Latest news: Conference at Carrara Marmotec will give an overview of sustainability for the natural stone sector

A balance must be found to harmonize economical activities with nature as well as with social live and culture.

On March 20th, 2016, at the fair, international experts will lecture about ecologically friendly stone production and processing and about Eco-Design

The organizers write on Carrara Marmotec’s (May 18th to 21st, 2016) webpage: „The conference aims to give an up-to-date overview of the study and research on the topic of sustainability at an international level and to combine this with the observation of actual cases from the international stone industry excellence.

It will deal with topics concerning the application and demonstration of sustainable solutions and production systems in the sector of raw materials in the construction industry to encourage improvements in the supply chain and reduce environmental, economic and social impact.
The event is therefore conceived as an international debate upon methodologies and tools relating: the analysis of the production impact in the framework of current and future scenarios; eco-innovation and reduction strategies.

The focus will be on the presentation of best-cases, in terms of sustainability, either about the product or the production process, by some leading Italian industries in the manufacturing sector. Companies’ contributions will be selected by a Technical-Scientific Committee and will be presented in a roundtable mode. Businessmen will discuss about already implemented concrete cases which have produced positive results in terms of environmental and social impact, as well as of the competitiveness of the Company itself.

The debate will open with a plenary conference chaired by international figures in the field of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Following this, the program will include three parallel sessions, each one opened by a keynote contribution, by invitation, supplemented by oral presentations selected from a range of submitted proposals. Among the lecturing Companies/Institutions are Italcementi, MIA (Marble Institute of America), GBC (Green Building Council Italia), Pierandrei Associates.

The meeting will end with the final round-table dedicated to debate upon the results examined throughout the day.

The accepted papers will be published, after peer review, by the Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, sponsor of the conference.”

Carrara Marmotec, May 18th to 21st, 2016

Preliminary program

Source: IMM Carrara

(15.03.2016, USA: 03.15.2016)