Announcing International Keynotes and Workshops at WRF Asia Pacific

WRF_banner_2Sydney, 10 April 2015 Today additional keynote presentations for WRF Asia Pacific, to be held in Sydney, June 1-3, 2015, were announced. They include Masamichi Yoshimura from the Toyota Technological Institute, Alex Wonhas, Executive Director, Energy and Resources at CSIRO, Janet Salem, UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific, John Barbagallo, CEO Mining Services Arrium, Mark Finney, Group General Manager Austral Bricks, Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO of Austmine, James Moody, Founder and CEO of TuShare and Sendle, and Markus Reuter, Chief Technologist at Outotec.

A workshop on ‘Industrial Symbiosis in Asia-Pacific – promise or practice?’ was announced, which will include presentations on innovative implementation of industrial symbiosis across the globe, featuring examples from the UK, USA, China and Europe and emerging initiatives in Australia. The workshop will seek feedback from participants on how to shift industrial symbiosis in Australia and the Asia Pacific region from a peripheral opportunity to a mainstream practice.Leading the workshop is Sarah King, Leader of Sustainable Manufacturing at CSIRO with industrial ecology expert and consultant Robin Branson. You will also hear from Colin Barker the Deputy Chair of the Australasian Industrial Ecology Network.

RRAnewsletterJohn Weate, founder of Resource Recovery Australia, will lead a workshop on ‘New business models in waste with the rise of social enterprise’. Social enterprises are emerging across Australia using waste in new ways to create jobs, improve social outcomes, and help the environment. Participants will learn from three innovative social enterprises that are transforming communities.

The World Resources Forum Asia Pacific represents a singular opportunity for government, industry and research leaders from the Asia Pacific region to focus on the opportunities for innovation, including in the digital economy, towards more sustainable patterns of resource use.

Conference fees include three days of presentations and workshops, and the Vivid Lights Harbour cruise and dinner at Luna Park.
Participation fees (including GST):
Earlybird  AUD $880 (register by 10 April 2015, midnight)
Full delegate AUD $990 (price from 11 April 2015
Students AUD $660 (upon application contact the registrations contact below)
Registration and further Information is available at