Date: 11th October 2018
Place: Sofia, Grad Hotel Sofia
The Bulgarian section of the VNU hosted the 6th Environmental Manager Day SOUTHEAST EUROPE on 11 Oct 2018 in Sofia. Under the motto “Designed by professionals for professionals” the event offered an opportunity for environmental experts from industry and administration to exchange their experiences. The first lecture, given by Gernot Lorenz (Austrian BMNT), was a thorough look at current legal aspects surrounding hazardous waste management within Austria and on the EU level. Subsequently, Ms Lina Patarchanova from the Bulgarian Ministry of the Environment discussed national legislation and practice. In the following lively discussion, practical industry examples from the viewpoint of professionals were discussed.
The afternoon panel was dedicated to current topics surrounding air quality. Ms. Svetlana Trifonova, Environmental Manager of Montupet EOOD, shared experiences from the comprehensive operational air monitoring program and the planned investments for emission reduction at the Ruse site. Subsequently, Ms. Vesela Todorova, Director of the French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the importance of French companies in Bulgaria and the role of the Chamber as a mediator between public authorities and companies. Subsequently, German expertise was introduced with a presentation by Rene Meye, Managing Director of meta Messtechnische Systeme GmbH, who gave a presentation on the trends in mobile measurement technology. The panel was rounded off with a presentation on quality management in field measurements by Joshua Holland and Doychin Todorov, from INNO-CON Innovation & Consulting Ltd.
The next Environmental Management Day of the VNU, Bulgarian section is scheduled for October 10, 2019 in Sofia.