Draft to be finalised soon

13:30 Registration

14:00 Welcome

  • Bruxelles Environnement

14:10 Organisers’ introduction

  • Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director at Zero Waste Europe
  • Jean-Benoit Bel, Senior Project Manager at ACR+

14:25 Panel 1

Hundreds of actors, hundreds of reasons: tackling household bio-waste

Pioneering players fostering action for food waste prevention and management from households. 

Speakers complete list to be announced soon

  • Christine Sautenet, Director at Sybert (Besançon, France)
  • Janko Kramžar, Director at Snaga (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Michele Giavini, B.Sc. Env. Sci. Senior Expert at CIC – Italian Composting and Biogas Association (Milan, Italy)
  • TBC, TRiFOCAL Project (UK)

15:30 Panel 2

Keeping good habits out of home: big producers preventing and sorting bio-waste

Food waste prevention and bio-waste management best practices in collective catering, hospitals, schools and retail.  

Speakers complete list to be announced soon

  • Irena Sedej, PhD, B. Sc. Food Technol., General Hospital Novo Mesto, (Novo Mesto, Slovenia)
  • Nicolas Scherrier, Project Coordinator at Projet Phosphore (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Mao Peninou, Deputy Mayor of Paris responsible for Waste Management (Paris, France)
  • Teresa Guerrero, Head of Separate Collection Promotion at the Waste Agency of Catalonia (Catalonia)

16:30 Coffee Break

16:50 Workshops

Five hands on experiences from across Europe (previous registration required – to be activated soon)


Think and act circular: A food waste prevention strategy
Susana Freitas, Project Manager, LIPOR


Become a Zero Food Waste City
Jasmien Wildemeersch, co-director at FoodWIN
Mieke Hoste, Alderman for Environment, Social Affairs and Tourism in Bruges


Laggards becoming frontrunners – the case of Sardinia
Enzo Favoino, Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza,
Scientific Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe


Recipe for A Successful Food Surplus Donation System
Blazhe Josifovski, President of “Let’s do it Macedonia”


Fifth workshop TBC

17:30 Conclusions from the organisers followed by a networking drink

  • Esra Tat, Network and Development Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe
  • Jean-Benoit Bel, Senior Project Manager at ACR+

Register for the conference

Zero Waste Europe co-organises this conference with ACR+ and Bruxelles Environnement – Leefmilieu Brussel

as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction

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