The 3rd WEEE Forum conference in Zürich (Switzerland) on 23-24 September 2010 will gather 250 business people, WEEE management professionals, political influencers, and decision makers representing the various stakeholders from the electronic waste management sector across Europe. This year’s event will focus on “Visions for WEEE management and policies 2020” and will take place at the Hotel Renaissance.

The WEEE Forum conference is the bi-annual event to discuss latest developments in the area of WEEE management and to look ahead. Amongst other things, the conference in Zürich will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the recast of Directive 2002/96/EC on WEEE, expected to be adopted by the end of this year, and to understand upcoming responsibilities for the main parties that have a stake in the policy dossier.

On Thursday 23 September, in the morning, the European Commission, captains of industry and a major non-governmental organisation will provide keynote speeches. In the afternoon, parallel sessions will give the floor to representatives of retail and municipalities, of producer registers and clearing houses, of NGOs and of recycling industry. Panellists representing those areas are invited to discuss critical issues.

On Friday 24 September, the conference will not only zoom in on WEEELABEX, a LIFE-funded project co-ordinated by the WEEE Forum, but also on the WEEE collection issue and a WEEE management and policy vision for 2020.

The WEEE Forum is a European association representing the interests of 38 electrical and electronic waste collection and recycling organisations run on behalf of producers. Its mission is to provide for a platform for co-operation and exchange of best practices, and in so doing, optimise the cost-effectiveness of the operations of the member organisations, while striving for excellence and continuous improvement in environmental performance. The WEEE Forum also seeks to be a centre of competence that allows members to make constructive contributions to the general debate on e-waste policy matters. See also www.weee-forum.org.

Who should attend?

  • Industry management representatives and professionals
  • Recyclers
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Retailers
  • Officials of national and supra-national institutions
  • Academia
  • Media

For more information, contact pascal.leroy@weee-forum.org or amelie.annet@weee-forum.org.