PROGRAM SUMMARY

26th October

 

8:30 Reception and registration
9:00 Inauguration

Screening of a documentary  

9:45 Opening session. Inspiring conference

Things are not as simple as choosing paper or plastic. Leyla Acaroglu.

10:30
Coffee break
10:30
BIOENERGY VALLÉS ORIENTAL
10:30
SIDE EVENT
THE FUTURE OF RESOURCES, FROM CHALLENGE TO OPPORTUNITY
11.15 Session 1

How the resource revolution will build a better future. Anders Wijkman.

11.45 Session 2

The Spanish Circular Economy Strategy, an instrument for changing the production model and relaunching the economy. Ismael Aznar.

12.15 Session 3. 

Sustainability is the biggest business opportunity of the next decade. Antoni Ballabriga.

12.45
Table 1

Electric mobility technologies in public services

12.45
Round table Diputació de Barcelona

Closing the circle: the role of supralocal entities in reuse and recycling.

12.45
TECNOCAMPUS Innovation corner

 

14.15 Lunch
15.15 Coffee and visit to innovative machinery exhibition
15.45
Table 2

Technologies for selective collection (Robotics, containers, routes, users, …)

15.45
Workshop 2

 

15.45
TECNOCAMPUS Innovation corner

 

17.00 Screening of a documentary
18.00 Post-film discussion
18.30 End of sessions

27th October

 

9:00 Screening of a documentary
9:30 Presentation of the finalist papers “Alfonso Maíllo”
10:15 Inspiring conference

The case for degrowth. Giorgios Kallis

11:00
Coffee

Innovative Machinery Exhibition

11:00
Side Event

Maresme Circular Presentation

 

11:00
Side Event

 

11:30 SUCCESSFUL CASES IN INNOVATION AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Session 1

Kalundborg Symbiosis, How Global Challenges Become Local Benefits. Lisbeth Randers.

Session 2

The Circular Peterborough Program and Share Peterborough, a community platform to share surplus. Sheila O’Brien.

12:30 SUCCESSFUL CASES IN INNOVATION AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Session 3

The Prato model, how to rethink the city from the circular economy and the importance of its textile hub. Valerio Barberis.

Session 4

The Amsterdam circular roadmap: innovation, new opportunities and job creation. Ilektra Kouloumpi.

13:30 Award for innovative work on waste management “Alfonso Maíllo”

13:45 Closing

14:00 End of congress
14.30 Visit to the Maresme Integrated Centre for Waste Recovery and its educational and informative facilities (includes lunch)

PROGRAMME

Barcelona, Es.
SPEAKERSDOWNLOAD PROGRAM
26th october
9:00 H.

Auditorium

 

Inauguration
Screening of a documentary

 

 

26th october
9:45 h.

 

Auditorium

Opening session
Inspiring conference

 

Things are not as simple as choosing paper or plastic.

To speak of Leyla is to speak of pure energy, of a disruptive approach to the great issues that sustainability seeks to respond to. Australian designer, invited in multiple programs in the media, provocative in her approach: she leaves no one indifferent and being able to listen to her live will be an exercise to rethink some things that (supposedly) we are used to being clear.

Leyla Acaroglu

Creative designer and cultural provocateur

26th october
11:15 h.

 

Auditorium

Session 1

 

How the resource revolution will build a better future.

The productivity of resources and the objectives of the circular economy are two powerful instruments to move towards a more efficient and decarbonized economic model.

The waste sector lives immersed in a paradigm shift and at the same time with the difficulties and contradictions inherent to managing huge waste streams in the linear economic model.

In this session we want to put the lights on and draw a scenario of changes and opportunities for the next decade.

Anders Wijkman

Chair of Circular Sweden, member of the International Resource Panel and honorary president of the Club of Rome

26th october
11:45 h.

 

Auditorium

Session 2

 

The Spanish Circular Economy Strategy, an instrument for changing the production model and relaunching the economy. 

The EU and Spain are accelerating the transition towards decarbonizing the economy and promoting a cleaner industry aligned with climate goals.

The Spanish strategy can be a key instrument, provided that it is accompanied by the appropriate signals to the market, provides sufficient resources for the profound change in the economy and brings together all strategic economic sectors with special attention to medium and small companies.

What can we expect from the strategy and how can it help us change the model we know, which is not very efficient for the objectives we have?

Ismael Aznar

General director of Quality and Environmental Assessment. Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. Government of Spain

26th octubre
12:15 h.

 

Auditorium

Session 3

 

Sustainability is the biggest business opportunity of the next decade.

Finance is a key instrument in the profound changes we are experiencing. The investment flows that will irrigate the companies will be important, but will be conditioned to the fulfillment of strategic objectives, ambitious plans and solid business models.

Will banking be receptive and allied to companies, will it play a proactive role accompanying companies or will it limit itself to channeling flows following known models that preserve margins rather than purposes with socio-economic value?

