This annually successful conference will give a comprehensive analysis of the hottest issues facing local authorities and the waste industry in the race to meet the three European Landfill targets, the first of which is due in 2010. Through a series of first-class presentations the latest developments behind policy, finance, bidding, procurement, planning and technology in public private partnerships and waste will be extensively explored. Illustrated with exclusive case studies from local authorities this is an event not to be missed by all those who want to be ahead of the game.

  • Hear about the experiences of individual local authorities in the establishment and procurement of PPP projects
  • Learn about the latest advances in waste treatment technologies
  • Update yourself on the bankbility of waste projects and the effects of the Credit Crisis upon the industry
  • Discover how to turn one business's waste into another business's electricity
  • Review the latest waste policy developments across the UK
  • Local authority representatives
  • Waste management companies
  • Waste technological specialists
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Accountants
  • Project directors and managers

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James Snape

James Snape, Partner, Nabarro

9:10 Update on the WIDP

Paul Croston

Paul Croston, Programme Manager, Defra

·                 New targets set out by the 2007/2008 Waste Strategy Report
·                 WIDP innovations
·                 Focus on the 2013 LATS target
·                 Update of the project pipeline
·                 Looking towards new technologies
·                 Providing the necessary infrastructure to meet targets

9:50 Issues for the Public Sector to Bear in Mind

David Finlay

David Finlay, Director of PFI Development, National Audit Office

·                      Managing the programme of projects needed to achieve the required landfill diversion
·                      Achieving deals which are value for money
·                      Factors affecting delivery of the projects
·                      Financing issues

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 European Waste Policy

Andreas Versmann

Andreas Versmann, Director General Environment, Administrator, Environmental Directorate General, European Commission

·                 Objectives of European Waste Policy

·                 Current states of waste          

·                 The revised waste framework directive  

·                 Expected impact on waste streams                   


11:40 Wales - Towards A New Waste Strategy

Andy Rees

Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Assembly Government

·                      The SD, climate change and eco-footprint outcomes

·                      Reducing Wales’ carbon footprint through high recycling

·                      Material focus – integrated collection and management

·                      Biowaste to AD – contribution to renewable energy

·                      Waste minimisation &reuse

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Procuring Residual Waste Treatment Facilities Update

Amar Qureshi

Amar Qureshi, Guidance and Contracts Coordinator, Defra

  • Policy issues
  • Contract issues
  • 14:40 The Hurdles to Closing A Deal

    Joel  Hull

    Joel Hull, Project Manager, Norfolk County Council

    ·                      The need for robust contractual negotiations

    ·                      Benefiting from the funders' contribution

    ·                      Managing the process effectively

    ·                      The risk profile and weakest links

    ·                      Optimism bias and delays

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 The Bankability of PPP Waste Projects

    Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley, Head Of Infastructure, Bank of Ireland

    ·                      Deals signed and up-coming pipeline – is there enough funding available

    ·                      Funding costs in the context of the credit crunch

    ·                      Lessons learnt from funding major projects – Riverside, Greater Manchester

    ·                      Bankable technologies and project structures

    ·                      Funding merchant risk

    ·                      Construction delays and project economics

    16:20 Energy From Waste and the Renewables Obligation

    Gaynor Hartnell

    Gaynor Hartnell, Deputy Director, Renewable Energy Association R E A

    ·                      The history of the RO and EfW

    ·                      The eligibility criteria for EfW

    ·                      Proposed changes to the RO for EfW

    ·                      The problems of claiming ROCs in practice

    ·                      How the RO could be improved for EfW

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

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Julie Muscroft

    Julie Muscroft, Partner, Commercial Group, Walker Morris Solicitors

    9:10 Scotland's National Waste Plan

    Simon Stockwell

    Simon Stockwell, Head, Scottish Government

    Moving towards Zero Waste

    ·                      Background

    ·                      New targets

    ·                      Increasing recycling

    ·                      Making Scotland a world-class leader on waste management

    ·                      Scottish Futures Trust

    9:50 Recycling: The Hidden Carbon Opportunity

    Philip Ward

    Philip Ward, Director for Local Government Services, WRAP

    ·                      Carbon is not the only agenda

    ·                      Research into opportunities for recovering embodied carbon from materials

    ·                      Helping local authorities and businesses develop recycling and waste management schemes to reduce carbon    


    ·                      Keeping up with European standards and setting an example for other countries

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Waste Management Partnerships in England

    ·                 Current status

    ·                 Case studies

    ·                 Lessons Learnt

    ·                 Joint Waste Authorities

    ·                 The future

    David Greenfield

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

    11:40 Focus on EfW

    Colin Drummond

    Colin Drummond, Chief Executive, Viridor Waste Management

    ·                      Scale of opportunity – current and long term potential energy generation from waste

    ·                      Key growing technologies to extract energy from waste

    ·                      Combined heat and power – finding uses for heat

    ·                      Implications for PPP projects

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Planning and Waste

    Paul Jones

    Paul Jones, Head of Waste Management , Northumberland County Council

    ·                 The building blocks for success

    ·                 Strategic approach

    ·                 Minimising risks and costs

    ·                 Winning public support

    14:10 East Sussex - Overcoming the Planning

    Andy Robertson

    Andy Robertson, Assistant Director, East Sussex County Council

    ·                 The project and contract

    ·                 Predicted and unexpected difficulties

    ·                 Overcoming issues and delay with planning permission

    ·                 Success of project now

    ·                 Advice for other contractors

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Inter-Authority Waste Partnerships

    John Quinn

    John Quinn, Chief Executive, Arc21

    ·                 What it means in practice

    ·                 Management and dividing work between councils within authorities

    ·                 Legal procurement structures

    ·                 Understanding inter-authority partnerships from a business perspective

    16:00 Retail and Business Initiatives in Reducing Waste and Increasing Recycling

    Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown, Environment Manager, IKEA UK

    ·                 Setting and meeting the recycling targets

    ·                 Using energy from waste to power stores

    ·                 Initiatives to reduce waste generated by stores

    ·                 Encouraging local communities and other retailers to follow suit

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    CHP in waste

    CHP in waste

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    11th March 2009
    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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