POLICIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Tel Aviv, Israel, 11-13 July 2011
|Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
99 HaYarkon Street
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MONDAY, 11 JULY 2011
08:00 – 09:00 REGISTRATION
09:00-9:30 OPENING SPEECHES
H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu,Prime Minister of the State of Israel
Mr. Ján Kubiš,United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
9:30 – 10:00 MINISTERIAL STATEMENTS
Minister Gilad Erdan, minister for Environmental protection of the state of Israel and visiting Ministers and Deputy Ministers
10:00- 11:00 HIGH-LEVEL PANEL
Moderator: Mr. Charles Wessner, National Academy, Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, United States of America
Mr. Nurmukhambet Abdibekov (tbc),Deputy Minister of the Industry and New Technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Eugene Kandel,Head, Israel National Economic Council, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister
Mr. Brice Lalonde,Executive Coordinator, UN Conference on Sustainable Development
Mr. Salvatore Zecchini, Vice-chair of UNECE Economic Cooperation and Integration Division and Chair of the OECD Working Party on SME and Entrepreneurship
11:15 – 13:30 SESSION 1
ECO-INNOVATION: WHAT ROLE FOR PUBLIC POLICIES?
· What are the links between innovation, environmental and energy policies?
· How to devise effective integrated approaches?
· What are the challenges and difficulties that need to be overcome?
· What lessons can be derived from existing policy experiences?
Moderator: Alona Sheafer,Director General, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection
Mr. Hervé Martin,Director, Directorate-General Environment, European Commission
Mr. Xavier Leflaive,Principal Administrator, OECD
Mr. Robert Droop,Policy coordinator on Eco-innovation, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Netherlands
Mr. Antonio Oliveira, Senior Adviser – Sustainable Development and CSR, Directorate General for Economic Activities, Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development, Portugal
Mr. Oded Distel, Director, Israel NewTech Programme, Israel
Mr. Matthieu Glachant, Director, Centre d’Economie Industrielle, MINES Paris Tech, France
Ms. Lyudmila Musina, Vice-Chair of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Economy, Ukraine
15:00-18:00 SESSION 2
FOSTERING COLLABORATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ECO-INNOVATION
· What are the various forms of cooperation between stakeholders in eco-innovation processes?
· How the public and private sector can collaborate effectively?
· What are the mechanisms to facilitate international cooperation?
MODERATOR: Mr. Imrich Chlamtac, President, European Alliance for Innovation (tbc)
Ms. Maj Munch Andersen,Senior Scientist, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Mr. George Strogylopoulos, Vice-President, Greenovate, Greece
Mr. Arnold Black,Member of the Eco-Innovation Observatory and Director of the Resource Efficiency Knowledge Network, United Kingdom
Mr. Booky Oren, Chairman, WATEC, Israel
Mr. Peleg Chevion, Head of Business Development Water, Syngenta International AG
Mr. Anna Moreno, Head of Information and Training Service, Technological Transfer Unit, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economical Development (ENEA), Italy
Mr. Georghe Duca (tbc), President, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova
TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2011
09:30- 13:00 SESSION 3
· What are the specific financing needs of eco-innovative enterprises and how these can be addressed?
· What is the role of public financing and what are the good practices in public programmes promoting the financing of eco-innovative firms?
· What business opportunities emerge for good environmental practices and how this can be financed?
Mr. Paolo Anselmo, President,Italian Business Angel Association, Italy
Mr. Charles Wessner,National Academy, Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, United States of America
Mr. Benjamin Sykes,Director – Innovations, The Carbon Trust,United Kingdom
Mr. Matthias Ummenhofer (tbc),Head, Equity Fund Investments, European Investment Fund
Mr. Rainer Waltz, Director, Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research IS, Germany
Mr. Hilles Milo, Manager, Aquagro Fund, Israel
Ms. Jenny Peetermans (tbc), Director International Policy, International Emissions Trading Association
13:00 – closing remarks