Independent organiser The PRYSM Group has acquired the industry-leading recycling and waste management trade show RWM from Ascential PLC.
The PRYSM Group today announced that RWM in partnership with CIWM, the UK’s leading recycling, energy, water and waste management show, has joined its its Environmental Division, which already includes The European Contamination Expo Series, Hazardous Waste Expo, Land Remediation Expo, The Flood Expo and The Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo. RWM, the only UK event that brings together the entire industry, was acquired from Ascential plc. Commercial terms of the deal were not revealed.
Commenting on the acquisition of RWM, Event Director Nick Woore, said: “RWM is undoubtedly the leading exhibition in the global resource management sector, so to be able to add the show to our already incredible portfolio is extremely exciting.
“Waste, recycling and resource management is crucial to all of our lives and the significant contribution that this dynamic and innovative sector can make to the economy is increasingly being recognised by governments and industry.. Running this event is an honour we are not taking lightly, and we will ensure that this exhibition leads the way for the industry tasked with delivering a sustainable future for our country.”
“This is an exciting development for RWM and CIWM looks forward to working in partnership with PRYSM to ensure that the show goes from strength to strength as the premiere showcase for the resources and waste management sector,” said CIWM chief executive Dr Colin Church. “We welcome PRYSM’s decision to invest in expanding its environmental business and there are clear synergies with other events in the PRYSM stable that will further broaden RWM’s reach and relevance.”
RWM takes place annually each September at the NEC and attracts over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from the UK and overseas – including from retail, leisure, construction and demolition, manufacturing, and government organisations to name a few. RWM seeks to build a community for a resource-efficient future by connecting. It connects innovators and influencers with businesses, public sector bodies, governments and not for profits to deliver solutions that are both environmentally sound and profitable. RWM operates in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
A further announcement confirming show dates will be made very shortly.