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Draft Programme

Posted on October, 21 2016


Day 1 – Wednesday 22 February

09:00
Registration


10:00 Opening

Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope



Christian Holzer, Director General of Waste Management, Federal Ministry of Environment, Austria


10:15
Keynotes



Circular Economy as an opportunity for the plastics industry

Jochen Berrens, Director Public Affairs, Borealis, Austria



The New Plastics Economy


11:00
Coffee break


11:30 Circular Economy: Where do we stand today?



The EU Circular Economy package

Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy, Dir A Green Economy - DG Environment, European Commission



Divert from landfill - How to achieve?

Helge Wendenburg, Federal Ministry of Environment, Germany



12:20 Panel Discussion



EU legislation and waste management implementation
Panel will be composed of waste practitioners from the regions


Moderator: Jacki Davis, Brussels-based Journalist

  • Jakub Bator – Member of Board of Krakow Municipal Holding, Waste-to-Energy Plant, Poland
  • Gordana Pehnec-Pavlovic, Executive Secretary, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatia
  • Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government, United Kingdom
  • Helge Wendenburg, Federal Ministry of Environment, Germany
  • Yavuz Eroğlu, President, PAGEV - Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation


13:15 Lunch and networking


14:30
The Circular Economy Package – how to achieve the targets?



Approaches for implementation and measures

Nina Maier, Chair of the "Interest Group Plastics" of the European Network of Environment Protection Agencies

Capacities needed in recycling today and in the future

Antonino Furfari, Managing Director, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) - tbc



Capacities needed in energy-from-waste today and in the future

Ella Stengler, Managing Director, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP)



The role of resource efficiency and eco-innovation for a Sustainable Circular Economy

Reinhold W. Lang, Head of Institute for Polymeric Materials and Testing, University of Linz, Austria


15:15 Waste Management in Practice: from global to local



Towards a wasteless future: the case of plastics

Antonis Mavropoulos, President, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)



EPR schemes in Italy

Antonio Ciotti, Vice Chairman, Corepla, Italy



Twinning projects

Georg Rebernig, Managing Director, EAA - Environment Agency Austria


16:00
Coffee Break


16:20 Q&A: Pull factors and opportunities for recycling



Questions from the audience to the panel

Moderator: Jacki Davis, Brussels-based Journalist

Panel will be composed of:   
  • Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy – Dir A Green Economy - DG Environment, European Commission
  • Carlos de Los Llano, Director Sorting and Recycling, Eco-Emballages, France
  • Herman van Roost, Business Development Manager Recycling, TOTAL, Belgium
  • Michael Scriba, MTM plastics, Germany
  • Harald Pilz, Senior Advisor, denkstatt, Austria


16:50 Wrap up of Day 1

Christoph Scharff, CEO, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG, ARA, Austria


17:00
Formal close: Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope


19:00
Welcome in Vienna - MuseumsQuartier, Halle E+G

Vienna City representative - tbc, Austria



EPRO Awards Ceremony


19:30
Networking Dinner

Opening by one of the main sponsors




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Venue

MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Halle E+G
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Austria

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