NCTCE to host Lean and Green digital masterclass

The National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition (NCTCE) has partnered with SA Partners to develop its first digital masterclass.

NCTCE will run the two hour hands-on, interactive online session, Lean and Green, on 30 July.

During the session, NCTCE Director Peta Moore said attendees will develop a draft game plan, which will be immediately actionable to their organisation.

She added that organisations are fast realising that a shift to sustainable practices is no longer something they can ignore.

“The trouble is that the majority of existing solutions are piecemeal and create added financial burdens most struggle to justify,” Moore said.

“But there is a method that enables your organisation to embrace sustainable practices in such a way that will also benefit the bottom line. It’s called Lean and Green.”

The masterclass will be run by SA Partners Principal Consultation Brad Jeavons and special guest, Kievan Zokaei, co-author of Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability.

“During this highly interactive and engaging event, you will learn that what’s good for the planet is also good for business, and it will help you communicate this important message to internal and external stakeholders,” Moore said.

She explained that attendees will be introduced to proven techniques that can be used to achieve simultaneous organisational and environmental improvement.

The approach draws on best practices implemented by SA Partners within organisations such as Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Unilever and Priestly’s Gourmet Delights.

Event details: 

Date: 30 July

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Cost: $95 inc GST

To register click here

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AWRE set to return in November

The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) is set to return this November – bringing waste experts together to explore innovative solutions in recycling and other sectors, and showcase the latest in sustainable products and machinery.

AWRE is a two-day live experience promoting ideas and opportunities for Australia’s waste and recycling community.

It offers new connections, solutions and strategies to build a more stable, sustainable and profitable economy.

Held 25-26 November, at the ICC Sydney Darling Harbour, AWRE will help visitors explore new and innovative ideas in waste management and resource recovery and help exhibitors extend their marketing reach and connect people with the NSW market.

Visitors can discover an exciting showcase of full circle innovative products and sustainable solutions to collect, process and recycle waste.

Future critical areas that will be showcased include machinery and equipment, software and services, bins, vehicles, and food and organics systems.

Attendees can learn from renowned industry leaders in the free-to-attend AWRE Speaker Series, focussing on the latest challenges, developments, strategies and policies that are shaping Australasia’s waste and recycling industry.

They can also connect with an influential community of waste and recycling professionals, suppliers/service providers, government departments, public sector bodies and special interest groups to successfully drive change throughout each specialist area.

Organisers have been committed to the continued aim to provide a platform for the industry to grow, learn and conduct business safely.

“We look forward to AWRE 2020 providing a forum from which the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector can re-establish ties with each other and continue to drive change.”

Register your interest to exhibit here.

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AORA Annual Conference

AORA’s 2020 Annual Conference, held 24-27 November at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley, NSW, will feature a line up of national and international organics experts.

Each plenary session will focus on one aspect of the organics industry, seeking out differing views and options for the future.

AORA National Chair Peter Wadewitz said the conference will be a prime opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain insights into the latest opportunities in the organics recycling industry.

“The AORA Conference is a forum for education, discussion and networking related to organics recycling. It is also an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements in the industry,” Mr Wadewitz said.

“I look forward to catching up with many friends and colleagues, and hearing the best ideas for our industry from across Australia and around the world.”

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Chief NT Minister to open Territory Waste + Recycling Industry Summit

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner will open the forthcoming Territory Waste + Recycling Industry Summit, held 1-2 April at the Michael Long Centre in Darwin.

The Territory Waste + Recycling Industry Summit will provide an opportunity to discuss strategic developments in the Northern Territory resource recovery sector.

Presentations will provide information on how business and government can continue to deliver innovative secondary resource recovery solutions and grow community confidence in recycling.

The program will capture key themes including: challenges in the territory’s waste market, the forthcoming export ban and its impact on the Northern Territory, legacy waste management and emerging waste opportunities.

The forum will also discuss insights gained from a GHD analysis into commercial market opportunities, and provide an opportunity to contribute to the Waste Recycling Industry Association’s (WRINT) industry roadmap.

Delegates will also hear from a range of industry stakeholders including WRINT CEO Rick Ralph, ResourceCo CEO Jim Fairweather, Australian Road Research Board CEO Micheal Caltabiano and Territory Environment Minister Eva Lawler.

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Waste Expo Australia

Waste Expo Australia will take place 21 to 22 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre showcasing over 120 brands and 35 hours of free-to-attend content over three conference stages.

The event is one of the largest gatherings of waste management and resource professionals in Australia and offers exclusive access to latest technology, information and trends while providing networking opportunities with industry experts.

Featuring over 120 brands and three conference stages that showcase over 35 hours of free-to-attend content, Waste Expo Australia is a platform for exclusive access to the latest technology, information and trends and to hear from industry experts and network with your peers.

