Program correct as at 3pm, 11 September 2020 (AEST).  Please check back for updates.



9:00 am

Welcome and introduction
John Phillips, WMRR SA Branch President

Welcome to country
Major Moogy Sumner

9:20 am Official opening
Hon. David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water
9:30 am Keynote
Vaughan Levitzke - Chief Executive, Green Industries SA
10:05 am
Mark Barthel - Special Adviser, Fight Food Waste CRC
10:35 am Morning tea


11:00 am

John Gertsakis - Director - Communications, Equilibrium 
11:30 am Keynote
Speaker to be confirmed
12:00 pm Panel |  Bringing about a big-step change
Vaughan Levitzke - Chief Executive, Green Industries SA
Mark Barthel - Special Adviser, Fight Food Waste CRC
John Gertsakis - Director - Communications, Equilibrium
Pete Wadewitz - Managing Director, Peats Soil
 12:45 pm  Lunch

SESSION 1: Circular Economy

SESSION 2: Food + Garden Organic Waste Mngt            
1:30 pm LGA Circular Procurement Pilot Project
Naomi Doolette - Sustainability Officer, City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters +
Loren Mercier, City of Charles Sturt 
   1:30 pm 2030 Vision: Australia’s World Leading Organics Recycling Industry of 2030 and How to Get There
Peter Olah - National Executive Officer, AORA
 1:50 pm Strategies for transitioning to the new plastics economy
Paul Luckman - Industry Relationship Development Manager, QLD Uni +
Meagan Wheeler-Rogers, QLD Uni
  1:50 pm Weekly FOGO fortnightly residual waste pilot in Holdfast Bay – initial findings
Matt Allan - Senior Consultant, Rawtec +
Shani Wood - City of Holdfast Bay
 2:10 pm The WISPA guiding progress toward a circular economy
Brian Johnston - Environmental Services Officer, KESAB +
Diarmaid O'Mordha - Endeavour Drinks Group
   2:10 pm Fortnightly collection of waste and recycling the foundation for increasing FOGO diversion.
Simon Grenfell - Executive Officer, Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority
 2:30 pm Building regional circular economies in SA
Andrew Hutcheon - Principal Advisor, Industry Sustainability & Circular, Green Industries SA
   2:30 pm WWW (What, Where and Why) of Household Food Waste Behaviour
Rob Gregory - General Manager, East Waste +
Sarah Wheeler, UniSA
 2:50 pm  Afternoon Tea      
 SESSION 3: Market +  Infrastructure Development
   SESSION 4: Product Stewardship / EPR
 3:20 pm Presentation title to be confirmed
Justin Bartlett - Managing Director, VGA Group (Top Coat Ashphalt) 
   3:20 pm Engaging the Supply Chain: The Perfect Mix for Community Engagement
Dominique Doyle - General Manager, Agsafe Limited
 3:40 pm Visy, presentation title to be confirmed
Richard Macchiesi - General Manager Insights and Innovation, Visy
   3:40 pm Battery stewardship scheme
Libby Chaplin - CEO, Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI)
 4:00 pm Cleanaway, presentation title to be confirmed
Mark Biddulph, Head of Corporate Affairs + 
Frank Lintvelt - Executive General Manager, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cleanaway
   4:00 pm CDS Review
Kathryn Bellette - Director, Strategy and Assesment, EPA SA
 4:20 pm  Presentation title to be confirmed
Adam Faulkner - CEO, NAWMA
   4:20 pm  Speaker to be confirmed
 4:40 pm  Day one close      
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Adelaide Zoo



9:30 am

Welcome and introduction             

9:40 am Day 2 opening
Video presentation from the Hon Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management
9:50 am Keynote
Tony Circelli, Chief Executive, EPA SA
10:20 am Morning tea


10:50 am

Ian Overton - Deputy Chief Executive, Green Industries SA
11:10 am Keynote
Speaker to be confirmed
11:40 am Panel |  Building resilience + working towards a national  approach

 12:30 pm  Lunch

SESSION 5: Innovation in Waste Infrastructure

SESSION 6: Natural Disaster Mngt + Recovery     
1:30 pm What it takes to establish a Waste to Energy project in Australia
Jason Pugh, GM - East Rockingham Waste to Energy, John Laing
   1:30 pm The first 6 weeks
Mike Haywood - Mike Haywood Sustainable Resource Solutions
 1:50 pm ANZRP Mobile E Waste Factory (MEWF) Insights and Experiences
Anthony Spiteri - Recycling Projects Manager, Australia & New Zealand Recycling Platform Ltd
  1:50 pm Out of the Ashes - Lessons from South Australia’s Black Summer Bushfire Clean-up
Angus Mitchell  - Project Manager, SA Bushfire Debris Clean-up, Green Industries SA
 2:10 pm Give plastic a second life
Kai Hau - General Manger, YCA Recycling 
   2:10 pm Building Disaster Risk Reduction in the Regulated Community
Tania Kiley - Principal Adviser Waste Compliance, EPA SA
 2:30 pm End-of-life OTR mine-site tyres
Jim Fairweather - CEO, ResourceCo
   2:30 pm reGrowth Garden Recovery – helping gardens and communities on Kangaroo Island recover from bushfire from the ground up 
Sophie Thomson - Owner, Sophie's Patch
 2:50 pm  Afternoon tea      
 SESSION 7: Carbon    SESSION 8: Education + Behaviour Change
 3:20 pm Decarbonising WARR
Julien Gastaldi - Strategic Development & Origination, Corporate Carbon
   3:20 pm AUSMAP: Utilising microplastic source identification to develop local waste reduction strategies 
Michelle Blewitt - Program Director, AUSMAP - Total Environment Centre
 3:40 pm Insights into energy recovery and emissions outcomes from landfill biogas
Speaker to be confirmed - LMS Energy
   3:40 pm What's next for education?
Shane Raymond - General Manager, East Waste + Megan Bekesi - East Waste
 4:00 pm Speaker to be confirmed    4:00 pm Waste reduction in supermarkets – maximising diversion from landfill with emphasis on staff behaviour change
Ali Roush - Resource Recovery Education Officer, KESAB
 4:20 pm  Speaker to be confirmed    4:20 pm The magic elixir: research meets recycling, and branding meets bins in the Which Bin campaign
Matt Scales - Manager Communications, Media & Digital, Green Industries SA + Anne Sharp - Associate Professor, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, University of South Australia
 4:40 pm  Conference wrap-up and close