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Draft program

29 November 2011, Sheraton Hotel, Sofia

Green Innovation Forum 2011 – Innovations for a sustainable future
10:00 – 10:10 Official opening
Dobromir Simidchiev,
Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
Velislava Popova,
Editor-in-chief, dnevnik.bg
Boyan Rashev,
Managing Partner, denkstatt
10:10 – 11:30 First Discussion Panel:
  How to utilize barren lands in Bulgaria?
How to produce more end products and high quality food in Bulgaria?
How to ensure fair access to food for everybody?
Is it possible to practice intensive agriculture without destroying the soil?
How will climate change affect Bulgarian agriculture?
  Key-note speaker:
  Ewald Redl, Managing Director, Sonnentor
  Philip Harmandjiev, Owner of Damianitza Winery, Bibendum, Casavino shops and vineyards
Marina Bakalova, Director FORA community Development Foundation
Doc. Vladislav Popov, Agrarian University, New Thracian Gold Project
Kiril Vatev,
Owner, Tandem
  Moderator: Lyubomir Nokov, CEO, Bio Bulgaria
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:45 Second Discussion Panel:
  How to use our scarce water resources most efficiently?
Can we recycle/utilize water and how to do it?
Can the water use be sustainable?
Does the price of water in Bulgaria reflect its value?
  Key-note speakers:
  Pierre Brunet, Operations Director, Veolia Water Europe, France
Jens Rupp
, Group Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic

Nina Vladimirova, Sustainable Development Program Coordinator, Zagorka
Galya Tsonkova, Country Sustainability Manager, 
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bulgaria

Moderator: Boyan Rashev, Managing Partner, denkstatt
12:45 - 13:00 GLOBUL Sustainability Report
Yasen Guev,
Corporate Policy Manager, GLOBUL
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Third discussion panel:
  How to use resources efficiently and safeguard the environment at the same time?
  Sustainable raw materials consumption
Waste recycling technologies
What opportunities will the raw materials offer for the future of business
  Key-note speaker:
  Gerd Hoffmann, Vice-president Commercial Recycling, Aurubis AG
  Ivaylo Ivanov, Head of Department Environmental protection, Solvay Sodi JSC
Snejana Semova, Head of Saint-Gobаin Weber for Bulgaria
Michael Straub,  Head of the Department for Research and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants, WELEDA
  Moderator: Dimitar Stoyanov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Knowledge Management