4-5 April, 2018

International Stewardship Forum

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel | Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

Gain practical insights – nine international speakers confirmed

The Global Product Stewardship Council, supported by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, is staging an international forum on product stewardship to gain practical insights from product stewardship and extended producer responsibility programs across a broad range of products and substances.

The forum will help inform the Australian Government’s review of the Product Stewardship Act 2011 (Act) and comprise two days of presentations, panel discussions and Q&A on 4-5 April 2018 in Sydney featuring key international and Australian speakers, followed by one day of exclusive invitation-only modified Chatham House discussions.

The forum is designed to maximise engagement with stakeholders, both to broaden input to the review and to encourage greater involvement in product stewardship. Product stewardship approaches across the spectrum from purely voluntary approaches to regulatory frameworks will be considered.Presentations and discussions will be reflected in an Issues and Options Paper to help capture the extensive international expertise available.

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Preliminary Program

Registrations now open

Early Bird Rates Available until 16 February
Discounted rates available for GlobalPSC Members.

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International speakers

Key themes

  • Overview of international landscape and practical implications for Australia
  • Best practice policies and programs
  • The business case for product stewardship (corporate perspective)
  • Engagement and facilitation
  • The future of product stewardship: issues and opportunities (incl. circular economy)

Supported by

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy

Forum partners

NSW Government SBA - Sustainable Business Australia

Gold sponsor

ANZRP - Australia New Zealand Recycling Platform

Silver sponsors

Lorax Compliance TyreStewardship Australia


Registration covers participation in both days of the forum and a networking event the evening of 4 April.

An Early Bird rate of A$750 (ex-GST and ticket fees) is available for all registrations up to 16 February 2018. This rate is also available to confirmed forum speakers and to confirmed GlobalPSC members and OEH Sustainability Advantage partners. Full registrations are A$950 (ex-GST and ticket fees).

Registered attendees will receive details for an event app with program information, speaker bios and key downloads. Registered attendees will also receive details for a 20% discount off the book Product Stewardship in Action by Dr Helen Lewis.

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Blu Plaza Hotel

Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

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