Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo 2014 plants seeds for industry growth
The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo wrapped up for another year on Friday October 10 and event organisers, Diversified Communications, concluded this year’s show with the announcement that two thirds of the show floor has already been booked for AWRE 2015 (66 per cent) – a testament to the quality of this year’s event for business development.
Leading local and international product and service suppliers including the likes of Meinhardt, PakMor and Wrightway Products used AWRE to unveil the latest technology, equipment and solutions available on the Australian market to the expo’s influential visitors. Australian manufacturer of municipal equipment MacDonald Johnston also used this year’s show as a platform to unveil its international rebrand to, Bucher Municipal, to the trade audience.
Brett Judd, Exhibition Director, said AWRE again cemented its position as Australia’s most highly established waste and recycling trade show with industry professionals from as far as South Korea converging on Sydney Olympic Park’s Dome over Thursday and Friday.
“We received a record number of individual registrations for AWRE in 2014 and feedback from the show floor from exhibitors was that the quality of the event for genuine business opportunities and lead generation, has never been greater,” Mr Judd said.
Val Southam, WMAA CEO, said each year AWRE provides an important opportunity for industry members to immerse themselves in the various new technologies and products on the Australasian market.
“In an industry where innovation is so rapid and there is significant new technology year on year, it’s essential that we have events such as AWRE in order to keep abreast of the latest happenings,” Ms Southam said.
The AWRE seminar program and the annual WMAA workshops were big drawcards featuring some of the industry’s most influential thought leaders including Barry Buffier, NSW EPA Chair and CEO, and Stephen Holland, Waste Management Association of Australia Operations Manager.
This year’s AWRE Innovation Product Award recognised leading designers and manufacturers of refuse compacters, Garwood International for its new Garwood Miner – the world’s smallest rear-loader garbage truck for tight access areas.
While Lane Cove in NSW was awarded this year’s AWRE Innovation Council Award for its RecycleSmart initiative. The RecycleSmart online program allows residents to sign up for an individual account to monitor their recycling progress. The program provides real-time feedback on the individual’s recycling behaviours and offers tips to avoid recycling mistakes. Since the program’s inception, Lane Cove Council has diverted around 10 per cent of waste from landfill.
AWRE 2015 will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 13-14, 2015. To book a stand at the 2015 show visit www.awre.com.au or contact Alex Haughton, Diversified Communications, on 03 9261 4694 for more information.