Organisation of the GtoG Seminars in Europe

In 2014 and 2015, presentations of the GtoG project at national level were foreseen through the organization of seminars organised in cooperation with national Gypsum Association and GtoG partners. The seminars have been finally concluded and took place in the following countries:

Belgium. The event has been organised by SG Gyproc (one of the GtoG partner) on 15th October 2014 in Kallo. The seminar on the Circular Economy and Sustainable Design (entitled “Circulaire Bouw = Duurzamere Ontwerpen?”) consisted of four lectures (one university professor, two architects and one BREEAM expert), a debate and a visit of the Kallo SG Gyproc’s plant. 44 people have attended this event, mainly architects, regional and local authorities, and members of the Belgian and European Gypsum Federation. A visual summary (3,5 x 1,2 m large) of the event was drawn during the afternoon and its digital version of this illustration is presented below.

Visual Harvesting Gyproc in Flemish (15/10/2014)

France. The event took place in Paris on 23 June 2015. The seminar has been organised by the French Gypsum Association (SNIP) and dedicated a special session to the GtoG project. This session  has been chaired by Eurogypsum, Occamat, SG Placoplatre and Siniat France (all partners of the GtoG project), who provided the audience with an introduction on the aim, objectives and latest developments of the project.

Germany. The event took place in Berlin on 7 October 2014. The seminar has been organised by the German Gypsum Association (BV Gips) and dedicated a special session to the GtoG project. In this occasion, Eurogypsum explained the GtoG objective and expected results to an audience formed by experts of the gypsum value chain.

Greece. The event took place in Athens on 14 May 2015. The seminar has been organised by the National Technical University of Athens (one of the GtoG partner) and brought together experts covering the entire gypsum value chain in Greece. A special session dedicated to the GtoG project has been foreseen, where Mr. Luigi Della Sala, the GtoG Project Manager, has provided the audience with a presentation on aim and objectives of the project.

Spain. The event took place in Madrid on 17 April 2015. The seminar has been organised in the context of the second Workshop on Innovation in the Gypsum Sector, an event organised by the School of Building Construction of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSEM) and the Technical and Business Gypsum Association (ATEDY). The conference brought together researchers and practitioners of gypsum and plasterboards sector, who presented the latest developments in research, innovation and cutting-edge applications. A special session dedicated to the GtoG project, with speakers from the partners UPM and LOEMCO, has been scheduled.

United Kingdom. The event took place in London on 14 January 2015. The seminar has been organised in the context of the Plasterboard Sustainability Partnership and dedicated a special session to the GtoG project. This session  has been chaired by Eurogypsum and Siniat UK, who explained the project to the audience.