CONFERENCE DAY THREE - WED 14 NOV 2018


TONSLEY INNOVATION DISTRICT, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA


REGISTRATION OPEN

FROM 8.30AM


PARALLEL SESSIONS


what gets measured:
the latest in circular economy metrics and evaluation

9.00 - 10.30 am


This session will give participants an understanding of the latest tools and approaches available for measuring their circular business projects and approaches. From business initiatives to cities and regions, measuring for circular economy is a work in progress.

We will hear from leaders at the forefront of measuring for circular economy and tracking progress toward circular business goals. There will also be the opportunity to examine tools that are helping businesses across the world integrate circular factors into design choices – without getting bogged down in the detail.

Finally, our panel will deep dive into how one ASX Top 20 multinational - Brambles - uses data to engage with customers and make business decisions.


Speakers:


Veerle Labeeuw, Materials Program Manager, Circular Flanders (Belgium)

Tim Grant, Director, Lifecycles (VIC)

Lachlan Feggans, Director, Sustainability Asia-Pacific, Brambles (NSW)

Moderator: Jodie Bricout, CEO and Co-Founder, Loop Circular Economy Platform (SA)

Spinning tomorrow’s TEXTILES

9.00 - 10.30 am


Over the past 15 years, world clothing production has doubled while clothing utilisation has decreased. In Australia, 85% ends up in landfill – around 6 tonnes every 10 minutes.

This session will explore cutting edge technology and leading businesses that are reframing the problem to tap into the value of textile materials.

We’ll hear about the importance of design from Finland’s Globe Hope, who has transformed organisations’ excess materials from work wear to marketing banners into useful products for 15 years.

We’ll hear how material research will tailor tomorrow’s textiles for re-purposing, disassembly, re-assembly, longevity and finally for recycling, from Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials.

And finally, how blockchain technology and internet of things can help track and trade pre- and post- consumer textile waste along the supply chain from Queensland start-up BlockTexx.

Graham Ross, Co-Founder - BlockTexx + Founder/CEO - Kusaga Athletic (QLD)

Professor Matthew Barnett, Director, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University (VIC)

Anna Garton, Key Account Manager, Globe Hope (Finland)


BREAK

10.30 - 11.00 AM


PERFECT MATCH:
USING PURCHASING POWER TO DRIVE MARKET GROWTH

11.00-12.30 pm


The recycling crisis has left Australian businesses and governments footing the bill of a system lacking reliable markets for recyclables.

At the same time, business and governments need secure and reliable sources of materials for their products, roads and buildings.

Can using recycled materials be the perfect match of problem + solution? If so, where do you start to ensure quality and consistency of supply?

In this session, we look at why and how global corporate Ikea has boosted the use of recycled material across their range through a clear strategy and targeted investment, bringing down prices and securing future raw material supplies. And on a smaller scale, how the French home furniture distributor, Camif worked with local suppliers to secure local supplies of recycled materials for their new brand range.

At a local level we will hear how South Australian stakeholders are coming together to increase demand ‘pull’ for secondary materials, which will help develop value added resource recovery activities, and bring down the cost of these secondary materials for everyone.

Finally, we will head to Belgium, where local governments are using procurement power to work with local business on developing high value solutions that go well beyond recycling.



Speakers:

Kate Ringvall, Country Manager Sustainability, Retail, IKEA (NSW)

Vaughan Levitzke PSM, Chief Executive Green Industries SA (SA)

Veerle Labeeuw, Materials Program Manager, Circular Flanders (Belgium)

Anne Laurence, Sustainability Director, Camif-Matelsom (France)

THE FUTURE OF WORK - CIRCULAR SKILLS IN DEMAND

11.00-12.30 pm


The opportunity for growth and jobs in a circular economy is promising—in Germany, 274,000 jobs could be generated; in the EU 2.5 million; and in South Australia, 27,500 jobs by 2030.

Research shows circular economy approaches bring business opportunity through new revenue streams and reduced material costs. Real jobs are created, and different skill sets demanded, as organisations shift to new ways of doing business.

This session explores some of the skills needed in a circular economy - repair and maintenance skills, to cutting edge knowledge around new technologies and materials , and revision of core business functions such as sales, marketing and finance. We explore what this means for both businesses and our vocational and higher education policy makers.


Speakers include:


Prof John Spoehr
Economist,
Director, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute,
Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Impact, Flinders University (SA)



LUNCH

12.30 - 1.30 pm


Back by popular demand - the third of our three focussed COG sessions - a collaborative session, in which conference participants connect on a challenge or project idea, to unpack and potentially tackle solutions together.

Don’t miss this exciting and interactive series.

A chance to work with speakers and Powering the change participants from around Australia and the world on pressing circular challenges. Connections formed in these sessions have become projects and solutions.

COG SESSIONS

1.30 - 2.30 pm


BREAK

2.30 - 3.00 PM


PLENARY

THE PLASTICS CHALLENGE - A GLOBAL CATASTROPHE OR AN OPPORTUNITY WAITING TO HAPPEN?

3.00 - 4.30pm


Plastic waste has captured the attention of the public, governments, and businesses.

From concerns that there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, and the effect of China closing the door to our recyclable waste, this challenge is constantly in the news.

Consumers and governments are calling for action.

Businesses are in the eye of the storm.

Find out what leading organisations are doing to eliminate problematic plastic packaging; to safely reuse, recycle, or compost, packaging; and to circulate the plastic produced by making products out of reused or recycled feedstock.

Businesses and organisations are also taking the lead - attend to this session to find out how your organisation can join many of the world’s largest, in tackling the root cause.

Speakers:

Peter Brisbane, Government Partnership Manager at Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

Vaughan Levitzke PSM, Chief Executive, Green Industries SA (SA)

Shaun Lewis, Director, Mana Honohono - Investments and Partnerships, Ministry for the Environment (New Zealand)

Kate Ringvall, Country Manager Sustainability, Retail, IKEA (NSW)


NETWORKING DRINKS

4.30 - 5.30 pm


CLOSE

5.30 pm


CHECK BACK FOR OTHER SPEAKERS AS THEY ARE ANNOUNCED

* This program is subject to change and will be updated in the lead-up to the conference.