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FEAD Event: "How to make the circular economy work"

Date

06 Jul 2023 13:00 to 17:00

Address

CEN/CENELEC Building
Rue de la Science 23
1040  Brussels
Belgium

Section

Euro & Finance

Event Location

Brussels
Exploring the potential role of a new alliance between the waste management and manufacturing industries.

Event Description

FEAD is bringing together experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to explore how the EU institutions can enhance Member States’ performance in achieving circular economy targets, with a focus on the potential role of a new alliance between the waste management and manufacturing industries.

The event will start with a 20-minute presentation of the recently published Early Warning Report (EWR) from Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director of Circular Economy, European Commission and a short overview of the Executive's actions and plans. A first panel discussion will follow, featuring high-level experts from the public and private sectors and dedicated to the necessary actions of the EU institutions to boost the circular economy. A second panel featuring circular economy experts and leading industry figures, will address the potential role of a new alliance between the waste management and manufacturing industries and concluding, FEAD will unveil its vision for the future of the waste management sector.

Language: English

Programme Overview

13:00 - 14:00 Registration, lunch, & coffee

14:00 - 14:10 Introduction and welcome by President of FEAD, Claudia MENSI

PANEL A

14:10 - 14:30 Presentation of the Early Warning Report and Commission's actions;

Aurel CIOBANU-DORDEA, Director of Circular Economy, European Commission

14:30 - 15:10 Panel Discussion on "The necessary EU actions to boost the circular economy"

  • Aurel CIOBANU-DORDEA, Director of Circular Economy, European Commission
  • Herwart WILMS, Vice-President of FEAD
  • Patrik BRODD, Counsellor – Working Party on the Environment, Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU
  • Victor DRIES, OVAM

PANEL B

15:10 - 15:50 Panel Discussion on "The potential role of a new alliance between the waste

management and manufacturing industries"

  • Almut REICHEL, Circular economy and waste expert, European Environment Agency
  • Sandro GOZI, MEP, Renew Europe, France
  • Cédric DE MEEÛS, President of Construction Products Europe
  • David LAMY, Vice-President of FEAD

15:50 - 16:20 A look at FEAD's vision for the future of the waste management sector; Claudia MENSI

16:20 - 16:30 Reactions and closing remarks

16:30 - 17:00 Cocktail reception

For any questions/more information, you can reach out to us at info@fead.be or at +32 2 732 32 13

A no show-up fee of 50 EUR will apply to prevent food waste. Free cancellation until Tuesday, 4 July 2023 COB.

About the organizer

FEAD is the European federation representing the private waste and resource management industry across Europe. FEAD’s members are national waste management associations covering 18 countries across Europe. Our companies play a key role in the transition to a circular economy by producing resources which can be re-injected in the economy and by supplying energy. They add value through innovative and cost-efficient collection, sorting, and recycling of secondary raw materials. In doing so, they play a key role in achieving the best economic and environmental outcomes.

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