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Driving Business Success Through Sustainability Progress Wednesday 6 May 2020

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 | City of Florence Representative, TBC

14:20 - 14:40

VinylPlus®: a Decade of Commitment to Sustainable Development | Brigitte Dero, Managing Director, VinylPlus®

14:40 - 15:10
Transforming the Society and the Economy | Peter Lacy, Senior Managing Director, EU Strategy Lead & Global Sustainability Lead, Accenture
15:10 - 15:30

Circular Plastics Alliance: Building & Construction | Kirsi Ekroth-Manssila, DG Grow, European Commission

15:30 - 15:50
Energy Sources of the Future | Samuel Furfari, Professor of Geopolitics of Energy, Free University of Brussels (ULB)
15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 16:50

PVC Material and Substance Flow Analysis in a 10-year Perspective | Jo Dewulf, Professor, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, University of Ghent

16:50 - 17:30

Panel Discussion: Redesigning Tomorrow's Urban Environment

Moderated by Tobias Webb

City of Copenhagen | Mette Skovgaard, Senior Adviser

ICESP - Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform | TBC

City of Florence | TBC

EuropaNova | Hugo Real, Project Manager

17:30 - 18:00
Building on Best Practices: How the Vinyl Council of India is Making a Commitment for Sustainable Development | Shreekant Diwan, Head of Business Development, Baerlocher India Additives
18:00 - 18:15

Summary | Tobias Webb - Moderator

19:00 - 20:30

Welcome Cocktail

Paving the Way to 2030 and Beyond Thursday 7 May 2020

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 12:30
Building the Sustainable Value Chain Together

Live polling, voting and Q&A sessions 

09:10 - 09:30

NGOs, Industry and Trust-Building | Jacob Hartmann, Consultant

09:30 - 12:30
Interactive discussions moderated by Tobias Webb

1. Focusing Industry on Long Term Sustainability |Facilitator: Paul Hohnen, Founder, Sustainability Strategies

2. Additives Session| Facilitator: Mark Everard, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services, University of the West of England

3. Stakeholder Engagement | Facilitator: Lawrie McLaren, Chairman, Corporate Purpose, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Environmental Requirements for Sustainable Public Procurement | Sergio Saporetti, DG Climate & Energy, Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea

14:15 - 14:30

Labels for a More Sustainable Public Procurement | Roberto Caranta, Professor, Law Department, University of Torino

14:30 - 15:00
Panel Discussion: Building Green - Benefits and Challenges of Product Certification in Today's Market

Moderated by Tobias Webb

Italian Ministry of Environment | Sergio Saporetti

University of Torino | Roberto Caranta

Accredia | Guiseppe Rossi

15:00 - 15:30

VinylPlus® Product Label Showcases

Moderated by Stefan Eingärtner | Technical Director, VinylPlus® 
15:30 - 16:00

VinylPlus® Product Label Awards Ceremony

Moderated by Tobias Webb

Assisted by Stefan Sommer, Chairman, and Brigitte Dero, Managing Director, at VinylPlus®
16:00 - 16:15

Summary | Tobias Webb - Moderator

16:15 - 17:00
Networking Coffee
20:00 onwards

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