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Waste Expo conference goes digital

Following the cancellation of Waste Expo Australia 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s largest gathering of waste management and resource recovery professionals will migrate its conference online to provide a platform for some of the most important issues affecting the sector to be addressed.

Taking place from 19-21 October, Waste Expo Australia 2021 Virtual Conference, brings together leaders from across the sector discussing critical issues impacting the future of waste and recycling in Australia. You will have the opportunity to hear key industry actions and insights from across policy & regulation, as well as gain practical and tangible solutions from innovators shaping the future direction for waste and recycling in Australia.

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“Waste Expo Australia has become a must-attend event for waste management and resource recovery professionals across the country, providing an unparalleled opportunity to learn from some of the biggest names in the sector, for free. Although our in-person event this year is cancelled, our 2021 Virtual Conference could not come at more critical time, with the sector on the precipice of significant transformation,” Robby Clark, Exhibition Director at Waste Expo Australia, said.

Featuring more than 30 speakers across 3 days, this must attend virtual event will focus on topics including; local government waste innovation, new developments within CD/CI waste minimisation, the roadmap to becoming circular and the opportunities within waste-to-energy.

Leading off on day one, a policy-focused session will examine Australia’s waste and recycling roadmap, now and into the future. This session will be chaired by Mike Ritchie (MD, MRA Consulting) and include a Ministerial Address from The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP (Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change) on the Victorian Government’s 10-year plan to overhaul Victoria’s recycling sector.

Attendees will also have unrivalled access to other industry experts including Lee Miezis (CEO, EPA Victoria), Claire Ferres Miles (CEO, Sustainability Victoria), Kar Mei Tang (Chief Circular Economist, NSW Circular), Peter Brisbane (Government Partnership Manager, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)) and Ben Morgan (General Manager – VIC Operations, Bingo Industries).

Running alongside Waste Expo Australia’s Virtual Conference, All-Energy Australia and Energy Efficiency Expo will also host virtual sessions from 19th to 28th October, forming the country’s most significant webinar series for the waste, recycling, renewable energy and energy management industries.

Waste Expo Australia’s 2021 Virtual Conference will take place from 19th – 21st October. To view the conference program and register for free, visit