CONFERENCE DAY TWO - TUE 13 NOV 2018

TONSLEY INNOVATION DISTRICT, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA


REGISTRATION OPEN

FROM 8.00AM


INDUSTRY BREAKFASTS

Manufacture, remanufacture, rinse and repeat

8.30 - 10.00 AM BREAKFAST SESSION

CIRCULAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRECINCTS, cities and regions

8.30 - 10.00 AM BREAKFAST SESSION



Manufacturing has been a tough gig in recent decades. Powering the change takes place at the former Mitsubishi site, which closed in 2008. Many others, including Holden in Northern Adelaide, have followed Mitsubishi Motors to offshore their activities.

Against this backdrop, repair and remanufacturing are opening new revenue streams, helping business to keep up with the competition, build brand and keep clients close.

Hear from world leaders – including those based right here in Australia – about the next potential manufacturing boom and how it is bringing down prices for clients while creating local jobs.

As workers and residents flock to cities and other centres, density puts pressure on infrastructure. But this also brings together a critical mass of materials and creativity.

At a precinct level, innovative circular solutions around reuse, sharing and recycling can be piloted and powered by smart technological solutions.

From China’s mega cities to new communities in Queensland, there is exciting potential, and business opportunity for technology and infrastructure providers in the new ways of organising our precincts, cities and regions.



Speakers include

Callum Blackburn, Head of Policy, Zero Waste Scotland (UK)

Andrew Mannix, General Manager, Remanufacturing & Production, Liebherr Australia (South Australia)

Bede Wolf, Manager Eco-Manufacturing Centre, Fuji Xerox (NSW)

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

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Justin Madden, Cities Strategy Executive, Cities Leader VIC/SA, Arup
Former Member of Parliament of Victoria (VIC)

Rob Ball, Senior Development Manager – Yarrabilba, Lend Lease (QLD)

Lisa McLean, CEO, Open Cities (NSW)
Justin Frank, Director Marketing, Communications and Key Accounts
SUEZ Australia & New Zealand (NSW)

Moderator:
Joyanne Manning, Associate Principal, Arup (QLD)


BREAK

10.00 - 10.30 AM


PARALLEL SESSIONS

back to the future:
industry 4.0

10.30 - 12.00 PM


Can businesses afford complacency about industry transformation?

Industry 4.0 promises a tidal wave of industrial and social change, yet we are just beginning to understand its implications.

As big data, robotics, machine learning, advanced materials and manufacturing converge, analysts predict we’ll see a perfect storm of challenge and opportunity.

Faster, bigger and stronger than the industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 will be upon our businesses before we know it.

What does this new landscape look like and will our foundations be ready for the impact? And why is it important to ‘think circular’ from the beginning?


Speakers include:

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

Graham Ross, Co-Founder, BlockTexx (QLD)

Moderator: Melissa Miller, Strategy Director and Co-Founder, Loop Circular Economy Platform (SA)


securing materials for the built environment

10.30 - 12.00 PM


The engineering and construction industry is the world’s largest consumer of raw materials – at more than 3bn tonnes per year – accounting for 50% of global steel production.

Competition for resources and disruptions to supply are contributing to volatile materials prices, creating uncertainty in the short term, and increasing costs overall.

Decisions around what products and materials go into our infrastructure can often determine how materials are used and reused well into the future.

This session will explore the choices business can make now to future-proof both their buildings and their bottom line. From modular design, to choosing materials for an office fit-out, emerging secondary (recycled) and other novel materials.


Speakers include:

Annisa Wibi, Co-Founder and CFO, Mycotech (Indonesia)

Bruce Chong, Associate Director, Policy, Energy and sustainability ARUP (Hong Kong)

Sally Eagleton, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Liberty OneSteel (NSW)

Moderator: Joyanne Manning, Associate Principal, Arup (QLD)


LUNCH

12.00 - 1.00 PM


Back by popular demand - the second 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 exercise. It’s 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 of the future.

COG SESSIONS

1.00 - 2.00 PM


BREAK

2.00 - 2.30 PM


PLENARY

CAN CIRCULAR ECONOMY PREPARE BUSINESS TO FACE TOMORROW’S MEGA RISKS?

2.30 - 4.00 PM


Ambassador Lars Backström has a globalist outlook on international relations and a unique perspective on the challenges facing businesses and governments around the world.

Lars will share his insights on global mega trends and mega risks, cultivated over his 35 years in the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in multilateral affairs, disarmament, political affairs, peace mediation and humanitarian assistance.

A panel of business and government circular economy experts will join Lars to share how business can harness the circular economy to help address some of the ‘mega’ risks on the horizon.

Lars Backström, Ambassador of Finland to Australia

Panellists include

Callum Blackburn, Head of Policy, Zero Waste Scotland (UK)

Andrew Sellick, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Australia Post (Victoria)

Justin Frank, Director marketing, communications and key accounts, SUEZ Australia & New Zealand (NSW)

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


Revisit the circular economy basics.

Based on Loop Circular Economy Platform’s professional circular economy training, this session covers key concepts, business drivers and trends.

If you are new to circular approaches, this short session will bring you up to speed, and if you are already across circular economy, it is an opportunity to refresh your understanding of the terms and concepts of this complex systems change approach.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY 101 refresh

4.15-5.00 PM
(45 min session)


CONFERENCE
DINNER

7.00PM

Last year’s conference dinner sold out and was an unforgettable experience for all attendees. This year’s location is again top secret, but the event will epitomise collaboration and circularity. We plan to have a ball and walk away from the evening inspired.


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.