Events & Webinars

02 November

2023 APCO Annual Awards and Workshop

Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street Sydney, NSW 2000

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Date: Thursday 2 November
Location: 2 Murray Street, Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney
Dress Code: Business Casual
Register: Event registration is now open for all of industry, reserve your spot today! 

Join us Thursday, 2 November, at the Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney, for a day filled with learning, networking, and celebration.

What's on this year?

The Future of Packaging Workshop (1:00 PM - 5:15 PM AEDT)

Facilitated by Jodie Bricout, one of Australia’s leading circular economy experts, an interactive workshop will be taking place, designed to encourage collaboration and networking amongst industry peers. Workshop attendees will be given an in-person opportunity to contribute and advise on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to their industry (and their individual businesses) in the context of a changing packaging landscape in Australia. Feedback obtained from this session will be shared with DCCEEW.

Those invited to the workshop include:

Hon. Minister Tanya Plibersek to provide insights into governments' priorities and focus for packaging reform, including governments’ expectations of industry and how industry will be supported to deliver the required outcomes.
Jane Cronin, Director – Packaging Policy and Reform, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). Jane is leading consultation on the reform process on behalf of the Commonwealth and state and territory governments and will provide insights into the consultation process on mandatory design rules and the legislative framework to replace the existing National Environment Protection Measures (NEPM) and Covenant.

Networking Hour (5.30 PM - 6.30 PM AEDT)

Join us for drinks and canapes by the marina, for our networking hour hosted by APCO and our partner, the Banksia Foundation. The Annual Awards are where the best in the industry come together to celebrate and drive positive change. By building relationships, exchanging ideas, and discovering new opportunities for collaboration and growth, you can expand your network and establish valuable connections.

Awards Ceremony (6.30 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT)

The awards ceremony will recognise and celebrate those in the industry who are pioneering positive change. Winners and finalists will have the opportunity to share success stories, inspirations, and challenges in their endeavours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting to the venue
The Australian National Maritime Museum. 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000. The Museum is located in Darling Harbour, next to the Pyrmont Bridge, right in the heart of Sydney.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The Australian Maritime Museum is fitted with lifts and accessible ramps. If you require assistance on arrival, please contact the APCO team prior to the event 02 8381 3700, and we will organise for a team member to meet you at the reception area.

What parking arrangements are available at the venue?
Parking at Wilsons carpark (harbourside). Maritime can validate parking tickets at the front desk. Discounted rate is $15.00. Please ensure you keep your Wilson’s parking ticket for validation.

Dress code
Business attire, business casual

Will the workshops and ceremony be live streamed?
No, this will be an in-person event only.

When is the registration deadline?
Ticket sales will end 11:59PM (AEDT) 19 October 2023. All patrons wishing to attend must purchase a ticket prior to the deadline.

I'm not an APCO Member, can I still attend?
Yes, we’ve opened the event up to the whole packaging industry for the first time ever and encourage everyone to attend.

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