technologies including separation, biological and thermal treatment concepts. Claudia specialises in market evaluations, waste flow transparency assessments, waste management options and technology selection, commercial feasibility studies, project and business plan development support as well as ‘investor ready’ business case presentation and commercial due diligence for new infrastructure, re-financing opportunities and acquisitions.

    Darryl Murphy

    Head of Infrastructure Debt, Alternative Income Solutions, Aviva Investors
    Darryl Murphy

    Darryl has recently been appointed as head of infrastructure debt at Aviva Investors. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Darryl was a partner at KPMG in the Infrastructure Advisory practice. Darryl has over 22 years experience in infrastructure finance having also worked at Hambros, SG, Newcourt Capital, RBC and was head of European Project Finance at HSBC and is widely recognised as one the of leading infrastructure financing experts in the UK. He has structured, advised and arranged on a wide number of projects globally and has particular expertise in public private partnerships.

    David Woolford

    Principal Consultant, Ricardo Energy and Environment
    David  Woolford

    David has over 15 years’ experience in the waste sector and over 25 years in mechanical and civil engineering and project management. He has provided support to some of the UK’s largest waste companies at a strategic level. David is experienced in technical due diligence and providing owners, developers, investors, equity groups and banks the assurance required to place critical funding to develop waste infrastructure.
    He has spent his recent career delivering the waste infrastructure that he previously analysed, giving an unprecedented perspective of the challenges facing developers, investors, EPC contractors and global supply chains.
    David has the expertise to advise on the procurement, design, resourcing and construction of major processing plants of more than £120m capital value. He has led and managed teams to deliver complex and challenging waste infrastructure projects, including energy from waste and large and complex material sorting facilities.
     

    Euston Ling

    Manager, Planning and Technical Solutions, North London Waste Authority
    Euston Ling

    Euston Ling holds degrees in Engineering and Business. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and is vice-Chair of London and Southern Counties Centre Council. He is also a member of the National Associate of Waste Disposal Officers Policy & Advisory Committee.
    With 25 years experience, Euston is employed by North London Waste Authority, and is responsible for the technical delivery of the Authority’s replacement Energy Recovery Facility which will be capable of treating 700,000 tonnes of waste per year. Previously, Euston worked in Australia where he had lead accountability for waste and recycling arrangements during the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
     

    Hugh Unwin

    Portfolio Director, Environmental, Foresight Group
    Hugh Unwin

    Hugh joined Foresight Group in 2015 with more than 7 years' experience in the renewable energy sector and is responsible for managing the Environmental Team's projects post-investment. He was previously Commercial Manager at Helius Energy Plc where he was responsible for all commercial activity across the company's portfolio of biomass heat and power projects. Hugh's early career was spent in the design and construction of large scale civil engineering projects in the UK and EU. Hugh is a Chartered Engineer and holds a first-class degree in engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.

    James Samworth

    Partner, Waste and BioEnergy Investor, Foresight Group
    James Samworth

    James is a Partner in Foresight’s Environmental team and leads investments in waste and biomass transactions. Since James joined Foresight in 2009, he has seen the team more than double in size and has led investments in a number of market-leading transactions, including Birmingham BioPower, Levenseat Renewable Energy, and Ince Park. He has played a key role in the Foresight Environmental Fund since launch in 2011. Most recently he led Foresight’s co-sponsorship of the £200m BioEnergy Infrastructure Group with Aurium, Helios and InfraCapital.
    Prior to joining Foresight, James spent 10 years at Corus in operations and commercial roles, and worked in investment banking and private equity at Deutsche Bank, Lyceum Capital Partners and Next Wave Ventures.
     

    James Winpenny

    Senior Policy Advisor, Residual Waste and Infrastructure Team, DEFRA
    James Winpenny

    Jarno Stet

    Waste Services Manager, City of Westminster
    Jarno Stet

    Jarno Stet has worked as Waste Services Manager for Westminster City Council since 2003 looking after its Waste and Recycling Collection and Waste Treatment Contracts providing environmental services to a resident population of 250,000, 1 million daily visitors, commuters and tourists as well as 34,000 businesses.
    in 2016 he successfully retendered the City Council’s waste treatment and recycling contracts which handle in excess of 195,000 tonnes of waste and recyclable materials per annum through recycling, Anaerobic Digestion and Energy from Waste treatment.
    He holds a double degree in facilities management in both the UK and the Netherlands.
     

