Program 2022

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N/AIndividual Arrival in Germany
Transfer to Neubrücke or St. Wendel by train
N/ASightseeing Tour | Optional & Own Agenda
19:00Dinner Reception | Mensa - Environmental Campus Birkenfeld
08:45Welcome & Keynote Address: Tackling the daunting carbon/climate challenge – zero-emission & circular economy approach
Professor Dr. Peter Heck | Managing Director, IfaS
10:30Guided Technology Site Visit - 1
Technologies for Zero Emission at Europe's Premier Zero Emission Campus: energy plus buildings, solar thermal and PV systems, advance HVAC systems, solar carport, green hydrogen, waste and wastewater management systems, biomass energy plant
13:00Lunch | Mensa, ECB
15:00EU GROOF: Sustainable alternatives for urban agriculture
Mr. Karsten Wilhelm | Project Manager, IfaS
15:45EU-wide Initiatives for Zero Emission Systems/ZENAPA
Mr. Jakob Bussmann | Project Manager, IfaS
16:30Coffee break | Comm. Bldg., ECB
17:00Zero Emission Campus & GreenMetirc Ranking: concept, implementation and management and RENN.west network
Professor Dr. Klaus Helling | Dean, Faculty of Environmental Business Management & Law
18:30Dinner | Mensa, ECB
08:30Transfer to Simmern
10:00Welcome & Keynote
Renewable Energy Transformation in Rural Regions: 300+X% REN strategy of Rhine-Hunsrück county
10:30Transfer to Kirchberg — Rhein-Hunsrück Entsorgung
10:45Guided Technology Site Visit 2
Biomass Management in Circular Economy: aspects of energy and resources
12:30Lunch | Kirchberg
14:00Transfer to Morbach — Energielandschaft Morbach
15:00Guided Technology Site Visit 3
Renewable Energy Landscape, Morbach: repurposing a waste land for RE generation
17:00Transfer to ECB, Birkenfeld
18:30Dinner | Mensa, ECB

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08:00 Registration
Welcome Address & Keynotes
Session Moderator: Prof. Dr. Peter Heck
09:00Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck | Managing Director, Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)
09:05Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann | President, Trier University of Applied Sciences
09:10Circular Economy: a paradigm shift in climate protection in Rhineland-Palatinate
Dr. Erwin Manz | State Secretary, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
09:20The Nexus Approach to Decarbonising Economies
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck | Managing Director, Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)
09:50Circular Economy as a strategy for peace building, reconciliation and sustainability
Majesty Dr. Tchiffi Zié Jean Gervais (King David) | Secretary General of the Council of the Forum of Sovereigns and Traditional Leaders of African Continent, Côte d'Ivoire
10:00 Break
The Circular Economy Policyscape & Financing
Session Moderator: Dr. Patrick L. Dorvil
10:30EU's Perspective of Circular Economy and its Role in Decarbonisation
William Neale | Adviser for Circular Economy, Directorate B, Circular Economy & Green Growth, DG Environment, European Commission
10:45From Paris to Now: decarbonisation as a catalyst for development
Kenichi Kitamura | UNFCCC, Bonn
11:00Circular Economy Policy Development to Increase Regional Added Value in the West Region, Cameroon
Dr. Jules Hilaire Focka Focka | President, Regional Council of the West Region Cameroon
11:15The Role of European Investment Bank (EIB) in International Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality Actions
Ms. Esther Badiola | Senior Climate Action Specialist, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
11:30Wastewater Energy Efficiency & Finance
Felix Meyer-Horn | Managing Director, Aerzen North Africa LLC
11:45Financing Circular Economy in Germany and Europe:  KfW promotional support and the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy (JICE)
Ms. Bettina Dorendorf | Senior Sustainability and Sustainable Finance Manager, KfW
12:00The net-zero climate and impact 2040 strategy of DEG
Roland Siller | CEO of DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch Break
European Innovations for Circular Economy 
Session Moderator: Ranahansa Dasanayake
14:00Renewable Energy-Water Nexus: climate-proofing the water supply 
Eng. Joachim Käufler | CEO, SYNLIFT Industrial Products GmbH & Co. KG
14:15Powering Circular Economy: advances in green hydrogen as a commercially viable alternative energy supply
Ms. Nadja Vierzigmann | Int. Business Development, HYDROGENIOUS LOHC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
14:30Resource Efficient Wastewater Treatment: Innovative aeration systems in a holistic solutions approach
Markus Leidinger | Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH
14:45Innovations in Aeration Systems for Advanced Wastewater Treatment in Circular Economy
Martin Gräsl | Chairman of the Board, Rudolf Messner Umwelttechnik AG
Global Circular Economy Frontier
Session Moderator: Dr. Felix Flesch
15:00Actions Supporting the SDG's in Namibia: the role of biomass value chains
Timothy Ggita | Deputy Town Engineer, Municipality of Otjiwarongo Namibia
15:15Empowerment of Woman through Valorization of Biomass in Circular Economy
Ms. Fiona Neis | Otjiwarongo Women Empowerment Network (OWEN), Namibia
15:30Decarbonization in the Tourism Sector: The case of Robinson/TUI
Miguel Galmés Schwarz | Director of Sustainability M3, ROBINSON – TUI Magic Life – TUI Blue/TUI Group
15:45Resource Efficiency and Decarbonising in Food Industry Sector: dairy industry
J. Daniel Ocampo García | Head of Cooperate Sustainability, Cooperativa Dos Pinos R.L., Costa Rica
16:00Long-term Net Zero Strategy of Cerveceria Nicaragua Brewery
Daniel Ernesto Sanchez Solis | Energy Efficiency Engineer, Cerveceria Nicaragua Brewery
Education, Research and Partnerships for CE
Session Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mauricio Dziedzic
16:15Roadmap to a More Circular Europe: TRANSFORMing single use plastic and creating a CE-business model
Dr. Rhiannon Hunt | Manchester Metropolitan University, the UK
16:30IntakeDAV - App for Waste Prevention Through Mensa Reusable Service Packaging and Furniture Rental
Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartard, Prof. Dr. Georg Rock | Environmental Campus Birkenfeld
16:45Education for Circular Economy: the IMAT international university network
Ranahansa Dasanayake | Head - IMAT, Institute for applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)
17:00Closing remarks and the closure of 13.ICEC

07:45Transfer to Trier
09:30Guided Technology Site Visit 4
Energy Autarky Wastewater Treatment
11:30Guided Technology Site Visit 5
Sustainable Freshwater Management Solutions
13:30Lunch | Trier
15:45Trier Sightseeing Tour
17:30Transfer to ECB, Birkenfeld
18:30Farewell Dinner | Mensa, ECB
21:30Event Closure
BIRKENFELD, Loretta Room - ECB
09:00Open Forum: Business Opportunities, Partnerships and the Way Forward

NOTE: Programme subject to change without prior notice.

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