Lineapelle - LEM Conference room - Ponte dei Mari (Side pav. 22)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - H. 14.00 - 16.30
The Italian tanning industry represents a reference model for the circular economy.
With a modern and avant-garde industrial approach, it transforms a food waste into a material of quality and excellence. Not only that. By anticipating the European strategy on bio-economy, the Italian tanning industry has been able to go beyond its sectoral horizon. A real symbiosis with the entire value chain has originated by creating the conditions for its production wastes to become valuable raw materials for other industrial chains.
UNIC Italian tanneries, in partnership with Confindustria and Lineapelle, organizes a workshop focused on the circular economy, one of the most interesting topics linked to the sustainability of materials for fashion, furniture and cars.
During this event, the supply chain will present consolidated solutions and good practices towards circular economy, while interacting with stakeholders on future opportunities and challenges.
Universities, public institutions, food and chemicals producers, mechanical companies and fashion brands will also take part of it.
Moreover, in order to demonstrate the concrete sense of this circular approach, the event also offers a gallery of products and accessories made by companies in the supply chain using processing waste. Exhibitors: Aquarno, Ebarrito, eMOTIVI, Favini, Lapi Gelatine, Maprotec, Motta Pelli, Regenesi, Re-new, Sagitta, tbSTUDIO.
2.00 - 2.30 pm
Registration and welcome coffee
2.30 - 2.45 pm
2.45 - 3.00 pm
Confindustria and the project on Circular Economy
Marco Valli, Confindustria
3.00 - 3.15 pm
Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis
Pier Luigi Porta, Enea - Italian National Agency for New Tecnologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
3.15 - 3.30 pm
Leather and Tanning in Italy: a model of excellence for the Circular Economy
Paolo Gurisatti, Industrial Economist
Fabiana Orlandi, UNIC - Italian Tanneries
3.30 - 4.30 pm
Panel Discussion + Q&A, with:
Massimo Neresini, Sicit 2000
Nicola Andreanini, Aquarno
Francesco Spennati, Cuoiodepur
Marco Frey, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Global Compact Italy Foundation
Roberto Vago, Assomac
Gustavo Defeo, Ars Tinctoria
Monica Buzzoni, Regenesi
Moderator: Rossella Sobrero - CSR Manager Network, Università degli Studi di Milano
The event is free and open to everyone. It will be held in both English and Italian language and simultaneous translation will be available.
To participate, please confirm your presence by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be also broadcasted live on UNIC - Italian Tanneries Facebook page (link)