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Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics: Technologies supporting Circular Economy in achieving United Nations SDGs

25 November 2020 12:00 - 16:00
Online meeting Geneva Switzerland
AGAT-Second Session

The second session of the Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics is scheduled to take place on 25 November 2020 from 12:00 to 16:00hrs. Participation in this session will be a key opportunity to be involved in ongoing work and setting the Group’s future agenda.
The UNECE Secretariat welcomes key stakeholders from all United Nations Member States to work closely to support the innovative implementations and practices in usage of Advanced Technologies. The Advisory Group is open to experts with the knowledge and experience to address its mandate, and should be drawn from governmental institutions, business, civil society, consumer organizations, and international organizations.

As we are approaching the 4th Industrial Revolution, advanced technologies carry a great promise and opportunities for social and economic sustainability, in order to better utilize our planet’s natural resources.
To provide more insight into the relation between technology and sustainability, the Advisory Group will focus its discussion on Circular Economy topics and present relevant advanced technologies and use cases that can support activities within the Circular Economy concept, in order to provide benefit to businesses and trading parties involved in sustainable international trade and value chains.
The Advisory Group will also provide updates on its progress of the Program of Work, past and ongoing activities, and discuss the next steps and areas of interest for the upcoming year 2021.

Provisional Agenda

12:00 - 12:10 Opening
Mr. Stefano Quintarelli - Chair of The Advisory Group on Advance Technologies in Trade and Logistics
Ms. Maria Ceccarelli - Chief, Trade Facilitation Section, ECTD, UNECE

12:10 - 12:15 Keynote
Mr. Laurent Maeder, Co-Lead Circular Economy Transition, Impact Hub Lausanne & Genève     PPT

12:15 - 12:55 Session 1 - Trade and Logistics
Ms. Cristina Martín Lorenzo - CEO & co-founder, eCustoms   PPT
Ms. Phoebe Koundouri - Athens University of Economics and Business, President-elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Econometrics  PPT

12:55 - 13:35 Session 2 - Traceability of Value Chains
Mr. Eyal Bloch - Head of Technology of Peace (TOP)      PPT
Mr. Marc Hoentsch - Commercial Director, TexTrace AG     PPT

13:35 - 14:15 Session 3 - Sustainable Procurement
Mr. Enrico Camerinelli . Senior Analyst, Aite Group   PPT
Mr. Enrico Di Martino - Project Manager, ‎RINA    PPT

14:15 - 14:55 Session 4 - Waste Management
Ms. Edwina Huang - Founder and CEO, Vivify Textiles     PPT
Mr. Matthias Weissl - Co-Founder & CEO, Verum Capital AG     PPT

14:55 - 15:35 Session 5 - Standards and Regulatory Frameworks
Ms. Maria Teresa Pisani - ‎Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE  PPT
Ms. Claudia Di Bernardino - Partner, TMSHELL Law    PPT

15:35 - 15:40 Keynote
Ms. Marijana Novak -  Data Strategist, Circle Economy

15:40 - 15:50 Updates on Advisory Group activities

15:50 - 16:00 Any other business and closing


The video recording is available at UNECE YouTube channel:


Document Title Document Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Annotated provisional agenda ECE/AGAT/2020/INF.7 PDF - -
Report of the online Conference on the "Role of Advanced Technologies in overcoming COVID-19 disruptions in international trade ECE/AGAT/2020/INF.6 PDF - -
Programme of Work of the Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/18 PDF PDF PDF
Report of Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics on its first meeting ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/19 PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Conference on Latest Technology Trends Impacting eBusiness Internet Trading and Trade Facilitation - Anticipating the Fourth Industrial Revolution ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.7 PDF - -
Report on the Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on International Trade and Logistics and the Ways Advanced Technologies Can Help Overcome Such Disruptions ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/5 PDF PDF PDF