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Debate night "Waste Logistics - Obstacles and opportunities" - March 7 - Antwerp

University meets Business

The "cradle-to-cradle" thinking gives more and more prominence to waste logistics within the logistics chain. Within waste logistics, there are several bottlenecks to be identified, related to legislation, operational issues, financial constraints, ea.. This also means that there are several opportunities within the market of the waste logistics.

In order to elaborate these issues and opportunities, MOBILO (formerly Steunpunt Goederenstromen) of the University of Antwerp in collaboration with the Flemish Institute for Logistics, organize an evening debate about waste logistics. Both academia, industry and the public sector will be represented.


  • 18h00 : Welcome
  • 18h20 : Welcome and introduction (Dr.. Christa Sys, Mobilo)
  • 18h40:  Efficiency in waste logistics: feasible or illusion?Efficiency Characteristics of waste logistics
    (Roel Gevaers, researcher UA- Centre Mobilo)
  • 18h50 : Innovative Logistics in waste management for a Sustainable Environment - ILSE - Presentation project on waste logistics (Dirk De Vylder, Program Manager, VIL)
  • 19h10 : Logistics Waste legislation: clear or muddle? An overview of the legislation on waste logistics
    (Professor Van Calster, KULeuven - Centre for Sustainable Materials Management)
  • 19h30 : Panel Debate with Werner Annaert (Febem), Filip De Breucker (Sita), Rudy Meeus (OVAM), Marc Van den Broeck (Trafuco), Katrien Ver Elst (IOK / Inter Waste) and Jan Vermoesen (Coberec)
    Moderator: Wouter Dewulf, Consultant, Studium ad Scaldim
  • 20h30 : Conclusions (Liesbeth Geysels, Managing Director, VIL)
  • 20h40 : Netwerking

When : Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 18h to 21h
Where : University of Antwerp - Kapel van de Grauwzusters - Building S - Lange St. Annastraat 7 - 2000 Antwerp
Entrance is free, but registration mandatory (Registration til March 1, 2013)
or contact Anke D'Halleweyn (VIL) by phone 03/229.05.00.

Language: Dutch
Organization: MOBILO-VIK