You are warmly invited by the Eastern Cape Branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa to participate in the conference titled "Challenges & Innovations in Waste Management." The event is scheduled to take place from the 9th to the 10th of May 2024 at the East London International Convention Centre.

This conference aims to facilitate the sharing of experiences related to challenges and innovations within the waste management sector. It provides a platform for industry experts to exchange knowledge and ideas while also fostering the development of sustainable projects in our communities, which are intended to have a meaningful impact.

Your participation will contribute to the advancement of waste management practices and the betterment of our communities.


The Conference is hosted by the Eastern Cape Branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices.


A wide variety of waste management stakeholders will benefit from participating in this Conference:

-     Regulators and civil servants working in fields related to waste management and environmental health & management 
-     Researchers and lecturers in fields related to waste management
-     Waste management contractors
-     Waste management equipment providers
-     Environmental Scientists

-     Engineers
-     Industrial waste producers
-     Entrepreneurs

Last day to register and pay at the EARLY BIRD RATE: 29 February 2024 - thereafter the normal rates will apply - all registrations close 30 April 2024.


The programme will include presentations from the themes below:
Abstract submissions for the programme will be accepted until 29 February 2024 - Please click on the programme link above.

1.   Circular Economy
2.   Financing of Waste
3.   Waste Reclamation
4.   Legislation Compliance and Enforcement
5.   Extended Producer Responsibility Waste hierarchy
6.   Solutions in Waste Storage and Transport  

We regret to inform you that conference registration fees are non-refundable. Once registration is completed, refunds will not be issued for any reason, including but not limited to cancellations, changes in schedule, or inability to attend.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding this policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our team for assistance.


An elegant gala evening awaits delegates, speakers, exhibitors, and guests, offering exceptional networking prospects.
The social program will also serve as an ideal setting to reconnect with familiar faces and forge new friendships.


The indoor exhibitions will showcase the many innovative products and services that the waste management industry has to offer.

Exhibition registration & PAYMENT CUT-OFF DATE: 30 April 2024


Amidst the heightened emphasis on environmental well-being, the conference presents an immensely valuable chance for brands to showcase their solutions and commitment to promoting responsible waste management.


For any queries please contact:

Nicolle de Bruyn

IWMSA Executive Officer


+27 11 675 3462