International Conference “SAVE the Planet” Waste Management & Recycling

Date:  13 –15 April, 2011
Frequency:  Annual
Sequence:  Second edition
Venue:  Sofia, Inter Expo Center
Topics: Waste Management and Recycling
Target Group: Experts, Municipalities representatives

Focus Country:  Austria


Strategic Partner: The Netherlands

All business spheres and institutions face new higher standards concerning efficient use of soil, water, air and waste due to climate changes. In the recent years it was an evident fact that the economic progress is impossible without environmental sustainability.

The objective of the second edition of International Eco Forum  Save the Planet  is to bring forward the technology transfer from Europe to Bulgaria in regard to the environment protection. The  Conference  and  Exhibition  will focus on extending the themes in the waste management sector and recycling.

The Forum will be held from 13-15 April 2011 parallel to the  7th International Congress and Exhibition on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy and Efficiency. There will be presented models of public-private partnerships and effective practices applicable in the Bulgarian municipalities.

The participation in the specialized forum enables:

  • Direct contact with professionals and investors from Europe
  • To receive specific information on the status and market trends in Bulgaria and Europe
  • To realize trade and technical cooperation.

Despite the difficulties the Bulgarian market has great investment perspectives concerning the next coming years: foreseen funds provided by Operational Programme “Environment” for the period 2010 -2013 are BGN 1.5 billion. According to the Ministry of Environment and Water waste management sector needs investments of 1.9 billion BGN; for water sector – BGN 12 billion.

The Conference in 2010 – STATISTICS
Focus-country: The Netherlands
38 Speakers  from 11 countries
218 attendees  from 13 countries in the sectors of ecology, energy, water supply & sewerage, waste management, recycling, state & municipal administration, consulting services, etc.
Topics:  Waste and Recycling; Water Management; Energy Efficiency, Passive, Active and Smart Houses

The Netherlands Environment Agency organized three seminars on the following themes:

  • Regional Cooperation of Municipalities
  • Sustainable Use of Former and Abandoned Landfills – a Landfill Management
  • Bio-waste Management