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Competitive recycling markets in Europe

28 MARCH 2017:

Bluepoint, Brussels
(Previously Diamant Building, address remain unchanged)

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.

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Program

Conference moderated by Florens SLOB, Founder of Nexus Value Propositions

09.15
Registration
9.45
Conference Opening
Welcome by Mr. Michael SCHUY, President of EuRIC
10.00
Session 1: Recycling – enabling factors in the waste legislation to drive the circular economy
Keynotes
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+
Topics
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
11.30
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
Topics
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
14.00
Session 3: Optimising waste shipment procedures for the well-functioning of markets for secondary raw materials
Keynotes
Mr. Peter WESSMAN, Team leader – International co-ordination, Waste Management & Secondary Materials Unit, European Commission
Mr. Carl HAGBERG, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Stena Recycling
Topics
Identifying and solving obstacles to the circular economy arising from waste shipment procedures to foster the internal market for recycling.
14.45
Session 4: Levelling the playing field in the waste management & recycling sector
Keynote
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
Topics
Fair competition in the waste management and recycling sectors
Pulling the demand for recycled materials
15.30 - 15.45
Coffee break
15.45
Session 5: Recycling in a globalised economy – The example of metals
Keynote
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
Topics
Actions taken by the European Commission to boost sustainable metal production
Free and fair trade of ferrous metals
16.45
Session 6: Financing and trading in the circular economy
Keynotes
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
Topics
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
17.45
Concluding remarks by the moderator, Mr. Florens SLOB
18.00 – 19.00
Networking cocktail
19.00
End of the event