Fifth Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy
VIRTUAL EVENT / 18-20 November 2020

SUM 2020
IS GOING
VIRTUAL!

Same dates, same structure,
all contents available online!
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PROGRAMME
OVERVIEW
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5 parallel tracks of
oral sessions, e-posters,
NetWorking sessions
and virtual technical tours

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VENICE 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT

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01/10/20

Early bird registration fee available until October 30th

Take advantage of the reduced price and save 100€ off the full fee: register by October 30th to benefit from our early bird registration fee. Further discounts will be applied to IWWG members and group bookings of delegates from the same organisation.

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05/10/20

Special issue on Resources from Waste

Detritus Journal is publishing a thematic issue on Resources from Waste: Energy and Materials, in association with SUM and Venice 2020 Symposia. Authors wishing to submit a paper on this topic for presentation at the conference and possible publication on the journal may do so until October 20th.

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06/10/20

Discover the benefits of our advertising packages!

Our virtual platform will provide great options to promote your company and reach over 400 potential customers through targeted advertising. You can demonstrate your expertise, showcase your services, and promote your brand with premium placements and sponsorship opportunities!

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About SUM 2020


The Symposium, originally planned for 18-20 May 2020 in Bologna (Italy), has been rescheduled for 18-20 November 2020 and converted to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 emergency. Although the health and safety of our participants is our top priority, we remain strongly committed to continuing to foster the diffusion of scientific knowledge, even in these difficult times. This is the reason why we have decided to convert SUM 2020 to a fully virtual conference.

The event will be partnering with another prestigious IWWG event: Venice 2020 – 8th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, already scheduled to take place from 16-19 November 2020.

SUM 2020 counts on the Scientific Support of the Universities of Padova, Bologna and several other Italian and foreign universities.

To achieve a virtuous application and optimization of current practice, urban mining and circular economy are dependent on the appropriate combination of three worlds (TRIANGLE concept): research and technology (private and public) / administration, economy and industry / policy and regulation. This combination is equally important in other fields of waste management, although is of paramount relevance for a Circular Economy. SUM 2020 will focus on all relevant and innovative aspects relating to these three worlds.

Advantageous conditions will be offered to companies wishing to display their practical experience and innovative technologies. Meeting opportunities will also be created to foster cooperation between those involved in industrial production and material recycling.

Coordinated by

  • Alessandra Bonoli
    University of Bologna (IT)
  • Raffaello Cossu
    University of Padova (IT)
  • Fabio Fava
    University of Bologna (IT)
  • Maria Cristina Lavagnolo
    University of Padova (IT)

With the scientific support of

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Organising secretariat

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