Landfill 2019 Conference & Exhibition

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019
Western Cape Branch








The Landfill 2019 Conference & Exhibition will be held at, The River Club Western Cape, South Africa on the 6th and 7th of November 2019. Landfill 2019 will seek to bring the Landfill and Alternative Waste Treatment industries together to learn about the latest techniques and developments - as well as to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Although sponsorship packages are available, the Landfill 2019 Conference is a conference supported by an exhibition and social programme rather than being a trade expo.

IWMSA Landfill conferences typically attract 100-150 delegates with 10-15 stands/booths in the accompanying exhibition area. Delegates have a range of capability and expertise in various relevant fields including: Landfill construction and operations; waste transportation; civil and geotechnical engineering; geosynthetics; waste compaction; waste treatment equipment; alternative treatment/management technologies (such as refuse derived fuels, waste to energy plants and funding models).

This conference will attract decision makers from government and the private sector, prospective users, academics, vendors and suppliers, policy makers and representatives of various national organizations working in the arena of Landfill and Alternative Waste Treatment.



Here is one of our informative events – Panel Discussions !

This gives high-profile practitioners the opportunity to share ideas on a platform that encourages interaction and discussion ! During one of the slots, there will be a panel of experts consisting of Mr Leon Grobbelaar (Interwaste & IWMSA President) Eddie Hanekom (D:EA&DP) and Prof. Linda Godfrey (CSIR). They will discuss “Will landfills continue to be our main method of waste treatment?”. A further panel will showcase Mr Jan Palm (JPCE & Past IWMSA President) joined by Mr Nash Dookhi (Envitech). Their discussion will centre on “Unpacking the DWS Technical Advisory Practice Note on Capping and Closure of Waste Management Facilities”. Apart from the enlightening and useful information that will be aired, these panels give the audience an opportunity to pose questions and to take part in some meaningful debate. Why not sponsor a panel and choose your own topic and presenters ?

Here’s another great event – Lightening Talks !

Presenters have 6 mins to present a topic – short, sharp and to the point. This is ideal for those who are not able to present a full paper or who have conference-related ideas they wish to share.

Come and have your say ! Register now !


Keynote Speakers

Ramsey J Boyd

(click on photograph to see cv)

We are  very excited to announce that, with the assistance of GIGSA, an international expert in the form of Mr Boyd J. Ramsey will be a keynote speaker as well as presenting a workshop during the conference! Mr Ramsey has been a leader within the geosynthetic,  environmental containment and waste disposal industries for over 20 years and his involvement promises to be very interesting -  so please don’t miss this opportunity and register to attend today !




Prof Linda Godfrey

Prof Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Associate Professor at Northwest University in South Africa, and holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. With over 20-years of sector experience, she currently heads up the Waste Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap Implementation Unit on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation, a unit tasked with implementing South Africa’s 10-year Waste RDI Roadmap.

She has provided strategic input to a number of local, regional and international waste and circular economy initiatives for the United Nations, European Union, South African Government Departments, Academy of Sciences,International Solid Waste Association, universities and businesses. She lectures internationally on solid waste management indeveloping countries, including the social, economic and environmental opportunities of “waste” within a circular economy context. She has published extensively in the field. so please don’t miss this opportunity and register to attend today !






“The death of landfill?” If, and how, landfills will be part of our long-term future.


Landfills and compliance

Alternatives to disposal

Regulatory drivers of change

Regional versus local

Advancements in design, materials and technology

Innovation and integrative approaches

Role of Landfills today, tomorrow and in the future

Funding Models

Landfill Challenges – affordability, site selection, authorisation, operations

Landfill 2019 – Sponsorship Opportunities available

Contact Us:Landfill 2019 Secretariat

Lesley Ferreira
+27 21 671 7670/086 692 7220

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