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Supported by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology (ESWET), SMi's 9th annual conference on Energy from Waste will bring together industry professionals and local councils working in waste, bioenergy, environmental services and infrastructure finance.


It will strengthen knowledge in key topics such as, refuse derived fuel, international markets and European trade, whilst looking at the practicalities of heating projects and keeping attendees at the forefront of technological breakthroughs to adapt to the growing need for greener energy.


Understanding EU initiatives surrounding the circular economy from a local council and provider perspective; the BREF review process; and British policy around BREXIT will be a major focus, as will hearing from a selection of municipal authorities currently implementing energy to waste projects. This will include case studies from Buckinghamshire County Council, City of Westminster, Coventry City Council and City of Oslo.


Exclusive updates on Central and Eastern European Markets such as Bulgaria, Poland and Romania, will be just some of the event highlights for 2016.


Featured Speakers Include:


•             Roger Seed, Contracts Team Leader, Buckinghamshire County Council

•             Pandora Rene, Senior Advisor, Waste and Illegals, Environment Agency

•             Jarno Stet, Waste Services Manager, City of Westminster

•             Hubert de Chefdebien, Chairman of ESWET Technical Committee, ESWET

•             Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ R&R UK

•             Johnny Stuen, Technical Director, Waste-to-energy Agency, City of Oslo

•             Maya Van der Steenhoven, Director of the Public Private Cooperation Heating and Cooling, South-Holland

•             Andrew Hartley, Director, Green Investment Bank

•             Mark Shenton, Director, Head of Infrastructure & Renewables UK, NIBC Bank N.V.

•             Lukasz Dziekonski, Director, Management Board Member Marguerite, PKO Bank Polski SA/ Marguerite Fund

•             Dr Philip Thomas, WWS Technical Manager, Thames Water


Reasons to attend:


1.            Receive regulatory guidance and understand the impact of the circular economy on energy from waste

2.            Discover how to handle the monitoring issue in the BREF review process

3.            Hear about the outcomes of the world’s first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning trash

4.            Discuss the development of larger scale heat networks incorporating heat from EfW, as well as other industrial processes and greenhouses

7.            Realise how merchant projects can be funded, re-financed and structured and what projects are bankable

Remember to register early to take advantage of early bird discounts!

Visit or contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 20 7827 6156, email:

Internship offer: Administration / Secretariat

Closing date: February 20, 2015

Place: Bruxelles

Time frame: March 15 – July 31, 2015, full-time, unpaid

As an administrative intern in our company, you will have the chance to be a part of a team that administrates a business centre, “EU Business Centre”, and a lobby consultancy.

The “EU Business Centre” has gathered nearly 20 years of experience, put at the disposal of our customers. Being an SME, we have always kept the required flexibility for fully satisfying the individual requirements of our customers.

As a consultancy, active under the name of Clerens Consulting, we are administrating three trade associations and other clients and projects connected with the European Institutions.

With the support of our team, you will:

  • Be the point of contact with our suppliers and clients, welcome the guests and organise the activity of the business centre
  • Support the daily activity and projects of our Managing Director
  • Use MS Office package (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, etc.) to produce correspondence and documents, and maintain presentations, records, spreadsheets and databases
  • Administrate and maintain office processes
  • Use content management systems to maintain and update internal databases
  • Order and maintain stationery and equipment supplies
  • Sort and distribute incoming post and organise and send outgoing post
  • Liaising with colleagues and external contacts to book travel and accommodation
  • Organise and archive paperwork, documents and computer-based information
  • Organise and prepare meeting rooms
  • Maintenance of common areas (kitchen, waiting room, meeting rooms, etc.)

Requirements and competencies:

  • Professional experience or studies in secretariat/administration
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office packages and Internet
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing requirements and situations
  • Autonomous in finding solutions to practical problems
  • Cooperative and well-mannered, team player, flexible
  • Ability to learn fast and a proactive attitude
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent level of English, good command of French. Dutch or German would be an asset

Applications should be composed of a CV and a short cover letter. Please send your application per e-mail ( under the reference “Internship IC Belgium”.