Waste Expo Australia will examine the future of waste and recycling in the country, focusing on seven targeted areas: collections, resource recovery, landfill and transfer stations, waste to energy, commercial and industrial waste, construction and demolition waste and wastewater.

 

National Cleantech Conference seeks EOIs

The National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition (NCTCE) is seeking expressions of interest from event sponsors and exhibitors looking to showcase clean technology innovations.

In its second year, NCTCE will take place at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre on the 3-4 August.

Cleantech’s 2020 theme is fast tracking sustainable growth, with a program covering all sectors including water, energy, waste, mobility, agriculture, manufacturing and built environment.

According NCTCE Event Director Peta Moore, developing clean technologies is key to mitigating the impact of climate change, while creating new economic opportunities.

“I, like so many, am filled with horror as I watch the fires destroy so much of our country. While I am one of the lucky people not personally affected by the flames and smoke, it has still been an emotional time, a time of despair and frustration,” she said.

Ms Moore said after years working in the cleantech sector, she knows of multiple organisations, businesses, start-ups and innovators developing sustainable solutions around the country.

“As a team of conference organisers, my business, Nectar Creative Communications, is doing what we know how to do best. We are putting on NCTCE and are determined to make a positive impact on this issue by supporting the sector’s growth and commercial implementation,” she said.

The two-day program will focus on cleantech as an instigator of innovation, economic development, creative collaborations and inclusive prosperity.

Program Director Tiffany Bower said the national platform will bring all the major players from the cleantech sector together.

“NCTCE is not focussed on just one solution – it’s a multi-sector event – because it will take a holistic approach, across technologies, behaviours and policies,” she said.

“The conversations at the event will encompass energy, water, waste, built environment, transport, agriculture and manufacturing, because these days, projects aren’t just an ‘energy’ project or a ‘water’ project – they are often across all of these sectors.”

Ms Bower said a key topic of the 2020 event will be investment opportunities and access to funding.

“Many people don’t realise there are government agencies at all levels already doing great work in this area. There is funding available and resources they can access to help build their cleantech innovation and business,” she said.

“Our speaker program aims to spotlight the best-practice case studies, the innovative partnerships and new business models to help delegates navigate their way through the implementation process.”

NCTCE is working in partnership with industry groups such as Climate-KIC, EnergyLab, Cities Power Partnership, Brisbane’s CitySmart and the Australian Electric Vehicle Association.

“It’s really important to us that this conference is accessible to the small businesses and start-ups that comprise the majority of the cleantech industry,” Ms Moore said.

“We have kept ticket prices as low as possible, while ensuring a world-class education and professional development program.”

Tickets go on sale mid-February. For more information click here.

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Australian Waste to Energy Forum

The Australian Waste to Energy Forum returns to the Mercure in Ballarat on 18-20 February 2020.

The Australian Waste to Energy Forum aims to provide a platform for all interested parties to discuss the development of a waste to energy industry within Australia.

Government, industry and individuals will be able to learn, network and discuss issues in an open forum with like-minded and interested companies and individuals.

Veolia Kwinana WtE Project Director Toby Terlet will deliver the keynote address, followed by presentations for Forum Chair Barry Sullivan, City of Ballarat Mayor Ben Taylor, Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley and a host of industry and technology specialists.

Early-bird registration is now open, with discounts available until 17 January 2020.

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National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition 2021

In its second year, the National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition will take place at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre on the 22 – 23 March 2021.

Cleantech’s 2021 theme is fast tracking sustainable growth, with a program covering all sectors including water, energy, waste, mobility, agriculture, manufacturing and built environment.

The two-day program will focus on Cleantech as an instigator of innovation, economic development, creative collaborations and inclusive prosperity.

The event will provide a national platform for collaboration, learning, networking and doing business between innovators, investors, producers and commercial end-users of clean technology.

Industry experts Veena Sahajwalla and Arron Wood are confirmed to speak.

VWMA CDS discussion dinner

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is hosting a dinner on 23 October, where attendees will hear from industry experts about container deposit scheme (CDS) implementation and results.

VWMA Executive Officer Mark Smith said the event will examine what Victoria and Tasmania can learn from CDS roll outs in NSW, ACT, QLD, WA and SA.

Mr Smith said New Zealand is also in the process of implementing its own national scheme.

“CDS’s aim to reduce the amount of beverage container litter and increase the amount of recycling through financial incentives,” Mr Smith said.

“However, not all schemes and rollouts workout to be the the same. What can Victoria and Tasmania learn from the States leading on this front?”

Mr Smith said the event, which is part of Waste Expo Australia, is open to all attendees and anyone interested in the topic of CDS’s.

“In addition to a scrumptious dinner and drinks, we’ve organised experts to present on a state by state comparison of CDS, and an overview of what happens with the cashflow of these schemes,” Mr Smith said.

“Big thanks to event sponsors MRA Consulting Group and RSM Group for making this event possible.”

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