Programme

Monday 27th November 2017

TimeframeConference part
MorningRegistration and welcome coffee
Morning Plenary opening ManuREsource 2017

• Official opening & welcome speeches

  - Welcome by VCM and Local Organising Committee (Nutrient Platform)
  - Opening speech Dutch Minister (to be confirmed)
  - Introduction by Member European Parliament Jan Huitema

• Panel debate ‘Transition towards a circular economy’.

Different stakeholders (policy, research, mineral fertilizer industry, farmers and manure processers) will discuss on the possibilities, challenges and bottlenecks related to the central theme of the conference, i.e., the transition to a circular economy in manure and digestate processing and use. The members of the panel are:

  - DG ENVI
  - University of Milan (Prof. dr. Fabrizio Adani)
  - ICL (Mr. Kees Langeveld)
  - RISE (Ms. Elisabeth Nadeu)
  - Terramass (Mr. Henri Elen)
NoonLunch & poster session
AfternoonAfternoon programme: plenary & breakout sessions

  - Flash presentations of our sponsors
  - Parallel Sessions with oral presentations of research on the Conference Themes
  - Workshop on policy (to be confirmed)

Workshop in which the effectiveness of manure legislation in Flanders and The Netherlands will be discussed.

  - Workshop research

Workshop on the added value of European projects for the industry, including a presentation by DG AGRI and showcases.

EveningConference dinner

Tuesday 28th November 2017

TimeframeConference part
MorningPlenary session ManuREsource 2017

• Introduction by Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel

• Duo presentation Danone – Friesland Campina, moderated by Janez Potočnik

• Round table discussions on the transition towards a circular economy

During the round table discussions, all participants will get the possibility to discuss in small groups of 14 members, different topics related to the central theme of the conference, i.e. the transition of manure and digestate processing towards a circular economy:

  - Policy, and in particular the Nitrate Directive
  - Possible markets for the products
  - Economic feasibility of the circular economy
  - Research needed to facilitate the transition
  - Discussions on public awareness and willingness related to the transition


The discussions will be moderated by experts in the field. The registration tool for the different tables will soon be online.
NoonLunch & poster session
AfternoonAfternoon programme: plenary & breakout sessions

  - Flash presentations of our sponsors

  - Parallel Sessions with oral presentations of research on the Conference Themes

  - ManuREsource poster award 2017

  - Closing speech
EveningClosing Drink

Wednesday 29th November 2017

TimeframeExcursion part
MorningExcursion Terramass
NoonLunch
AfternoonExcursion Groot Zevert BV