Program 2021

12th ICEC 2021

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Welcome Address & Key Notes

09:00Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck, Managing Director IfaS
09:10Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann, President University of applied Sciences Trier
09:20Thinking Circular: Climate Protection and Circular Economy in Rhineland-Palatinate
Dr. Wolfgang Eberle, Head of the Department for Climate Protection, Environmental Technology and Circular Economy, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility, Rhineland-Palatinate (TBC)
09:30Circular Economy and Life-Long-Learning: The DAAD Alumni Special Project
Michael Eschweiler, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
09:45Managing Material Flows in Regions and Industries: Global Success Stories of Circular Economy
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck, Managing Director (IfaS)
10:30Panel Discussion
10:45 - 11:00Break
Policies for Circular Economy
11:00Circular Economy Opportunities in the energy sector of Democratic Republic of Congo
Minister Honoré Sayi, Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics of Democratic Republic of Congo
11:20The new EU Circular Economy Action Plan to promote Europe’s Green Growth
William Neale, Adviser for Circular Economy, Directorate B, Circular Economy & Green Growth, DG Environment, European Commission
11:40"Finance and Support programmes of the European Investment Bank (EIB) for international Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality actions"
Dr. Patrick L. Dorvil, Senior Sector Economist, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
12:00Panel Discussion
12:15 - 13:00Break
Role of Finance Instiutions in Circular Economy
13:00DEG´s Role and Support Portfolio as a Development Finance Institution in the transition towards Carbon Neutrality
Christiane Rudolph, DEG Director, Corporate Strategy and Impact
13:15The support programmes of BNP Paribas for Circular Economy
Emmanuelle Bru, Circular Economy Expert, BNP Paribas
13:30Sustainability: Challenge and Opportunity in packing finance
Thomas P. Fuglesang, Financial Specialist and Project Developer
13:45Panel Discussion
Innovative European CE Services and Companies
14:00Green hydrogen as a sustainable alternative energy supply in Circular Economy Systems
Stefan Reif, Senior Business Development Manager, HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
14:15Smart Technologies Solutions for Circular Economy on Construction and Demolition Waste (TBC)
Lisa Höflechner, TOMRA Sorting GmbH
14:30VertiKKA - Vertical air-conditioning and water recycling system for resource efficient urban neighbourhoods
Dr.-Ing. Susanne Veser, Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
14:45Panel Discussion
International CE Case Studies
15:00Creation and (carbon-based) financing of bioeconomy and biomass-value chains supporting the SDG´s in Namibia
Colin Lindeque, Managing Director,Carbon Capital (Pty) Ltd, Namibia
15:15The Circular Economy Transformation towards a Zero Emission Rice Mill: The Case Study of Agricorp in Chinandega, Nicaragua
Ing. Lâl Marandin, Chief Financial Officer, Grain Hill Corporative, Managua, Nicaragua
15:30The resource efficiency and climate protection strategy of Dos Pinos – the leading milk processing value chain cooperative in Costa Rica
David Rodriguez Berron, Head of Production of Coyol Plant, Dos Pinos Cooperative
15:45Panel Discussion
CE Research and Not-for-profit CE services
16:00BlueFuture Project - Social Entrepreneurship supporting SDGs and Circular Economy in Africa
Tibor Sprick, Co-Founder of BlueFuture Project GmbH
16:10Joint Tanzanian-German initiatives supporting the SDGs and Resilience of African Cities
Prof. Dr. Askwar Hilonga, Director Gongali Model & Senior Lecturer Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
16:20European Water-Smart Initiative for Fostering International Sustainable Development EUWATER4I-SD
Louise Gubanski, Ecoliance Rheinland-Pfalz
16:30University of AgroIndustry Odienne - The First Zero Emission University in Ivory Coast
Francis Sossah, CEO Cabinet ACA, Ivory Coast
16:40Peat substitution through wood fibres. Experience after two years of operation.
Johannes Welsch, DHG Vertriebs- und Consultinggesellschaft mbH
16:50AGROMIX - Transforming Landscapes for Resilient Land-Use in Europe
Zaira Ambu, IfaS
17:00Education for Circular Economy - The International University Network in International Material Flow Management
Dr. Michael Knaus, Institute for applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)
17:15Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks
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