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3 - 5 May

Opal Cove Resort
Coffs Harbour NSW

About the Conference

The 16th Coffs Waste Conference will start with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, 3rd May. The official opening of the conference will be held in the Osprey Room at Opal Cove Resort, followed by complimentary drinks and a light standing meal in the adjacent exhibition area. Catch up with old acquaintances and make new ones while browsing the many products and new technology that will be on display. You will also be given the opportunity to register early for the conference, avoiding the morning rush!

Day one of the conference will commence on Wednesday 4th May, featuring a solid program including plenary and concurrent sessions. Join us then at the conference dinner which will be held at the nearby Novotel Pacific Bay Resort and will give you the chance to further network with like-minded professionals whilst enjoying the dinner.

Day two will continue with the program covering a large range of key issues within the industry. This will be followed by the conference BBQ which will give you a chance to wind down, discuss outcomes from the conference, and relax in a casual setting before making your journey home on Friday 5th May.

Who should attend

The conference is targeted at all who work in, or have an interest in, waste management issues, and has a particular relevance to local government. If you are involved in the waste management industry, including 

  • Local and state government managers, engineers, educators, planners and councillors
  • Equipment and service providers
  • Environmental, community and industry groups
  • Consultants
  • Students and academia

then this is the must attend conference for you.

Why you should attend

Waste 2016 Conference delegates will receive the benefit of acquiring the latest insight and knowledge dealing with the most current issues. They will

  • be updated on waste management initiatives at local, state and federal levels
  • learn about successful programs and strategies to better manage solid wastes
  • benefit from a ‘streamed session’ program allowing a wider range of presentations by experts in waste management 
  • enjoy great networking opportunities with delegates from a wide variety of backgrounds at the social events and trade display
  • be inspired and empowered to work towards sustainable waste management

What’s in it for you

Apart from exposure to a wide range of information presented by experienced industry professionals from across Australia and overseas, delegate registration includes

  • a choice of sessions and workshops that delve deep into important resource management issues
  • exposure to up to date information from products on display in the exhibition area, including an outdoor area for heavy equipment
  • lunches, morning and afternoon teas
  • social events each evening (charged separately)

"The waste conference was incredibly beneficial in gaining insight into waste minimisation and education initiatives that Councils across Australia are implementing."

Jean Young, Waste Education Officer, Greater Shepparton City Council

"Very useful for updating self-knowledge of all aspects, trends and directions of the waste industry, as well as meeting the diverse characters within it."

Darron Ellery, Waste Contracts Coordinator, Shoalhaven City Council

"I recommend the Coffs Conference to all local government representatives. Waste is too important, too costly and too political for you not to know the latest information."

Mike Ritchie, Company Director, MRA Consulting Group

"Very useful and informative conference. As a first time attendee I was impressed and will certainly attend again."

Anthony Lewis, Director, Goulburn Valley Waste & Resource Recovery Group

"The Coffs Waste Conference is the Australian industry's premier event, the one event that simply cannot be missed in an increasingly busy conference space."

Garth Lamb, Business Development Manager, Re-Group

"An invaluable learning and networking resource for both new and seasoned waste professionals."

Guada Lado, Regional Waste Coordinator, WSROC

"This conference ticks all the boxes with informative conference sessions, great networking, a large variety of exhibitions and fantastic hospitality/ organisation."

Sally Rice, Manager Safety Amenity & Environment, Moira Shire Council

"The Waste Conference is a great way to get a comprehensive look at where the waste industry is now and where it will be heading to in the future. It also provides an opportunity to meet the movers and shakers in the waste industry."

James Allsop, Senior Environmental Sustainability Officer, Holroyd City Council

"The Waste Conference at Coffs Harbour has been our 'must exhibit at’ event for more than ten years. A great opportunity to catch up with existing customers and other contacts from within the industry."

Paula Harrison, National Manager, EnviroCom Australia

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