Tip of the iceberg Textile Diversion Strategies & EPR Symposium

 

Date:    Wednesday May 4th, 2016,
Time:    8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location:   

     Hilton (Markham) Suites Conference Centre & Spa
     8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario L6G 1A5

     March 1st – May 3rd, 2016             $129 + HST
     Subject to Availability,
     May 4th, 2016 (on-site) cash/chq    $149  + HST

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Credit card payment via secure PayPal or Cheque to VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. (Seat reserved when payment received. Must be received before May 3rd). Mail to: VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp., 15 Marsh Harbour, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 5Z2

Cancellation: 

Written notification by April 15th, 2016 for refund less $25 processing fee, No refund after April 15th, 2016 (attendee substitutions accepted).

Registration limited to a maximum of 150 delegates.

 

 

Event Schedule / AGENDA

Hilton (Markham) Hotel & Conference Centre
Wednesday May 4th, 2016

         
  8.00 - 8.50  Symposium Registration and Networking Breakfast 

 
  8.50 - 9.00 Welcoming Opening Remarks & Sponsorship Recognition City of Markham
Mayor Frank Scarpitti


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  9.00-9.30

 

Keynote Address:
Mr. Robert Kenney
, Recycling Development Officer – Nova Scotia Department of Environment.  Nova Scotia proposed textile ban, why are textiles a problem, who should pay, is textile the next EPR / IPR target item?.

 

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  9.30-11.00

Panel One: Defining the Problem of Textile Waste  
Moderator: Kelly Drennan, Executive Director, Fashion Takes Action:  

  • INCREASED CONSUMPTION OF TEXTILES, FAST FASHION, ECO-FASION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
    Kate Black, Editor-in-Chief -  Magnifeco
  • THE ECOLOGICAL FOOT PRINT OF TEXTILES AND HOW CONSUMERS MANAGE THEIR UNWANTED GARMENTS
    Sabine Weber, President, Sustainable Strategies & Solutions
  • MARKHAM SMART TEXTILE DIVERSION STRATEGY – WHAT WE’VE LEARNED AND WHERE WE ARE GOING
    Claudia Marsales, Sr. Manager – Environmental Programs, City of Markham
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  11.00-11.30

 Networking Break

   
  11.30-13.00 Panel Two: Innovative Solutions to Managing Textile Waste
Moderator: Dave Douglas, President -VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp.
  • CLOSING THE LOOP - H&M's GARMENT COLLECTING INITIATIVE
    Emily Scarlett, Manager – Communications & Press H&M Canada
  • fashioNYC – NEW YORK CITY’S OFFICIAL REUSE CLOTHING PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUSING WORKS
    Jessica Schreiber, Senior Manager – Apartment Programs, New York City
  • THE SAN FRANCISCO / GOODWILL goBIN™ PROGRAM TEXTILE DIVERSION PROGRAM
    Linda A. Pratt, Director of Sustainability and Partnerships –Goodwill Industries of San Francisco Inc.
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  13.00-13.30

Round Table:

TEXTILES:  THE NEXT LOW HANGING FRUIT FOR EPR – MYTH / REALITY / POSSIBILITY OR DREAM?
Sabine Weber, President, Sustainable Strategies & Solutions, and
Joanne St. Godard, Executive Director – Recycling Council of Ontario .

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  13.30-13:40 Closing Remarks: Deputy Mayor Jack Heath. City of Markham

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13.45

 Markham SMART Bin Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies & Luncheon.

 

 

   

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Hotel Accommodation:   

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton (Markham) at a special discount rate of $ 135 (plus 16%) per night (May 3rd, 2016) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 905-415-7602 if reserved no later than April 4th, 2016 quoting the code “QUEST” in order to obtain this rate.   

Inquiries may be directed to symposium organizers at:
VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. at 416-570-4379 or Contact us HERE

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