May 21st 2019 | One Drummond Gate, London






Registration and networking


Chair's introduction

Chair: Mickey Green, Managing Director, Somerset Waste Partnership (Confirmed)


Keynote address: The catalyst for change: The resources and waste strategy

Speaker: Dawn Woodward, Head of Waste Regulation and Strategy, Resource and Waste, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Confirmed)


Panel discussion: Ambitious and achievable – setting the right goals for your organisation

  • Creating a practical and versatile waste strategy
  • Making waste management a core part of your wider sustainability strategy
  • Preparing for and managing the financial implications of the waste strategy
  • Securing cross organisational buy-in

Chair: Mickey Green, Managing Director, Somerset Waste Partnership (Confirmed)

Speaker: James Hendry, Street Scene Manager, Basildon Borough Council (Confirmed)

Speaker: Dawn Woodward, Project Manager, Defra (Confirmed)

Speaker: Dr. Nicola Hogan, Facilities Officer (Sustainability and Waste Management), Goldsmiths, University of London (Confirmed)


Refreshments and networking


Tackling waste crime: Delivering results in the worst affected areas

  • Working in partnership with police, the environment agency and local private stakeholders
  • Raising the public’s awareness of personal responsibility in managing waste crime

Speaker: Duncan Jones, Partnership Development Manager – Herts Waste Partnership  &  Chairman – Herts Fly Tipping Group (Confirmed)

Speaker: Jennie Probert, Environmental Strategy Manager; Three Rivers District Council and Vice Chair; Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group (Confirmed)

Speaker: Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association (Confirmed)


Lunch and networking


Cutting down food waste

  • The role of local authorities in providing food waste solutions
  • Mitigating the financial and logistical impact of increased bin collections
  • Leading on the redistribution of food waste and the Food Waste Reduction Fund

Speaker: Mark Varney, Director of Food & Network Development, Fareshare (Confirmed)

Speaker: Mickey Green, Managing Director, Somerset Waste Partnership (Confirmed)


#LeedsByExample: Working in collaboration with the private sector to deliver change

  • With approximately 13 billion plastic bottles and 2.5 billion coffee cups bought every year, how can you ensure your strategy doesn’t go to waste?
  • Creating a clear and consistent message for your collaboration

Speaker: Jess Wiles, Creative Partner, Hubbub (Confirmed)


National Materials Datahub: Aims and Opportunities

  • What information will be made available to you
  • How best to utilise the potential of the Datahub

Speaker: Simon Duddy, Director of Business Development, Office for National Statistics (Confirmed)


What's next?

  • Tips to keep innovating throughout the 25 Year Plan
  • What new tools and techniques are available for you to use

Speaker: Dr Anna Scott, Waste Insights Manager, Keep Britain Tidy (Confirmed)


Chair’s closing remarks

Chair: Mickey Green, Managing Director, Somerset Waste Partnership (Confirmed)


Close of summit

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice