With many local councils on target to meet the 2010 EU Landfill Directive, attention now shifts to the 2013 and 2020 targets, both looking significantly less certain. It is now more crucial than ever for the Public and Private sectors to establish an efficient and profitable partnership to overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities a post-recession, environmentally conscious society presents.

SAE Media Group's 7th annual PPP in Waste Conference will identify the issues and provide the solutions from all the relevant experts. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, network and gain insight on all the most important areas of Waste Management.

Stay ahead of the game and learn from those in the know at an unrivalled event in Waste Management. 










SMi's 7th Annual PPP in Waste Conference will provide experts from across the field with essential knowledge and firsthand insight into the latest news and information on policy, investment strategy, technology and future prospects; everything for you to stay ahead of the curve. Don't let your organisation be left behind...         


  • Update your knowledge of Waste Management and the latest Environmental Technologies
  • Learn through firsthand accounts how to achieve efficient and effective waste management projects  
  • Evaluate the latest trends and developments in the industry 
  • Discover what the future holds for PPP in Waste Management emerging from the recession and post-2010 EU Landfill Directive 
  • Network with all the key personnel in Waste Management and PPP Procurement


As an unrivalled opportunity for both the private and public sectors to stay ahead of the game the following cannot afford to miss out:- 
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Local Council Representatives
  • Energy Companies and Advisers
  • Public Sector Environment and Infrastructure Bodies
  • Commercial Lawyers
  • Project Management Companies
  • Project Developers and Designers
  • Private Equity and Venture Capitalists
  • Engineering and Construction


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Kilduff

David Kilduff, Partner and Head of Commercial Group, Walker Morris Solicitors

9:10 Update on the Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme

John Burns

John Burns, Director of the Waste Implementation Programme, Defra

·                 Overview of 2009 successes

·                 Insight into plans for 2010/11

·                 Maintaining WIDP delivery schedule

·                 2013 targets – hit or miss?

9:50 Waste Aware Scotland - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Helping To Deliver a Zero Waste Scotland

Lisa  MacLeod

Lisa MacLeod , Assistant Campaign Manager, Waste Aware Scotland

·               Overview of the projects and what makes them such a success

·                 Working together to achieve targets

·                 Involving Government and communities

·                 Coping despite changes in economy

·                 Heading towards the 2013 target

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Waste Programmes in Wales - Delivering the Vision

Hazel Nickless

Hazel Nickless, Contracts Manager, Welsh Assembly Government

         Outline of the Food Waste and Residual Treatment Programmes

         Background and objectives

         Procurement strategy and market engagement


         Progress to date   

11:40 Case Study: Lush: Reducing Waste Makes Scents

Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer Kelly, Environmental Officer, Lush

•      It all begins with design: going naked
•      Slimmer waste with a rubbish diet
•      Getting staff and customers involved
•      Backhauling, bring-back schemes and closed loops
•      Right service to the right people
•      Jumping over hurdles towards zero waste

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Delivering Diversion Targets Through Gasification

Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas, Project Director - Derbyshire, United Utilities Group

  • Context for gasification
  • Impacts on Planning and Permitting
  • A modular approach
  • Enhancing recyclable recovery


  • 14:00 Case Study: A Greener Greater Manchester – Leading the Way Forward

    Paul Dunn

    Paul Dunn, Executive Director, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

    ·                 Introduction to the project

    ·                 Why it is set to be a success

    ·                 Encouraging the support of local residents

    ·                 The Municipal Waste Management Strategy (MWMS)

    ·                 Why Viridor Laing was chosen as the preferred bidder

    ·                 Overcoming funding difficulties created by the Credit Crunch

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Funding Issues in the Waste Sector

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley, Head of Infrastructure, Bank of Ireland

    ·          ‘Post crunch’ funding capacity for the waste sector

    ·          Lenders approach to risks in the waste sector

    ·          Current issues in PFI waste projects

    ·          Potential for merchant waste projects

    15:40 Achieving Effective Project Delivery : Issues The Public Sector Needs To Keep In Mind

