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3 - 5 May

Opal Cove Resort
Coffs Harbour NSW

Conference Program

The conference program is now available, click here to download a copy.

Tuesday 3rd May

The 20th anniversary Coffs Waste Conference will start with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, 3rd May.  Offering something a little different this year, this will begin with a networking hour outside among the outdoor exhibits (weather permitting). Delegates will then move inside to continue networking among our most extensive trade exhibition to date! The Welcome Reception will include complimentary drinks and light standing refreshments and will provide delegates the opportunity to 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!

Wednesday 4th May

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 once again offsite at the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort. This will give you the chance to further network with like-minded professionals whilst enjoying the dinner. The dinner will be an elegant, classy and ultra suave 1920's Great Gatsby theme!

Thursday 5th May

Day two will continue with the program covering a large range of key issues within the industry. This will be followed by the conference carvery 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 6th May.

The conference will include several streamed sessions focusing on a range of topic areas allowing a broad range of issues to be addressed. Most of the presentations at this conference are limited to twenty minutes, which provides for more dynamic information exchange and allows more question time in the sessions.

Pre-Conference Events

In addition to the mainstream conference program, there will be a selection of additional workshops and breakfast seminars you may like to attend. For further information on these additional events click here.

"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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