QLD set to host Future Waste Resources 2021 Convention

Queensland is preparing to host the state’s only convention combining the waste and secondary resources sector and Queensland’s primary producers.

The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) has joined forces with the Waste Recycling Industry Association (WRIQ) and the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) to present the Future Waste Resources 2021 Convention (FWR 2021) from 1 – 3 March 2021 on the Gold Coast.

Instead of hosting the Australian Waste to Energy Forum AIEN has partnered with the host associations to showcase FWR 2021.

It will be a forum for demonstrating and discussing what is occurring in terms of resource recovery in this state, and consider solutions to the challenges facing the sector.

AIEN stated that over the last 12 months, Australia’s approach to managing secondary resources has undergone a significant shift.

“Export bans, the COVID pandemic and more, mean that more than ever before, Government, industry and the community must work collaboratively to manage these resources, maximising their value and protecting our environment for future generations,” they stated.

“Focusing on the overarching theme of Optimism and Collaboration for Resource Recovery in Queensland, this unique event brings together the resource recovery industry, manufacturing and primary producers and will include specialist presenters and suppliers outlining real challenges, successes, and case studies, as well as tools, ideas and strategies for the future.”

According to WRIQ CEO Mark Smith, Future Waste Resources is Queensland’s biggest event for the waste and resource recovery sector.

“This year’s event is even bigger as we’ve continued our partnership with QFF but are also working with AIEN,” he said.

“The event comes at the perfect time. On the back of a challenging 2020 and with a raft of waste and resource recovery reforms at the federal level and new regulations and requirements at the state level this event will provide participants and opportunities to understand the challenges.

“We’re also working with the venue to ensure all COVID19 requirements are meet.”

The FWR 2021 program will ensure investment decisions made by industry, government, and waste generators, including primary producers, are informed as to the options available, supporting business confidence.

The Convention will also feature networking, social events and activities and will be a forum to launch key programs and initiatives by industry, Local, State and Federal Government.

FWR 2021 will be held at Sea World conference centre on the Gold Coast.

To register and view the preliminary program click here

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