WasteCon 2016 is the flagship conference of the IWMSA and one of the most important events on southern Africaa€™s environmental calendar this year. Waste-wise organisations cannot afford to miss a spot at this yeara€™s event, taking place from 17 to 21 October 2016 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The theme for the 23rd biennial conference is a€˜The Changing Face of Waste Managementa€™.
Prof. Suzan Oelofse, President of the IWMSA says, a€oeWe encourage people and organisations operating in the environmental and waste management industry to register for this exclusive conference where best practices will be shared from all over the globe.a€
The keynote speaker for the event is Torben Kristiansen, Vice President - Waste and Contaminated Sites at COWI A/S based in Denmark. With his extensive experience in waste management, Kristiansen will delve into the current status of the waste management industry, legislation and practice in Europe. He will share the intended and unintended consequences of the current European waste management legislation as well as the private sectora€™s involvement in waste management. Kristiansen will also focus on the South African waste landscape, the recent policy and legislative changes and whether a European modelled policy will be viable in South Africa.
Schedule of Events
17 October 2016 - Golf Day and Exhibition Setup
Evening - Exhibition Opening and Cocktail Function
18 October 2016 - Conference Day 1
Evening - Conference Dinner
19 October 2016 - Conference Day 2
20 October 2016 - Conference Day 3 / Closing Cocktail Function
21 October 2016 - Technical Tour
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