The 2nd Global Waste Management Conference and Exhibition 2021 (GWMC2021) was held on 22-23 March 2021. This virtual conference aimed to gather all policymakers, international experts, and global industry practitioners to strategize, chart directions and craft-out new blueprints for Malaysian Waste Management. Waste Management is a major concern of all world economies. The amount of waste generated continues to increase according to the economic status and lifestyle habits of countries. Today, waste and waste management has given rise to many pressing issues such as rising land prices, strict environmental regulations, health and safety concerns, improper management of waste disposal sites, landfill spaces becoming limited, policy problems and the unwillingness of local communities to accept new technologies and facilities in ‘their own back yards’.The conference was successfully launched by YB Datuk Hajah Zuraida binti Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government Malaysia.