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Competitive recycling markets in Europe

28 MARCH 2017:

Bluepoint, Brussels 

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) organises, on 28 March 2017, its second Annual Conference. This full day event will feature high-level policy makers and influential recycling industry leaders around key regulatory and economic topics for the European recycling industry. It will offer unparalleled opportunities to expand your network and to learn about the latest policy developments which will shape the European recycling industry. We look forward to welcoming in Brussels, at the heart of Europe.

  • Conference moderated by Florens SLOB, Founder of Nexus Value Propositions

    Conference Opening
    Welcome by Mr. Michael SCHUY, President of EuRIC
    Session 1: Recycling – enabling factors in the waste legislation to drive the circular economy
    Mr. Kestutis SADAUSKAS, Director of Circular Economy & Green Growth Directorate, DG Environment, European Commission
    Mr. Gary CRAWFORD, Vice-President – International Affairs, Veolia
    Dr. Andreas JARON, Circular Economy Legislation Unit, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
    Ms. Françoise BONNET, Secretary General ACR+
    State of play of the negotiations on the revision of the waste legislation
    Proposed measures to foster recycling
    Importance of targets and of a fit for purpose method to measure recycling rates
    Role of separate collection and multi-stakeholders engagement
    11.15 -11.30
    Coffee break
    Session 2: Tackling obstacles to the circular economy
    Ms. Margarida GAMA, Senior Consultant, Thinkstep
    Mr. Thomas OPSOMER, Repair policy engineer, I-Fixit
    Mr. Chris SLIJKHUIS, Müller-Guttenbrunn Recycling GmbH
    Identified regulatory barriers for the circular economy
    Information for treatment operators & eco-design
    Waste & chemicals in WEEE recycling – Setting the right balance for a safe environment
    12.30 - 14.00
    Networking lunch
    Session 3: Optimising waste shipment procedures for the well-functioning of markets for secondary raw materials
    Mr. Peter WESSMAN, Team leader – International co-ordination, Waste Management & Secondary Materials Unit, European Commission
    Mr. Carl HAGBERG, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Stena Recycling
    Identifying and solving obstacles to the circular economy arising from waste shipment procedures to foster the internal market for recycling.
    Session 4: Levelling the playing field in the waste management & recycling sector
    Mr. Johan ADAMSSON, Project co-ordinator of the Report from the Nordic Competition Authorities on competition in the waste management sector – Preparing for a circular economy, Swedish Competition Authority
    Mr. Graeme CARUS, Business Development Director, EMR
    Fair competition in the waste management and recycling sectors
    Pulling the demand for recycled materials
    15.30 - 15.45
    Coffee break
    Session 5: Recycling in a globalised economy – The example of metals
    Ms. Aleksandra KOZLOWSKA, Policy Officer, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials, DG GROW, European Commission
    Ms. Cinzia VEZZOSI, President of the Ferrous Branch of EuRIC
    Dr.-Ing. Markus HIEBEL, Sustainability manager, Fraunhofer UMSICHT
    Actions taken by the European Commission to boost sustainable metal production
    Free and fair trade of ferrous metals
    Session 6: Financing and trading in the circular economy
    Mr. Pavel MISIGA, Head of Unit "Eco-innovation", DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
    Mr. Charles-Antoine BLANC, Group Chief Financial Officer, PAPREC
    "Next Leaders Award 2016" in the Finance category awarded by the French leading economic newspaper Les Echos"
    Mr. Olivier NUGENT, Base Metals Business Development, London Metal Exchange
    Funding the circular economy - Measures and programs launched by the European Commission
    How can Green finance boost the circular economy?
    Pricing secondary materials, LME Steel Scrap Index
    Concluding remarks by the moderator, Mr. Florens SLOB
    18.00 – 19.00
    Networking cocktail
    End of the event



When & Where

28 March 2017

from 9:30 to 19:00 (CET)

Bluepoint Brussels
Previously Diamant Building
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles

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