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.
- 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
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.