The Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference – 2024

Ever Increasing Circles – Circular Economy: Engagement, Action & Impact
Thursday, June 20 th – The Europa Hotel Conference Centre, Belfast

Conference Chaired by Dan Cooke, President, CIWM

9:00 Opening Remarks
Debbie Nesbitt, CIWM NI Chairperson

9:05 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Andrew Muir, MLA, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

9:15 Skills for the Circular Economy
Katie Cockburn, Professional Services Director, CIWM

9:35 Circular Economy More Than Just Recycling
Claire Shrewsbury, Directors, Insights & Innovation, WRAP UK

9:55 Coca-Cola’s Journey to a World without Waste on the Island of Ireland
Tom Burke, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, Coca Cola Ireland

10:15 A NI Business Embracing the Circular Economy
Grainne Rose Murphy – Sustainability Engineer, Queens University and Somerville

10:35 Q&A Session 1

10:50 Morning Coffee Break, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

11:20 Northern Irish Waste Sector Legal Updates
Michaela Diver, Partner, A&L Goodbody

11:40 The Private Sector Response to Emerging Policies
Conor Walsh, Secretary, Recycle NI

12:00 Waste Management with Purpose: An update on our ESG Strategy

Brett Ross, CEO, RiverRidge

12:20 How to scale up circular business models – the role of circular design, smart take-back & secondary raw material markets

Dr. Geraldine Brennan is Head of Circular Economy at Irish Manufacturing Research

12:40 Q&A Session 2

12:55 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing & Networking – Kindly Sponsored by RiverRidge

2:00 Workshop Sessions – Choice of 2 (Choice 1: 2:00 to 2:35pm, Choice 2: 2:40-3:15 pm)

LOCKNOTE PRESENTATION

3:20 EVER INCREASING CIRCLES OR JUST GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES – HOW WE CAN MAKE CIRCULAR ECONOMY A REALITY IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Mark Shayler, Ape

3:40 Redesign for ReLife – Less Pruck
Tim Walker, Senior Vice President CIWM & CEO of arc21

3:50 Closing Remarks
Darragh McConville, Chair of Recycle NI

4:00 Conference Ends

Drinks Reception kindly sponsored by Beauparc