Changing Requirements for a Sustainable Future

This year’s Congress will be held on 16-18 November as a virtual event.

We have worked hard on putting together an interesting programme in line with the Congress theme ‘Changing Requirements for a Sustainable Future’.

Like many other sectors suffering from the impact of the pandemic, also our industry has gone and continues to go through difficult times. Because of travel restrictions, we, as an organisation, have not been able to offer the full range of services, more particularly the networking events, although we have tried to compensate for this as much as possible by organising online meetings and webinars.
Still, we think it is only fair that we offer this virtual Congress free of charge!

The presentations will be spread over 3 days. There will be ample time for questions and comments – interaction with and among our members is key and we will make sure to accommodate this.

This Congress is organised for ESTC members exclusively. You can register separately for each session – once registered, you will receive the login details for the virtual sessions via e-mail.

We are all set to turn this event into a success – we hope you will join us!

Monday 16 November 2020

10:00 – 10:05Welcome & Introduction
10:05 – 10:30ESTC Update
Organisational Update ESTC – Stefan Diderich
ESTC Member Survey Results – Frédéric Rasschaert (Marketing Pillar Leader)
10:30 – 12:00Update Working Groups
10:30 – 10:40Introduction by Gert-Jan Kieft – Knowledge Pillar Leader
10:40 – 10:55WG Landscape – Erwin Rutteman
10:55 – 11:05WG Maintenance – Alex Bobeica
11:05 – 11:15WG Infill – Pascal Haxaire
11:15 – 11:30WG Yarn – Davida Decorte
11:30 – 11:45WG Shockpad – Frenk Stoop
11:45 – 12:00WG End of Use – Eric O’Donnell
Note: Time for questions after each presentation

Tuesday 17 November 2020

10:00 – 10:05Welcome & Introduction
10:05 – 10:30Technical Projects Update
Alastair Cox, Technical Director ESTC
10:30 – 11:00Environmental Regulations WG Update
Colin Young, WG Chairman
11:00 – 11:30Unifying Environmental Footprint information for Synthetic Turf products
Marisa Vieira, PRé Sustainability
11:30 – 12:00Sustainability and Duty of Care
Marcel Bouwmeester, VSG (Dutch Association Sports and Municipalities)
Note : Time for questions after each presentation
14:00 – 14:30Changing Requirements from a US Perspective
John Baize, ActGlobal
14:30 – 15:00Cradle to Cradle in Synthetic Turf
Arnoud Fiolet, Recreational Systems International
15:00 – 15:30Cooling Synthetic Turf the Natural Way
Andy Shuttleworth, Dutch Blue World
15:30 – 16:00Green Deal Sports vs Maintenance of Synthetic Turf in the Netherlands
Koen Beelen, Co-Capacity
Note: Time for questions after each presentation

Wednesday 18 November 2020

10:00 – 10:05Welcome & Introduction
10:05 – 10:50The Roadmap of the FIFA Quality Programme 2021-2025
Michael Benetti, FIFA
10:50 – 11:35Ensuring Quality in Landscaping Turf
Wijnand Hendriks, Henko A&T
11:35 – 12:00CODEFA – Football Infrastructure Development in Africa
Jean-Baptiste Valère Mehou-Loko, CODEFA
Note: Time for questions after each presentation

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