Welcome to Country & Conference Opening

Join us for the official opening event of the 2nd Australian Circular Economy Conference 2020.

Associate Professor Ali Abbas, Director, Waste Transformation Research Hub
Craig Madden
Professor Kim Rasmussen, Deputy Dean & Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Engineering, USYD
Hugh Durrant-Whyte, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

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Design Thinking in Manufacturing

This event will discuss the value in design in the manufacturing process. Good design means manufacturers can reduce prototyping and startup costs, more efficiently produce and deliver a product, and most importantly, reduce waste and the impact of a product’s life cycle.

Join our panel discussion on what makes good design and how much value it has added to their businesses.

Professor Simon Ringer, Director, Core Research Facility, USYD
Michael Sharpe, National Director – Industry, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
Associate Professor Gwenaelle Proust, Deputy Director, Sydney Manufacturing Hub
Josh Jeffress, Founder and Managing Director, Design Anthology
Adam Amos, Director, Robotic Systems

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Spotlight on Circular Supply Chains for Hospitals

This panel session is organised by ACEC co-chairs, NSW Circular. This panel will look at the ‘big picture’ of the problem and opportunity of plastic, framed through the lens of APCO’s work on the ANZ Plastics Pact, and NSW Circular’s report The Circular Economy Opportunity in NSW.
 
We will touch on the policy and regulatory pathway towards getting plastic out of nature, and back into a closed loop market of materials.
 
Chair:
Sally Hill, Head of Engagement, NSW Circular
 
Speakers:
Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Convenant Organisation
Scott Cantrill, Sales Manager, Allmould Plastics
Kar Mei Tang, Chief Circular Economist, NSW Circular
Susan Connolly, Director of Customer Experience, HealthShare NSW
Rodrigo Fritis-Lamora, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Vincent’s Hospital

Keynote: NSW Circular

This keynote presentation is brought to you by NSW Circular.

Our conference co-chairs NSW Circular will give a twin keynote presentation featuring CEO Lisa McLean and Chief Circular Economist Kar Mei Tang. Lisa will give a view on the policy and innovation roadmap towards a circular economy and an overview of NSW Circular’s role. Kar Mei Tang will then provide a summary of the recent report The Circular Economy Opportunity in NSW. The speakers will be welcomed by Professor Dianne Wiley, Head of School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, USYD.

Chair:
Professor Dianne Wiley, Head of School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, USYD

Keynote:
Lisa McLean, CEO, NSW Circular
Dr Kar Mei Tang, Chief Circular Economist, NSW Circular

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Circular Economy Infrastructure and Services

This panel, co-hosted by NSW Circular and Open Cities, will look at the infrastructure and services which underpin a circular economy.

Through the lens of city-scale transformation, this panel will discuss transport, water, food, energy, planning and, of course, design.

This session will be moderated by Open Cities CEO, Kate Ringvall in conversation with the below experts: Kate Ringvall, CEO, Open Cities Cameron Mohr, General Manager GoGet Chris Derksema, Sustainability Director, City of Sydney 
Ed Steane, Director City Planning, Greater Sydney Commission

Dr Kate Ringvall, CEO, Open Cities
Cameron Mohr, General Manager, GoGet
Chris Derksema, Sustainability Director, City of Sydney
Ed Steane, Director of City Planning Strategy, Greater Sydney Commission


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Roundtable: Companies Tackling Circular Plastics

This is an invitation only event. If you would like to attend, please contact us.

Opportunities and Challenges of Using Recycled materials in Roads and Pavements: a NSW Local Government Perspective

This panel is organised by the Waste Transformation Research Hub.

This session will provide a range of perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of using recycled materials in roads and pavements, with speakers from Local Government NSW (LGNSW), the University of Sydney, Transport for NSW and metropolitan and regional councils. Participants will learn about the latest research to support decision making, published in LGNSW’s Guide and Technical Review on use of recycled materials in roads and pavements, and of the work underway by Transport for NSW.

The session will also reveal the experiences and insights of council engineers in adopting a circular economy approach, including areas requiring further research and attention.

Chair:
Dr Amirali Ghadi, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, USYD
Jennifer James, Local Government NSW

Speakers:
Councillor Linda Scott, President, LGNSW
Andrew Francis, Director of Infrastructure, Parkes Shire Council
Justin Bonsey, Strategic Lead, Resource Recovery, Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)
Boris Bolgoff, Director Roads Transport Drainage and Waste, Central Coast Council
Sam Henwood, Director of Pavements and Geotechnical, Roads and Maritime Services

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Scaling Circular Textiles: The Future of Retail and Re-sale

This panel is brought to you by the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) and NSW Circular.

This conversation with leaders in circular economy innovation in clothing and textiles will look at the key circular economy challenges in this industry. Join us to discuss the impacts of textile manufacturing and waste, the action that is required to transition to circularity in the sector and what the future of retail could look like (and already does look like!).

Chair:
Sally Hill, Head of Engagement, NSW Circular

Speakers:
Camille Read, Founder and CEO, ACTA
Dean Jones, Co-Founder and CEO, Glam Corner
Anne Thompson, Founder, Sustainable Schoolwear/WORN UP

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Academic Presentations on Circular Plastics

This event is organised by Korea University and APRU Sustainable Waste Management. Our guest speakers will discussing various topics about plastics in the circular economy. This will be followed by a live Q&A panel discussion which you can register for below.

Panel Chair:
Professor Yong Sik Ok, Korea University

Panel Moderators:
Kumunduni Niroshika Palansooriya, Korea University
Pavani Dissanayake, Korea University

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Speakers & Presentations:
Dr Siming You, University of Glasglow, UK
The Comparison of Carbon Saving Potentials of Waste-To-Hydrogen Technologies for Green Public Transport

 

Professor Daniel C.W. Tsang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Catalytic Transformation of Plastic Wastes into Aromatic Hydrocarbons

 

Associate Professor Sutha Khaodhir, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Materials Flow Analysis to Promote Circular Economy Development: A Case Study on Post-Industrial Plastic Waste in Thailand

 

Dr Xiangzhou Yuan, Korea University, Korea
Valorizing Waste PET Plastic into Porous Carbon for CO2 Capture: A Route to the Closed Carbon Loop

Developing New Construction Materials that Use Waste as a Resource

This event is organised by the Waste Transformation Research Hub and is an invitation only event. If you would like to attend, please contact us.

Anthony Callen, Business Development Manager, Delta Electricity