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TEPPFA Forum 2018

Event Details

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.


One of the industry’s prominent sustainability ‘thought leaders’, Paul Toyne was chairing and moderating the 2018 Forum. Mr. Toyne ( has a diverse background – having worked as an environmental campaigner, conservationist and a specialist on sustainable built environment.

You may find the 2018 Forum Agenda below.


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”

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”

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”

17.00 – 17.15 Wrap up

17.15   End of the TEPPFA Forum

17.00 – 18.30   Networking cocktail