1 London Cct, Canberra ACT
6:00 - 8:00 pm






9:10 am

Welcome and introduction
Gayle Sloan - CEO, WMRR                    

9:25 am

Dr Marcus Gover - CEO, WRAP

9:55 am

Keynote | The European Union – a circular economy update
Scott Wyatt - Advisor, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

10:30 am Morning tea

SESSION 1: Framework + Metrics

SESSION 2: Design            
11:00 am

Fiscal policy to drive a circular economy in Australia
Monique Retamal, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

   11:00 am

A National Framework for measuring waste prevention in a circular economy
Jenni Downes, Behaviour Works

 11:20 am

Measuring Victoria’s circularity: What’s in a number?
Cate Turner, Recycling Victoria

  11:20 am

Arup’s Circular Buildings Toolkit: Supporting circularity in the built environment
Emily Gentilini, ARUP

 11:40 am

Personalised behaviour: Breaking 100% diversion
Simon Kalinowski, Mandalay Technologies

   11:40 am

Workplace Plasticity: Furnishing the net-zero office through robotic fabrication
Iain Maxwell, University of Canberra

12:00 pm Assessing sustainable procurement initiatives using Planet Price - calculating the real cost of everything.
Andy Hill, Planet Price
   12:00 pm

Implementing Circular Economy Principles in Waste, Water and Resource Minimisation Projects
Dr Kate Ringvall, GHD (NSW)

 12:20 pm  Lunch        

 SESSION 3: Repair + Share

   SESSION 4: Reuse  
 1:20 pm

National clothing product stewardship scheme
Claire Kneller, WRAP Asia Pacific

   1:20 pm

From garage sales to Ryan Gosling - using the power of fun to drive circular behaviours
Barbara Gill, Garage Sale Trail

 1:40 pm

Closing the digital divide through the circular economy
Annette Mayne, The Reconnect Project

   1:40 pm

Providing opportunities for ‘citizen-consumer’ in the circular economy
Nicole Garafano, Planet Ark

 2:00 pm

Fit for Office: National commercial office furniture product stewardship program
Christian Keel + Lloyd Parker, Edge Environment

   2:00 pm

Embedding circularity in supply chains, operations & culture
Ryan Swenson, Officeworks (virtual)

 2:20 pm 

Powering the future of the fashion re-conomy
Zoe Mellick, GlamCorner

   2:20 pm

A case study of best practice office furniture recycling; The 500B Sustainable Furniture Property Pilot Project
Samantha Surfield, Circular Sustainability

 2:40 pm  Afternoon tea        


3:10 pm

Matthew Fraser - Head of Research & Development 
Lead of the Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative, Circle Economy (virtual)

3:40 pm

Keynote |  Creating a transition partnership for achieving a net-zero circular economy in Australia
Dr Heinz Schandl - Research Group Leader Urban and Industrial Transformations, CSIRO

4:10 pm

Panel | On Australia's WARR-path to a circular economy

 5:00 pm  Day 1 close

National Museum Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula, Canberra
6:30 - 10:30 pm

Dress: cocktail




9:00 am

Welcome and introduction
Geoffrey Webster - WMRR National President                                                  

9:15 am 

Day 2 opening
Chris Steel, MLA - ACT Special Minister of State

9:30 am

Keynote | Building a Circular Economy: Lessons from Europe
Mike Barry - Director, mikebarryeco (virtual)

10:00 am

Keynote | Defining the waste sector’s emissions reduction targets to align with a 1.5oC world - Cleanaway’s approach
Taku Ide - Head of Carbon, Cleanaway

10:30 am Morning tea


11:00 am

Keynote | Funding a circular future
Chris McLean - Partner, Energy Transition and M&A Deals, PwC +
Fiona McIntyre - Partner, Energy Transition and M&A Deals, PwC

11:30 am

Prof. Ian Overton - Chief Executive, Green Industries SA

12:00 pm

Government Panel |  Around the States

  • Michael Trushell - Executive Branch Manager, ACT NoWaste
  • Prof. Ian Overton - Chief Executive, Green Industries SA (GISA)
  • Chris Carter - Director Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery, WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER)
  • Paul Murfitt - Director, Industry & Infrastructure, Sustainability Victoria (SV)
 1:00 pm  Lunch

SESSION 5: Recycle

SESSION 6: Regenerate    
 2:00 pm

Closing the loop on rigid and film polyolefin plastics to food grade standards 
Edward Kosior, Nextek

   2:00 pm

Food2Soil: Regenerating nature circular economy in practice
Annabel Schweiger / Josie Grenfell, Food2Soil

 2:20 pm

Simply Cups 5 years on. Learnings from the pioneering phase of a product stewardship scheme
Brendan Lee, Closed Loop

   2:20 pm

Building circular bridges over water: Pathways to cross-sector collaboration
Danielle Francis, Water Services Association, Tharathon Navaphol, Sydney Water + Benjamin Bryant, Icon Water

 2:40 pm

Partnerships and technology: delivering circular outcomes in NSW
James Dorney, TOMRA Cleanaway

   2:40 pm

Circular economy in action: Examples from Europe
Luke Holt, Ramboll

 3:10 pm

Procure Recycled – Paving the Way: driving a circular economy through joint government procurement
Justin Bonsey, SSROC

   3:10 pm

Agile recycling technology for food waste - Insect robots to unlock distribution 
Paul Michelin, GoTerra

 3:30 pm  Conference close        
 3:40 pm Afternoon tea        

Program correct as at 18 August 2022, and is subject to change.