The Australian Waste & Recycling Expo AWRE 2021 — scheduled for 25–26 August — has been cancelled due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation across the nation.
Representing the national waste and recycling community, AWRE brings together exhibitors and visitors from states across Australia. The extension of the lockdowns in New South Wales, Victoria and most recently South Australia have impacted interstate travel, prohibiting industry members from connecting at a nationwide event.
AWRE showcases the full circle of innovative products and sustainable solutions from across Australia, with the opportunity to connect with influential professionals. The cancellation of the event comes as a disappointment to the event organisers, who were committed to delivering a much-anticipated face-to-face event this year.
“The team has been working hard to plan and deliver AWRE 2021 with new initiatives — it is extremely disheartening to not run AWRE this year. With much reviewing and replanning in the background over the past few weeks, the ambiguity of the coming months has led to the outcome, and we will focus all efforts into delivering a stronger AWRE 2022 instead,” AWRE Commercial Director Bill Hare said.
The AWRE team expressed that it is humbled by the support received from exhibitors, partners, sponsors, speakers and suppliers, and looks forward to delivering a standout face-to-face event and reuniting the industry on 24–25 August 2022 at ICC Sydney.