    David Finlay

    David Finlay, Director of PFI Development, National Audit Office

    ·          Building teams with the right commercial skills

    ·          Evaluating alternative procurement options

    ·          Using private finance in the current environment

    ·          The importance of good contract management

    16:20 Case Study: The Experiences and Lessons Learnt from a Complex PFI Project

    ·          Procuring and manageing a complex PFI project – The lessons

    ·          Dealing with changes in guidance and procurement

    ·          The effect of the Credit Crunch on PFI

    Mark  Tipton

    Mark Tipton , General Manager , re3

    Ben Sheppard

    Ben Sheppard, Director , Walker Morris Solicitors

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mike Mousdale

    Mike Mousdale, Partner, Eversheds

    9:10 Keynote Address

    Andreas Jaron

    Andreas Jaron, Head, Division of Waste Management, Federal Ministry for the Enviroment

    ·                 Insight into the waste produced by Germany and how much of it goes to landfill

    ·                 Green Dot System – getting the commercial sector to pitch in

    ·                 The multi-coloured bin system

    ·                 Implementing recycling systems across the municipalities

    ·                 Waste processing technologies used in Germany – some examples

    ·                 Advice for other EU countries

    9:50 Waste Management Partnerships in England

    David Greenfield

    David Greenfield, Assistant Director - Waste and Resources, Improvement and Efficiency in the South East

    ·               Current status

    ·               Case studies

    ·               Lessons Learnt

    ·              Joint Waste Authorities

    ·              The future

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Procurement in the North London Waste Authority

    Tim Judson

    Tim Judson, Director of Procurement, North London Waste Authority

    ·           Overview of work and aims of NLWA

    ·           The challenges of dealing with waste in North London (part of the UK’s capital city)

    ·           Delivering 50% recycling and an affordable waste services solution

    ·           Delivering a fuel use solution and Combined Heat & Power 

    11:40 Case Study: Procuring Waste Treatment in Norfolk

    Joel Hull

    Joel Hull, Project Director, Residual Waste Service, Norfolk County Council

    ·          An introduction to the Norfolk project.

    ·          Streamlining the competitive dialogue process.

    ·          Assessing the range of options for procurement.

    ·          The importance of keeping options open.

    ·          Changing expectations for the future.

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Changing Funding Priorities in Recession

    Steven Jones

    Steven Jones, Finance Director , Covanta Energy Ltd

    ·                 Impact of the recession in funding available to local authorities

    ·                 Balancing loss of funding vs urgency to reduce landfill waste

    ·                 Considering whether PPP is the best way to meet these targets

    ·                 Finding methods of funding with the least risk

    ·                 New considerations when choosing a method of waste processing

    ·                 Looking towards the long term

    14:00 Case Study: Northumberland - A Waste PFI Success Story

    Paul Jones

    Paul Jones, Head of Waste, Northumberland County Council

    ·          Developing the Waste Strategy

    ·          Turning the strategy into reality

    ·          Approach to planning and land acquisition

    ·          Technology selection and the procurement process

    ·          Implementation of the contract and progress and performance to date

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Mbt: Case Study – Cambridgeshire County Council

    Bernard  Warr

    Bernard Warr, (Former) Director, Waste Management, Cambridgeshire County Council

    ·          Why MBT is best for Cambridgeshire

    ·          Costs and obstacles in implementing it

    ·          How it benefits the community

    ·          Satisfaction so far

    ·          Insight into the technology

    ·          Any plans to add/improve it

    15:40 Anything but old hat – recent developments in “mass burn” EFW

    Keith Riley

    Keith Riley , Managing Director, Technical Services, Veolia Environmental Services Plc

    ·                 Update on the implementation of new technologies

    ·                 Lessons learnt from these projects

    ·                 New future technologies on the designing board  and the likelihood of establishing them for UK wide usage

    ·                 Funding required and how to achieve it

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



    Procurement in the Waste Sector – Updating Your Knowledge

    Procurement in the Waste Sector – Updating Your Knowledge

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    10 March 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

    Buckingham Gate 45/51
    London SW1E 6AF
    United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James



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    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:

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    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.


    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.

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

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    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, SAE Media 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.


    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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