AORA National Conference 2017 wrap-up

6 June 2017

The Australian Organics Recycling Association's Annual Conference Healthy Soil, Healthy Food in a Circular Economy held in Adelaide from 10 - 12 May 2017 received positive formal and informal feedback from all who attended. Attendances increased by 34% from the 2016 Conference held in Sydney across the five events - that included the workshop, conference, dinner, and tours.

The Composting Workshop delivered by Dr Bob Rynk and Matt Cotton was particularly strongly attended as was Matt Cotton's presentation on the Organics Recycling industry in California. This was also the case for other keynote speakers, Jane Gilbert on the Circular Economy for Recycled Organics in Europe, and Vaughan Levitzki’s presentation on the development of the industry in South Australia. 

Our thanks go to all of the presenters. Their presentations are now available to download from the website. While visiting our websites please consider joining the mailing list for our electronic newsletter and following us on LinkedIn as well as the Compost for Soils group LinkedIn page. And if you haven't already, join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. These platforms allow for open communication between AORA and our stakeholders and offer significant networking opportunities. 

AORA would also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors including Green Industries SA our major conference sponsor; Veolia, principal sponsor; Hitachi, dinner sponsor; BASF, keynote speaker sponsor; Komptech, entertainment sponsor; SUEZ, support sponsor, Vermeer, lunch sponsor; DKSH, tours sponsor; Liebherr-Australia, lanyard sponsor; Mike Richie & Associates, for providing the lucky door prize; as well as Peats Soil, and BiobiN. Their efforts and support are greatly appreciated and we encourage our members and other stakeholders to consider the value that these entities bring to the industry. Please consider supporting them as they support us. We will continue to work with our existing, and look forward to potential sponsors over the next few months to identify opportunities to mutually benefit from our relationships. If you have any comments or ideas, please contact us directly.

AORA would also like to mention that seeing our members and industry stakeholders face-to-face at these events adds great value to help us better support you. 

Our next event will be our AGM in Sydney in November. There will be more information about the AGM and supporting activities shortly. Planning for next year’s conference in South East Queensland has already commenced. Keep an eye on our social media feeds for more information on this event as we develop the program.