Panama: Industrial Sector Symposium

On June 3rd and 4th representatives from companies in the sector will gather together in the capital to discuss issues related to technology in the management of solid and liquid waste, and water use efficiency.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This conference will focus on the issues of waste management and recycling, it will be aimed primarily at industrialists, environmental consultants and engineers, public sector and NGOs.

From a statement by the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP):

The Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP) jointly with the Ministry of Environment, will be holding on 3 and 4 June this year at the Hotel Tryp Albrook the 10th. International Symposium on Environment, under the theme: "The social and economic value of solid waste: opportunities and challenges for industry."

The announcement was made Tuesday at a press conference, which was attended by the President of the IAPA, Ricardo Sotelo G., the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Felix Wing and the coordinator and member of the Organizing Committee, Nely Rangel.

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