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We are proud to announce that the Opening Session of this third edition of SUM will be held in the recently restored Lecture Hall of the former Monastery of St. Augustine. Once a church, the hall was built in the late 1200s by the Friar Hermits of St. Augustine and then rebuilt in the second half of 1400 with a late-Gothic faced. Today it is home to the University of Bergamo, the departments of which are located in various buildings throughout the city.
Welcome addresses and Institutional Greetings will be followed by four lectures on the different facets of sustainability and circular economy.

OPENING SESSION – Monday 23rd May 2016  9 a.m.

foto roberto cavalloDr. Roberto Cavallo

Roberto Cavallo is a graduated of the Turin University, faculty of Agriculture. Since 1996 he has been working at E.R.I.C.A., a society aiming at divulging Environmental Education at different levels. He has an extensive experience in developing and coordinating regional, national and international projects. He was a speaker at hundreds of international conferences and a guest expert on several television and radio programmes. Since June 2003 he is member of the Board of Directors of ACR + (Association Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Management of Resources). He has published several books, including essays, novels and short stories collections.

foto Marangoni 2Prof. Alessandro Marangoni

Economist, is specialised in strategy and corporate finance in the energy and environmental industries both at an academic level and at a professional one. Graduated with honors at Bocconi University, he was researcher at Space Bocconi, since its establishment in 1990, in joint venture with Boston Northeastern University. He started teaching “Ecology&Safety in Industrial Enterprises”, the first academic course in Italy about environment management. Professor of “Technological and market profiles of the environmental services” in the Master in Economy and Management of Public Utility Services at Bocconi University. With a wide experience in strategic management, Marangoni has been one of the first in Italy to deal with accountancy and environmental reports, sustainability and cost-benefit analysis, becoming one of the main expert in business and financial issues on environment.

PaleariProf. Stefano Paleari

A graduate in Nuclear Engineering, class 1990, from the Technical University of Milan, Stefano Paleari is currently full professor at the University of Bergamo, where is teaches Financial Analysis. Since March 2006 he is the scientific director of the International Center for Competitiveness Studies in the Aviation Industry. In 2006 he founded Universoft, a company operating in the field of financial analysis and stock markets through the creation and use of proprietary databases. From October 2009 to September 2015 he was Chancellor of the University of Bergamo. Since April 2011 he is a member of the board the Conference of Italian University Rectors. On 18 September 2013 he was unanimously elected president of the same.

foto raffaelloProf. Raffaello Cossu

Raffaello is full Professor of Solid Waste Management at the University of Padova, where is was also Dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from 2000 to 2013. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Waste Management journal, edited by Elsevier, Amsterdam. Past President and currently a member of the Managing Board of IWWG (International Waste Working Group), the main international scientific association in the field of waste management. He has delivered presentations in over 50 seminars and 100 congresses on waste management and controlled landfills worldwide. He is author of over 150 scientific papers and five international books on waste management, printed by leading publishing houses (Academic Press, Elsevier, EF and Spon).