Reed Exhibitions announces the launch of Waste Expo Australia

By Reed Exhibitions, 5 October, 2016

Reed Exhibitions announces the launch of Waste Expo Australia
October 4 2016, Sydney: Reed Exhibitions announced today the launch of Waste Expo
Australia, a new business-to-business exhibition for waste, recycling and sustainability in
Waste Expo Australia will be held annually in October at the Melbourne Exhibition &
Convention Centre and will be co-located with All-Energy Australia, Reed Exhibitions’
market-leading clean energy exhibition and conference.
From 2017, Waste Expo Australia and All-Energy Australia will occupy a combined 15,000
sq m of hall space under the overarching banner of Australian Sustainability Week to form
Australia’s most significant showcase for the renewable energy generation and supply,
energy storage, energy efficiency, waste management, recycling and resource recovery
Waste Expo Australia will bring together Australian and international solution providers in the
waste management, recycling, resource recovery and sustainability sectors, showcasing the
latest technology, products, services and turnkey solutions. Exhibiting companies will
benefit from the opportunity to engage with buyers, specifiers and operators from sectors
such as government, corporate, facilities including sporting, hospitality and entertainment
venues, transport and healthcare.
Waste Expo Australia’s comprehensive exhibition floor will be complemented with a range of
business-matching and networking opportunities, plus a free-to-attend conference program
that is designed to educate and provide exhibitors and industry professionals with the
opportunity to share knowledge on a range of topics, focusing on new industry developments
and the latest trends and innovations.
Waste management is a growing sector for Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event
organiser. Waste Expo Australia joins the company’s global portfolio which includes
established brands Pollutec (France), EcoWaste (Abu Dhabi) and WasteTech (Russia).
Reed Exhibitions Australia will leverage the resources, knowledge and relationships from
these international events to support the content and growth of Waste Expo Australia.
John Gorton, Executive Director at Reed Exhibitions Australia, will be leading the team
responsible for delivering Waste Expo Australia. John says:
“Waste Expo Australia is an exciting addition to the Reed Exhibitions portfolio. Effective and
environmentally sound treatment and disposal of household and industrial waste is vitally
important in Australia, reflecting rapid population growth, legislation and increasing costs, as
well as social, political and economic trends. The move towards recycling, resource recovery
and alternative disposal methods is contributing to strong industry growth and creating
opportunities for innovative Australian and international companies to introduce new
technology and services. Waste Expo Australia will provide an important platform for buyers
and end-users to gain information and view the very latest products and solutions first-hand.
Added to that, the increasing trend towards capturing energy from waste treatment and
processing, which is occurring in large landfill sites and at recovery and waste treatment
plants, underlines the synergy with our co-located clean energy conference and exhibition
All-Energy Australia.”
Joining the Reed Exhibitions team to support the launch and growth of Waste Expo Australia
will be Louise Brooks, owner and founder of Waste Expo, which has been co-located with
All-Energy Australia since 2013. In 2017, Louise will redirect her considerable experience,
knowledge and expertise in this sector from staging her own event to fulfilling a key role at
Reed Exhibitions in the strategic direction and event management of the new Waste Expo
Australia. Louise comments:
“I am passionate about the waste, recycling and sustainability industry and am excited about
the growth opportunities for the sector in Australia. This fast-paced industry needs and is
demanding one annual, comprehensive, premium quality exhibition and conference. Reed
Exhibitions, with its global networks, resources and expertise in organising quality events, is
ideally placed to ensure that Waste Expo Australia delivers on the needs and objectives of
buyers and suppliers. Having worked closely with the Reed team as a co-location partner
over four successful years, I am very excited to be able to join them and contribute to the
growth and success of Waste Expo Australia.
I would like to thank my sponsors and endorsing organisations, exhibitors, visitors, speakers
and a host of individuals for their strong support and enthusiasm over the four successful
editions of Waste Expo. I look forward to working with you in my role at Reed as we move to
another level with Waste Expo Australia in 2017 and beyond.”
The inaugural edition of Waste Expo Australia takes place at the Melbourne Exhibition &
Convention Centre, 11-12 October 2017.

Source: Reed Exhibitions