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PFAS Forum 2020

Developing initiatives and techniques to improve remediation efforts in PFAS contaminated areas

13 November 2020 | Virtually Delivered Event
Sydney AEDT/UTC+11

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Early Bird Rate (Save up to $200) - Expires 30 September 2020 // See Pricing Below


Per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) contamination of soil and water is an important issue of significant concern across Australia and around the world. Swathes of agricultural land have been contaminated by PFAS substances being deposited in local water supplies.

Sectors from the Defence to Aviation are now contributing to the hefty remediation costs in an attempt to clean-up contaminated soil and water.

The PFAS Forum set to be held on the 13 November 2020, will bring together representatives from across industries aiming to address the situation alongside the Government environmental departments and remediation companies to explore the best route forward, innovative practices for reducing contamination and routes of collaboration between the sectors.

With the health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff as our top priority, the PFAS Forum 2020 will now run as a virtual event.


Luke McLeod

Assistant Secretary – PFASIM, Department of Defence

Dr Annette Nolan

Director & Emerging Contaminants of Concern Interest Group Committee Member, Australasian Land and Ground Water Association (ALGA) & Lead Consultant, Ramboll

Charles Grimison

Technical Manager, Ventia

Claire Smith

Partner, Clayton Utz

Dr Rai Kookana

Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Mauricio Bressan

Environmental Contamination Specialist Strategic Capability, Fire and Rescue NSW

Dr Sarah Richards

Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer, Coffey - A Tetra Tech Company

Ian Brookman

GM Strategy & Development - Environmental Services, Ventia


Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

10:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Ian Brookman, GM Strategy & Development - Environmental Services, Ventia


11:20 am

Morning Tea and Refreshment Break

12:25 pm

  • Where have advancements been made over the past 12 months
  • Our current understanding of PFAS
  • Assessing potentially contaminated locations

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

  • How PFAS contamination compares to other environmental contaminants
  • Responsibility for assessing, managing and mitigating the risk of contamination
  • Possible changes moving forward

Claire Smith, Partner, Clayton Utz

2:35 pm

  • Implementing controls to minimise risk
  • Liability for contaminated ground
  • Development of remediation strategies

3:10 pm

  • Clean up projects
  • Using soil-based remediation efforts
  • Furthering out understand of best practice procedures

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Ian Brookman, GM Strategy & Development - Environmental Services, Ventia

3:50 pm

End of Conference


Packages Price
Virtual Pass$1795+GST
Virtual Corporate Pass (up to 40 passes)$6821+GST
Packages Price
Virtual Pass$1295+GST

Early bird rate expires 30 September 2020

If you would like your entire team to benefit from the experience of this year’s PFAS Summit you can register for the Corporate Pass. This will enable up to 40 participants from the same organization, or Government Department to view all of the presentation (either live or on-demand), participate in Q and A and audience-polls, and to arrange one-on-one meetings with fellow attendees using the event’s unique matching profile system.

The 40 delegate pass is available for $6,821 + GST. This works out to be approximately $170 per participant.


Important • Virtual Pass bookings

For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

Benefits to Attending Virtually

Why attend PFAS Forum Virtually?

Content is King: Enjoy Curated Content
With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.

Accessible from your devices
Learning and networking is now at your fingertips – the conferences and matchmaking platform is accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices

Time Efficient and Cost Saving
Save on travelling time and accommodation costs while getting in touch with industry professionals without geographical boundaries

Business Matchmaking Live
Connect and meet with fellow attendees from all over the world by taking advantage of the AI powered matchmaking within the virtual platform.

Live and On-Demand
Wherever you are in the world, view the presentations at your leisure – either live or on-demand you’ll never miss a session.

Engage with our expert speakers
Make the most of your virtual experience by keeping updated with the latest insights and discussions, all while engaging with speakers through live polls, Q&A and more!


View our virtual platform in the video below.

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How the Department of Defence is responding to the PFAS crisis
Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals – long used in items such as food packaging, nonstick cookware and firefighting foam – which now find themselves under increasing concerns over environmental and potential health impacts.

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13 Nov 2020

Virtually Delivered Event


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