WasteMET Asia Symposium

The WasteMET Asia Symposium will take place from October 19 to 20, 2017 at the MAX Atria in Singapore. The conference will be joined by business leaders and owners, policymakers, technology developers, solution providers and young entrepreneurs from the waste management and recycling industries.

Themed “REINVENT: Transform the Industry”, the 4th edition of WasteMET Asia Symposium (WMAS) opens its doors on 19 October 2017 at MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO. Organized by the Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) and SingEx Exhibitions, this year’s event will see seven Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify individual industry challenges and develop joint projects and solutions for the benefit of their member-companies as well as to promote the business prospects of their respective sectors and contribute to a more sustainable living environment.

The TACs taking part in the signing ceremony for the MOU on inter-TAC collaboration on the morning of 19 October are (in alphabetical order):

  • Association of Property and Facilities Managers [APFM]
  • Container Depot and Logistics Association (Singapore) [CDAS]
  • Landscape Industry Association of Singapore [LIAS]
  • Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association [SFMA]
  • Singapore Industrial Automation Association [SIAA]
  • Singapore infocomm Technology Federation [SiTF]
  • Singapore Water Association [SWA]
  • Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore [WMRAS] (Lead TAC)

Besides the signing of the MOU on inter-TAC collaboration and the conference proper, this year’s 2-day event from 19 to 20 October will have about 20 exhibitors showcasing IoT solutions and robotics in response to the existing labour crunch and the need to reinvent business models to increase productivity. Key speakers at the symposium will come from Microsoft, Tata Communications, Volvo Trucks and Hyundai Autoever.

In the evening of 19 October, Guest-of-Honour Dr. Amy  Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and Ministry of Health,  will present the WMRAS Excellence Awards to recognize and reward 10 individual “Unsung Heroes” and corporate winners from the waste management and recycling industry for excelling in their frontline operations work, contributing to environmental sustainability and promoting safety and health in the work environment.