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RWM 2023 Update

RWM's 2023 edition will occur at the NEC Birmingham between the dates 13.09.2023 and 14.09.2023. The event will take place as a live exhibition without strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place. This is due to the removal of the related domestic restrictions. The United Kingdom does not have travel limitations in place.


RWM has been a staple event within environment and climate protection, and it is run for close to six decades, with the very first edition being held in 1965. RWM has been the premier platform for manufacturers and engineers to launch revolutionary tech for waste management, waste utilization, waste avoidance, and recycling in the UK. Now more than ever, governments all around the world and businesses need to adopt a greener approach to their operations. This makes RWM the place to be in order to conduct business at the highest level and stay fully informed on breakthroughs in processes and equipment. RWM is divided into six distinct zones that service the entire value chain – Transport & Collections, Machinery & Equipment, Recyclers & Reprocessors, Data Tech & Services, Energy from Waste, and Future Resource. The further specialization within the structure of the show promises qualified leads and greater visibility. 


ROAR RWM is the organiser behind the popular international exhibition, which is based in the city of Birmingham, UK. RWM Birmingham runs for two full days out of the National Exhibition Centre (the NEC) and editions are usually scheduled for mid-September every year, but the 2020 edition has been pulled back to the start of November. Doors are open for professionals only and work hours are from 10:00 am until 17:00 pm, but are subject to change, so plan accordingly. On the subject of commuting, the NEC is in a favourable location right next to the Birmingham International railway station, which presents both rail and bus services to every point of the city. Are you flying into the city? Birmingham Airport runs a frequent air-rail link to the NEC, which is free of charge. No matter where you stay in the Birmingham, there’s a quick way to get to the exhibition grounds. 

What Are People Saying? 

  • “Once again a fantastic RWM 2019 exhibition, very well organised and I was quite impressed with the amount of exhibitors in their field of specialist technologies and with their capabilities. The event was packed with so much knowledge and great speakers,” – Key Account Manager Environmental Power, Siemens;
  • “At Tyre & Rubber Recycling we have long felt that RWM could be of key importance for the tyre recycling sector. This year we exhibited for the first time and noticed that there were a lot of tyre recyclers walking around the show and wanting to talk to us about tyre recycling. We also noticed a significant increase in footfall compared to what we’d noticed at the show in the past,” – Publisher, Tyre & Rubber Recycling;
  • “RWM is a one stop shop for everything from items you can procure “now” to networking with blue sky innovators for the “future”. RWM was a wonderful collaboration of innovation, analysis, manufacturing, startups, and anything you can think of involving waste conversion and waste processing,” – Dr Anne Meier, NASA.

Audience & Statistics 

RWM has reached its size and reputation through strategic support from and partnerships with a lot of reputable companies – Zappshelter, Valpak, Wastecare, Arca, AWE International, BSiF, The Water Network and Plant Planet to name a few. It’s contributed to the impressive numbers RWM double generates. Editions see participation from 500+ international exhibitors, while the audience often exceeds 10,000 industry insiders. Exhibitors fall in the broader category of suppliers in the areas of waste recovery and recycling and they’re often considered to be the leaders in their niche and country. Trade visitors happen to be buyers, national and local authorities, representatives of industrial and commercial businesses, engineers, scientists and experts. 


The first step after you’ve bought your tickets is to plan your business trip to Birmingham and it’s easy to find the best hotel rates on the market with a little help. Book hotels for RWM Birmingham at exciting prices through Trade Fair Trips ltd. We’re an established brand with access to hotels, guesthouses and apartments at every price point in Birmingham. Tell us how much you’re willing to pay and we’ll select the top hotel offers closest to the NEC. The right location is always key to higher satisfaction so we place you close to the exhibition grounds and public transport service. Trade Fair Trips ltd also improves your time on site. We are often asked to book meeting facilities in advance and build clients’ show booths! 

Past Editions

Edition 2021

RWM's 2021 edition was hosted as a face-to-face event between 22.09.2021 and 24.09.2021. The exhibition took place at the NEC Birmingham. To ensure the participants' safety, the venue was outfitted with the most up-to-date Covid-19 safety measures. The security measures included precautions such as attendees needing to maintain social distance as well as wearing masks. The trade show featured 450 exhibitors and 100 expert speakers.

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On foot
On foot:

from Birmingham Airport is 22 min walk

By car
By car:

from Grand Central Metro Station Birmingham is 22 min car drive 

from Birmingham Airport is 2 min drive

By public transport
By public transport:

from Grand Central Metro Station Birmingham take a train to the aiport and from there you have additional 22 min walk

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