UK AD & Biogas, the UK’s only trade show focusing exclusively on anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas, has been recognised for excellence in exhibitions at The Association Excellence Awards 2015.
Speaking at the Association Excellence Awards last Friday (27/02), UK AD & Biogas event co-ordinator, Kelly Oxenham, commented:
It’s hugely rewarding to see UK AD & Biogas, which first started from scratch in 2010, grow in space by almost 500 per cent; showcasing the latest AD technology & services from 250 exhibitors, and attracting 3,000 visitors from key sectors including farming, food & drink, local authorities, waste management, utilities, transport.
Today’s Mark of Excellence Award recognises ADBA’s trade show as one of the UK’s leading association-led exhibitions. Featuring a host of free content including seminar sessions, a conference, one-to-one advice clinics, a biomethane vehicle area and a brand new R&D Hub, UK AD & Biogas 2014 provided two days packed full of valuable information and advice, bringing the whole industry together. The event even offered the opportunity for visitors to join a tour of a nearby AD plant.
This year’s trade show, which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 1-2 July, is especially relevant as it will focus on the aftermath from May’s General Election and the potential impact of the new government for the AD industry. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, explained:
While the industry has developed strongly over the past few years, there are clearly still barriers to further progress – in particular the very low availability of source segregated food waste collections for households in England, and the economic viability of smaller scale onsite plants.
ADBA’s Strategic Advisor, former Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Chris Huhne, will be among the high-profile speakers at this year’s show who will assess the policy outlook following the election and evaluate the challenges and opportunities ahead.