FWR 2024 will be a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion around key industry issues. Presentations and sessions will provide information about how business, with sound government policy, can deliver improvements to the State’s waste diversion and resource recovery growth in line with community expectations and industry aspirations.

The program will capture four prominent themes relevant to all stakeholders with interests in the waste and recycling industry. It will look to the future by demonstrating what is currently being achieved and what is next on the horizon. The program will boast presentations by industry leaders and innovators, panel discussions and four themed streams focused on the significant issues impacting the industry now and beyond.

The trade exhibition will complement the program by providing an opportunity for delegates to meet with suppliers and discuss the latest industry developments and innovations. All meal breaks will be served within the exhibition area to maximise interaction between delegates and exhibitors.

The Welcome Function and Gala Awards Dinner will also provide an excellent opportunity to gain important industry and government contacts.


Wednesday 31st July 2024
  • Technical Tour
  • Welcome Function
Thursday 1st August 2024
  • Official Opening
  • Stream 1: State & Local Government and Business: How do we do things differently to achieve better outcomes for Queensland?
  • Stream 2: How do we solve the lithium battery crisis? What are the short-term and medium-term options?
  • Trade Exhibition
  • Gala Awards Dinner
Friday 2nd August 2024
  • Stream 3: How do we drive waste recycling innovation in Queensland? What changes are needed to fix the systemic issues holding us back and prepare us for a circular future?
  • Stream 4: Recycling Re-imagined: how do we go from 20% to 80% in Queensland? How do we make safe, recycled products in a world with emerging contaminants
  • Trade Exhibition
  • Closing panel discussion

* Details may be subject to change

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