Join us on November 2nd, 2016 from 8:30am to 1:00pm for the Turkey Materials Marketplace Project Launch & Workshop. The project aims to create a closed-loop, collaborative network of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs where one organization’s hard-to-recycle waste and by-products becomes another organization’s raw material. In addition to diverting waste from landfills, these recovery activities will generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.
Join this meeting on November 2nd at Bilgi Sosyal Kuluçka Merkezi - İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Santral Kampüsü to learn more about the project, hear concrete examples making the business case for the circular economy, create new collaborations with other companies in attendance, and learn how to get involved. Agenda and RSVP below.
08.30 - 09.00: Registration
Please plan to arrive at the meeting venue between 08:30 and 09:00 so the meeting gets started on time.
09:00 - 09:20: Welcoming Speeches
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, BCSD Turkey and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology will set the stage for the event with welcomes and a preview of what’s to come.
- Canan Ercan Çelik – BCSD Turkey, Chair of the Board of Directors
- Adonai Herrera-Martinez – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Associate Director
- Anıl Yılmaz – Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, General Manager of Productivity Directorate
09:20 - 09:35: Introducing the Turkey Materials Marketplace Project
Ozgur Saki, Project Manager of the EBRD Near Zero Waste (NØW) programme, will give a brief overview of this initiative. Andrew Mangan, Executive Director of the US BCSD and Materials Marketplace founder will introduce the Turkey Materials Marketplace project’s formation, goals and long-term vision.
09:35 - 10:30: Introducing the Materials Marketplace Thinking
Turkish companies and the US BCSD will present real potential materials collaborations identified through the project’s initial data gathering stage, including: fiber remanufacturing, biofuels opportunities, metals remanufacturing, starch reuse, and others.
10:45 - 11:10: Introducing the Materials Marketplace Software Platform
Campbell McNeil, Materials Marketplace software architect, will walk attendees through the Materials Marketplace software platform, a tool to enable easy materials information sharing, opportunity identification, transaction facilitation, and data reporting.
11:10 - 12:30: Workshop
Using preliminary data gathered via surveys over the last two months, attendees will be organized into small groups where potential materials partnerships can be explored with input and assistance from the project team.
12:30 - 12:45: Wrap-up
Groups will report back on key finding from the workshop exercise.
12:45 - 13:00: Next Steps
The project team will review the project schedule, software stages, policy developments and any additional developments uncovered during the meeting. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the next steps necessary to become engaged in the project.
Followed by Lunch
Date/Time: November 2, 2016, 8:30am to 1:00pm
Address: Bilgi Sosyal Kuluçka Merkezi - İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Santral Kampüsü, Silahtarağa, 34060 Eyüp, İstanbul, TURKEY (map)