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EcoDesign 10th Anniversary Conference

Thursday, 1 October, 2015


The Ecodesign Directive is 10 years old! An appropriate moment therefore to take stock of the 'experiences and lessons learned' from its ongoing implementation on more than 50 different product groups. If it's not broken, then don't fix it is our message, as the Ecodesign Directive comes under pressure from new environmental proposals.

Places are limited at this 'must attend' event...don't delay, hit the Register Now button to guarantee your place.

Conference Programme starts at 10:00 with Registration & Coffee opening at 09:30


What to expect....

9.30h - 10.00h Registration

10.00h - 11.00h Political opening session:

“Ecodesign 10th Anniversary: Main messages”

  • Howard Porter, Chairman of Orgalime, CEO BEAMA
  • Yvon Slingenberg, Senior Adviser, Cabinet of Commissioner Arias Cañete
  • MEP Claude Turmes, member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

11.00h - 12.00h Panel 1:

Industry ́s experiences and lessons learned from 10 years of implementation

  • Francesca Meloni, CECED, Whirlpool
  • Klaus Verschuere, DIGITALEUROPE, Cisco
  • Diederik de Stoppelaar, LIGHTING EUROPE, Philips
  • Frank Ennenbach, EUROPUMP, Sulzer Pumpen
  • Freimut Schröder, COCIR, Siemens Healthcare GmbH
  • Filip Geerts, CECIMO
  • Tim Hamers, ORGALIME, Agoria

Discussion moderated by Peter Woodward with Q&A from the audience

12.00h - 13.00h Buffet lunch

13.00h - 15.00h Panel 2:

10 years of experience: Where to go from now?

Topic 1: The challenge of market surveillance – how to address it?

  • Paul Hodson, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Bram Soenen, Directorate General Environment, Product Policy of the Belgium Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
  • Hanna Blankemeyer, ORGALIME, VDMA
  • Viktor Sundberg, Electrolux
  • Stamatis Sivitos, ECOS

Topic 2: Energy (efficiency) implementation: Something still to be done?

  • Paul Hodson, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Colin Timmins, BEAMA
  • Bertrand Deprez, ORGALIME, Schneider Electric
  • Jürgen Sander, CEMEP
  • Paolo Basso, EHI

Topic 3: And what about resource efficiency?

  • Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP, Rapporteur EP Own Initiative Report on Circular Economy
  • Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Energy Efficiency Energy Authority in Finland
  • Martijn Van Elburg, Director, VHK
  • Ferenc Pekár, European Commission, DG Environment
  • Leendert Jan de Olde, DigitalEurope, Philips
  • Sigrid Linher, ORGALIME

Discussion moderated by Peter Woodward with Q&A from the audience

15.00h - 15.30h Coffee break

15.30h - 16.50h Panel 3:

What future role of the Ecodesign/Energy Labelling Directives in the wider EU policy context?

  • Jacek Truszczynski, Luxembourg Presidency
  • Hugo Schally, European Commission, DG Environment
  • Fulvia Raffaelli, European Commission, DG Grow
  • Adrian Harris, Director General ORGALIME
  • Paolo Falcioni, Director General CECED
  • Monique Goyens, Secretary General of BEUC

Discussion moderated by Peter Woodward with Q&A from the audience

16.50h Closing of the workshop by Marie Donnelly, Director, European Commission, DG Energy

followed by a drink and networking

Moderation by Peter Woodward of Quest Associates Ltd   

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