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26 February 2020

The Path to a Circular Economy – Goulburn

The Path to a Circular Economy – Goulburn

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) in collaboration with RDA Southern Inland (RDASI), Regional Development Australia ACT (RDA ACT)  and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) are delighted to announce The Path to a Circular Economy forum for 2020.

About this Event

Join us for an introduction to recycling for the Circular Economy and learn how you can maximise the use of your valuable resources to contribute to innovation, growth and job creation. The event will introduce the benefits of a circular economy locally, across NSW and the rest of Australia as society aims to be more sustainable. Panelists will share examples of their innovative work in waste and the re-use of materials and how this has economic and social benefits.


Michael Sharpe, National Director, Industry, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre.

Keynote speaker

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla is one of Australia’s leading engineers. Veena became the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Jubilee Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2017. In 2016, she was named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia.

Veena is known for her time on ABC TV with the New Inventors and the War on Waste. She is the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology and founding Director of NSW Circular.

Panel speakers include:

  • Steven Richards, Managing Director, Industry Waste Recovery
  • Henry Gundry, Manager, Woodlawn Bio Reactor
  • Olympia Yargar, Founder and CEO of Goterra
  • Michael Claessens, Regional Development Australia ACT
  • Graham Knowles, iQrenew
  • Robert Mels, Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Coordinator CRJO
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Cost: FREE

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1 April 2020

Food in the Capital

This event will bring food businesses from across the Canberra Region and South Eastern NSW. A key focus will be on food production, consumption and technology helping Canberra become a fully sustainable city.

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"We can change very quickly” - Craig Hort, Managing Director at Hort Enterprises knows the importance of resilience in staying competitive. Learn key strategies for business success here:

That’s a wrap for this year’s AMGC events roadshow! We’re delighted to have travelled to 38 locations across Australia to educate home-grown companies about becoming an advanced manufacturer. Join us in 2020 for more events here: #bizevents

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