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The national Zero Waste Conference (ZWC) attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum.

Now in its eighth year, ZWC 2018 continues to build on our well-earned reputation for compelling speakers, unique perspectives, and valuable business insights.

Along the way, we have been entertained and inspired by a who’s who of the thinkers and doers defining the circular economy ­– including visionaries such as Michael Braungart and William McDonough, Dame Ellen MacArthur, and designer Neri Oxman. We’ve seen how activists like Tristram Stuart are creating new economic opportunities with ground-level, and grounded, ideas about food waste, while astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman's view from orbit gave us a big picture perspective on waste and its impact on our planet.

And whether it’s examining the principles of bio-mimicry, or the challenge of recycling blue jeans, the Zero Waste Conference finds the balance between theory and action, demonstrating the event’s core message – the journey to a circular economy is already underway.

ZWC 2018 - A global shift is underway. It's called the Circular Economy. The goal? A new way of doing business and developing policy that closes the loop on waste.

This year we’ll be exploring how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments are embracing and accelerating their transition to this new model, with topics such as: 

  • Materials and Design Innovation
  • Business Model Transformation
  • Technology Innovations
  • Plastics Innovation
  • Food Loss and Waste

The circular economy is a transformative idea with great promise. But understanding the complexities of this shift demands a solid grasp of the key concepts that underpin zero waste thinking. You need to know which strategies and tactics are having the biggest impact in your sector. Come to ZWC 2018 to find those answers.





November 8, 2018: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 9, 2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
(Please note the 2018 conference is in the Vancouver Convention Centre West )

The stunning venue, Vancouver Convention Centre, is the first and largest LEED-Platinum facility of its kind in the world.



General Registration - $375

All registrations are for the full conference. There is not an option to register for only one day of the Conference.

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