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Minister-President Geert Bourgeois on behalf of the Flemish government: Why Flanders is leading the way within Europe on waste and resource management
David Newman, president of ISWA: vision of waste management sector
Philip Heylen on behalf of the organizing committee sets the tone for the World Congress 2015
With a special performance of the Royal Ballet of Flanders and several international artists
Moderated by Nathalie Delporte
As circular economy gains importance, the link between the use of recovered waste streams and the global market in raw materials becomes stronger. These markets will influence the future of global waste management in a way that we do not asses today. Furthermore, considering waste to be a resource is a fundamentally different approach to what we are doing at this moment.
Introduction by Henny De Baets (administrator of OVAM)
Dambisa Moyo (author and international economist): The global commodities market.
David Wilson (Editor in Chief of the GWMO, Independent Waste and Resource Management Consultant
Ibrahim Thiaw (UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations): Presentation of the Global Waste Management Outlook
Thomas Leysen (Umicore) - view of an industrial player
David Newman (ISWA): Reflection
Moderated by Jacki Davis