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K J Somaiya Institute of Management hosts IconSWMCE and IPLA Global Forum 2023

Published: December 28, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

ISWMAW and JSMCWM have signed an MOU. The 4-day conference had a strong turnout, with over 380 research and white paper presentations across 53 tracks from 44 countries, making it a global centre for knowledge exchange.

The 13th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy (IconSWMCE) and IPLA Global Forum 2023 occurred at K J Somaiya Institute of Management. It provided a crucial platform for diverse stakeholders to discuss and share knowledge on global challenges like resource exploitation, waste generation, emissions, and rising temperatures.

The ISWMAW and IPLA-led conference brought together key partners like the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, UNCRD, State Bank of India, SME Chamber of India, Chemical Engineering World, and SINTEF (Norway).

The distinguished speakers, including Dr Raman Ramachandran, Director at K J Somaiya Institute of Management, alongside Prof. Sadhan K Ghosh of ISWMAW, Prof Gert Morscheck (Rostock University, Germany), Prof Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar (Provost, Somaiya Vidyavihar), C R C Mohanty (UNCRD Japan), Shigemoto Kajihara (President, JSMCWM, Japan) and Prof Misuzu Asari (JSMCWM), Dr Kare H Karstensen (Chief Scientist, SINTEF, Norway), Bart De Jong (Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Dr Prasad Modak (Environmental Management Centre), Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai (Vice Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University), Nandkumar Gurav (Assistant Secretary, Prof Prasanta Dey (Lead Partner, Going Global Project, Aston University, UK), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board) Sanjeev Kumar (Chief Manager, State Bank of India), (Agamuthu Pariatamby (Professor, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Malaysia), (CRC Mohanty, UNCRD Japan), shared insights on waste management and the circular economy. The conference also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between ISWMAW and JSMCWM. With over 380 research and white paper presentations from 44 countries across 53 tracks, the 4-day event became a global hub of expertise, offering diverse knowledge and perspectives.

At the conference, Raman Ramachandran, PhD, Director at KJSIM, emphasized the significance of responsible citizenship, technology, business model innovation, and entrepreneurship in sustainable waste management.

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