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The 4th European Forum on Eco-Innovation, to be held in Vienna, will focus on ‘Unlocking global market opportunities’. The European Forums bring together business, policymakers, bankers and academics to share perspectives on environmental technologies. The objective is to enable Europe to build on best practice across Member States in the support of the EU Environmental Technology Action Plan (ETAP).

Eco-Innovation is a cornerstone of EU strategy, strongly supported by succeeding EU presidencies, and offers a major opportunity for the European economy.

Did you know that:

  • The EU is a strong global player in eco industries with around 30% of overall world turnover, and more than 50% in water and waste management?

  • That the whole environmental technology market is forecast to double by 2020 to some €2,300 billion. And that the current EU turnover is €227 billion, accounting for 2.2% of GDP and generating 3.4 million jobs…?

  • In particular, the EU is championing eco-innovation practices in construction, food and drink, private transport and recycling.

→ So how can EU companies improve further their position in the global market?

Come to Vienna on 31 January and 1 February 2008 to:

  • Consider the benefits and risks of participating in the global market for environmental technologies

  • Interact with experienced business practitioners from across Europe

  • Debate with senior Commission officials on the latest policy proposals to address for example climate change and sustainable production and consumption…

  • Input directly into national and EU policies to promote eco-innovation 

  • Learn about New business models to further unlock global markets and discover new forms of cooperation

  • Enjoy the hospitality of one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities

The Vienna Forum is organised jointly by Austria, Sweden and the European Commission. The two-day event will feature presentations from experienced practitioners, including a keynote address by Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends.

In addition we will be using powerful and innovative methods to enable effective delegate participation to share experiences and help influence on European policy making and programme development.

Attendance is upon registration only
If you are interested to participate please send an email to the ETAP Forum Secretariat an answer will be sent promptly.


Organised by:
European Commission DG Environment

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