AORA NSW Christmas Networking Breakfast

7:30am Wednesday, 13 December 2023
10:00am Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Pullman Hotel, Sydney Olympic Park
9 Olympic Boulevard
Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales 2127

Proudly Supported by BetterGrow



Wednesday 13 December 2023

7.30 am – 10.00 am

Pullman Hotel, Sydney Olympic Park



We’re looking forward to our final networking event for 2023!

We welcome you to join us for this midweek breakfast at the centrally located Pullman Hotel at Sydney Olympic Park.

Amanda Kane from the NSW EPA will be providing an update on the upcoming FOGO Mandates and our expert panel facilitated by Angus Johnston (BioCarbon Soil),  will take on the serious technical topic of pasteurisation in composting processes, pathogen testing and regulatory compliance over a delicious, seated breakfast. 

In the interactive panel we will discuss validation protocols for pasteurisation processes and the challenges of monitoring the effectiveness of pathogen destruction in established processes.  This session aims to address the different aspects of pathogen testing and compliance as it relates to your business, the community, and the existing regulatory and policy settings in NSW.  

Panelists include:

·       Brian Smith (EAL)

·       Roger Crisp (Bettergrow)

·       Dr Gary Grohmann (Environmental Pathogens)


This promises to be an informative event for AORA members and friends given the upcoming FOGO mandates, the current AS4454 review, and the concurrent NSW Biosolids, and Resource Recovery Framework reviews, all of which directly or indirectly depend on accurate measurement of, and establishing limits on, pathogens in recycled organic products.


Seating is limited for this event and we do expect to sell out!   Don't leave your booking to the last minute, as you will miss out!

Members: $56 incl GST

Non-Members: $70 incl GST 

Bookings close on Monday 11 December.  


Parking is available at Olympic Park  P3 (Sarah Durack Ave) for $5 per hour capped at $30. Hotel parking is $15 for the first hour and $5 per hour thereafter, capped at $40.

Attendees can travel by train and take a short walk from Olympic Park Station.


How to use our booking system  (can be paid by credit card or invoice) - THIS BOOKING SYSTEM WORKS BEST ON CHROME and FIREFOX (and if you already have a user account, login via the brown button at the top right of the page first).

Our booking system uses your email address to identify whether you are a member or not, therefore the system defaults to 1 ticket at a time.  

To book a ticket, type in your email and click lookup.  If the system identifies you as a member, it should auto-populate your information and you can just add any dietary requirements.   If you need to purchase another ticket, there is the option to add another in at the bottom of the box (do this as many times as you need for your booking - you can use your own email for ease of booking if you are unsure if their email is part of the membership)  Then you will be able to go to the cart and proceed through the checkout as one bulk purchase. 

If you are a member, but it doesn't recognise your email address it means you are not linked to your business membership (and it will not apply member pricing to this ticket.)

To solve this you have two options  -1)  go to and click the button that says sign up for an account to connect.  Put your email in here and click look up, find your business name (it may be listed as the registered trading name of the business) and click connect.  Your membership account administrator will need to approve your connection.  They simply need to login into their account and approve you.   

Option 2)  Send an email to Alex (  with the subject  Membership Connection Needed.  In the email please include the full name of the staff member, their email address and the registered/trading name of your business. Alex will endeavour to get your staff member linked within 24 hours.   


Please note, there is no way for us to retroactively apply member pricing to a booked ticket, so you will need to proceed through the process above (this is a one time action for linking staff to membership.) 

For non-members, your email will not be found during lookup.  All you have to do is fill out your info and when you get to the checkout, you will be able to create a website user account to enable your transaction to take place in the secure payment portal.

PLEASE NOTE - OUR SYSTEM SOMETIMES TAKES A MOMENT TO PROCESS YOUR CREDIT CARD.  If you think that something may have gone awry, you can check in your member portal under transactions.  If it shows pending, you can access your invoice and pay directly through the credit card link on the invoice.     


$70.00 *
$70.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Lisa Lepore

For ticketing enquiries, please contact Alex via email - 

For event information, please contact Lisa.  

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