The Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA) and the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) are holding the annual Irish Waste Management Conference on 29 November in the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin.

The best international waste management experts will fly into Dublin for this year’s event which is almost sold out. The conference runs from 9:15am – 4:30pm. The theme for this year’s conference is twofold – “What is waste?” and “Developing the Waste Market?”

Well over 400 delegates from both the public and private sectors have now booked tickets for this year’s event making it by far the largest waste management conference ever to take place in Ireland.

Confirmed national and international Keynote Speakers include;

Dr Ian Garner, Head of WRAP Northern Ireland
Andrew Moag, Director, AMC Environmental Ltd, UK
David Flynn, Programme Manager, Environmental Licensing, EPA
Alison Fanagan, Co-Head of Environmental & Planning, A&L Goodbody
David Tobin, Beauparc Utilities Group Limited is the parent company of Panda, Panda Power, IPR and Greenstar.
Helen Searson, Waste Characterisation Report, Project Manager Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Fergal O’Leary, Member of the Commission, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
Kevin O Donoghue, Principal, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Seamus Clancy, CEO, Repak
Hugh Coughlan, Regional Co-Ordinator, Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Office
Conor Walsh, Secretary, Irish Waste Management Association

The proud sponsors of this year’s prestigious event are A&L Goodbody, Repak, My Waste Campaign, Panda, Covanta Ireland and Integrated Materials Solutions.

As this year’s conference we will be discussing such contentious and burning issues as

To Discard or Not Discard – Is that still the question? – The Definition of Waste
The UK Plastics Pact: Towards a Circular Plastics System
Soil & Stone: Waste, By-product and End-of-Waste
Problems with recycling and how to fix them
National Waste Characterisation Survey
Irish and European Updates on Waste Law Developments
Benchmarking Household Waste Collection Costs
New Plastics Packaging Strategy for Ireland
Making Markets Work Better – the Waste Industry
The Waste Capacity Challenge

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