EU-HCWM Final Conference - Birmingham, UK

At last we have the finished speaker programme for the final conference. We think it is an excellent line-up which fits best with the overarching aims of the 3 year EUHCWM project. We are particularly delighted that we can have this excellent event in the UK and in partnership with the National Health Service; National Performance Advisory Group – Best Value Group on Waste. We have been working extremely closely with them on the project outputs and throughout this three year process and it is fitting that we celebrate the project end together through this final conference.

We have arranged the final partner meetings for the 9th and 11th November with the conference itself sandwiched in between on 10th November. We have allocated enough space for around 100 delegates and speakers. If this free event is of interest to you please register by sending an email to

 We have tried to provide an event programme which reflects the institutions in the UK who play a vital role in the sustainability agenda at the NHS while also highlighting the key stakeholders responsible for the vocational qualification and training agenda within the waste sector itself. In order that the project outputs to be properly disseminated as widely as possible it is important that multiplier groups are identified and we are delighted that some of those key multipliers have also agreed to present at the event. One of the other aspects that has been extremely important in the success of the outputs have been the sharing of knowledge and best practice across the project partners and we are pleased that we are able to set aside conference time for this purpose. Speakers from the UK and across the EU will present examples of best practice from their healthcare facilities and countries.

We hope you will attend the conference and that you will continue to engage with the project as part of the stakeholder group targeted in the Project Output Exploitation Plan. 

The Final Conference will be live streamed in full on our Youtube channel. For more information on this please email:



The final conference is being hosted in the city of Birmingham. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population in 2014 of 1,101,360 Birmingham metropolitan area is the second most populous in the UK with a population of 3.8 million. This also makes Birmingham the 9th most populous metropolitan area in Europe. Today Birmingham's economy is dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre, ranked as a beta− world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $121.1bn (2014) and its six universities make it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London. Birmingham's major cultural institutions – including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes. Birmingham is the fourth-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors.

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