About the Summit

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A Global Perspective on the Short and Long-Term Markets for Waste to Energy & Resources

The 9th World Waste to Energy & Resources Summit will maintain its well-recognised commercial focus on forging new partnerships, driving forward industry projects, showcasing the latest innovations, introducing new market opportunities and providing updates to policy and finance models.

The 2020 summit will offer a global perspective on the short and long-term markets for energy from waste. The agenda will promote debate on the opportunities and challenges of capitalising on the short term market boom we are seeing globally and look at the longer term ambitions of the sector including its place in the climate change agenda and evaluating which technologies will prove most commercially viable for the future.

Delegates and speakers representing the global market at a senior level will be from leading waste management operators, developers and technology suppliers alongside governments, municipalities and legal and finance partners.

Key themes for 2020:

  • Capitalising on the current global market boom: Analysis of the current commercial and policy landscape in the UK, Europe and globally
  • The climate change agenda: The role of waste conversion in the circular economy and opportunities for collaboration with the recycling and packaging industries
  • Technology and innovation: Evaluating ATT and ACTs, plastics to fuel, CO2 capture, waste to fuel, and high-value chemicals and materials from waste
  • Decarbonising the transport sector: Assessing the long-term future for waste as transport fuel
  • Rethinking partnership and risk sharing models: Exploring a collaborative approach to project success
  • Project finance and investment: Innovative approaches to funding downstream products and more niche technologies and the appetite for a simple bankable project formula
  • Regulations: The implications of BREF and the impact of the Dutch incineration tax on the RDF and SRF markets
  • International market opportunities: Reports on new energy from waste infrastructure projects in emerging markets
  • Success stories: Optimising operational performance and achieving low-emission, small-footprint waste conversion through the use of advanced solutions

Our Global Network

Global Network - World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit, London

Who Will You Meet?

Leading industry experts joining us in 2019, included:

Coronavirus Update

Due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit will now take place on October 6-7, 2020 with the same exciting agenda and speaker faculty. We look forward to regathering the industry then. 

We understand that a small percentage of our delegates may be unable to attend the new dates. Please get in touch with Georgia Freeman on georgia.freeman@rethinkevents.com / +44 1273 789989 if this affects you.

Updated 25 March, 2020

World Waste to Energy Series

The World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit has established itself as a meeting place for international stakeholders focused on accelerating innovation and investment within the sector. Each year, waste management CEOs, local government officials, project developers, technology companies, engineering firms, EPCs and investors from both the UK and overseas come together to share their experience and best practice. The summit also showcases the latest project opportunities from around the world and has established itself as a launch-pad for new international partnerships and alliances.





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Rethink Events conferences are created by experts in clean-tech and renewable energy to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through extensive research, Rethink Events create hard-hitting agendas, rich in content, and featuring the industry’s most influential figures. Interactive debate and extensive networking opportunities encourage the sharing of ideas and information, and the formation of new business relationships. Rethink Events’ goal is to inform and shape the future of the clean-tech and renewable energy industries.