(Reserved; details to be announced)
Tuesday 18th January
10.30 | Welcome
10.35 | Keynote Presentation
10.55 | Circular economy: Making waste economically and environmentally sustainable
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.
Founder and GM
11.35 | Circular economy: Rethinking product packaging and manufacture
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?
12.10 | Using technology to map waste management services (Reserved)
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.
12.30 | Expanding the role of climate-linked finance
New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are enabling greater monitoring of waste through connected devices, and greater automation will streamline future operations. This panel will discuss greater technology use in planning and providing waste management services.
16.00 | Close of Day One
Wednesday 19th January
10.30 | Welcome Address
10.35 | Waste-to-Hydrogen
This presentation will look at plans to build a waste to hydrogen facility, the waste it will use and why it is being developed.
10.55 | Landfill reduction strategies
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.
11.35 | Dealing with major waste sources
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.
11.30: Organic waste to Biogas
- Franco Lusuriello, CEO, BTS Biogas
11.45: Food to Agriculture (Reserved)
12.00: Recycling electronic waste
- Youssef Chehade, Managing Partner, Ecyclex
12.15: Construction & Demolition
12.30: Waste to construction materials
- Dr Nicolas Calvet, Co-Founder and CEO, Seramic Materials
Dr Nicolas Calvet
Co-Founder and CEO
12.45: Audience Q&A