AWRE release 2017 Seminar Series sneak preview

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo has today announced the first preview of its upcoming 2017 Seminar Series, to be held at the Exhibition between the 23-24 August at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Over the last seven years AWRE has built a reputation of attracting the finest speakers from Australia and overseas for its two day event, featuring leading minds from not only the waste and recycling management industry, but also all levels of Australian government and Top 200 ASX listed companies.

It looks as though 2017 will be no different with speakers from Sustainability Victoria, the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA), Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA), KPMG Australia, newly established National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) and a number of leading waste and recycling companies from across Australia already announced.

Headlining the Seminar Series will be international guest Dr John Williams who will be presenting on ‘The Future of Packaging’ with a focus on how designers, retailers and waste managers can disrupt the status quo and provide sustainable packaging fit for a new plastics economy. Dr Williams is a well-respected chartered chemist and industrial technical director and an expert in technologies and markets for renewable materials.

Representing KPMG Australia, Dr Kaushik Sridhar (Corporate Citizenship Manager, KPMG Australia) is also a Board Member at Bioregional Australia and Adjunct Lecturer at both the University of Melbourne and RMIT. Dr Sridhar will present a KPMG case study on climate change strategy and carbon emissions.

Returning to AWRE in 2017 will be Alex Serpo, Policy Advisor to the newly established National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). With qualifications in science, environmental engineering and policy development, in addition to extensive experience in the industry media, Mr Serpo will explore planning failures and successes as they relate to recycling infrastructure in the industry today.

The full first speaker release included:

  • Tony Khoury – Executive Director, Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA)
  • Andrew Tytherleigh – Executive Officer, Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA)
  • Dr Kaushik Sridhar – Corporate Citizenship Manager, KPMG Australia
  • Alex Serpo – Policy Advisor, National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC)
  • Dr John Williams – Business Development Director, Aquapak Polymers Ltd
  • David Baggs – CEO, Global GreenTag

A full Seminar Series program will be made available on the AWRE website shortly.

Registrations are now open for AWRE 2017. Registration is free and covers entry into the Exhibition and all seminar sessions.