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31 March - 1 April 2015


Actors and Solutions Fair for Sustainable Development and CSR

Paris, France
Palais des Congrès

In its 8th year, PRODURABLE is the indispensable professional event for circular economy, social innovation and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The Actors and Solutions Fair for Sustainable Development and CSR is two days of meetings and discussions to showcase the very best practices, innovations, solutions and experts in responsible procurement and economy.

The event will host 3000 professional visitors, 100 partners, exhibitors and sponsors, 50 plenary sessions, conferences and workshops with 200 expert speakers.

Organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy, and supported by major professional networks including ORSE, OREE, IDDRI,and EPE, the upcoming edition will take place on 31 March - 1 April at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.

For more information, visit the PRODURABLE website (in French) via the link below.

16 - 17 April 2015

Practical seminar: Specifications, evaluation criteria and award procedure

Berlin, Germany

The European Academy for Tax, Economics and Law, and the European Knowledge Network invite procurement agencies, procurers and representatives of all tiers of government to participate in a practical seminar on public procurement specifications, evaluation criteria and award procedure

Experts from the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food central contracting authority and the City of Bonn will address: the law and innovation in award preparation; problem areas in practice, including dealing with unclear information and lack of comparability; and avoiding procurement pitfalls.

For more information, download the programme via the link below.

22 - 24 April 2015


GreenXpo project final conference

Efficient Interfaces in Eco-Innovation

Jyväskylä, Finland

The GreenXpo project is nearing an end and is currently preparing for its final conference. The conference will take place over the course of two days in the City of Jyväskylä (Finland).

The conference will include presentations on Finland's Bioeconomy strategy from Jussi Manninen of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and on Circular Economy from Mari Pantsar Kallio of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Additionally, GreenXpo partners will present the findings of the project.

The 2nd day will include presentations from Giulio Pattanaro of DG Research & Innovation on eco-innovation in Europe and Pirkko Korhonen of the City of Jyväskylä, will present the history and future of Resource Wisdom in the city. Finally, on the final day of the conference, registered participants are invited to take part in field visits to local eco-innovative companies.

A draft agenda is available online and registration is necessary via the address below.

29 - 30 April 2015

IdentiPlast 2015

12th International Conference on the Recycling & Recovery of Plastics

Rome, Italy

IdentiPlast, the European benchmark event for plastics waste recycling and recovery, is headed to Rome (Italy) on 29 and 30 April 2015.

Since 1997, IdentiPlast has established itself a Centre of Excellence where “Best Practices” in the management of plastics waste are exchanged between all relevant stakeholders.

As the European Commission is launching a flagship initiative to pave the way towards a circular economy as it prepares the ground “Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe” to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy, such themes will take centre stage at the Rome event.

IdentiPlast 2015 will provide a dynamic forum where delegates will discuss and identify the challenges and opportunities that the circular economy initiative offers.

For more information, visit the event website via the link below.