    Kostadin Sirleshtov

    Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
    Kostadin Sirleshtov

    Marian Holliday

    Head of Commercial Policy Division, Environmental Quality Directorate, DEFRA
    Marian Holliday

    Mark Sommerfeld

    Policy Analyst, Energy from Waste, Renewable Energy Association
    Mark Sommerfeld

    Mark Sommerfeld has worked in renewable energy policy and regulation for over five years. An Alumni of Cambridge University, he has managed policy regulation across both generation and retail renewable energy projects while working for a growing independent energy supplier. Mark joined the Renewable Energy Association in 2015 and coordinates their Waste to Energy sector Group. The group advocates for the establishment of a successful and thriving Energy from Waste Industry, while also realising the potential of Advanced Conversion Technologies. Mark also leads on the REAs Finance Forum and work stream on Brexit.

    Martina Ableidinger

    Head of External Affairs, City Of Vienna
    Martina Ableidinger

    Martina Ableidinger is an expert in municipal waste management. After graduation as PhD, she had an academic career at Vienna University of Economics and Business. In 2005 she became working for the City of Vienna (MA 48). Among her activities she has been responsible for the operations of waste collection and street cleaning in Vienna. Currently she works with a focus on experience exchange on best practice solutions for municipal waste management.

    In Vienna the City takes the responsibility for the entire waste chain. MA 48 is the municipal department for waste management and street cleaning. In international comparisons Vienna is rated as a very clean and worth living City. A well-functioning waste management is of important contribution on that.
     

    Maxime Pernal

    Policy Officer, CEWEP
    Maxime Pernal

    Mitja Praznik

    Assistant to the Director and Head of the Investments and Development Department, Snaga
    Mitja Praznik

    Neville Roberts

    UK Managing Director, N+P Group
    Neville Roberts

    Pandora Rene

    Senior Advisor, Waste Regulation - Regime Regulation, Environment Agency
    Pandora Rene

    Paul Davison

    Managing Director, Proteus PR
    Paul Davison

    Originally trained as an environmental engineer, Paul has more than 25 years’ experience in public consultations and community engagement on environmental issues. A specialist in energy, both conventional and renewables, as well as wastes management communications, he has delivered programmes across Europe, Africa, North and South America, Middle East and the Far East including the launch of new business in Hong Kong in 2014.

    Paul is Managing Director of Proteus PR in the UK – which focuses on business in Europe and North America, and is also MD of Proteus Environmental Communications in Hong Kong, which focuses on the Asia markets.
     

    Paul Winstanley

    Project Manager, Energy Technologies Institute
    Paul Winstanley

    A dedicated manager with experience in the building and engineering industry. Paul currently delivers advanced projects in support of the UK carbon reduction targets for 2050. This is through assessment, commercialisation of advanced technologies and fundamental research into the safety of its implementation. Within this role, Paul provides direct advice and information on new technologies to key UK Government departments. Paul has successfully delivered a range of projects for large UK multi-national companies across Facilities management; electrical / mechanical and controls engineering; energy and environmental engineering, tri and co-generation, within the space heating and ventilation process for major manufactures.

    Robert Davidson

    Divisional Manager (Governance), Authority Representative. Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, Glasgow City Council
    Robert Davidson

    Robert is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in both private and public sectors. He has extensive project management experience on the delivery of a wide range of projects including: roads, lighting, property, renewable energy and waste management solutions and leads a team at Glasgow City Council responsible for specialist projects, property, sustainability, environment and governance. Robert is also the Authority Representative for the £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre project.

    Shelly De Souza

    Senior Manager, SMBC Europe Division
    Shelly De Souza

    Shelley focuses on the waste and water sectors in Europe, Middle East and Africa and has been involved in the financing of numerous UK waste PFI/PPP projects, including Barnsley Doncaster & Rotherham Waste, Buckinghamshire Waste, West London Waste, Merseyside Waste, Derby Waste, North Yorkshire Waste and Gloucestershire Waste.

    Shelley has over 25 years’ international banking experience and joined SMBC in 2008.

    Shelley also chairs The Infrastructure Forum’s Waste Working Group. The Infrastructure Forum brings together policymakers, regulators and market participants in constructive dialogue.
     

