Current questions—substantial answers: the IFAT impact Panel Discussion

The new IFAT impact series was kicked off by a top-level panel of experts discussing “Environmental technologies in times of the coronavirus and beyond: accelerators for an ecologically sustainable economy.”


Launch event on July 15, 2020


July 15, 2020, 10:00–12:00 (CET)

Welcoming speech:

Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München


Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Cherno Jobatey, Journalist and TV-Host

Opening speech of Svenja Schulze and Virginijus Sinkevičius

Panel discussion participants:

Lynette Chung, Head of Global Sustainability of Covestro AG

Dr. Christoph Epping, Head of Directorate WR II “Resource Conservation, Circular Economy” at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Patrick Hasenkamp, Vice President VKU (German Association of Local Utilities) and President Municipal Waste Europe

Peter Kurth, President BDE (Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry) and President FEAD (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services)

William Neale, European Commission circular economy adviser

Dr. Eng. Sebastian Porkert, CEO Ecofario

The panel discussion’s key questions:

  • The European Green Deal: What's next?
  • Industry and municipalities: Who will manage the local transition?
  • The technologies: How can we finance green innovations?

Would you like to watch the Panel Discussion? Please find the entire recording here:

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International participants—7 experts—120 minutes exchange—a great success

Who can benefit from IFAT impact?

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Our IFAT impact host Cherno Jobatey with a personal message regarding ecological awareness and the circular economy

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Mark your diary!

The digital path to business deals—at the first IFAT impact Business Summit from September 8–10, 2020. The aim of this international highlight? A respectable boost to the economy. Because it not only gathers the industry, but also drives it forward. Through concrete solutions, product presentations, lectures and a B2B matching platform. Will you be there?

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