The Event

TECHITALY 2016 will debate the future challenges and the business opportunities of the  new circular economy strategy and its impact in the EU internal market, in particular, in  the Italian market for all different stakeholders involved as policy makers, clean-tech industries, SME’s, universities and research centers.

The two-day program will include:

  • Conference – Brussels, Residence of the Ambassador of Italy, 29th November 2016
  • Workshop and B2B Meeting – Brussels, Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio , 30th November 2016

The 1st day Conference will discuss the main topics of the new ambitious European Circular Economy Package – currently under legislative procedure – with contributions of EU and Italian institutional representatives (EU Parliament, Commmission and Italian Ministry for environment).   A 2nd session of the conference will highlight the Italian landscape in the circular economy by presenting the 2016 edition of “L’Italia del Riciclo”  and some relevant best practices in the field of research and industry with contributions of representatives from CNR, ENEA and Confindustria.

The 2nd day workshop will give the opportunity to Italian and Belgian enterprises, research centers and universities to get in touch with each other and to implement partnerships and collaborations on innovative and sustainable projects.

The collaboration is envisaged in the following sectors of mutual interest, selected in close cooperation with the Belgium partners (GreenTech – Impulse; Brussels Invest & Export; Invest in Wallonia – AWEX; Flanders Trade Investment; Essencia and Agoria): waste management, energy, building and construction, textile,  green chemistry /plastics  and metals.

The workshop will start with an overview of Belgium’s regional strategies and opportunities in the circular economy and a presentation of selected Italian and Belgium best practices in the field of circular economy. A 3rd session will be focusing the EU financial programs Horizon 2020 and LIFE  supporting the transition towards circular economy.  A final B2B session between Italian and Belgian participating SME’s  will be organised according to a meeting agenda.