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ISWA Beacon Conference - Waste to Energy Facilities in Emerging and Developing Economies: Challenges and Options

ISWA and WMAM - the Waste Management Association of Malaysia cordially invite you to join the ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste to Energy Facilities in Emerging and Developing Economies: Challenges and Options taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 17 April 2015.



As the world population grows so does the waste generation. The Asian Region offers exciting prospects in terms of development of emerging and developing economies. Countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam have seen a fast phase of economic and social development and urbanisation over the past decades and in the years to come. It is reported that by Year 2050, some 1.4 billion more people are expected to be living in Asian cities compared to today. Hence, the challenges of waste generation, collection, treatment and disposal.


Take Malaysia as a classic example. As a developing economy, the country is marching towards becoming a developed nation by Year 2020.  Nevertheless Malaysia’s waste generated currently at some 33,000 tonnes daily has surpassed the Government’s projection that the tonnage will be reached by Year 2020.


With land being a finite resource, the ever increasing waste generated requires a long-term sustainable solution especially with regards to treatment and disposal. The advent of “green” Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Technologies is one area where emerging and developing economies can adopt towards a sustainable environment. 


The Beacon Conference on April 16 & 17, 2015 organised by WMAM and supported by ISWA, where some of the best practices and experience sharing on WTE will be presented by renowned speakers on the subject, hopes to provide participants with some answers and solution of managing waste treatment and disposal best suited for emerging economies. 




Government Policy Makers (Federal and Local), Planners, Environmental Consultants, WTE Technology vendors, Academicians, Students, Manufacturers, Researchers, Waste Operators and Contractors, NGOs on Sustainable Environment and etc. 



The fee includes, tea breaks & lunch on both days and the Gala Dinner in the evening 16th April 2015. The registration fee does not include accommodation and transportation




EARLY BIRD RATES (until 15th Feb 2015)


ISWA/ WMAM Members*

€ 430.00 / MYR 1950

€ 480.00 / MYR 2150


€ 480.00 / MYR 2150

€ 600.00 / MYR 2700

Low Income Economies**

€ 430.00 / MYR 1950

€ 430.00 / MYR 1950


€ 230.00 / MYR 1000

€ 230.00 / MYR 1000


*provided ISWA membership number is stated upon registration

** As per World Bank List

*** Does not include Gala Dinner



A confirmation with an invoice will be sent to you by WMAM when the registration has been received. All registration fees must be paid in EURO or MYR with bank transfer no later than 31st March 2015. Indicate Beacon KL - 2015 and your name on all money transfers. All bank charges are to be paid by the participant.



Ms Raelyn Rachele Chwee ( / WMAM Secretariat ( or visit our website for information and updates of the event


Please click here to view programme.


Click here to register


Interested in sponsoring this conference? - please click here for sponsorship packages

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