Emap is taking its Recycling Waste Management (RWM) exhibition to India. The launch is the latest step in the UK-based organiser’s plans to grow its international market presence.
The new show is being launched by Emap and Mack Brooks as part of their recently signed joint venture and will take place at the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre in New Delhi from 14 to 16 May 2013.
Last year, Emap joined forces with the UK Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) and combined Emap’s RWM product with the institute’s Futuresource exhibition. The two shows were rebranded to RWM and CIWM in Partnership for the 2011 edition and held from 13 to 15 September at The NEC in Birmingham.
RWM in partnership with CWM event director Gerry Sherwood said India’s 285m population and rapidly developing economy made it one of the most important markets in the world for waste and resource management.
“The combination of RWM and Mack Brooks will present a great opportunity for products and services suppliers looking to export to a significant and growing market,” he said.
Emap has also revealed new branding and features for the 2012 UK exhibition. The show will remain RWM in Partnership with CIWM but now also features the strapline ‘Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Solutions’ and a new logo.
Sherwood said the organiser will increase its focus on all sectors of the waste hierarchy in 2012 with dedicated features focused on reducing, reusing, recycling, recovering and disposing of waste. For example, a new social enterprise zone will be launched for third-sector organisations and give charities and social organisations a platform alongside commercial operators in the recycling sector, he said. The 2012 edition will take place from 11 to 13 September at The NEC.
“RWM’s strength is its focus on the waste and resource industry, not in being a broader environmental show,” Sherwood said. “By offering networking, knowledge and products at all levels of the waste hierarchy we can be the pre-eminent event in Europe for this important sector.”
Attendance figures reached 13,000, an increase of 28 per cent. The organiser reported 650 exhibitors at this year’s first combined exhibition at The NEC.
“With more exhibitors and visitors than ever before we can see that the merging of the two shows was the right strategic move for the waste management industry,” Sherwood continued. “At this stage our figures indicate a significant increase in footfall in the first two days of the show. We are delighted that the industry has supported the event and responded in such a positive way.”
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Pictured: Broadcaster and environmentalist Lucy Siegle at this year’s RWM in Partnership with CIWM at The NEC in Birmingham