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A green future for the industry? Technologies and innovations for a clean environment: the new frontier for industry and agriculture.

A green future for the industry?  Technologies and innovations for a clean environment: the new frontier for industry and agriculture.

When: Thursday September 27, 2007
Registration is closed
Where: The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6

No one is under the illusion that we can do without the black gold completely but non food agriculture is gaining a real foothold with the growth of the new green chemicals.

In a panorama of Italian enterprises which certainly are not known to be really innovative in environment area, there seems to be room for surprises.

This conference will show how Italian companies were able to switch their research abilities to new green solutions by reducing the consumption of oil, pollution from plastics waste and minimize air pollution by reducing CO2 of fossil origin emissions.

Invited Speakers

 Catia Bastioli

Catia Bastioli
Chief Executive Officer of Novamont S.p.A, Novara, Italy.

Awarded the prestigious international prize of "European Inventor of the Year 2007" by the Commissioner of the European Union, Günter Verheugen, and by the President of the European Patents Office (EPO), Alain Pompidou. [more...]

MP Romolo Benvenuto

MP Romolo Benvenuto
Italian MP, Member of Parliament Commission for Environment

Romolo Benvenuto is a Member of the Italian Parliament since April 2001, elected in Liguria region. Member of the 7th Permanent Commission of the Italian House of Commons - Environment, Territory and Works - he is as well member of the Italian Parliament Commission on abuses related to waste management. [more...]

 Antonio Giordano

Antonio Giordano
President, Sbarro Health Research Organization

President and Chairman of the Board of the Sbarro Health Research Organization, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Center of Biotechnology at Temple University's College of Science and Technology has been an internationally recognized researcher specializing in the genetics of cancer and gene therapy for twenty years. [more...]

 Paolo Ponti

Paolo Ponti
Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Commission of Toronto

Italian Trade Commissioner of the Toronto office with extensive background in the aviation and machinery industries. [more...]

 John D. Wiebe

John D. Wiebe
President and CEO of the GLOBE Foundation and Chairman of Sustainable Events Ltd

Until May of 2005 he was the President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and until April of this year he was Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Education Centres Network and Global Schools Inc. with operations throughout the Asia Pacific region. [more...]


9.45 – 10.30 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
10:30 – 10:35 am "La Terra nell'Acqua" - "The Ground in the Water"
Leonardo Kosarew, Chairman Coordinating Committee CIIM Nafta market and President CIIM Canada
Mario Sergio, MPP Ontario
Environment as the focal point of the Italian Government activity
by Hon. Romolo Benvenuto, Member Italian Parliament ï” Environment Commission
Developing the Business of the Environment
by John Wiebe, Chairman Globe Foundation
11:05 – 11:30 am THE ROLE OF RESEARCH
Novamont's concept of Biorefinery for Bioplastics and chemicals integrating farmers, institutions and industry in local areas
by Catia Bastioli, President of NOVAMONT
Pollution and Cancer diseases
by Giuseppe Russo, Team Leader, Cancer Systems Biology Program, Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
11:45 am – 1:00 pm GOING GREEN
Italian Trade Commission and Italian Environment Ministry agreement: new partnership opportunities for Italy and Canada
by Paolo Ponti, Italian Trade Commissioner in Toronto
The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto experience
By Elena Dell'Osbel, Deputy Director ICCT
Introducing Materbi
by Marco Versari, Director, Strategical Marketing Novamont
Introducing Alulife
by Walter Simone, Vice president CIIM Canada
by Mario Cortellucci, CIIM Canada Executive Vice President

Additional Info

CIIM Canada thanks for partnering the event:

Canadian Italian Business Professional Association
The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade - Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero
Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto

Please contact us for more information.