EcoWASTE Forum

Monday 17th January

13.30 | Welcome

Meghna Talreja

Founder & CEO

One Modern World and Optas App

13.35 | Keynote Presentation

Dr Salem Al Kaabi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer)

13.45 | Circular economy: Making waste economically and environmentally sustainable

Panel Discussion

The rise of the circular economy stalled during the pandemic, with reports that more single use plastic was entering the waste system. This panel will discuss how to reignite the circular economy, creating commercial incentives that give true value to waste that are economically and environmentally sustainable.

Confirmed speakers:

Moderator: Charlene Nawar

Founder

Unwrapped

Dr Salem Al Kaabi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Waste Management (Tadweer)

Daker El Rabaya

Managing Director of Waste Processing,

Treatment and Disposal, Bee’ah

Marcelo Piva

Regional Sustainability Director

Greater Middle East & Africa, Tetra Pak

Riad Bestani

Founder and GM

EcoSquare

14.30 | Circular economy: Rethinking product packaging and manufacture

Panel Discussions

Circular economy: Rethinking product packaging and manufacture

Packaging represents about 26% of total plastics use by volume, but it is estimated that only 14% is collected for recycling. It is time to rethink product packaging and manufacture. Globally, a number of schemes have been launched to either refill or return packaging. What opportunities are there regionally to both reduce packaging, increase recycling and introduce refill or return packaging?

Confirmed speakers:

Moderator: Carlo Stella

Partner

Arthur D Little

Matteo Boffa

President

Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi

Sonia Ytuarte Nasser

Principal Solid Waste Planner/Engineer

Tetra Tech

Ronald Richa

General Manager Plastic Recycling - Repeet

Veolia

Meghna Talreja

Founder & CEO

One Modern World

15.20 | Circular Economy: Boosting business opportunities through B Corp certification

Presentation

Presented by:

Charlene Nawar

Founder

Unwrapped

15.40 | Promoting circular economy principles in waste management

Presentation

Presented by:

Dr Darren Perrin

Head of Waste & Resource Management

Ricardo

16.00 | End of Day One

Tuesday 18th January

11.00 | Welcome Address

Eng Mohammed Saeed Al Shemeili

Projects Section Head Collection & Transport

Abu Dhabi Waste Management (Tadweer)

11.05 | Managing medical waste during the pandemic

Presentation

Presented by:

Dr Salem Al Kaabi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer)

11.25 | Using technology to map waste management services

Case Study

This will look at the use of different types of technology being used by a waste management company to better understand its services, including planning, collection and disposal. It will outline how technologies are being used and why.

Pablo Arribere Jimenez

Senior Director - Operational Excellence

& Innovation, Bee’ah

11.50 | A tech-based approach to managing food waste

Case studies

This presentation will discuss how use of advanced technologies can improve food management and reduce its subsequent waste. The discussion will highlight not just how such technologies can be used commercially, but how they will evolve in future, and provide tangible examples of the waste reductions possible.

11.50: Case study 1

Dr Salem Al Kaabi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer)

12.10: Case Study 2

John Arnold

Director

Green Good EcoTech

12.30 | Connected equipment and automation: Where tech meets waste management

Case Study

New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are enabling greater monitoring and efficiency in the waste sector through connected devices, and greater automation will streamline future operations. These case studies will discuss how greater technology use will not just improve future waste management services, but contribute to carbon reduction targets.

Meghna Talreja

Founder & CEO

One Modern World and Optas App

12.50 | End of Day Two

Wednesday 19th January

10.30 | Welcome Address

Eng. Husain Ahmed Al Amoodi

License, Tariff, & Customer Service Director

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer)

10.35 | Landfill reduction strategies

Panel

While gate fees are low it is difficult to reduce the levels of waste going to landfill, or push forwards more innovative approaches to managing waste. In some countries, governments have tried to ban certain items going to landfill, but for that to succeed alternative options need to be available. This panel will look at what needs to be in place to bring about change for sustainable waste management.

Confirmed speakers:

Moderator: Dr Darren Perrin

Head of Waste & Resource Management

Ricardo

Dr Salem Al Kaabi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Waste Management (Tadweer)

Naseebah AlMarzooqi

Director of Studies, Research and Development

Ministry of Energy & Industry, UAE

Madhumohan Sreeram

Chief Innovation Officer

Dulsco

Gaurish Wagle

Manager, Master Planning and Sustainability

Masdar

11.20 | Dealing with major waste sources

Case Studies

According to the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi, approximately 41% of all waste in the emirate comprises construction & demolition waste. Electronic, and food & agricultural waste also pose significant challenges. These presentations will focus on sustainable approaches to dealing with each waste type, presenting ideas on how that ‘waste’ can become of economic benefit.

 

11.20: Organic waste to biogas

11.40: Use of agricultural residue for a circular economy

Lina Yousef

Co-Founder,

De L'Arta

12.00: Recycling electronic waste

Youssef Chehade

Managing Partner

Ecyclex

12.20: Audience Q&A

12.40 | Visit Exhibition

14.30 | Implementing safety standards in waste management operations

Presentation

Presented by:

Dr. Eng. Hani Hossni

EHS Director

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer)

14.45 | Waste-to-Hydrogen

Presentation

This presentation will look at plans to build a waste to hydrogen facility, the waste it will use and why it is being developed.

Dr. Rifat Chalabi

Chairman & CEO

Chinook Sciences

15.05 | Waste-to-Biofuel

Presentation

Presented by:

Dr Salem Al Kaabi

Director General

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer)

15.20 | Accelerating regional waste to energy plans

Presentation

As governments look to reduce landfill and move towards zero waste, this panel will discuss plans for the introduction and use of waste to energy facilities. Whilst burning waste to produce energy appears to jar with a circular economy strategy, it is an effective part of an overall approach to minimising landfill use. What plans are in place, how are they progressing, and as more waste to energy facilities come online, what role will they play in a sustainable waste management strategy?

Confirmed speakers:

Moderator: Carlo Stella

Partner

Arthur D Little

Roni Araiji

Managing Director

Hitachi Zosen Inova

Ole Hedegaard Madsen

Director of Technology

Babcock & Wilcox

Ari Kokko

Director, Technology and R&D,

Energy Business Unit, Valmet Technologies

16.00 | Close of EcoWASTE Forum