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Plastics and the Circular Economy 22 and 23 November 2022 in person 24 November evening online

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Australia’s leading conference on plastics returns in full tackling key issues for a circular future.

Taking place in person at Pullman on the Park, East Melbourne Tue 22 - Wed 23 November with an online European evening on 24 November, this year's event delves into a world of defining opportunities for experts, suppliers and decision makers.

The SPE Conference is the only event in Australia bringing people together to learn and see into the dynamic future of Australasia’s entire plastics supply chain, trends in design, policy, manufacture, regulations and trade. It is focused around national and global targets, pressures and markets. This year the 2.5 day program features:

  • An impressive line-up of Australian, New Zealand and European leaders presenting expert views on key areas for transformation of plastics for circularity and low emissions future

  • Stimulating keynotes, panel discussions and audience forums on packaging targets, stewardship, bans, greenwashing, labels and certification, world-leading technology innovations, global marine pledge, plastics recyclability, procurement power and more.

  • Networking sessions including lunches and cocktail reception on Day 1

  • Vital sectors for Australia including packaging, building products, civil, infrastructure and automotive and plus the policies, strategies, investments and programs to transform plastics in all sectors and end recyclable plastics to landfill

  • Keynote presenters include:

  • Innes Willox, CEO, Australian Industry Group on directions for manufacturing

  • Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit, Waste to Resources, European Commission on directions in Europe

  • Ton van der Giessen, CEO, Werven Plastics Recycling on success factors for recycled content

  • Plus other outstanding voices on challenges and opportunities.

For the complete program click here!


Venue: Pullman on the Park Hotel, East Melbourne


For more information on this conference, please contact the conference management team:

Han Michel, mobile 0416 168 255, email:

Hamed Ghajarnia, mobile 0410 816 075, email: Helen Millicer, mobile 0413 875 872, email:

General remarks

The SPE: A-NZ Section retains the right to alter and/or substitute components to the event or program as deemed appropriate. Information which we supply in relation to the event is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of providing this information.

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