Waste Management & Recycling Conference

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Waste Management & Recycling Conference
for South East Europe


Date: 27 March 2018
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 9th edition
Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia

Save the Planet Conference presents case studies on waste management and a closer look at the market potential in South-East Europe. It provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and implementation experiences, to find partners for future projects.

Keeping pace with the latest environmental issues and in one month till its eight edition, South East European Save the Planet Conference and Exhibition will be held on 7-9 in Sofia.

The Conference Program is already released and will focus on the key priority for the whole EU community - the building of a green, circular and competitive economy. The representative from the EC DG Environment will talk about the progress made so far in closing the loop of design, production, consumption, and waste management, and the challenges and opportunities that the circular economy presents to the EU and to Bulgaria. One of the focuses will be on the new initiatives in 2017, including on the role of waste-to-energy and on green finance.

Session ITALY, organized by ICE - Italian Trade Agency, Sofia Office is an essential part in SEE forthcoming Conference with a Participation of Italian Companies in Waste Management and Recycling Sector, that are also exhibiting in the parallel exhibition.

Dutch Circular Developments will be presented by Herman Huisman from the RWS Environment. The Netherlands is quite successful in waste management: 80% of our total waste is being recycled, 17% is incinerated to produce energy, and only 3% is landfilled.  

The project coordinator of the Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts will talk about best Bulgarian and international practices as successful examples for circular economy initiatives within the Framework of the Project CESME – Circular Economy for the SMEs, Funded by INTERREG EUROPE Programme.

The afternoon session will start with Sofia municipality expert who will deliver speech on ‘Sofia - among the Best Examples of Cities in the Region through the establishment and operation of an Integrated System for Waste Management.

Biogas Production of Active Sludge in Wastewater Treatment Plants will be presented by Stefanie Scheidl from European Biogas Association. In his presentation she will speak on anaerobic digestion (AD) as a well-established technology for sewage sludge treatment as 10,000 digesters are already implemented at waste water treatment plants (WWTP). The number of biogas plants in Europe increased to 17,376 in 2015 (+3%). Sewage sludge is the second most-used feedstock of biogas production in Europe representing 16%. AD of sewage sludge presents multiple advantages: energy generation (additional income for operators of WWTP), sewage sludge stabilisation (less pathogens, weeds, biological activity and odours), reduced dry matter content (reduced dried sludge volume and improved dewatering efficiency) and an improved fertilisation capacity of the resulting sludge.

The whole Program content can be seen here   Registration

SEE Exhibition’17:
Companies from 13 countries will display their technology and solutions.
Visitor Invitation

*The SEE Save the Planet will be held together with SEE EE & RE and SEE Smart Cities Exhibitions.

Useful links:  Brochure’17   Bulletins    Post Event Report 2016











International Environmental Conference on Waste Management and Recycling for South-East Europe
The Conference Program is already released and will focus on the key priority for the whole EU community - the building of a green, circular and competitive economy.
Event Start Date:Wednesday March 28, 10:00
Event End Date:Wednesday March 28, 17:00
Inter Expo Center
147, Tsarigradsko shose blvd
Bulgaria, Sofia 1784
65 EUR
Exhibitions & Conferences

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition

CleanExBg - Cleaning & Hygiene


Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

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