PROGRAM
Correct as at 03 October 2019

TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2019

10:00am-5:00pm
Technical Tour
Stop 1 - Anuha Recycling Centre
Stop 2 - Pyrocal
Stop 3 - Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility


6:00pm

WELCOME DRINKS
The Annex
541 Ruthven Street 
Toowoomba, QLD


DAY ONE: 
WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2019
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 OPENING PLENARY

9:15am

Welcome & introduction
Gayle Sloan, CEO, WMRR

9:20am Official opening
Tony Roberts, Deputy Director-General, Environmental Policy & Programs
Department of Environment and Science
9:30am Keynote: Fighting food waste using the circular economy
Dr Steven Lapidge, CEO, Fight Food Waste CRC
Presentation

10:20am
Morning Tea

 SESSION 1: STATE ISSUES

10:50am

Panel: Lessons learned since the introduction of Queensland's Waste Levy
Facilitated by Gayle Sloan, CEO, WMRR

11:30am
Queensland’s New Waste Strategy – the strategy is just the beginning
Chris Hambling, Department of Environment and Science
Presentation

11:50am Regulation as a Catalyst for Operational Change
Lacey Webb, Mandalay Technologies
Presentation

12:10pm
Lunch

 SESSION 2: REGIONAL ISSUES & SOLUTIONS

13:00pm FNQ. Lessons learnt from building a new MRF in regional Qld.
Joel Harris, Resource Innovations & Steve Cosatto, Cairns Regional Council
Presentation
13:20pm
Growing regional jobs through recycling
Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting
Presentation
13:40pm Making EfW work at a regional level
Ben Sawley, ResourceCo
Presentation

14:00pm Empty regional landfills & no levy income - the unintended consequence of EfW
Giles Perryman, ASK Waste Management
Presentation

14:20pm
Afternoon Tea

 SESSION 3: ORGANICS

14:50pm The evolution of organics processing, from conventional composting to anaerobic digestion and beyond
Alison Colella, GHD
Presentation
15:10pm
The ideal solution for organics recycling in Regional Queensland 
Johannes Biala, University of Queensland
Presentation
15:30pm Where's the food? Overcoming perceptions and encouraging behaviour change around diversion of food waste
into FOGO.
Alix Baltais, EnviroCom
Presentation

15:50pm
Break

 SESSION 4: SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

16:00pm Understanding buyer needs and their behaviour in purchasing secondary products from recovered resources
Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara, Deakin University
Presentation
16:20pm
Bundling waste procurement – TRC experiences
Matt Torr, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC)
Presentation
16:40pm Getting the best outcome: outcomes-based contracting, a new paradigm for waste management 
Andrew Quinn, SLR Consulting
Presentation

17:00pm
Day one close

6:30pm

CONFERENCE DINNER
Cobb & Co Museum
27 Lindsay St, 
Toowoomba City QLD
Dress Code: Cocktail



DAY TWO: THURSDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2019

 OPENING PLENARY

9:00am

Welcome & introduction
Garth Lamb, WMRR National President

9:10am KeynoteThe importance of data in driving change, opportunity and innovation
Simon Kalinowski, Director, Mandalay Technologies
Presentation

9:55am Panel: Working towards 2035

10:40am
Morning Tea


 SESSION 5: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

11:10am Building demand – the recycling markets opportunity
Helen Wang, BDO
Presentation
11:30am
Yarrabilba - A circular community development
Darren Perrin, Ricardo
Presentation
11:50am Electronic waste and social inclusion
Tony Sharp, Substation33. Presented by Emma Green.
Presentation

12:10pm A large-scale field experiment at household level to investigate if social norms can reduce the amount of residual waste
Magnus Soederberg, University of Southern Denmark & Sandra Samuelsson, University of Gothemburg
Presentation

12:30pm
Lunch

 SESSION 6: INNOVATION & BEST PRACTICE

13:20pm Transition of Stuart Landfill to a best practice regional Waste Management Facility
James Begg, Golder & Hayley Page, Townsville City Council
Presentation
13:40pm
Toowoomba Waste Management Centre - Future Planning
Joe McLeod, ATC Williams. Presented by Mal Jones.
Presentation  
14:00pm Waste Levy volumetric surveys with a difference
Loren Otto, AirBorn Insight
Presentation

14:20pm Waste stream innovation in the outback (victory before a shot fired)
Sam Wylie, Mnt Isa
Presentation
14:40pm
Afternoon Tea

 SESSION 7: EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

15:10pm Coles 'Mini-Shop': An opportunity for community dialogue 
Dr Carla Liuzzo, QUT
Presentation
15:30pm
$3.20 won't buy you a cup of coffee .... but it can buy you a waste education program!
Christine Blanchard, Brisbane City Council
Presentation
15:50pm Responsible consumption and disposal of plastics
Sylvie Garner, Department of Environment and Science
Presentation
16:10pm Containers for Change – helping Queenslanders make change one container at a time
Glenda Viner, Container Exchange
Presentation
16:30pm
Conference wrap-up and close