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Connecting Australia and The Netherlands: Let’s make waste and circular economy our business


On April 5th we held our Connecting Australia and The Netherlands: Let’s make waste and circular economy our business event in partnership with the Global Victoria Trade Alliance program. It was great to see so many of you attend this event in-person and many from overseas including, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.   

NCCA Circular economy event   NCCA Circular economy event

The discussions highlighted how complex yet critical this area is and the challenges ahead in educating people from ground up, to what their role is. It was interesting to hear how Victorian businesses can take advantage of the eager interest from Dutch businesses to collaborate cross countries. You’ll find all the information links from the event down below.  

Special thanks to the team at Global Victoria. NCCA is proud to partner with them to deliver this series of events as part of the Global Victoria Trade Alliance (the Alliance) initiative. The Alliance aims to help Victorian exporters remain globally competitive by adapting their export strategies and connecting them to new markets.

We also thank our expert speakers who very generously donated their time and expertise, who have also kindly shared their information with you and welcome you to contact them to continue the conversations started. We heard in the panel discussion  that a business opportunity grew from a simple LinkedIn connection - so get connecting!

Brett Lemin
CEO Victorian Waste Management Association

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Bert Keesman
Director MetaSus
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Erika Hughes

Commercial Director Integra Systems

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Ian Lynass

Managing Director Australia & Asia Blue Phoenix Australia

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Jan Jaap Folmer

Chief Upp! and founder of UPP! UpCycling Plastic

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Upcoming events

Our next event in partnership with the Global Victoria Trade Alliance, is the Launch of the Export Guide to the Netherlands on the 8th of June 2023. Keep an eye out for our newsletter and event emails to not miss out.



To view the speaker presentations and gain insights on recycling and circular economy in the Netherlands and Victoria, please click on the links below:


To view all the photos from the evening click here.


To view the recording of the event and other events head over to our Youtube page.