The UK’s largest trade show for the recycling and waste sector, the annual RWM event, will not be staged in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Organisers RoarB2B had originally postponed RWM from this September until November but have now announced new dates of 22-23 September 2021 at the same venue, the NEC in Birmingham.
RWM is owned by the Chartered Institution of Waste Managers (CIWM) whose website says ‘having consulted and worked closely with the event’s main partner, CIWM, and several other close advisors and partners of the expo, the ROAR B2B team have come to the extremely difficult decision to postpone to 2021’.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, RoarB2B group managing director said it had been a difficult time. ‘However, we are looking forward to an extremely positive future and are grateful for the on-going support of our partners, exhibitors, stakeholders and customers. We look forward to revealing more news and information about the 2021 launch in due course.’
CIWM’s ceo Sarah Poulter added: ‘This was a difficult decision to make for everyone involved but, as I’m sure everyone will agree, it is ultimately the right decision. The team at Roar have been working hard to ensure that the event’s re-launch sets the tone for what we can all expect from RWM in the years to come, and I for one greatly anticipate and look forward to RWM 2021.’
Postponement is a major blow for an event that has struggled in recent years, not least because of the much-needed revenues that will be lost. Three years ago, the original organisers sold the event to the Prysm Media Group who ran it for only two years, cutting back from three to two days, until selling up last year to Roar.
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