Scottish Resources Conference 2016, Edinburgh

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 17:00

For organisations aspiring to develop circular business models and become more resource efficient. 

The Scottish Resources Conference is Scotland’s biggest and most important event for organisations interested in the circular economy, sustainability, resource and waste management.

Celebrating its 15th year, this two-day event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre will bring together Scottish businesses, third sector organisations, practitioners from the waste and resource sector and anyone who is passionate about a waste free Scotland and developing circular economy business models.

Be part of this exciting event which will shape the future of Scotland and help us to build a circular economy together.

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The programme

You have the opportunity to hear from circular economy experts, Directors of Scotland's leading blue-chip companies, politicians and Government figures as well as organisations actively involved in sustainability, resources and waste management.

Featuring two distinct streams across each day of the event, this year’s conference has been designed to enable delegates to choose the sessions and topics most relevant to them and places can be booked for either one or two days.

Day 1 Wednesday 5 October

Scotland’s Food Waste Opportunity (Stream 1)

  • What are the priorities for achieving Scotland’s food waste target?
  • Smart Solutions to reducing food waste
  • Feeding the cycle: towards a sustainable bio-economy

Transforming Resource Management (Stream 2)

  • Sustaining recycling in volatile markets
  • Harnessing the ‘big data’ opportunity
  • Rethinking the resources landscape: do we need a new set of roles and relationships

Day 2 Thursday 6 October

Creating a Circular Economy (Stream 1)

  • How Scottish and European policy can work together to deliver a more circular economy
  • Changing our relationships with products
  • Shifting the balance – how could a fresh approach to producer responsibility transform the circular economy?

Making Zero Waste Mainstream (Stream 2)

  • Creating a prevention mindset
  • Social innovation as a means of achieving zero waste
  • Changing behaviour: creating society-wide ‘nudges’

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Scottish Resources Awards – gain national recognition

Taking place on the evening of the second day of the conference, Thursday 6 October, the prestigious Scottish Resources Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for the public, private and community sector to gain national recognition for their involvement and innovation within resource management.

All finalists will receive a complimentary ticket to the prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 6 October 2016.

Want to showcase your organisation?

There are a variety of exhibitor opportunities which include exhibition space, VIP delegate placements, lunch and conference drinks reception and profiling of your organisation on the website.  

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