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CECE 2024

Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2024 : University of Technology Sydney, Australia

CECE stands as an annual international conference, spanning diverse disciplines from fundamental to applied research encompassing policies, technologies, and community education concerning the circular economy, climate change, and the environment. The conference's thematic scope extends across circular economy applications in water, energy, environment, waste, resource recovery, and climate change, among other pertinent areas. This conference aims to serve as a dynamic platform, bringing together researchers from academia, industries, government, and NGOs on a global scale. It facilitates the exchange of research findings, covering both foundational principles and practical applications. Notably, CECE aims to foster networks among researchers, nurturing international collaborations that drive innovation and progress in circular economy, climate change, and environmental research. Distinguished plenary and keynote speakers, representing academia, industry, and government, will grace the conference, providing valuable insights and perspectives. Conference also presents a unique opportunity for both industries, academics, or individuals to vie for recognition in various CECE Award categories. For those eager to participate, key conference dates are outlined below. Join us as we explore the frontiers of knowledge and collaboration in the pursuit of sustainable solutions for a circular economy, climate resilience, and environmental well-being.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Ho Kyong Shon

University of Technology Sydney

Lisa McLean

Circular Australia

Django Seccombe

Sydney Water

A/prof. Sherub Phuntsho

University of Technology Sydney

Conference Themes

Conference Key dates

  • Circular economy

  • Climate change, impacts, mitigation, adaptation

  • Environmental pollution

  • Environmental technologies

  • Waste management & resource recovery.

  • Water, energy, and environment

  • Environmental health and risk

  • Bioresource

  • Abstract submission open: 04 March 2024

  • Abstract submission closes: 14 June 2024

  • Abstract notification:  July 2024

  • Speaker registration deadline: August 2024

  • Early bird registration deadline: August 2024

  • Welcome reception: Sep 29, 2024

  • Conference: Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2024

  • Technical tour: Oct 2, 2024

Conference Organising Committee

Organising Committee

  • Prof Ho Kyong Shon, UTS, Chair

  • Ms Lisa McLean, Circular Australia, co-chair

  • Mr Django Seccombe, Sydney Water, co-chair

  • A/Prof Sherub Phuntsho, UTS, co-chair

  • Ms Louella Carr, Circular Australia

  • A/Prof Leonard Tijing, UTS

  • A/Prof Stefano Freguia, University of Melbourne 

  • Dr Ibrahim El Saliby, ARC NiCE Hub, UTS

  • Dr Li Gao, South-East Water

  • A/Prof Md Sayed Iftekhar, Griffith University 

  • Prof Mikel Duke, Victoria University

  • Prof Sungyun Lee, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

  • Dr Andrea Merenda, UTS

  • Dr Veera Koskue, UOM

  • Ms Weonjung Sohn (Student, UTS)

  • Ms Hanwei Yu (Student, UTS)

  • Ms Yeshi Choden (Student, UTS)

Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Prof Hadi Khabbaz, UTS/FEIT, Australia

  • A/Prof Behzad Fatahi, UTS/FEIT, Australia

  • Prof Qilin Wang, UTS/FEIT, Australia

  • Prof Jason Prior, UTS/ISF, Australia

  • Dr Amit Chanan, Water Authority Fiji

 Workshop submission guidelines

Complete the application form using the template below and send it to as an email attachment.

In the subject line type: Your name_CECE 2024_Workshop_Proposal. You should receive a reply upon submission.

Submission deadline: June 14, 2024. Deadline may be subject to change.

Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2024.

CECE2024 Workshop
"Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory Group: Interim report" 

Visit our previous CECE 2023

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Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE)

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) provides independent, evidence‐based advice to government on how to address difficult policy problems. OCSE provides funding to the NSW research sector and brings academia, government and industry together to drive the commercialisation of research excellence for the benefit of the state, with a major focus on industry development. OCSE also supports a number of science outreach and engagement activities and events, including the annual Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering.


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