February, 2020

202004Feb16:0018:30Going single-use plastic free: The next step to sustainable growthLimited parking16:00 - 18:30

Event Details

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 16:00 – 18:30
Where: John S. Bailey Library – Events Hall

Going single-use plastic free:
The next step to sustainable growth

Keynote Speaker

Kostis Hatzidakis
Minister, Environment & Energy

Two panel sessions with experts from the business sector, academia, NGOs on plastic pollution in our oceans and solutions to tackle single-use plastic pollution

Free entrance and open to the public
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16:00 Registration

16.00-18.30 Coffee & snacks

16:30-16:35 Welcome Remarks:

Claudia Carydis, Vice President Public Affairs

Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

16:35-16:55 Key note speech:

Kostis Chatzidakis, Minister of Environment & Energy

16:55 – 17:25 Panel 1: From “Miracle Material” to Major Pollutant: Plastic in our seas

Kiara Konti, Director Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

Professor George Papatheodorou, Professor of Environmental and Geological Oceanography, Department of Geology, University of Patras

Christiana Prekeze, Executive Coordinator, HELMEPA

Christina Kontaxi, Marine Scientist, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

17:25-17:35 Q&A session 1

17:35-17:40 Break

17:40-18:10 Panel 2: What can we do? Drafting solutions for the next day

Maria Alexiou, Chair of BoD, CSR HELLAS

Maria Vitoraki, Adjunct Preceptor, Environmental Studies, Deree- The American College of Greece

Professor Michael Skoullos, Professor of Oceanography & Environmental Chemistry University of Athens, Director of the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory & Director of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean, MIO-ECSDE Chairman

Lydia Polychronopoulou, Head of Communications and CSR, MATRIX pack S.A.

18:10-18:20 Q&A session 2

Organized by: ACG Office of Public Affairs, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation
In collaboration with: Deree Environmental Studies Program, ACG Sustainability Leaders

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