Following its postponement related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are pleased to announce that the 8th Asia-Oceania Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (AOC-GSC8) will be held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand from 30th November-2nd December 2022. AOC-GSC is held every two years with the goal of advancing green and sustainable chemistry within the Asia-Oceania region. Past editions of this conference series have been held in cities across the region including Tokyo (2007), Beijing (2009),  Melbourne (2011), Taipei (2013), New Delhi (2015), Hong Kong (2016) and Singapore (2018).

AOC-GSC8 will encompass the latest advances across all aspects of Green and Sustainable Chemistry, broadly defined as the development of new processes that reduce the use or production of hazardous substances. Topics covered will include but are not limited to energy, green synthesis and catalysis, toxicology, waste remediation and valorisation, biobased products, green chemistry education and environmental policy and management focusing on stimulating innovation to tackle major global sustainability issues.

We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in November 2022.

AOC-GSC8 Organising Committee



Please contact Dr Cameron Weber to enquire about conference sponsorship packages and options.


Speakers will be confirmed closer to the event. Check back here for updates.


The final programme for AOC-GSC8 will be released in November 2022. An indicative schedule will be released early in 2022. Check back here for updates.


Registration will open in January 2022. Details will be released closer to this time.


AOC-GSC8 encourages oral and poster contributions covering different aspects of green and sustainable chemical science and technology from those in academia, industry and from policy makers. Abstract submission will open in January 2022.


The University of Auckland

Building 405
22 Symonds St
Auckland CBD

The conference will be held in the new Engineering building (building 405), The University of Auckland, which is located at the Central Business District (CBD) of Auckland. You can download a PDF copy of the campus map by following the link here.

Getting There

Auckland is served by the Auckland Airport. A number of options are available for transfers between the airport and the venue. These include SkyBus, which is a 24 hour airport bus service. A number of taxi and shuttle services are also available.

Local Transport
Local bus, trains and ferries operate regular services from Auckland CBD to all major attractions, hotels and shopping centres. Please visit Auckland Transport for more information.


Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand. It is a vibrant, multicultural and beautiful place to visit. For more information about the things that you can do and see in Auckland, please visit the Visit Auckland website.

Visa for visiting New Zealand

Requirements for International Visitors entering New Zealand

All overseas visitors are required to have a valid passport and the appropriate visa, with the exception of delegates from visa-waiver countries. Typically this could either be a Visitor Visa or an Academic Visitor Visa.

We recommend that you allow for a minimum of 10 weeks to have your visa processed by Immigration New Zealand or the applicable New Zealand embassy/consulate in your country of residence.

***There have been some recent changes to NZ travel rules; all visitors from visa-waiver countries must obtain an NZeTA before travelling*** This is a simple process and costs NZ$9-NZ$12


Letters of Invitation

If you require a Letter of Invitation in order to secure a Visitor Visa or Academic Visitor Visa, please email Dr Cameron Weber with your registration details (including payment information). The letter will be sent to you by email in PDF format within 5 working days after your request. Registration fees must be paid before the invitation can be issued.


Conference delegates are responsible for organising their own accommodation. We cannot book accommodation on behalf of our conference delegates.

Please note that late November is a busy time of year in Auckland and therefore room bookings should be made as soon as possible to ensure proximity to the conference and best rates.


Local Organising Committee

AOC-GSC8 is organised by the Centre for Green Chemical Science (CGCS), The University of Auckland.

Committee members
A/Prof. Jonathan Sperry, The University of Auckland (Co-Chair of Organising Committee and Co-Deputy Director of CGCS)
Dr Cameron Weber, The University of Auckland (Co-Chair of Organising Committee and Co-Deputy Director of CGCS)
Prof. James Wright, The University of Auckland (Director of CGCS)
A/Prof. Viji Sarojini, The University of Auckland (Co-Deputy Director of CGCS)
Ms Genevieve Fitzjames, The University of Auckland
Ms Anna-Marie Simcock, The University of Auckland

Asia-Oceania Conference Committee

Prof. Suwaban Chirachanchai, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Eniya Listiani Dewi, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
Prof. Yao Fu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Motonobu Goto, Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Buxing Han, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Milton Hearn, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Chee Cheong Ho, Institut Kimia Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Carol Sze Ki Lin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Masaki Kataoka, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation, Japan
Prof. Yong-Chien Ling, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Fu-Der Mai, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Prof. Masahiko Matsukata, Waseda University, Japan
A/Prof. Kei Saito, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Jayasree Seayad, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore
Prof. Rakesh. K. Sharma, University of Delhi, India
Dr. Hiromichi Shimada, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
A/Prof. Jonathan Sperry, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Dong Jin Suh, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Prof. Supawan Tantayanon, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Prof. L James Wright, University of Auckland, New Zealand


If you have any enquiries about AOC-GSC8, please contact A/Prof Jonathan Sperry or Dr Cameron Weber.

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