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

The Changing Face of Waste Management











Waste management legislation up for discussion at WasteCon 2016

High calibre speakers and industry experts will convene at this year’s waste management conference, WasteCon 2016. Pictured above is Torben Kristiansen, Vice President - Waste and Contaminated Sites at COWI A/S based in Denmark, keynote speaker for this year’s conference.

With the recent waste management policy and legislative changes in South Africa, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA’s) flagship biennial conference, WasteCon will set the stage for healthy debate and knowledge sharing. Africa’s largest and most prestigious waste management conference is set to take place in Johannesburg during October this year, where delegates can look forward to a fantastic line-up of sessions and exhibitions.

WasteCon 2016 is the flagship conference of the IWMSA and one of the most important events on southern Africa’s environmental calendar this year. Waste-wise organisations cannot afford to miss a spot at this year’s event, taking place from 17 to 21 October 2016 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The theme for the 23rd biennial conference is ‘The Changing Face of Waste Management’.

Prof. Suzan Oelofse, President of the IWMSA says, “We encourage people and organisations operating in the environmental and waste management industry to register for this exclusive conference where best practices will be shared from all over the globe.” Early bird registrations are open and interested parties can benefit from the reduced fee before 31 May 2016.

The keynote speaker for the event is Torben Kristiansen, Vice President - Waste and Contaminated Sites at COWI A/S based in Denmark. With his extensive experience in waste management, Kristiansen will delve into the current status of the waste management industry, legislation and practice in Europe. He will share the intended and unintended consequences of the current European waste management legislation as well as the private sector’s involvement in waste management. Kristiansen will also focus on the South African waste landscape, the recent policy and legislative changes and whether a European modelled policy will be viable in South Africa.

Other thought-provoking topics that will be discussed at the conference include: e-waste; waste-to-energy; the role of industrial symbiosis in South Africa; the future of employees in the waste industry; leachate treatment; and the potential for new recycling industries from under-utilised waste streams.

Another key attraction of the conference is the wide range of exhibitors that will showcase their diverse waste management products and services. At the last WasteCon in 2014, over 450 delegates and 70 exhibitors attended the event and it promises to be even bigger this year. The conference provides an invaluable opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their brands to public, educational and governmental delegates. The social programme allows for networking with other key players in the waste management industry from both South Africa and abroad.

“A number of high quality exhibitors have already registered for WasteCon 2016,” says Oelofse. “We are expecting this year to be greater than ever before. Players in the waste management industry should not miss this fantastic opportunity to network, benchmark and gain invaluable industry knowledge."

For information and to book your early bird ticket, please visit www.wastecon.co.za.

For more information about the IWMSA, visit www.iwmsa.co.za. IWMSA is also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/iwmsa) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/IWMSA).




Make sure that you diarize the
17 to 21 of October 2016 today and the join the Institute in counting the days to WasteCon 2016


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


For more information or to book please contact Gail Smit on +27(0)11-675-3462 or email gail@iwmsa.co.za



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!

Disclaimer The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) maintains this website in order to provide you, the user, with general information concerning our organisation and its activities. The information provided on this site is intended for general guidance only.

Although this site is continually updated with new information and every possible care is taken to keep the information on the site as current as possible, IWMSA cannot accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any damages or losses, whether directly or indirectly, including consequential loss or loss of profit, arising from any use of or reliance on the information supplied on this site. Users should not act on this information without seeking written advice from IWMSA.

The content of this site is subject to copyright protection and may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the prior written approval of IWMSA.

All information, including products or services or any terms or conditions pertaining to them, is subject to change at any time, without prior notification.



Delegate Registration Closing date for delegate registrations
21st September 2016
, full payment must be received before 28th September 2016 in order to secure your registration.

Registration cost excludes transport and accommodation. All delegates are required to make arrangements for their own accommodation, click here for information of conference discounts.






Bookings for Exhibitors Now Open


Click here to read more about how Companies that exhibit at WasteCon 2016 will benefit.





Sponsorship Don’t forget there are sponsorship and branding opportunities available, should you be interested please contact us.

Read more to see all the options that are available..

Read more



Schedule of Events



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