Southern Cross University Impact Forum: Circular Economy

Join the conversation about circular economies at the Southern Cross University Impact Forum. The future can’t wait.

May circular Economy Lismore

The first Southern Cross University Circular Economy Impact Forum is happening this April.

The Impact Forum brings together leading voices to accelerate the development and adoption of circular economy solutions and facilitate new industry connections for businesses.

Through keynote presentations, practical workshops, in-conversation sessions and deep dive sessions; attendees will learn about the national state of circularity, the role of technology in designing for circularity, barriers and technical solutions to creating a local circular economy, navigating policy and legislation, business models, post-natural disaster waste management and implementing solutions. Attendees will also learn about Southern Cross University programs and research.

The Impact Forum is for those looking to expand their understanding of circular economies, make connections or who are curious about how they can implement circular economy principles in their workplace or business.

Keynote speaker: Professor Linda Godfrey

Professor Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Extraordinary Professor at North-West University, South Africa, and holds a PhD in Engineering. With over 20 years of sector experience, she manages the Science, Technology and Innovation for a Circular Economy (STI4CE) and the Waste Research Development and Innovation Roadmap Implementation Units on behalf of the South African Government. She has provided strategic input to a number of local, regional and international waste and circular economy initiatives for the United Nations, European Union, World Bank, South African Government, Academy of Sciences, International Solid Waste Association, universities and businesses. She lectures internationally on solid waste management in developing countries, including the social, economic and environmental opportunities of waste within a circular economy and has published extensively in the field.

Other speakers include Kathy Giunta Director, Circular Economy Programs at NSW EPA; Lisa McLean CEO at Circular Australia; Yas Grigaliunas Founder & Chief Evangelist at Circonomy; Helen Lewis Adjunct Professor Institute for Sustainable Futures; Kim Potter Economic Development Manager, Regional Development and Programs at Department of Regional NSW; Luke McConell Managing Director at Revolve Your World; Kevin Trustum Manager of Commercial Services (Waste Strategy) at Lismore City Council; Shane Ramsey - National Operations Manager at Centre for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC); Craig Bagnall - Director at Environment and Regulatory at SEATA; Simon Stahl – Chair of Northern Rivers NSW Brand Committee (Northern Rivers Net Zero) and CEO of The Casino Food Co-op and Connor Clarke Founder at Plastics Pirate. Facilitated by Carmen Stewart.

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