Antoni Ballabriga

Global Director of Responsible Business at BBVA and co-chair of the steering committee of UNEP FI (Financial Initiative of the United Nations Environment Program)

26th october
12:45 am

Auditorium

 

Taller 1

 

 

Electric mobility technologies in public services

26th octubre
12:45 am

Laia l’Arquera Room

 

Round table Diputació de Barcelona

 

Closing the circle: the role of supralocal entities in reuse and recycling.
  • Ignasi Valls, manager of the Consortium for the Management of Waste from Vallès Oriental
  • Albert Planell, manager of the Vallès Occidental Waste Management Consortium
  • Ricard Jorba, manager of the Bages Consortium for Waste Management
  • Carles Salesa, director of the Maresme Urban Waste Treatment Consortium
  • Imma Codony, manager of the Mancomunidad de la Plana

Moderator: Conxita Vicaria, technician of the Technical Office of Climate Change and Sustainability of the Diputación de Barcelona

And then there will be a debate with representatives of other supra-municipal bodies.

26th octubre
12:45 am

Hall Corner

 

Taller 3
TECNOCAMPUS Innovation Corner

 

 

26th  october
15:45 H.

Auditorium

 

Taller 1

 

 

Technologies for selective collection (Robotics, containers, routes, users, …)

26th october
15:45 H.

Laia l’Arquera Room

 

Taller 2

 

 

26th october
15:45 H.

Hall Corner

 

Taller 3
TECNOCAMPUS Innovation Corner

 

 

26th  october
17:00 h. 

 

Auditorium

Screening
Documentary

 

 

26th  october
18:00 h. 

 

Auditorium

Post-film discussion
Documentary

 

 

27th October

27th october
9:30 h.

 

Auditorium

Screening
Documentary

 

 

27th october
10:15 h.

 

Auditorium

Inspiring Conference

 

The case for degrowth

Giorgios Kallis

Ecological economist, political ecologist and ICREA professor at ICTA

27th october
11:30 pm

 

Auditorium

Successful cases in innovation and resources management
Session 1

 

Kalundborg Symbiosis, How Global Challenges Become Local Benefits.

Possibly the most relevant and successful international experience of industrial symbiosis and also the first by scale.

A study model of which in this presentation we want to highlight the socio-economic value that it brings to the city and the Kalundborg region, the attraction of companies, the creation of jobs and its contribution to the local GDP. A model of governance and public-private collaboration that is key to its success model.

Lisbeth Randers

Head of Secretariat at Kalundborg Symbiosis (Denmark)

27th octubre
11:30 pm

 

Auditorium

Successful cases in innovation and resources management
Sesion 2

 

The Circular Peterborough Program and Share Peterborough, a community platform to share surplus.

This British city of 203,000 inhabitants had the ambition to place the circular economy as one of the axes of economic promotion and social commitment. To this end, it has deployed various initiatives that have made it worthy of international recognition, including the first award for cities at the Smart City Expo World Congress. A long tradition consolidated with some successful surplus asset exchange programs or a multi-agent model of decarbonization of the city’s activities.

Sheila O’Brien

Leader Project for Opportunity Peterborough (UK)

27th october
12:30 pm

 

Auditorium

Successful cases in innovation and resources management
Session 3

 

 The Prato model, how to rethink the city from the circular economy and the importance of its textile hub.

With more than 2,000 companies in the textile sector, Prato has become the textile benchmark district in Europe and a supplier of the most important brands worldwide.

But the success of Prato is not explained only by the specialization of its economy, but by the set of policies to support innovation and the intervention of knowledge centers that make the city the benchmark cluster in the textile and capital sector world circular fashion.

Can this European city of 195,000 inhabitants be an inspiring and replicable model? Knowing the keys will help us find the answer.

Valerio Barberis

 Deputy-Major of Urban Planning, Environment, Circular Economy at  Prato municipality (Italy) and National Coordinator of the urban agenda Partnership on Circular Economy (Agenda for the EU

27th october
12:30 pm

 

Auditorium

Successful cases in innovation and resources management
Session 4

 

The Amsterdam circular roadmap: innovation, new opportunities and job creation.

The Netherlands and Amsterdam base their economic and innovation model of excellence on the circular economy. And although that is the vision we know, Amsterdam has classic challenges and needs to which it seeks to respond from circularity with a new approach to known problems.

Organic matter or construction are two of the strategic sectors that have been analyzed by Cercle Economy and that we will share, to learn about the analyzes and strategies that the city has implemented.

Ilektra Kouloumpi

Strategist at Circle Economy (Netherlands)

SPEAKERS

These are the main speakers of our program
Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu

Creative designer and cultural provocateur

Anders Wijkman

Anders Wijkman

Chair of Circular Sweden, member of the International Resource Panel and honorary president of the Club of Rome

Ismael Aznar

Ismael Aznar

General director of Quality and Environmental Assessment. Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. Government of Spain

Antoni Ballabriga

Antoni Ballabriga

Global Director of Responsible Business at BBVA and co-chair of the steering committee of UNEP FI (Financial Initiative of the United Nations Environment Program)

Giorgios Kallis

Giorgios Kallis

Eecological economist, political ecologist and ICREA professor at ICTA

Lisbeth Randers

Lisbeth Randers

Head of Secretariat at Kalundborg Symbiosis (Denmark)

Sheila O'Brien

Sheila O'Brien

Leader Project for Opportunity Peterborough (UK)

Valerio Barberis

Valerio Barberis

Deputy-Major of Urban Planning, Environment, Circular Economy at Prato municipality (Italy) and National Coordinator of the urban agenda Partnership on Circular Economy (Agenda for the EU

Ilektra Kouloumpi

Ilektra Kouloumpi

Strategist at Circle Economy (Netherlands)