Abstract submission has now closed. Registration is open and you can register through the portal here. Our accommodation deals have been updated, including the opening of bookings at the University of Auckland Halls. Please see the Accommodation tab for more details.


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 29th November-1st December 2023. 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 2023.

AOC-GSC8 Organising Committee



Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum sponsors

Gold sponsors


Bronze sponsors

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



Please see the list of confirmed invited speakers below.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. John Warner, Monash University, Australia and Beyond Benign, USA

Prof. Magda Titirici, Imperial College London, UK

Assoc. Prof. Xiaonan Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Laurel Schafer, University of British Columbia, Canada

Prof. Thomas Maschmeyer, University of Sydney, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Ning Yan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Debabrata Maiti, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Prof. Mageswary Karpudewan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Invited Speakers

Dr Amy Cannon, Beyond Benign, USA

Dr Deborah Crawford, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr Luke Liu, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Prof. Eniya Listiani Dewi, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia

Assoc. Prof. Shinji Kudo, Kyushu University, Japan

Dr Ivanhoe Leung, University of Melbourne, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Nadeem Sheikh, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

Dr Katsuhiko Takeuchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Prof. Colin Barrow, Deakin University, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Michelle Regulacio, University of the Philippines Diliman, The Philippines

Dr Jack Chen, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr Martina Lessio, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Yu Mao, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Prof. Justin Chalker, Flinders University, Australia

Prof. Masazumi Tamura, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan

Prof. Patricia Hunt, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Prof. Sang Hoon Joo, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Prof. Stefan Vajda, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic

Ass. Prof. Yosuke Muranaka, Kyoto University, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Golovko, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr Dong Jun Kim, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Zoe Wilson, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Prof. Rongbiao Tong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Paul Kilmartin, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Assoc. Prof. Tristan Rawling, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr Paul Hume, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Prof. Feng Shi, Jiangsu Normal University and Changzhou University, China

Assoc. Prof. Jason Harper, University of New South Wales, Australia




The final programme for AOC-GSC8 will be released in November 2023. An indicative schedule is shown below but note that this programme may be subject to change.



Registration is now open. Please register using the portal here.

Registration costs inclusive of GST are shown below. All prices are in New Zealand dollars.

Earlybird registrations close on 30th September 2023.

Registration includes access to all social events including the welcome reception, poster session and conference dinner. It also includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea during the conference.

Presenters who have had their abstract accepted need to register by 23rd October 2023 to be included in the final programme.

Earlybird (closes 30th September 2023) Price (in New Zealand Dollars, inclusive of GST)
Full registration $725
Student registration $425
Standard (from 1st October 2023)
Full registration $850
Student registration $500
Full day registration $350
Student day Registration $200



Abstract submission has now closed.



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 SkyDrive, which is an airport bus service that provides regular transfers to SkyCity in the CBD. 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 as well as from the airport. 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 3 months 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 and pay the Visitor Conservation and Tourism Level (IVL) before travelling*** This is a simple process and costs NZ$52-NZ$58 in total


Letters of Invitation

If you require a Letter of Invitation in order to secure a Visitor Visa or Academic Visitor Visa, an option will be provided during the registration process. You must complete your registration in order to receive this letter of invitation. If you have any issues with this process please contact Dr Cameron Weber.



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.

We have a range of special accommodation rates and options that have been negotiated for our delegates. Please see this document for details and ensure you quote the relevant booking code to ensure the discount is applied.



Local Organising Committee

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

Committee members
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 Director of CGCS)
Prof. James Wright, The University of Auckland (Former Director of CGCS)
A/Prof. Viji Sarojini, The University of Auckland (Co-Deputy Director of CGCS)

Asia-Oceania Conference Committee

Prof. Suwaban Chirachanchai, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Prof. Eniya Listiani Dewi, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), 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
Prof. Kei Saito, Kyoto University, Japan
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
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
Prof. Antonio (Tony) Patti, Monash University, Australia



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

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