Took Place on Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The conference's overall theme was Discover Plastics: Performance, Strength, Flexibility and Longevity.


Conference presentations and images are exclusively available for TEPPFA Forum 2018 participants and can be accessed by following this link


TEPPFA Forum 2018


Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Conference Chair: 

Dr. Paul ToyneStrategic Advisor on Sustainable Building

One of the industry’s prominent sustainability ‘thought leaders’, Paul Toyne will chair and moderate this year’s Forum on April 10. Toyne (www.paultoyne.com) has a diverse background - having worked as an environmental campaigner, conservationist and a specialist on sustainable built environment.


9.45 – 10.30     Registration

Agenda- Part I

10.30 - 10.45   Welcome & Introduction

10.45 - 12.15   Climate Resilience in Urban Infrastructure: The Role of Stormwater Management

  • Keynote 1 Dr. Paul Toyne, Strategic Advisor on Sustainable Building - "Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation: Climate Resilience in the Urban Environment"
  • Keynote 2 Max Linsen, The European Commission, DG Climate Acton, Unit A3, Adaptation, Policy Officer - "Adaptation to Climate Change"
  • Panel participants:
    • Dr. Jason Shingleton, Polypipe, Group Markeing and Development Director - "Innovative Solutions that Simultaneously Store Storm Water and Safeguard Urban Green Spaces"
    • Arne Gustav Hageland, Marthinsen & Duvholt (part of Skanska), Project Manager Contractor, - "Oslo's Football Stadium Vålerenga: Storm Water Management"

12.15-13.30 Lunch

Agenda: Part II

13.30 - 15.00   Resource Efficiency (Drinking Water): UN SDG Goals 6 - “Clean water and sanitation for all” Importance of maintenance of drinking water and waste water assets. How to finance?

  • Keynote 1: Dr. Ing. Robert Stein, Stein & Partner, Managing Director - "Leakage in Below Ground Sewage Infrastructure"
  • Keynote 2: Dipl. Ing. Volker Meyer, European Drinking Water, Managing Director - "Leakage Issues Linked with Drinking Water Directive"
  • Panel participants:
    • DScCivEng Pekka Pietilä, Tempere University of Technology, Senior Researcher - "The need to Speed up Below Ground Asset Renovation"
    • Juan Bofill Maestre, European Investment Bank, Senior Engineer, Projects Directorate, ETD, Water Management Division - "Water Management. How to Finance?"
    • Monica de la Cruz, AseTUB, Director - "Case study Spain. Drastic Drinking Water Leakage Reduction Through Correct Installation"

15.00 - 15.30: Coffee break

Agenda: Part III

15.30 - 17.00   Sustainable Building. Challenges and Opportunities

  • Keynote 1: James Drinkwater. World Green Building Council, Regional Director - "Sustainable Buildings. Challenges & Opportunities"
  • Keynote 2: Josefina Lindblom, The European Commission, DG ENV, Unit B1, Policy officer Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption - "Level(s) Framework for Sustainable Building Performance"
  • Panel participants:
    • Lisa Damen, VITO, Researcher in the Unit Smart Energy and Built Environment - "PEF & PEF4Buildings"
    • Geert de Cock, European Heating Industry, Regulatory Affairs Manager - "Radiant Heating and Cooling"
    • Timoteo de la Fuente, The European Commission, DG GROW, Unit D2, Policy Officer, Chemicals – "Plastics Strategy & Circular Economy"
    • Ton van der Giessen, Van Werven, Managing Director – "Plastic Pipe Recycling

17.00 - 17.15 Wrap up

17.15   End of the TEPPFA Forum

17.00 - 18.30   Networking cocktail





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