A BRAND new co-located event focusing on the business of sustainable solutions for the foodservice industry is set to launch this April when the UK’s largest hospitality trade show, Hotelympia 2014, returns to London’s ExCeL (28thApril -1st May).
In association with Footprint, WasteWorks will unite some of the world’s most forward thinking companies and suppliers of resource efficiency solutions for the hospitality sector, helping visitors to uncover cost savings and improve environmental credentials in one fell swoop.
And, with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) reporting that some 3.4 million tonnes of mixed waste is produced annually by the hospitality industry alone, the advent of WasteWorks could not be timelier.
An unmissable, free programme of presentations and workshop sessions focusing on best practice in waste and resource management in the hospitality sector will run throughout the four days. Taking place at WasteWorks and on Hotelympia’s main Stage, the debates will help frame the facts and offer visitors practical advice and solutions on how to make real world savings.
Highlights include; Marc Zornes, CEO of food waste consultants, Winnow Solutions, who will be exploring themes of innovation in waste and examining potential cost barriers while looking to the future and at what can be done using existing infrastructure.
Chair of the EU Sub Committee overseeing environment, energy, agriculture and fisheries, Baroness Scott, will also be offering a highly insightful ‘Birdseye View on Waste’ revealing the results of an inquiry into the EU’s contribution to food waste. With a panel session involving senior WRAP representatives following immediately after, the findings and resultant debate will be pertinent for all Hotelympia visitors regardless of operation.
Waste entrepreneurs John Twitchen, executive director of Copper Consulting and CEO of Specialist Waste Recycling, Giles Whitely, promise to strip the waste debate back to basics, while MD of Gram UK, Glenn Roberts will be presenting the Gram Green Paper – an in-depth body of research into sustainability in foodservice. There, he will be joined by CESA director, Keith Warren, Associate Director of the Carbon Trust, Dominic Burbridge, Julie Barker of TUCO and John Campbell and Richard Webber of market research company, Cambridge Direction for a panel discussion around the issues raised.
Toby Wand, Managing Director at Fresh Montgomery, said: “The figures from WRAP paint an alarming picture, yet the organisation also predicts that the UK hospitality sector could save £724 million per year by increasing recycling rates and preventing food waste. WasteWorks has been brought about to help the industry to harness this opportunity, twinning expert insight and debate with a host of companies whose sole purpose is to help others to reduce waste, enhance their sustainable credentials and profit in the process. I urge anyone with a vested interest in making positive changes to come along, speak to the experts and find out how they can help futureproof their own business.”
Considerate Hoteliers – the association that puts sustainability issues at the top of the agenda – has put together a programme of targeted workshops focusing on training and education on a range of related topics. Each hour-long workshop will be followed by an optional short guided walk of the exhibition space related to the topic of the workshop, to highlight exhibitors that align with the association’s principles.
Topics include: reducing food waste and saving money, sustainable technology, quantifying monitoring and measuring sustainability performance and employing catering equipment and kitchen best practice that can help reduce utility bills.
Attendance is open to all show visitors and costs £65 per attendee (free for Considerate Hoteliers members).
For further details about the workshops and to register your attendance, please contact Chris Burgess: [email protected]
Specialist exhibitors at WasteWorks include: Aqua Mundus, BritishBins, Goodflo, Frontline International Inc, Grundon Waste Management Ltd, KK Balers Limited, Glasdon UK, Vantage Waste Management, Grease Guardian, GMG Ltd, SWR, Simply Waste and IMC.
As with all Fresh Montgomery shows Hotelympia 2014 will be run to the Sustainable Event Management Standard, ISO 20121, with each operational element complicit within criteria as laid down by the standard.