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Economics Pillar Thursday 9 May 2019

14:00 - 18:00

12:30 - 14:00

Registration

14:00 - 14:05

Welcome | Stefan Sommer, Chairman, VinylPlus®

14:05 - 14:10

Setting the Scene | Tobias Webb - Moderator, Founder, Innovation Forum

14:10 - 14:20

Opening Speech | Richard Brabec, Czech Minister of Environment

14:20 - 14:40

PVC Market Update | Henry Warren, Director – Inorganics Group, IHS Markit

14:40 - 15:00
PVC in China: Market and Sustainability | Cathy Wang, Vice President, Yunnan Zhengbang Technology

15:00 - 15:30

PVC Product Competitiveness | Prof. Alessandro Marangoni, CEO, Althesys

15:30 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

Finding the Right Market Balance for the Use of Virgin and Recycled PVC | Harald Pilz, Senior Adviser, Denkstatt

16:30 - 17:30

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Lawrie McLaren | Chairman, Corporate Purpose, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Vladislav Sm | Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic

Milan Chrenko | Director General, Ministry of the Environment of Slovakia

Sophi MacMillan | Chief Executive, Vinyl Council of Australia

Ettore Nanni | CEO, REAGENS Group

17:30 - 18:00

Summary | Tobias Webb - Moderator

19:00 - 20:30

Welcome Cocktail

Social Pillar Friday 10 May 2019

09:00 - 13:00

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:05

Setting the Scene | Tobias Webb - Moderator, Founder, Innovation Forum

09:05 - 09:40

Keynote: Socio-technical Paradigm Shifts Towards Sustainability | Carlos Alvarez Pereira, Club of Rome

09:40 - 10:05

Evolution of society and educational needs | Martina Dlabajová, Member, The European Parliament

10:05 - 10:30

The Building and Construction Sector - Adapting todigital times | Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit, DG GROW, The European Commission

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:15

Keynote: Sustainable Development Impact Indicators for Social and For-Profit Business | Ilcheong Yi, Research Coordinator, Social Policy and Development, Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

11:15 - 11:30

Environmental Standards and Certifications | Jenny Walther-Thoss, Policy Officer of Sustainable Biomass and Sustainable Certification, World Wide Fund (WWF)

11:30 - 11:45

Accompanying the PVC Industry: 20 years of Involvement, Accelerating Progress | Richard Blume, Senior Partner, The Natural Step

11:45 - 12:30

Panel Discussion

Ilcheong Yi | United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Jenny Walther-Thoss | World Wide Fund (WWF)

Richard Blume | The Natural Step

12:30 - 13:00

VinylPlus Highlights, followed by the VinylPlus® Product Label Ceremony | Brigitte Dero, General Manager, VinylPlus

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Environmental & Innovation Pillar Friday 10 May 2019

14:00 - 16:30

14:00 - 14:20

Keynote: Sustainability as a Key Driver for Innovations in the Plastics Industry | Prof. Dr. Ir. Jo Dewulf, Professor, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University (Belgium)

14:20 - 14:40

Innovation For More Sustainable PVC Products | Daniel Martinz, Technical Marketing and Development Manager, Speciality Vinyls, Inovyn Belgium SA

14:40 - 14:50

Digital Design in the PVC flooring industry | Thorsten Beinke, Tarkett

15:00 - 16:00

Panel Discussion

Prof. Dr. Ir. Jo Dewulf | University of Ghent, Belgium

Daniel Martinz | Inovyn Belgium SA

Thorsten Beinke | Tarkett

16:00 - 16:20

Closing Speech: PVC Industry Sustainability Challenges | Arab Hoballah, Team Leader, SWITCH-Asia (EU)

16:20 - 16:30

Summary | Tobias Webb - Moderator

18:00 - 19:30

Visit of the Municipal House

20:00 onwards

Networking Dinner