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Posted on dicembre, 23 2014

Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Italian and from Italian to English.

Day 1 – Wednesday 29th April

09:00 - 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

10:00 - 10:30 Opening and Welcome
Daniele Ferrari, President, PlasticsEurope Italy
Alessandro Bratti, Chairman of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission on Waste Cycle
Roberto De Santis, President, Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi (CONAI)

10:30 - 11:45 Circular Economy: The Vision
What is the Circular Economy?

Helmut Maurer, Waste Management & Recycling Unit, DG Environment, European Commission 

Zero Plastics to Landfill

Martin EngelmannDirector EU and Governmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope

Primary and Secondary Raw Material

Antonello Ciotti, Director, Equipolymers

The Point of View of an NGO

Stefano Ciafani, Vice President, Legambiente

The View of the Cities and the Regions

Françoise Bonnet, Secretary General, Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)

Facilitator: Helmut Schmitz, Head of Public Affairs, Der Grüne Punkt
Questions & Answers

11:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:15 Panel Discussion: From Vision to Action
Extended Producers Responsibility

Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, Extended Producers Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA)

Sustainability through innovation in plastic packaging

Giovanni Cassuti, Vice President Polyethylene Business Unit, Versalis

Recycling Industry in Europe

Michael Scriba, CEO, mtm plastics

Energy Recovery in Europe

Ferdinand Kleppmann, President, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP)

The potential for plastic packaging to contribute to a circular and resource-efficient economy

Harald Pilz, Sustainability Assessment of Products, denkstatt

Circular Economy - From packaging VISION to EU policy ACTION

Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, EUROPEN

Facilitator: Patricia Vangheluwe, Director Consumer & Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope
Questions & Answers

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 EPRO Award - Sponsored by Consorzio Nazionale per la Raccolta, il Riciclaggio e il Recupero degli Imballaggi in Plastica (COREPLA)

Giorgio Quagliuolo, President, Consorzio Nazionale per la Raccolta, il Riciclaggio e il Recupero degli Imballaggi in Plastica (COREPLA)

15:30 - 17:00 Sharing Best Practices

Increase Recycling of HH Packaging

Catherine Klein, Managing Director, Valorplast

Waste Free Oceans in the Mediterranean Rim

Yavuz Eroglu, President, Turkish Plastic Industry Foundation (PAGEV)

End-Of–Life: Solutions for Biodegradable Plastics

Marco Versari, Director, Novamont

Example from Canada

Carol Hochu, President and CEO, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)

Engineering plastics: sustainable recycling

Erico Spini, Marketing Director, Radici Group\Plastics

Facilitator: Carol Hochu, President and CEO, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)

Questions & Answers

20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner at Casina di Macchia Madama

Day 2 - Thursday 30th April



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