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WasteCon 2016
17th to the 21st of October 2016
Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Changing Face of Waste Management











WasteCon 2016 to unveil newly ‘changed face’ of waste management

Waste-wise organisations cannot afford to miss out on Africa’s largest and most prestigious waste management conference - WasteCon 2016. As the Institute of Waste Management of South Africa’s (IWMSA) flagship biennial conference, it will set the stage for insightful debate and idea sharing between like-minded individuals within Africa’s waste sector and work towards improving waste management on the continent.

“The IWMSA’s 23rd biennial conference is one of the most important events on southern Africa’s environmental calendar for the year,” says Jonathan Shamrock, Chairman of the WasteCon 2016 Organising Committee. This year’s theme, ‘The Changing Face of Waste Management’ will highlight the recent waste management policy and legislative changes in South Africa where delegates can look forward to a fantastic line-up of speakers. The event will take place from 17 to 21 October 2016 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

Some of the esteemed speakers and their riveting topics include: Managing Director of WastePlan, Bertie Lourens will conduct the plenary address on the economic future of employees in the waste management industry; and Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme Manager at GreenCape, Sarah O’Carroll will unpack the role of Industrial Symbiosis in South African.

“This year’s conference will have three main parallel sessions that will cover the streams of recycling, waste management and landfill engineering. Special focus will be on municipal waste management, recycling and alternatives to landfilling,” says Shamrock. WasteCon 2016 will offer delegates an e-waste workshop, a landfill capping and rehabilitation workshop as well as a special workshop hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs on industry waste management plans.


“Changes in legislation emphasise the need to divert waste away from landfill sites and opens the door for new innovative waste solutions. Waste-to-Energy technology is currently getting a lot of attention as an alternative to landfill and will be a definite talking point at the conference,” says Shamrock. “The conference should also shed some light on the environmental and economic viability of this technology.”

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Changing The Face Of Waste Management For A Better Future For All!


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The Venue





The Emperors Palace Conference Centre is the embodiment of the perfect event venue. No matter how large or small the event, Emperors Palace events excel in the three essential ingredients of successful conferences and entertaining - superb cuisine, impeccable service, and an elegant atmosphere. The talented team at the Conference Centre work tirelessly to ensure that your event is a success, and that you and your guests feel the personal touch that epitomises our events. Virtual Tour of Conference Venue Conference Centre Venues Emperors Palace main website Emperors-Convention-Factsheet. Emperors Palace offers luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service.

Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams!

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Schedule of Events



17 October 2016 - Golf Day and Exhibition Setup
Evening - Exhibition Opening and Cocktail Function
18 October 2016 - Conference Day 1
Evening - Conference Dinner
19 October 2016 - Conference Day 2
20 October 2016 - Conference Day 3 / Closing Cocktail Function
21 October 2016 - Technical Tour



Technical Tours Technical Tours will take place on the alst day of WasteCon 2016, 21 October. Make sure to register for these tours via the Delegate Registration form, see link above.

Site tours as follows:

* Simmer and Jack landfill
* Actonville Recycling Facility
* OR Tambo Precinct

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