You are invited to an informal introduction to the AIEN in Melbourne on Thursday 24th November 2016. There will be drinks and nibbles, which won’t cost you a thing!
We are pleased to announce that Gary Foster from Edge Environment will give a brief presentation on ‘The Development of Collaborative Innovation & Sustainability in Business’– an International and Australian perspective.
Gary has a rich background in business and environmental sustainability having enjoyed various technical and managerial roles over the last two decades with leading organisations in Australia, UK and internationally. During his recent 6 1/2 years with a major global design & engineering consultancy, he was both a practitioner and latterly regional director of the award-winning national industrial symbiosis programme (NISP). Now applying his skills in the Australian market, he sees huge opportunity in Australia for embracing industrial ecology and the principles of the circular economy.
Gary’s presentation will address the following topics:
- Drivers/the need – Population/affluence (number of people and demand) and resources (cost and availability)
- The pioneers – examples of Industrial Symbiosis and Ecology
- The Circular Economy
- The Sharing Economy
- Insights from the last decade of experience
- Future issues and opportunities
- How might this impact upon/benefit Victoria
In addition to the presentation and networking, we will discuss topics and activities that might be developed by the AIEN in the future, as part of the company’s charter. For example, synopses of four topics that have been identified as areas of particular interest to members are available on the AIEN website.
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