February, 2020

202004Feb16:0018:30Going single-use plastic free: The next step to sustainable growth16:00 - 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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Event Program

16:00 – 16:30 Registration & Coffee Break

16:30 – 16:35 Welcome Remarks
Welcome remarks will be given by Claudia Carydis, Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece and Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation.

16:35 – 16:55 Keynote Speech
The keynote speech will be delivered by Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment & Energy.

16:55 – 17:25 Panel 1: From “Miracle Material” to Major Pollutant: Plastic in our seas
Moderator: Katerina Christofilidou, Journalist SKAI
Professor George  Papatheodorou , Professor of Environmental and Geological Oceanography, Department of Geology, University of Patras
Christiana Prekeze, Executive Coordinator, HELMEPA
Dimitris Karavellas, General Director, WWF

17:25 – 17:30 Short Break

17:30-18:00 Panel 2: What can we do? Drafting solutions for the next day
Moderator: Maria Alexiou, Chair of BoD, CSR HELLAS
Maria Vitoraki, Adjunct Perceptor, 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
Lydia Polychronopoulou, Head of Communications and CSR, MATRIX pack S.A.

18:00 – 18:30 Q&A Session

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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