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  • calender 1-3 April 2020
  • Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand
  • Conference Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Event Countdown
Ministry of Environment
08:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Session 1: Inaugural session
08:55
Welcome address by the Conference Chairman
09:00
Keynote Address – Antonis Mavropolous, President of ISWA
09:10
Opening Ministerial address - Minister of Environment
09:20
Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition Tour
Session 2: Waste Management – Outlook, Planning and Implementation
10.00
Solid Waste Management in Lebanon – An Overview
Speaker: Rami Nassif, Ministry of Environment, Lebanon
10:20
The New Waste Law in Lebanon – Legal Framework
Speaker: Rami Nassif, Ministry of Environment, Lebanon
10:40
Implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Greece – Prospects and Challenges for Municipalities
Speaker: Rozy Charitopoulou, Head of Unit Recycling Department, Hellenic Recycling Agency (Greece)
11:00
Integrated Waste Management in Oman – Planning and Implementation
Speaker: Said Al-Touqi, Landfill Rehabilitation Manager, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (Be’ah)
11:20
Q&A
11:40
Networking Coffee Break
Session 3: Institutional Structure and Regulations
12.00
National Waste Management Authority
Speaker: Ali Mroweh, Ministry of Environment, Lebanon
12.20
Creating An Effective Municipal Waste Disposal Structure – Experiences from Zahle City
Speaker: Assad Zoghieb, Mayor of Zahle City (Lebanon)
12.40
Solid Waste Management Regulations in Tunisia
Speaker: Speaker: Badreddine Lasmer, Director-General, ANGed (National Waste Management Agency, Tunisia
13:00
Q&A
13.15
Networking Lunch
Session 4: Waste Hierarchy
Session Chairperson – Rozy Charitopoulou (Greece)
14.00
Improvement of Recycling Rates in the UK – Key Drivers and Enablers
Speaker: Saher Safi, Head of Performance Improvement and Optimization, Viridor (UK)
14.20
Lebanon's Draft Solid Waste Strategy to Meet Waste Hierarchy
Speaker: Basma El Arab, Integrated Solid Waste Management Project Coordinator, UNDP – MoE (Lebanon)
14.40
Role of Waste-to-Energy in Improving Recycling Rates
Speaker: Edi Blatter, Ex-CEO, SATOM SA and Chairman of Committee of Experts, CleantechAlps (Switzerland)
15.00
Q&A
15.15
Networking Coffee Break
Session 5: Management of Construction and Demolition Wastes
Session Chairperson – Rozy Charitopoulou (Greece)
15.35
Effective utilization and conversion of C&D waste into raw material for the construction industry
Speaker: Roman Jencek, Business Development Manager, ERC-Tech (Czech Republic)
15.55
Strategies for Construction Waste Management
Speaker: Dogan Ozel, Business Development Manager – MENA Region, CDE Global (Turkey)
16.15
Use of C&D Wastes in Road Construction
Speaker: Oumaya Marzouk, Eco-Design Researcher, CEREMA (France)
16.35
Closing Remarks by Chairman
16:55
Q&A
17.15
End of Day 1
08:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Session 6: Waste-to-Energy Facilities
Session Chairperson - Hubert de Chefdebien
08:55
Welcome Remarks by Session Chairman
09:00
Pre-treatment Process for Energy-from-Waste Projects
Speaker: Samir Dendoune, Development Director Municipal Solid Waste, Suez Treatment Infrastructure
09.20
Myths and Hoaxes on Waste-to-Energy: The Environmental Impact of Technological Evolution
Speaker: Mohamed Belkacemi, Area Manager, CNIM (France)
09.40
Waste to Energy Project in Dubai – A Case Study
Speaker: Roni Araiji, Regional Sales Director, Hitachi-Zosen Inova (UAE)
10.00
Q&A
Session 7: Alternative Fuels from Solid Waste
Session Chairperson - Hubert de Chefdebien
10:15
Alternative Fuels from MSW: Perspectives for the Arab world
Speaker: Dirk Lechtenberg, Managing Director, MVW Lechtenberg (Germany)
10:35
RDF Project in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain – Creating Value from Waste
Speaker: Jordan Mandalov, COO, Griffin Refineries (Finland)
10:55
Saida City’s Successful Experience with Waste Management
Speaker: Nabeel Zantout, General Manager, IBC (Lebanon)
11:20
Q&A
11:40
Coffee Break
Session 8: Landfill Management Systems
Session Chairperson - Hubert de Chefdebien
12:05
What is a Controlled Landfill: The upcoming SDG 11.6.1 indicator
Speaker: Andy Whiteman, Director, Wasteaware (United Kingdom)
12:25
Landfill Gas Capture and Utilization – Case Study from Jordan
Speaker: Ameen Saraireh, Project Manager (Biogas), Greater Amman Municipality, Amman (Jordan)
12.45
Integrated Waste Separation and Landfill Planning in Greece
Speaker: Theofanis Lolos, Partner and Managing Director, Enviroplan S.A. (Greece)
13.05
Q&A
13:20
Networking Lunch
Session 9: Monitoring Environmental Impacts of Waste
Chairperson: Theofanis Lolos
14:00
Environmental Monitoring Controls for Landfills
Speaker: Alin Schiopu, International Business Development Manager, Hofstetter Gastechnik AG (Switzerland)
14:20
Lebanon’s Experience with Waste Monitoring
Speaker: Nissrine Hougeiri, Director of Environment Division, Laceco Architects and Engineers (Lebanon)
14.40
Environmental Monitoring Practices in Combustion-based Waste-to-Energy Plants in Europe
Speaker: Hubert de Chefdebien, Deputy President, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) and Board Member of SVDU, France
15.00
Q&A
15:15
Coffee Break
Session 10: Financing of Waste Management Projects
Chairperson: Theofanis Lolos
15.40
Insights into Tariff Framework, Cost Recovery and Gate Fees
Speaker: Eng. Bassam Sabagh, Ministry of Environment, Lebanon
16:00
Tunisia’s Experience in Waste Management Funding via Indirect Taxation –
Speaker: Badreddine Lasmer, Director-General, ANGed (National Waste Management Agency, Tunisia
16.20
Financing Waste Management and Economic Incentives
Speaker: Ignasi Puig Ventosa, Head of Projects at ENT Environment & Management and Fundació ENT (Spain)
16.40
Q&A
16.55
End of Conference
Package Standard Rate
For Two Days
500 $
LL 750, 000
Package Standard Rate
For One Day
250 $
LL 375, 000