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LARAC CONFERENCE 2014

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The 2013 LARAC Conference and Celebration Awards in association with UPM was a fantastic success for all involved. With over 400 attendees - 65% of whom were local authorities - it gave plenty of opportunity for networking.


This year`s event is shaping up to be even more popular, with a record number of delegates having already taken advantage of the `early bird` offer.

Event Type:
Conference/Seminar
Date:
Oct. 15-16, 2014
Venue:
East Midlands Conference Center
Location:
Nottingham , UK

This year’s packed programme will give delegates the tools to overcome the challenges they face whilst inspiring new and innovative ideas to approach their every day responsibilities. 

Who knows, resource and recycling minister Dan Rogerson might even be present! And if not, the conference is likely to hear the latest from Defra.

While the Department may well be starting to lock down ahead of the General Election, it could well give some of its first thoughts on the European Commission’s new circular economy package which will be published this summer.

The Commission’s measures will impact not only on local authorities but also businesses as a whole. However, while new future challenges beckon, the day-to-day realities of grappling with increasing workloads and smaller budgets will feature at the conference. 

This will include main conference sessions on local authority companies, infrastructure provision including anaerobic digestion capacity and residual waste solutions as well as maximising material prices, even more important in the face of weaker global commodity markets.

And, of course the TEEP and quality debate concerning whether to commingle or not will feature. A number of local authorities have concerns about the potential for legal challenges and the conference will explore some of the advice available include the Route Map document and also assess the basic role of local authorities in terms of protecting public health with sound waste management services.Approved by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, this conference provides two days towards the Institution’s Graduate Structured Learning & Development Programme, or 13 hours of Continuing Professional Development.

LARAC WORKSHOPS:

The conference workshops have been revamped for this year to ensure there will be something of interest to all. New topics include 'Who owns the waste?' through to 'The role of food banks'.


LARAC EXHIBITION:

The exhibition comprises a wide variety of products and services relevant to local authorities, including; paper, WEEE, bins, software and more. This creates a buzzing atmosphere throughout the event leading to many high quality leads generated.  


LARAC CELEBRATION AWARDS:

After a hard day’s work, what better way to relax than at a sparkling drinks reception with friends and colleagues followed by the LARAC Celebration Awards – this really is the time to celebrate what is best in the sector and the hard work that often goes unmentioned.

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