European Green Deal Working Group Meeting on Circular Economy featuring State Secretary Attila Steiner

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We are excited to announce the second plenary session of the recently launched AmCham European Green Deal Working Group focusing on circular economy featuring keynote speakers Attila Steiner, Secretary of State for the Development of the Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology and David Fitzsimmons, Director of the European Remanufacturing Council.

Following their remarks, we will have a roundtable discussion and will also give floor to corporate best practices in circular economy. 

Agenda:

  • Opening remarks by Péter Csucska, member of the AmCham Board, managing director of Lexmark Hungary and Thomas Narbeshuber, Lead of the AmCham European Green Deal Working Group and Managing Director of BASF Hungary
     
  • Policy update on the Hungarian government’s plans re. Circular Economy in the European Green Deal framework with Attila Steiner, Secretary of State for the Development of the Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology 
     
  • EU Perspective on Circular Economy with a special focus on Remanufacturing with David Fitzsimons, Director of the European Remanufacturing Council 
  • Moderated Roundtable + Q&A 
    • State Secretary Attila Steiner
    • David Fitzsimmons, Director of the European Remanufacturing Council
    • Moderated by Thomas Narbeshuber
  • Corporate Best Practices 
    • Eliminating the idea of waste in practice – Béla Domokos, CIO, TerraCycle
    • Packaging innovations - Hungary to introduce Coca-Cola paper bottles to the world – Péter Mucska, Coca-Cola HBC
    • GE's 2030 Carbon Neutral Commitment & Wind turbine blade recycling – Péter Gurcsó, Site Leader Budapest, GE Renewable
    • Topic TBD - Ewen Chesnel, Senior Manager Industry Affairs - EU Government Relations, BASF
    • Managing Circularity through CTI 2.0 measurement process + case study - István Szabó, KPMG
    • Q&A

 

Speakers
David Fitzsimons
Director of the European Remanufacturing Council since January 2017, David is an alumnus of London Business School. He represents the Council at Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 meetings and promotes remanufacturing to EU member states through the "Virtuous Circles" events led by DG ENV. His interest in China’s unique policy positioning resulted in the Council hosting delegations in Brussels and in the signing of Memoranda of Understanding at the same time as those agreed between the Chinese Government and the EU.

David’s linking of remanufacturing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12) led to the Council being recognized by P4G in Copenhagen. His leadership, in what has been a fragmented and largely ignored European industrial sector, led to recognition at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos.
Attila Steiner
A graduate of economy of the Corvinus University in Budapest, Attila Steiner was appointed State Secretary for the Development of Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology on 16 January 2021. Prior to his appointment, he was State Secretary for EU Affairs of the Ministry of Justice. Previously, he worked as Deputy State Secretary for EU Relations within the Prime Minister’s Office. Earlier stations of his career include the position of a political advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office where his work focused on energy policy. Previously, he served as a political advisor in the European Parliament, also in the field of energy policy. Apart from his native Hungarian, he speaks English and German, and has an intermediate language skill in French.
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The event is open for Members only
The event will be held in English, without translation. Registered participants will receive the login details in a separate email after registration ends. Participation is free for AmCham members.