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DAY 1 - Monday April 4th

Conference Registration & Buffet lunch                                                                                                      12.30 - 14.00

Opening Session                                                                                                                                            14.00 - 15.30

Welcome & opening, Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager TEPPFA
Tony Calton, General Manager, TEPPFA - TEPPFA 25
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Opening Session 1 - Circular Economy: Where Are We Now?
The Missing Link Between Growth & Environment and Industry Perspective

Keynote: Mrs. Aurore Maillet, Cabinet of Commissioner Carmenu Vella

Niels Rune Solgaard-Nielsen, CEO Pipelife, President TEPPFA
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Ruben Dekker, Environment Attaché Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU
Riccardo Viaggi, European Builders Confederation
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Coffee break                                                                                                                                                 15.30 - 16.00

Conference Session 2 - International Snapshot:                                                                                           16.00 - 17.30
What Are The Global Challenges & Opportunities for Plastic Piping Systems?

This session will give an overview of market challenges and opportunities in the construction sector worldwide with clear indications on what this represents for the Plastic Pipes & Fittings sector

Moderator: James Crisp, Deputy News Editor, EurActiv

Robert Lawrence, Managing Director, Gulf Plastics Pipes Association (UAE)
Alexandre Dangis, Managing Director, EuPC (EU)
Rob G. Spekreijse, CEO Rollepaal Group, South American perspective
Mr. Saurabh Dhanorkar, MD of Finolex Industries Ltd, India

Gala Dinner at Concert Noble - sponsored by Rollepaal                                                                               19.00 - 22.00

DAY 2 - Tuesday April 5th

Breakfast Buffet                                                                                                                                            08.45 - 09.30

Welcome & Opening, Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager, TEPPFA                                                   09.30 - 11.00

Conference Session 3 - Policy objectives of PEF

Moderator: Gwenole Cozigou, Director, European Commission DG GROW    
Status Quo:  Michele Galatola, Officer, European Commission DG ENV
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The expert’s perspective: Mark Goedkoop, CEO PRé
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Paolo Masoni, Research Director, ENEA
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Frédéric Midy, CEO EMEA, Aliaxis
Christophe Sykes, Construction Products Europe

Coffee break                                                                                                                                                 11.00 - 11.30

Conference Session 4 - Circular Economy "Quo Vadis?"                                                                               11.30 - 13.15
New Circular Economy Package: What's New & What Will Happen Next?

Moderator: Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager TEPPFA
Keynote: Giovanni La Via, Member of the European Parliament, President of ENV Committee

Karl Foerster, Plastics Europe
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Fulvia Raffaelli, Acting HoU, European Commission, DG GROW
Ferran Rosa, Zero Waste Europe
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Gabriel Spruijt, Tessenderlo
Cees Luttikhuizen, Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment
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Lunch break                                                                                                                                                 13.15 - 14.30 

Conference Session 5 - Drinking Water in Europe: Issues & Challenges                                                     14.30 - 16.30

Moderator: Tony Frost, ICPDW
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Tobias Biermann, European Commission DG ENV
Iain Naismith, The Water Bureau
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Markus Bohl, Uponor

With the contribution of: Manfred Fuchs, European Commission DG GROW

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Coffee break                                                                                                                                                 16.30 - 16.50

Conference Session 6 - Lifetime & Quality of Plastic Pipes                                                                         16.50 - 17.50

Moderator: Tony Calton, General Manager, TEPPFA

Reinhold Lang, Linz University
25 Years of Plastics Pipe Research - An Academic Case Study
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Zoran Davidovski, Pipelife, on behalf of Steven Fokman, Utah State University
"Survey results of water main failures in the US and Canada"

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Green bicycle corner awarding winners - sponsored by Van Werven                                                          17.50 - 18.00

Wrap-up, review and closing of the Forum


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