Contact +372 5919 2019     ipc2021@publicon.ee

Industry summit

A world’s leading virtual event and networking platform Brella will be used to provide the participants an excellent virtual experience.

The industry summit is organised for practitioners and top executives of peatland and peat companies that rely upon peatland and/or peat products for a significant part of their business. 

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY, 4 May 2021

TIME ZONE: EEDT (GMT+3, UTC+3)
To check your presentation time according to your timezone please use Time Zone Converter.

FUTURE OF THE PEAT INDUSTRY IN FRAMES OF CLIMATE POLITICS

9.00

Welcome note and Industry Summit opening
Marko Pomerants, president of the IPS

 
 

MODERATOR: Nina Kinnunen

 

9.10

Peat Industry 2020-2050
Vesa Tempakka, Vapo, Finland

Read summary

9.30

Peat reduction: Case study – Germany
Arne Hückstädt, Der Industrieverband Garten (IVG), Germany

Read summary

9.50

Economic impact of peat moss in North America: the cost of eliminating peat moss usage
Maurice Doyon, University of Laval, Canada

Read summary

10.10

Time for break

 

10.30

An overview of the world peat industry and its climate impact, major biases
Olivier Hirschler, Thünen Institut, Germany

Read summary

10.50

Peat & Peatlands in the context of EU climate politics
Simon Kay, European Commission DG Climate, Belgia

Read summary

11.10

Panel discussion: Status of peat industry & global climate politics

 

12.00

Lunch break

 
 

MODERATOR: Arne Hückstädt

 

13.00

Great challenges of mankind, food security and what we can do about them
James Lomax/Dianna Kopansky, UNEP

Read summary

13.20

Sustainable use of peat – is it possible?
Nina Kinnunen, Kekkilä-BvB, Finland

Read summary

13.40

Quo vadis, peat? The industry’s view on the future of peat in Europe
Cecilia Luetgebrune, Growing Media Europe

Read summary

14.00

Coffee break

 

14.10

The responsible sourcing of components for growing media – a UK perspective
Neil Bragg, Growing Media Association, United Kingdom

Read summary

14.30

From source back to sink: Peatland restoration & GHG emissions
Line Rochefort, University of Laval, Canada

Read summary

14.50

Could RPP be an answer?
Maureen Kuenen, Responsibly Produced Peat, the Netherlands

Read summary

15.10

Panel discussion: What has to change?

 

16.00

Closing remarks

 
   

Organising the Industry Summit we invite the top management of peat and peat products industries and companies involved in peatland management for agriculture, forestry, palm oil production and others to take part of the discussions and share their thoughts. 

ONLINE Congress pass for Industry Summit attendees will grant you one day access from one device at the same time to the Congress’ virtual platform – Tuesday, 4 May 2021. If you register for the whole Congress, the Industry Summit access is included in your Congress pass.

You can attend the Industry Summit from your computer without the need of downloading or installing the virtual event software. Additionally you can download the free Brella mobile app, if you want to attend the event on-the-go. 

The virtual event platform allows you to:

  • Interact during the sessions by asking questions from the speakers,
  • Commenting and discussing the topics in a public or private chat with other delegates
  • Visiting the virtual exhibition
  • Finding contacts to network with, among the Industry Summit and Scientific programme delegates
  • Scheduling 1:1 video calls or starting chat discussions with exhibitors or other delegates 
  • Attend the Industry Summit sessions live on Tuesday or watch the presentations on-demand upon 60 days after the even