Day 1 – Reuse Driving the Circular Economy

14 October 2024

9:00amConference Opens & Welcome DelegatesMandy Scotney,
Master of Ceremonies
9:10amWelcome to CountryWurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Representative
9:20amConference WelcomeTerry O’Neill,
Chair, Charitable Reuse Australia
Keynote9:30amBridging the Strategy-People DisconnectNina Mapson Bone, People Strategist, NMB People Strategy
Session10:15amRecycle Mate Collaboration for CharitiesLara Barclay, Managing Director, Adaptation Environmental Support
10:45amMorning Tea – 15 Minutes
Panel11:00amAddressing Circular Economy Myths – Walking the TalkJohn Gertsakis, Director,
Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence

Vaughan Levitske, Founder Circular Economy Advisory

Session11:45amThe Power of Reuse – Jobs, Social Impact and SustainabilityKat Heinrich, Director,
Panel12:15pmClothing Reuse Exports – Accreditation and Foreign End Market VerificationNick Harford, Harford Consulting

Peter Allan, CEO, Sustainable Resource Use

Peter Freak, Manager Projects & Assets, Launceston City Mission

1:00pmLunch – 60 Minutes
Session2:00pmSeamless, Australia’s Clothing Stewardship SchemeAinsley Simpson, CEO,
Session2:30pmEvery Item Counts – Enabling a Modern Day GarbologistBelinda Chellingworth, Director, BC Consulting
3:15pmAfternoon Tea – 15 Minutes
Panel3:30pmEmbracing the Challenges Facing Our SectorTerry O’Neill, CEO, Link Vision and Chair, Charitable Reuse Australia

Sean Burgess, GM Retail, Salvos Stores

Neil Harvey, General Manager Retail, Vinnies Victoria

Meeting4:00pmAnnual General MeetingMembers only
Close5:00pmDay 1 Sessions Conclude
Dinner6:30pmConference Dinner, Studios 2-5, Crowne Plaza MelbourneTicketed event with allocated seating

Day 2 – Charitable Retail Driving Impact

15 October 2024

7.45amBoard MeetingBoard Directors Only
9:00amConference Opens and Welcome DelegatesMandy Scotney,
Master of Ceremonies
Keynote9:00am100 Years of Op Shops – Past, Present and FutureRobyn Annear, Author,
Nothing New: A History of Second Hand
Panel9:45amDonor Insights and Donation Innovation – Making Giving EasierDrew Eide, GM Operations,
Vinnies Queensland

Gordon Coutts, National Retail Manager, ADRA Op Shops

Session10:15amEmployment Services Programs and Opportunities Belinda Catelli, Asst Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
10:45amMorning Tea – 15 Minutes
Session11:00amKey Messaging – Overcoming Negative Media NarrativesCatriona Dixon, Top Bird,
Toothless Parrot Communications
Session11:30amSkills Development for the Circular Economy Sally Quinn, CEO & Co-Founder, Green Collect
Session12:00pmCase Study – Retail Footprint Growth and DiversificationAaron Harding, COO,
Good Sammy Enterprises
Session12:30pmA Circular Design, Systems and Practical Approach to FashionCourtney Holm, Founder, A.BCH and Circular Sourcing
1:00pmLunch – 60 Minutes
Session2:00pmHow Nonprofits can Engage and Retain Volunteers by Enhancing the Application ProcessShannan Gove, Co-Founder, Rosterfy
Session2:30pmUnlocking ESG Potential – How Charities Can lead the WayEvelyn Moore, Co-Founder,
Session3:00pmCharity Supermarket Concept – Lessons from the UKWayne Hemingway and Maria Chenoweth, Co Founders, Charity Supermarket
Panel3:30pm100 Years of Op Shops – Designing a National Event in 2025Conference Delegate Discussion facilitated by Mandy Scotney, MC
4:00pmClose of Conference
Close5:00pmAnnual Conference Concludes

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