Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference

Recycle NI and the Chartered Institution of Waste Management Northern Ireland say the inaugural Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference 2022 which will take place on June 23rd in the ICC in Belfast. 

The best domestic speakers and international waste and resource management experts are flying into Belfast for this year’s event.  

Pictured at the launch of the Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference 2022 were Darragh McConville, Chair of Recycle NI & ReCon Waste Mgt, Adrian Hopkins, Conference Director, Debbie Nesbitt, WRAP, Brett Ross, CEO, RiverRidge and Conor Walsh, Recycle NI

The conference runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  The theme for this year’s conference is how the circular economy can impact our green growth and net zero ambitions.

Over 200 delegates are expected from both the public and private sectors to attend this year’s live event making it by far the largest waste and resource management conference ever to take place in Northern Ireland.

Pictured at the launch of the Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference 2022 are Adrian Hopkins, Conference Director, Darragh McConville, Chair of Recycle NI & ReCon Waste Mgt, Debbie Nesbitt, WRAP, Conor Walsh, Recycle NI and Brett Ross, CEO, RiverRidge

Confirmed national and international Keynote Speakers include;

  • Donald Chapman, Environmental Analyst, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Kevin Hegarty, Director of Green Growth & Climate Change, Dept of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
  • Keith Forster, Director, Dept for the Economy, Northern Ireland
  • Claire Shrewsbury – Director Insights & Innovation, WRAP UK
  • Dr Adam Read, President of the CIWM UK
  • Brett Ross, CEO, RiverRidge
  • Dr. Bärbel Birnstengel, Principle, Prognos AG, Germany
  • Jamie Warmington , Leads the development of digital tools, Waste Sector, Anthesis
  • Conor Walsh, Secretary, Recycle NI
  • Paul Vanston, Chief Executive, Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN)


Proud sponsors of this year’s prestigious event are RiverRidge, DAERA and Bailey Waste Recycling as well as many exhibitors such as Re-Gen, Bryson Recycling, McQuillen Environmental, ENVA, RPS, Ulster Shredders, Recycle Eye, Crypto Cycle, Van Walt Ireland, Turmec, metorSTOR and Romaquip to mention just a few.  

At this year’s conference discussion will take place around such contentious and burning issues as:

  • Benchmarking Waste Management in Northern Ireland – How does it compare internationally?
  • Carbon metric and beyond: Scotland’s journey with waste metrics
  • Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland
  • Circular Economy Strategy (Strategic Framework) – Circular Economy will be a big enabler of Green Growth
  • Net Zero: why resource efficiency holds the answers
  • The Transition to Net Zero and the need for new skills
  • Circular Economy – Will ambition be matched by Action?
  • The Carbon Study FEAD / CEWEP / DWMA
  • Where are we going with the packaging reforms? And are we going there together?
  • Digital waste tracking; transforming our sector
  • Electric Vehicles


Conference tickets are on sale for £199 from  or call Conference Director, Adrian Hopkins for Discounted Group Bookings or Exhibition Opportunities on 087 6811830, 00 353 1 2811 111 or [email protected]