Ecomondo 2020 Digital Edition: Online Events Not To Be Missed, Viewable Until Sunday 15th
European Commission, Italian ministries, universities and research centres, industry, trade and professional associations and companies anticipated the need to rapidly strengthen the Green Economy and in particular its regenerative element: these recommendations emerged from the panel events and conferences organized by the Scientific Committee of Italian Exhibition Group’s expo and able to be viewed on the digital platform.
Rimini, 13th November 2020 – Ecomondo and Key Energy Digital Edition, the Italian Exhibition Group expos that are European and Mediterranean reference points for the market and a resource of knowledge and innovation for the Green Economy, are heading towards their conclusion on Sunday 15th November. Moved to a digital platform (accessible from the web sites https://en.ecomondo.com and https://en.keyenergy.it following registration), for two weeks they have enabled 400 companies to schedule business meetings with 350 international buyers, while over 500 hours of scientific conferences and workshops totalled 31,200 viewers in streaming on the first four expo days. From the meetings between professional and business worlds, public administrations and academic sectors, the digital platform enabled to understand the architecture and implementations of the Green Deal, from its regulatory and financial part to the innovation in the major industrial chains. And the national and European renewable energies, along with the initiatives for environmental protection, regulatory updates, resilience to the Covid emergency by strategic sectors such as the disposal of waste or the water cycle, also by means of the Beacon Conferences, Ecomondo’s “flagship” events.
Fabio Fava, chairman of the Ecomondo Scientific Committee, sums up, “By means of a shared process, at the 2020 edition’s webinars, a precise analysis was carried out of the impact of the pandemic on the various sectors of manufacture and our natural and constructed heritage. This was done with the involvement of the major players of the public and private national and European sectors, Italy’s ministries, the European Commission and the OECD. During this digital edition of Ecomondo, actions were identified that will enable us to carry out a systemic inclusive regeneration of our manufacturing, our cities, our natural heritage, soil, water and seas, for a rapid, economic, environmental and social recovery of the country along with Europe and the Mediterranean area.”
OVER A HUNDRED EVENTS ON THE PLATFORM
It would be impossible to mention the over a hundred online events of the Ecomondo Digital Edition, all particularly interesting. Divided by topic, here are some of those available on demand on the digital platform until Sunday 15th November:
The Green Deal
“LIFE Programme 2021-2017, Financing the European Green Deal” including a speech by Angelo Salsi, Head of unit Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission (5/11); “The New Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP 2.0)” with a speech by Mattia Pellegrini, Head of unit, DG Environment of the European Commission (5/11).
“Industry 4.0 technologies for a more sustainable and decarbonized industry” coordinated by Giuseppe Padula, with the contribution of Emilio Fortunato Campana (CNR) and Sandro D’Elia, Program Officer EU Commission, Technologies and systems for digitising industry (4/11); “Circular Economy after the Covid-19 Crisis”, chaired by Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, with speeches by Hugh McCann, Strategic Partners Lead Europe, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Pascale Hecker of the European Investment Bank (4/11); “Packaging innovation. A step forward towards a sector observatory”, with the participation of the national Made in Italy Cluster, Clara Giardina of Bologna University, Silvia Barbero, Polytechnic of Turin and Maurizio Notarfonso, Federalimentare’s Young Entrepreneurs and Environment Group (5/11); “Level(s): a common European language for measuring efficiency and circularity in the construction sector”, with speeches by, among others, Marco Caffi, Green Building Council Italia and Emanuele Fabbri, ANPAR (5/11); “The role of the Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ICESP) in encouraging the exchange of knowledge and good practices” in collaboration with ENEA, with speeches by and Federico Porrà, DG Environment Unit Production, Products, Sustainable Consumption of the European Commission (5/11).
Sustainable agrifood and soil regeneration
“Green New Deal: ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy, smart and sustainable agrifood supply chains” with speeches by Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, Unit 1 Farm to Fork DG SANTE, Giuseppe Blasi, Department of European, international and rural development policies MIPAAF, Massimiliano Giansanti, President, Confagricoltura, and Ivano Vacondio, President Federalimentare (3/11); “A productive and healthy soil” with speeches, among others, by Catia Bastioli, member of the Mission Board of healthy soil and food of the European Commission and founder of the ReSoil Foundation, Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, President, Univerde Foundation (5/11)
Sustainable Blue Growth
The webinar “The Bluemed Pilot Initiative healthy plastic-free Mediterranean Sea: the Strategy developed by the plastic producing and transforming operators of the area” with speeches by the representatives of Plastics Europe for Mediterranean Countries, Mario Ceribelli, President, Mediterranean Advisory Board Plastics Europe, and Antonello Ciotti, COREPLA (3/11); “Healthy and circular blue growth in the Italian seas: examples of circularity in the maritime value chains” with speeches by Sigi Gruber, DG research and innovation of the European Union; Giovanni Caprino, Cluster BIG, and Luigi Giannini, Federpesca (4/11); “Networking for tackling marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea” with speeches by Giorgio Zampetti, Director, Legambiente; Giorgio Quagliuolo (Corepla); Alessandra Sensi, Union for Mediterranean; Eleonora de Sabata, Clean Sea Life; Stefania Di Vito, Legambiente (6/11).
“Waste management and 2020 regulatory changes” with speeches by Laura D’Aprile, Director General for Circular Economy, Ministry for the Environment, and Pasquale Fimiani, Deputy Attorney General, Court of Cassation (4/11); “The plastics supply chain in waste management: comparison between best practices at international level”, with speeches by Giuseppe Riva, Regional Director Mediterranean Region Plastic Europe and Antonino Furfari, Director General, Plastic Recyclers Europe (4/11); “Waste classification” with speeches, among others, by Egle Pilla, Judge in charge of preliminary investigations. Naples Court, and Andrea Massimiliano Lanz, ISPRA (5/11).
“Sustainable and resilient water supply in agriculture: the role of large water infrastructures and treated wastewater re-use” with speeches, among others, by Attilio Toscano, Alessio Domeneghetti and Tullio Salmon Cinotti of Bologna University and Angelica Catalano, Director General, Directorate for Dams and water and electricity infrastructures, Italian Ministry for Infrastructures and Transport (3/11); “The urban water cycle in the times of the Covid-19 pandemic” with speeches by Giuseppina La Rosa and, among the others, Marcello Iaconelli of the Higher Institute of Health and Franco Fogacci, Utilitalia (5/11).
Remediation and requalification of contaminated sites
“Green Deal, circular economy and sustainability in the remediation and requalification of contaminated sites at the time of the pandemic” coordinated by Petrangeli Papini and Donatella Giacopetti, with speeches by, among others, Fabio Pascarella, ISPRA, and Mentore Vaccari, Igor Villani, Silvia Gibellini and Carlo Collivignarelli of Brescia University (5/11).