40th Anniversary

Plant engineering in Italy: sustainability and economic recovery

Roundtable conference

Friday 25th September 2020 9.00am – Ferrara (Italy), Estense Castle – “Imbarcaderi” Halls

Few months after the launch of the European Green Deal, which has brought to the fore the issues of Climate Change and environmental deterioration as significant threats to Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the economy of Italy and the world.
It is therefore crucial to help our economic and productive system bounce back, and this accounts exactly for the European Commission’s unprecedented commitment to supporting the economy.
But what type of industrial system are we interested in growing again with? What direction do we expect our development to take? How can one make it consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement for the protection of the planet?

The conference, promoted by INCICO Spa at its 40th anniversary, focuses on environmental sustainability in plant engineering, in Oil&Gas, energy and petrochemical industries, and aims to provide useful insights to companies  engaged in the use of innovative technologies to cope with the challenges posed by the new climate emergency.

The INCICO meeting is not intended for experts in the field only, but offers scope for discussion and caters for managers and decision-makers from the most prominent plant engineering enterprises as well as for leading representatives of Italian institutions, with a view to making environmental sustainability a pivotal theme in Italy’s development programmes.

The conference will take place in compliance with the strictest safety measures regarding health protection and the containment of COVID-19. Thus, it is of utmost importance to submit the registration form as per instructions provided on the back.


9:00 Welcome Registration and welcome.
9:30 Opening Giovanni Monini, CEO INCICO SpA
Barbara Paron, President of the Province of Ferrara
Gian Luigi Zaina, Vice President of Confindustria Emilia Romagna
10:00 Introduction Alessandro Bratti, General Manager, ISPRA
Challenges faced by the Italian productive system due to Climate Change
The Green Deal and the Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate;
ISPRA’s policies and their relations with Italy’s productive structures
10:30 1st Panel discussion Session chair: Alberto Orioli, Assistant editor of “Il Sole 24 ore”
The Italian economy after lockdown between recovery and new challenges:
Italy’s refineries, the reclamation of industrial areas, and Citizen Science.
·Daniele Bandiera, Managing director, IP Api Group
·Paolo Grossi, Managing director, Eni Rewind
·Nicola Marotta, CEO, Technip Italia DL
·Gaetano Iaquaniello, VP at KT Innovation Strategy
11:30 Coffe break
11:45 2nd Panel discussion Session chair: Ilaria Catastini, Communication Manager, Nextchem
From hydrocarbons to Circular Economy: prospective innovations in Italian refineries, depolymerization and bioplastics.
·Massimo Covezzi, former president of Plastic Europe Italia
·Alberto Cavazzini, Professor of Chemistry, University of Ferrara
·Gabriele Mei, President of Lyondellbasell Italia
·Marco Versari, President of Assobioplastiche
12:45 Closing remarks Paolo Calvano, Emilia Romagna Regional Minister in charge of Budget
Olivier Severini, MD at Incico Spa
13:10 Conference close and light lunch

All delegates will be treated to TWO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to Palazzo Schifanoia featuring the  impressive “Salone dei Mesi” (Hall of Months) and Duke Borso d’Este’s apartments, recently reopened to the public following restoration work.

To confirm your attendance to the conference, to book your visit and to allow all COVID-19 safety measures to be put in place, please submit your registration form to the Conference Secretariat:
Itinerando snc
via Voltapaletto 33, 44121 Ferrara (italy),
p. +39 328 9571132

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