    Simone Aroni

    Director, Energy and Infrastructure Group, Credit Agricole CIB
    Simone Aroni

    Simone has more than 10 year experience in originating and structuring infrastructure transactions as an arranger and an advisor in the EMEA region across a variety of jurisdictions and sectors including transportation (roads, rail rolling stock, airports and ports), environment (water and waste), regulated utilities (water, gas transmission and distribution), and other infrastructure core plus assets (car parks, smart meters, etc.). In the waste sector, Simone has been focusing on a number of landmark transactions in the UK (e.g. South Tyne & Wear, Mercia Waste, Riverside disposal process) as well as in Europe (AVR acquisition & refinancing, EEW and Urbaser).

    Stuart Hayward-Higham

    Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling and Recovery
    Stuart Hayward-Higham

    Stuart Hayward-Higham is currently responsible for non-bidding emerging development activities in SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, delivering tools, techniques and information to meet customers’ business imperatives. This includes delivering new solutions or making successful niche activities mainstream through to market intelligence, market modelling and forecasting. In addition to his SUEZ duties Stuart is a director for Recoup (plastics recycling charity) and the Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-resources Association and is the UK senior management representative for SUEZ UK with Terracycle UK. Further he has provided expert advice to the EU on relevant elements of the circular economy and is a H2020 expert assessor. He is chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) Bioresources committee and member of the ESA renewable energy committee, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Organic recycling steering group and gasification and Pyrolysis committee. Stuart also regularly guest lectures at a number of UK universities.
    Main activity themes include harnessing waste as a resource, energy and bio-fuels manufacture, sorting, extraction and value enhancement for waste mix resources and the increasing introduction of circular economy based products and solutions.
     

    Zakaria Ben Rahhou

    Business Manager, SARETCO
    Zakaria Ben Rahhou

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    Saretco

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.saretco.com/

    SARETCO is a French Company based in Calais area (15km from Eurotunnel). We are grate furnace designer and manufacturer for WTE plants. We have rich experience (35 years) dealing with different challenges linked especially with the increase of fuel’s HLV. We work in over than 20 countries where our special grate SAR3 was implemented. Our strength is to offer a full package including engineering studies, manufactured grate, installation & maintenance with a guarantee of high quality products and services.

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    Official Media Partner
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    The Environmental Services Association (ESA) works on behalf of our Members to support and promote the Waste & Resource Management industry. We work with governments, parliaments and regulators to bring about a sustainable system of waste and resource management for the UK. Our industry provides services which are essential to modern life. The companies that make up the sector collect the waste produced by households and businesses across the UK, treat it responsibly, and turn a large percentage of that waste into new resources and energy for the nation. In recent years the industry has transformed itself. Ten years ago, over three-quarters of Britain's waste went to landfill (compared to well under 50% today) and waste management was chiefly focused on the logistics of collection and transport. While these still matter, the industry has developed a range of technologies to treat waste and extract value from it. Innovation & investment is a constant feature of modern waste management. The ESA is also at the forefront of debates about waste prevention and recycling, playing a vital role in driving higher standards within our industry.


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    ESWET is the association grouping the European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology. Our main purpose is to foster the development and dissemination of Waste-to-Energy. Waste-to-Energy (also called Energy-from-Waste) has an important role to play both on the energy recovery and on the environmental aspects of managing waste that is not suitable for recycling. Waste-to-Energy is an integral part of sustainable waste management, as reflected by its role in the Waste Hierarchy of the EU’s Waste Framework Directive, acting in complement to recycling while enabling landfilling minimisation. Making a valuable contribution to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions through better waste management and cleaner energy, Waste-to-Energy is a solution to multiple challenges.”


    Waste Management World

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    Waste Management World is the official magazine of the International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA). Both in print and online Waste Management World covers every aspect of the industry for waste management professionals. Coverage includes the latest products and technology, as well as policy and legislation affecting the industry. There are also regular news updates and detailed features looking at some of the most innovative projects being developed around the world. ISWA is an independent non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management worldwide. ISWA has members around the world and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable and professional waste management.

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    IJ Environment and Waste Management

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    IJEWM is a refereed reference and authoritative source of information in the field of environmental and waste management Together with its sister publications IJEP, IJETM and IJGEnvI, it provides a comprehensive coverage of environmental issues. It covers both engineering/technical and management solutions.


    Int. J. of Environmental Technology and Management

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    IJETM is a refereed and authoritative source of information in the field of environmental technology and management. Together with its sister publications IJEP and IJGEnvI, it provides a comprehensive coverage of environmental issues. It deals with the shorter-term, covering both engineering/technical and management solutions.


