Recent government policies at a National and State level on climate change and net zero, renewable energy production, recycling, agricultural productivity and environmental restoration all seek to enhance the management of carbon to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits for the Australian community.

This two-day conference will bring together policy experts from all levels of government, industry leaders and early industry adopters to highlight the opportunities in Australia’s bioeconomy. The conference will also provide participants with an opportunity to engage, network, discuss and help shape policy, programs and investment in Australia’s increasing important bioeconomy.

Conference venue

Rydges Newcastle
Wharf Rd &, Merewether St
Newcastle NSW 2300

Sitting amongst the waterfront boutiques, cafés, bars and eateries of the iconic Honeysuckle promenade, Rydges Newcastle is the ideal destination to take this lively city head on. With sweeping views of the stunning harbour and only moments from the major tourist attractions, this premium Newcastle hotel is the perfect blend of vibrant coastal city and luxury holiday escape.

Rydges Newcastle is conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle’s Honeysuckle precinct, only a short 30-minute drive from Newcastle Airport, and only two hours drive from Sydney.

Host organisations

The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) is a vibrant network of like-minded individuals, companies, and institutions with a common interest in sustainable development through the study and practice of industrial ecology.

AIEN aims to bring industry, government, and community stakeholders together to capitalise on Industrial Ecology opportunities and resolve emerging issues with coordinated solutions.


The Hunter Joint Organisation is a collaborative body that brings together the region’s ten councils to provide a united and local voice. As the hub for local intergovernmental collaboration, our statutory mandate includes identifying regional strategic priorities and advocating and building collaborations around these priorities with government, industry and community.