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Program 2016 – September 30th


The speakers and presentations may be subject to change.

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08.45 -09.20Registration and light continental breakfast
09.20 – 09.30Welcome by Yvonne Waterman (EAF Foundation)
Introduction of the Conference Chairman, Hans van der Wart (SGI) and Session Chairmen Marcel Brouns (SGI) and Kees van Dongen (Ascert)
Plenary session in the Grand Ballroom
09.30 – 10.00Opening speech, Kees van Dongen (Ascert)
10.00 – 10.20 The morphology of asbestos: the real killer, Marcel Brouns (SGI)
10.20 – 10.40Raising awareness for real estate owners and contractors, Mark Wit (Oesterbaai)
10.40 – 10.50Break and refreshments
10.50 – 11.10Putting asbestos policy into practice at Schiphol Airport, Jeroen Kersten (Sodexo)
11.10 – 12.00Keynote speech. Hope for the future, asbestos victims Mavis & Ray Nye
12.00 – 13.00 Luncheon in the Winter Garden
ExhibitionPhoto exhibition, Tony Rich (a.k.a. Asbestos Hunter, Asbestorama)
Cabinet expositionCabinet exposition of asbestos materials, Harry Vonk (Teamplayer)
Session AAsbestos and its impact on society
13.00 – 13.20Preventing fear: communicating in asbestos disasters, Frank Peters (Virtus Communications)
13.20 – 13.40Asbestos in Denmark – hot topic or lost topic?, Claus Dyring (Dansk Bygningsanalyse A/S)
13.40 – 14.00Health and safety for the fire brigade, Jetty Middelkoop (Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Brigade)
14.00 – 14.20Raising awareness for home owners: lessons from Australia, Jonathan Simnett (independent asbestos assessor)
14.20 – 14.40Break and refreshments
14.40 – 15.00Housing associations: asbestos, a sensitive subject, Jan Kees Gijsbers (Housing association De Alliantie)
15.00 – 15.20The Polish National Asbestos Eradication Policy, Jaroslaw Nyzio (Polish Labour Inspectorate)
15.20 – 15.40Treating asbestos diseases, the Erasmus MC Hospital
15.40 – 16.20Panel debate
16.20 – 16.35Break
Session BAsbestos & Professional perspectives
13.00 – 13.20Innovative asbestos removal, Dennis Kierkels (MiniContainment)
13.20 – 13.40Managing asbestos in a national estate, Ron Symonds (Royal Mail)
13.40 – 14.00Removing all Dutch asbestos roofs by 2024, Harry Vonk (Teamplayer)
14.00 – 14.20Asbestos in building rubble: a health risk? Ingeborg Smit (Antea Group Nederland)
14.20 – 14.40Break and refreshments
14.40 – 15.00Asbestos in real estate: a risky investment? Arjan Endhoven (BDO)
15.00 – 15.20Due Diligence at the UN Office in Vienna, Heinz Kropiunik (Aetas)
15.20 – 15.40Shaken and stirred: asbestos in buildings after an earthquake, Terry Coleman (Coleman Consulting)
15.40 – 16.20Panel debate
16.20 – 16.35Break and refreshments
Plenary session in the Grand Ballroom
16.35 – 16.40Special Recognition Award
16.40 – 16.45Concluding speech, Yvonne Waterman and Hans van der Wart (Shield Group International)
16.45 – 18.00Convivial closing drinks for networking
18.00 – 21.00Optionally: Conference Dinner