Future Dialog


IFAT Future Dialog

After the huge success of the premiere event at IFAT 2014, a second Future Dialog was held in 2016, with a high-level panel discussion on May 30, 2016.

Four experts from the worlds of business, research, the social sector and the media came together to discuss the question “A world without waste—vision or illusion?”

The panel discussion focused on what technology has already achieved and how technological progress might be able to ensure systematic, responsible waste management in the future. This is not only crucial to protecting health and the environment, but also for a careful use of natural resources and non-renewable raw materials.

The aim of the discussion was to shed light on the global political significance of sustainable waste management from various angles and raise public awareness of the problem.

Host:

Gundula Gause

Gundula Gause
ZDF editor and news presenter of the show ZDF “heute-journal”

Participants:

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart
Academic Chair for Cradle to Cradle Innovation and Quality at the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University) and scientific CEO of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH

David Katz

David Katz
Founder and CEO of the Canadian start-up Plastic Bank, uses 3D printers to address the problem of waste and poverty in developing countries

Hanna Gersmann (c) Anja Weber (c) Anja Weber

Hanna Gersmann
Editor in chief of “zeozwei – das Magazin für Klima. Kultur. Köpfe” and Berlin correspondent for environmental, consumer, agricultural and economic policy

Michael Anane

Michael Anane
Journalist and environmentalist, actively campaigns against the import of electronic scrap into his home country of Ghana

Impressions from Future Dialog 2016

 
 
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West entrance at Messe München

IFAT—The innovation platform

IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 260,000 square meters.

West entrance at Messe München

IFAT—The innovation platform

IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 260,000 square meters.

IFAT—The innovation platform

IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 260,000 square meters.

New hall situation at IFAT 2018

New layout of exhibition sections

At present, two new trade show halls are being built at the exhibition center in Munich. Therefore the location of some exhibition sectors is going to change.

New hall situation at IFAT 2018

New layout of exhibition sections

At present, two new trade show halls are being built at the exhibition center in Munich. Therefore the location of some exhibition sectors is going to change.

New layout of exhibition sections

At present, two new trade show halls are being built at the exhibition center in Munich. Therefore the location of some exhibition sectors is going to change.

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