The 2018 AORA Annual Conference program will provide delegates with an opportunity to learn, develop new skills and broaden their networks.

This three-day event will comprise of one day of specialised professional development workshops; a conference day with keynote speakers, panels, case studies and focused sessions; followed by a full day of site tours and equipment demonstrations. A trade exhibition is part of the event, where delegates will take their breaks and meals.

Networking will also be encouraged at the Networking Function and Gala Dinner, as well as during the meal breaks.


Conference Theme

The theme adopted for this year’s conference is Recycled Organics – The Circular Economy in Action.

Around half of all material destined for landfill is organic. In Australia, this represents around 19 million tonnes annually. The recycled organics industry currently processes around 6 million tonnes annually and is seeking to increase this volume by diversion into beneficial reuse as soil conditioners, composts and mulches. Where policies, practices and technologies allow, every kilogram has potential for beneficial reuse, taking organic material back to agricultural and other soils where it is increasingly needed.

In line with the theme, the conference will focus on providing attendees with a broad range of examples where recycled organics are being beneficially reused, providing a forum to learn about and discuss the latest information on contamination and risk management.