6th Edition of CII’s Waste to Worth Conference & Exhibition starts Nov 16: Here’s what you can expect

The countdown has begun for CII’s International Conference on Waste to Worth on November 16 and 17. This year, the conference will focus on the theme ‘Moving Towards a Circular Economy Through Innovative 3R Approaches’. 

Prof Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

The two-day conference, which is followed by a 20-day virtual exhibition, is free to attend for registered delegates till December 6. The International Conference on Waste to Worth is being organized in association with the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, GoI and supported by the Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GoI. Poland is a guest country this year. Through this annual event, the CII aims at bringing together policymakers, practitioners, technology providers, investors, and domestic and international waste management companies on a single platform to deliberate on innovative technological solutions towards keeping India clean in a sustainable manner and encourage the adoption of 3R practices. 

Conference Agenda

The conference will begin with an inaugural session at 11.30 am. This will be followed by three panel discussions on different topics each day. Nearly 45 speakers are participating in six panel discussions during the two-day event. Over 800 Exhibitors and delegates from over six countries are expected to participate. Winners of the CII 3R Awards in waste minimization, recycling, and innovation in generating minimum/ zero waste products will also be announced during this session.

The first panel discussion is on Models & Best Practices for Waste Management at 12.45 pm on November 16. This session will focus on existing waste management systems, models, and best practices across the country and abroad to address waste management issues in a holistic way, suggest best possible technological solutions to mitigate the solid waste problem, financial models, government support and more.

It will be moderated by Mr Raghu C Rajappa – Honorary Consul of Republic of Poland in Bengaluru. Panelists include Mr. Przemysław Tomala- CEO, Fostech,  Mr Sunil Kurain – Head (O&M) and Sustainability Mahindra World City, Mr Nagesh Prabhu – Co-Founder and Director Zigma Global Environ Solution, Evert Lichtenbelt – CEO, Harvest Waste and Masaya Kawamoto, Assistant Manager- Environmental Plant Sales Department, International Operations Division, Takuma Co., Ltd.

The second session at 2.15 pm is on Plastic Recycling, EPR and Beyond. The panel will share their insights on the opportunities and challenges in EPR Compliance by Brands, PROs, and Recyclers; challenges related to governance, implementation; global lessons on EPR, role of ULBs in managing plastic waste and way forward.

Mr Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of Poland in India. Poland is a guest country at the CII Conference this year.

The session will be moderated by Mr Saurabh Shah – Managing Director, Landbell Group. Panelists include Ms Juhi Gupta, Sustainability Head – PepsiCo India, Mr Tusar Pattnaik – HSE Head, Dabur India Limited, Dr Atul Sud, Director Legal – Regulatory & Government Affairs, Perfetti Van Melle India Pvt. Ltd., Sandeep Patel – CEO, NEPRA, Mr Rahul Poddar – MD, The Shakti Plastics and Me Tejashree Joshi, Associate GM (Head – Environment & Sustainability) – Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd and Mr Amrendra Kumar – VP Recycling, Ramky Reclamation And Recycling Ltd.

The last session of the inaugural day at 4pm focusses on India’s e-waste landscape and addresses the status of the e-waste management ecosystem, challenges and potential paths for improvements, different aspects of e-waste related to technology, finance, EPR policies and regulations, formal and informal sector, business and PROs. 

This session will be moderated by Ms Ekta Narain – Co-founder & Director, Recykle. Dr. Sandip Chatterjee – Director, R&D, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI will make a special address. This will be followed by a discussion with Mr Raman Sharma – Managing Director. Exigo Recycling Pvt Ltd, Mr Jeevesh Kumar – CEO, Greenscape Eco Management Pvt Ltd, Mr Hariprasad Shetty – Chief Business Officer, Cerebra Integrated Technologies, Ms Manjri Gopalan – Head – Regulatory Policy, Mr Anil Chowdhary, Managing Director – Greenwaves.

November 17 will witness panel discussions on three other relevant topics. Watch this space tomorrow for more on that!

To register for the conference and exhibition for free, click here.

Or visit: https://www.ciiwaste2worth.com/international-conference-2021.php?page=Conference

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