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AORA Annual Conference, Early bird rates extended to 20 May 2022

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The AORA Annual Conference is the principal conference in Australia for the recycled organics industry.

The 2022 event, from 27 – 29 June at Stamford Grand, Adelaide, will focus on Building the Future of our Industry – Turning our organic waste into a national resource. 

Through a strong and robust collaboration between Australia’s organics recycling industry, State and Federal governments and businesses, the industry is strategically positioned to play a vital role in adding significant economic and environmental value to the Australian economy.

The Conference will explore how positive collaborative efforts can lead to consistent national and state policies and directions for organics recycling and a circular economy, in turn creating opportunities for innovation and growth that results in a strong organics recycling industry.

Keynote speakers for the event are:
The Hon. Penny Wensley, National Soils Advocate
Former Governor of Queensland and Australian diplomat, Penelope Wensley AC, has a long-held interest and substantial experience in natural resource management, environmental and sustainable development matters, and in Australia’s response to national and global challenges in these areas. Wensley was a key contributor to the negotiation of several landmark international treaties to address environmental challenges though the United Nations. Wensley holds a number of high-level roles concerning sustainability, including as National Soils Advocate.

Matthew Cotton, Principal Consultant/Owner, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Matthew Cotton has worked in the composting industry since 1986. He has served as a consultant, educator, researcher, and advocate for new and expanded organics recycling and composting programs in California and beyond.

Cotton has completed hundreds of significant organics projects, including permitting and assisting in the development of some of the major composting facilities in California. Cotton served on the Board of Directors of the US Composting Council for almost two decades, including three terms as president. He serves on the Board of Californians Against Waste.

Professor Ian Overton, Chief Executive, Green Industries SA
Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in business, research, academia and government, including 17 years with the CSIRO. He has a passion for sustainability and enhancing environmental, social and economic outcomes and the implementation of the circular economy.

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