Cities are where an increasing majority of the world’s population will be living and working in the future and where the challenge to provide essential services – such as accommodation, water, food and healthcare – will be the greatest. The fourth edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will address some of these challenges in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016.
The 2016 Forum will provide an unique opportunity for VinylPlus’ members and their stakeholders to identify and explore the potentially growing opportunities worldwide for PVC to contribute to delivering essential human needs in a safe, responsible and cost-effective way. Discussion topics of the 2016 forum will cover innovative applications with recycled material, research & development, imaginative designs with PVC, the ingenious use of PVC products, creative solutions through partnering within the value chain or with other stakeholders and success stories from customers, specifiers, retailers or public administrations.
VinylPlus is currently calling for papers and presentations on the discussion topics. The Vinyl Sustainability Forum is an annual event organised by VinylPlus, the voluntary sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry. It aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain. The regional scope of the current 10-year programme is the EU-28 plus Norway and Switzerland. The Forum engages in an open and constructive dialogue on sustainability with a wide range of industry and external stakeholders. It brings together representatives of the entire PVC industry value chain as well as policy makers, consumer groups, retailers, architects and NGOs.