2022 Conference Agenda

17 – 18 October 2022

Day 1 – Elevating Reuse for Circularity

17 October 2022

FORMATTIME (AEST)TOPICSPEAKER / S
9:00amConference OpensMandy Scotney, MC
9:10amWelcome to CountryMetropolitan Local Aboriginal Council Cultural Representative
Keynote9:30amEuropean Insights on Reuse – Why We Need Strong Policy and Funding for ReuseJana Žůrková
Network Development Manager, RREUSE
Address10:15amOpening Address from the Minister for EnvironmentHon James Griffin
MP, NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage
10:45amMorning Tea – 15 minutes
Panel11:00amIs Charitable Reuse the Biggest Driver of Australia’s Circular Economy?Matt Allen
Research Associate, Monash University

Martin Nordstrom Sustainability Manager, Salvos Stores

Sam Sondhi
CEO, Outlook Australia

Session11:45amClothing Reuse Export AccreditationNick Harford
Managing Director, Equilibrium
Session12:15pmTop 5 Waste Stream Solutions – Product Stewardship in ActionJohn Gertsakis
Director, Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence
1:00pmLunch – 1 hour
Session2:00pmCommunity Activation for Reuse and RepairBarbara Gill
General Manager, Garage Sale Trail
Panel2:30pmGlobal Textile Solutions – World’s Best PracticeAlice Payne
Associate Professor, QUT

Claire Kneller
Executive Director, WRAP Asia-Pacific

Steph van Loon
Senior Trade Officer, Netherlands Consulate

3:15pmAfternoon Tea – 15 minutes
Session3:30pmSingle Use Ain’t SexyJosh Howard
Founder, Single Use Ain’t Sexy
Meeting4:00pmAnnual General Meeting Members only
Dinner6:30pmGrand Central Room, Mercure SydneyPlease book Dinner tickets separately
FORMATTIME (AEST)TOPICSPEAKER / S
9:00amConference OpensMandy Scotney, MC
9:10amWelcome to CountryMetropolitan Local Aboriginal Council Cultural Representative
Keynote9:30amEuropean Insights on Reuse – Why We Need Strong Policy and Funding for ReuseJana Žůrková, Network Development Manager, RREUSE
Address10:15amOpening Address from the Minister for EnvironmentHon James Griffin, MP, NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage
10:45amMorning Tea – 15 minutes
Panel11:00amIs Charitable Reuse the Biggest Driver of Australia’s Circular Economy?Matt Allen, Research Associate, Monash University

Martin Nordstrom, Sustainability Manager, Salvos Stores

Sam Sondhi, CEO, Outlook Australia

Session11:45amClothing Reuse Export AccreditationNick Harford, Managing Director, Equilibrium
Session12:15pmTop 5 Waste Stream Solutions – Product Stewardship in ActionJohn Gertsakis, Director, Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence
1:00pmLunch – 1 hour
Session2:00pmCommunity Activation for Reuse and RepaireBarbara Gill, General Manager, Garage Sale Trail
Panel2:30pmGlobal Textile Solutions – World’s Best PracticeAlice Payne, Associate Professor, QUT

Claire Kneller, Executive Director, WRAP Asia-Pacific

Steph van Loon, Senior Trade Officer, Netherlands Consulate

3:15pmAfternoon Tea – 15 minutes
Session3:30pmSingle Use Ain’t SexyJosh Howard, Founder, Single Use Ain’t Sexy
Meeting4:00pmAnnual General Meeting Members only
Dinner6:30pmGrand Central Room, Mercure SydneyPlease book Dinner tickets separately

Day 2 – Provoking Retail Best Practice

18 October 2022

FORMATTIME (AEST)TOPICSPEAKER / S
Keynote9:00amUK Insights on Charity Retail – Creating a ‘Vintage Cool’ experienceRobin Osterley
Chief Executive, Charity Retail Association
Panel9:45amThe Charity Shop of the Future John Elliott
Founder, Looptworks

Sarah Wilson
PhD Candidate ISF & Research Manager, Furniture 360

Peter Knock
Director, Peter Knock Advisory

Brian Walker
CEO, Retail Doctor Group

Session10:15amRetail Benchmarking – Key Metrics to Define and Deliver Best PracticeIan Moore
General Manager, Anglicare
10:45amMorning Tea – 15 minutes
Update11:00amInside the Mind of Gen Z – Our Future CustomersSarah Wilson
PhD Candidate ISF & Research Manager, Furniture 360
Update11:15amRetail Skills AcademyBrian Walker
CEO, Retail Doctor Group
Panel11:30amWhere Are the Charity Volunteers – and How to Engage Them?Carly Lahana
National Volunteering Manager, Save the Children

Kate Larkin
GM Recruitment Services, Beaumont People

Jeff Antcliff
Executive General Manager, Vinnies VIC

Session12:15pmRetail Data Insights on Customer Traffic, Conversion and SatisfactionMiles Ruge
Client Success Manager, Kepler Analytics
1:00pmLunch – 1 hour
Keynote2:00pmThe Outland Denim Story – a Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Sector James Bartle
Founding CEO, Outland Denim
Session2:30pmEffective Marketing and Comms – Because Practice makes PurposeBen Peacock
Founder, Republic of Everyone
Session3:00pmSocial Media Conversations – Busting Myths and Educating AustraliansSuzanne Parkinson
Social Media Strategist, Charitable Recycling Australia
Session3:30pmClosing AddressMatt Davis
Chair
Charitable Recycling Australia (CEO, Salvos Stores)
Close4:00pmAnnual Conference Concludes
FORMATTIME (AEST)TOPICSPEAKER / S
Keynote9:00amUK Insights on Charity Retail – Creating a ‘Vintage Cool’ ExperienceRobin Osterley, Chief Executive, Charity Retail Association
Panel9:45amThe Charity Shop of the Future John Elliott, Founder, Looptworks

Sarah Wilson, PhD
Candidate ISF & Research Manager, Furniture 360

Peter Knock, Director, Peter Knock Advisory

Brian Walker, CEO, Retail Doctor Group

Session10:15amRetail Benchmarking – Key Metrics to Define and Deliver Best PracticeIan Moore, General Manager, Anglicare
10:45amMorning Tea – 15 minutes
Update11:00amInside the Mind of Gen Z – Our Future CustomersSarah Wilson, PhD
Candidate ISF & Research Manager, Furniture 360
Update11:15amRetail Skills AcademyBrian Walker, CEO, Retail Doctor Group
Panel11:30amWhere Are the Charity Volunteers – and How to Engage Them?Carly Lahana, National Volunteering Manager, Save the Children

Kate Larkin, GM Recruitment Services, Beaumont People

Jeff Antcliff, Executive General Manager, Vinnies VIC

Session12:15pmRetail Data Insights on Customer Traffic, Conversion and SatisfactionMiles Ruge, Client Success Manager, Kepler Analytics
1:00pmLunch – 1 hour
Keynote2:00pmThe Outland Denim Story – a Sustainable and Ethical Fashion SectorJames Bartle
Founding CEO, Outland Denim
Session2:30pmEffective Marketing and Comms – Because Practice makes PurposeBen Peacock, Founder, Republic of Everyone
Session3:00pmSocial Media Conversations – Busting Myths and Educating AustraliansSuzanne Parkinson, Social Media Strategist, Charitable Recycling Australia
Session3:30pmClosing AddressMatt Davis
Chair, Charitable Recycling Australia (CEO, Salvos Stores)
Close4:00pmAnnual Conference Concludes
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