    International Journal of Environmental Engineering

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    IJEE is an interdisciplinary and refereed journal, a think tank that fosters environmental protection and innovative solutions to ensure healthy, safe and efficient industrial operations. It promotes feasible system design, development and management, bringing together sustainable technologies, people and sound processes. It provides cross-learning between various scientific, technological, business and economics disciplines such as agriculture, fisheries, transportation, oil and gas, mining, metallurgy, and areas of conflict, taking into account environmental, health and safety, and other issues of public concern.


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    IJETP is a vehicle to provide a refereed and authoritative source of information in the field of energy technology and policy.


    International Journal of Global Energy Issues

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    The International Journal of Global Energy Issues provides an international forum and authoritative source of information on renewable and non-renewable energy resources, energy-economic systems, energy and environment, international energy policy issues, technological innovation and new energy sources. It envisages the use of analytical tools and concepts from multifarious disciplines to address concerns for ecological, social, economic and political dimensions of sustainability.IJGEI seeks to establish an effective channel for communication between policymakers, government agencies, concerned citizens, consumer bodies, industry, public authorities and members of academic/research institutions


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    IJRET seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge of all the various topics and technologies of different renewable energy resources.

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    AltEnergyMag is an eMagazine full of News, articles and interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization. Our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can report on itself. We offer those of you who work or have a passion for the Alternative Energy to contribute articles, news and product information for your peers to read and discover.


    Industrial Compliance Magazine

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    Environment Analyst

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    Environment Analyst is a publishing, events and business research organisation with a remit to track performance and opportunities within the environmental services sector, with a particular focus on the environmental consulting, contracting and support services market. Our product portfolio includes: the UK Market Intelligence Service, the Global Market Intelligence Service, Environment Analyst OnSite, Brownfield Briefing, Brownfield Briefing Awards, Sustainable Building and conferences and awards for environmental professionals. http://environment-analyst.com/


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    Alternative Energy Africa is the continent’s first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa. Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.



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    NNFCC is a leading international consultancy with expertise in the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products. We take an integrated approach, providing a holistic view of technology, policy and market development, enabling better decision making and more robust strategy development for commercial businesses. Our services are tailored to give organisations a better understanding of the opportunities; regularly providing expert advice to investors and developers to minimise and overcome risks, or to identify, steer and strengthen future investments and business plans respectively. We are also an advisor to the UK Government and work closely with DECC on bioenergy policy, regulation and financial support mechanisms.


    Ethanol India

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    Business Brains is a prominent Biofuel Consultancy Organization having 15 years experience in Turnkey Project Consultancy Services, supporting the clients from concept to commissioning and developing an marketing information system for the clientele.

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    Mr. Deepak Desai, the Chief Consultant and owner, he & along with his team apart from execution of plants have addressed many national & international seminars in Brazil, Australia and Thailand through the world biofuel forum as a strong contributor to the industry.



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    “Whenever and wherever bioenergy is discussed” News and information is published 7 times a year with an increased print run to 8 000 copies per issue, minimum. It is currently distributed to subscribers and other stakeholders in 66 countries, both as a printed magazine and as an interactive PDF file on the Internet, complemented with other social media. Additionally it is distributed at all major bioenergy related events around the world some 100 or so per year. Through a network of partners local language editions are currently available in Polish, Russian, French and Spanish. Additionally there is a sister publication in Swedish and a newsletter in Japan.


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    Carbon Credit Capital is a leader in capturing the benefits of carbon finance in order to deploy projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commercialize clean technologies. CCC, through its operations in the U.S. and India, works with international and local partners to identify, develop, certify and finance carbon emission reduction projects and renewable energy technologies.

    Carbon Credit Capital assists companies in designing and registering carbon reduction projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other accredited standards, such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the Gold Standard and the Climate Change and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA). CCC works closely with companies to develop strategies and financing structures to monetize the carbon credits generated from projects and to access credit buyers and investors through our extensive network in Europe, Japan, North America and Australia.



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    OilVoice is a valuable source of upstream oil industry reference, featuring a global selection of oil company profiles in one location, alongside continually updated industry news, operational data, focused regional information, contact details and key industry personnel.


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    Future Power Technology is an established monthly digital magazine, offering in-depth coverage of the global power industry in an exciting, interactive format.

    Brought to you by an experienced editorial and design team, Future Power Technology is the essential read for any decision maker wanting up-to-date power industry news and analysis, with articles and interviews on new technology, energy, construction projects and designs, operations and maintenance and much more. . .

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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