Waste Summit "brought to you by Volvo Trucks"

Wednesday 11th October
Time Session Speakers

9:05am - 9:15am

Opening Address


9:15am - 9:45am

Opening Keynote: Waste and Resource Recovery in Victoria

Jonathan Leake, Director Resource Recovery, Sustainability Victoria

9:45am - 10:10am

APCO & GT Recycling, Partners in Sustainability

Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Doug McLean, Business Advisor, GT Recycling

10:10am - 10:15am

Volvo Trucks: Driving Innovation in the Waste Sector 

Keith Harding,  Senior Vice President, Volvo Group Governmental Sales Oceania

10:15am - 10:45am

Waste and Recycling in Australia - Where to next

Max Spedding, CEO National Waste and Recycling Industry Council

11:00am - 12:00pm

Flexible Plastics Recycling – Supporting the Collection and Recovery of Flexible Plastics

Nina Thomas, Program Coordinator, Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Sam Di Giovanni, Coordinator Waste Management, City of Boroondara

12:00pm -12:30pm

Key Learnings from an Introduction of Kerbside Organics

Bridgette McDougall, Strategic Waste Officer, City of Greater Bendigo


12:30pm - 2:00pm

Energy from Waste: From Cradle to Grave

Facilitated by: Barry Sullivan, Downer Utilities Australia
Kurt Palmer, STEINERT
Christopher Lane, Sustainability Victoria
Mike Haywood, Mike Haywood’s Sustainable Resource Solutions

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Weight Based Billing (WBB)

Mike Ritchie, Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Victorian Waste Sector

Luke Richmond, Environmental Scientist, Blue Environment
James Walters, Project Advisor, Waste & Resource Recovery Infrastructure Planning, Sustainability Victoria

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Partnerships are Key to Sustainability

Leighton Wood, Chief Operation Officer, MCEC
Chris Clifton, Executive Director, Asset Management, Plenary Group
Chris Hedley, State Director – VIC/SA/TAS, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS)
Craig Popplestone, Senior IMS Advisor, IKON Services 


4.15pm - 5.15pm

Waste Expo Australia Networking Event co-hosted by MCEC and Reed Exhibitions Australia

Thursday 12th October
Time Session Speakers

9:00am - 10:00am

Victorian Sustainability Priority Fund

Grant Musgrove, CEO, Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR)

10:15am - 10:45am

Management of Industrial Waste and Resource Recovery in Victoria

Richard Marks, Director, Interagency Stockpile Taskforce, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria
Cat O’Bryan, Industry Guidance Advisor, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria

11:00am - 12:00pm

Bare Facts on Food and Organics Recycling Options

Hellen Millicer, One Planet Consulting

David Rako, Director, DJR Environmental

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Solid Waste Management Best Practices

Mark Welch, Global Waste Landfill Products & Application Specialist
Caterpillar Inc. – Aurora, Illinois, USA

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Maximising your Airspace

Dieter von Mollendorf, Position Partners
Steve Brooks, Tarpomatic Australia
Daniel Kastowsky, TANA

2:30pm - 2:55pm

Building a Better E-Waste Scheme for Australia

Carmel Dollison, CEO, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP)

2:55pm - 3:00pm

Volvo Trucks: Driving Innovation in the Waste Sector

Keith Harding,  Senior Vice President, Volvo Group Governmental Sales Oceania

3:00pm - 3:30pm

GPT and Garbage Bin System Installations

Simon Brink, Projects Engineer, Manningham City Council

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Sustainable Options for Diverting Organic Waste from Landfill

Panel session including four representatives from AORA;
Michael Wood, Enviromix
Thomas Wetherill, Veolia
Doug Wilson, Eco Guardians
Bill Grant, Blue Environment

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Purpose Driven Businesses

John Engelander, CEO, The Planet Earth

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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