of WEEE Management in Ireland
The WEEE Directive, which
came into force in Ireland on the 13th of August 2005, was an extremely
significant piece of legislation for producers and retailers of
electrical and electronic equipment. The experience gained since
August ‘05 makes this Conference both timely and necessary.
The National Conference will enable all those
impacted to evaluate the experiences and lessons learned during
the implementation of the Regulations over the past 15 months. Furthermore,
key issues and concerns remain, in particular -
||our management of business-to-business WEEE
||retailers’ concerns in the execution of the Regulations
||the future direction and review of WEEE Policy.
The Conference aims to provide participants with
an opportunity to hear how national and European policy is developing,
how WEEE is managed internationally, solutions for the management
of “B2B” WEEE, case studies from retailers regarding the
application of regulatory obligations and panel discussions from
key stakeholders on the current issues following enactment of the
WEEE Regulations in Ireland.
For all those seeking greater clarification on the
WEEE Regulations - and for those who wish to prepare for future
changes - the National WEEE Conference will allow delegates to hear
from and engage with the key personalities influencing the management
of WEEE in Ireland.
|This major national event - to be addressed by
Mr. Dick Roche, TD, Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local
Government - takes place on the 21st of November 2006 in Citywest
Hotel, Dublin. Conference speakers will include a range of national
and international experts from organisations such as the Department
of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Swedish
Waste Management Association, EuroCommerce, the WEEE Register
Society, WEEE Ireland, ERP, the EPA, the Irish Waste Management
Association and WEEE business-leaders.
08.15 - Registration
Mr. Pat Macken, Principal Officer, Department
of Environment, Heritage & Local Government.
08.45 - Chair's Opening Address
09.00 - Policy Overview and the Future
Review of the WEEE Directive
Mr. David Perchard, International Public
David is the established expert in Europe on WEEE policy. For the
past 20 years, David has been heavily involved in the development
of several European WEEE policy documents and in influencing the
direction of this policy on behalf of major international clients.
Q & A
09.45 - An International Perspective
on WEEE Management
Panel views and case studies from international
experts on the management, control and administration of WEEE.
Mr. Filip Geerts, President, WEEE Forum,
Mr. Umberto Raiteri, CEO, ERP Europe
Ms. Jessica Christiansen, Technical Advisor, Swedish Waste Management
Case Study 1
What happens to Irish WEEE?
Expert opinion and analysis from a major transnational WEEE processor
on the international treatment and recycling of WEEE from Ireland.
Q & A
11.15 - COFFEE
Mr. Donal Buckley, Assistant Director,
11.30 - Future Control of Irish Business-to-Business
Major policy discussion addressing the prominent issues regarding
B2B WEEE management in Ireland and the key changes expected over
the coming months.
Mr. Aidan Turnbull, Head of WEEE, RoHS
and Ecodesign, Environ UK Ltd. - Author: WEEE Register Report on
Irish B2B WEEE Management & Policy, to be published in Q4, 2006.
Case Study 2
How do major producers of electrical and electronic equipment deal
with B2B WEEE?
Expert advice from a major multinational manufacturer on the management
of B2B WEEE.
Case Study 3
Is there scope for managing B2B WEEE through
The experience of a closed loop B2B compliance scheme.
Q & A
13.00 - Lunch
Mr. Jim Killeen, Chair, Environment Policy
14.00 - Ministerial Address
Mr. Dick Roche, TD, Minister for Environment,
Heritage and Local Government
14.20 - WEEE in Ireland: Current Issues
& Future Changes
A panel discussion engaging the key stakeholders and organisations
influencing the management of WEEE in Ireland – a reflection on
one year’s experience and looking forward to changes in Irish WEEE
Mr. Leo Donovan, CEO, WEEE Ireland
Mr. John Hayes, Executive Officer, ERP Ireland
Mr. Dominic Henry, Registration Manager, WEEE Register
Mr. Sean McGarry, IWMA
Dr. Gerry Byrne, Programme Manager, EPA
15.20 - Coffee
15.35 - Implementation and Management
of WEEE for Retailers
National and international perspectives on the retailer’s role in
WEEE management. Solutions to the key issues and concerns faced
by retailers, one year after implementation of the Regulations.
Ms. Christianna Papazahariou, EuroCommerce,
the European Association for Retail, Wholesale and International
Trade Interests (National EuroCommerce member: Retail Ireland).
Case Study 4
Is there an ideal system for the management
and administration of WEEE?
Expert opinion from a national retailer on systems employed to manage
WEEE and the Visible Fee.
Q & A
16.35 - Conference Close
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