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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
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During the first day of the Conference, Wednesday, June 15th tourist agency Kompas is organizing excursions to Luka Koper. Due to limited places, participation in excursions will be possible only for preregistered participants who settled their conference fee and filled questionnaire in the system.

Technical visit Port of Koper - The energy, environmental and resource efficiency in practice

The growth of trade activities and need for competitiveness on the global market are forcing ports around the world to systematically and continuously evaluate all possibilities for the optimisation and related costs reduction. In the case of the Slovenian Port of Koper, future development of port's infrastructure is not only a vision, but a creative, local process of establishing a solid base for further development of the neighbouring City of Koper, a base which encompasses all fields from planning and decision making to execution of individual projects. Port of Koper is firmly anchored in its local and regional communities, and is a guarantee of social cohesion and stability. In terms of energy use and environmental impacts Port of Koper is among the most advanced ports in the Mediterranean. In 2014 Port of Koper has been awarded with ESPO Award (European Sea Ports Organisation) for the most environmental friendly European port.

The aim of this technical visit in the Port of Koper is to demonstrate the best practices in the field of energy, environmental and resource efficiency.

Agenda of the Technical Visit on 15th June (Wednesday)

12:30 Departure in front of Grand hotel Bernardin (please come at least 10 min earlier)
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome address – representative of the Port of Koper
13:15 – 14:00 Port of Koper – No waste, just resources! concept in practice
14:00 – 14:15 Current projects and future challenges in the Port of Koper
14:15 – 16:00 Visit of the Port of Koper and its Terminals with practical demonstration of selected technologies (energy monitoring, spraying of dusty cargoes with cellulose mixture, use of waste wood for heating, composting and use of marine sediments for construction purposes etc.)
16:00 – 16:15 Closing remarks

List of accepted participants, who applied for excursions, will be published on time on our web page.

Local organizing committee of 2nd SDEWES SEE conference holds rights to change any detail of proposed excursions.

By signing up for the technical visit you are accepting Kompas Terms and conditions and the following terms. In no event shall SDEWES Centre or tourist agency Kompas be liable or responsible for any death, injury, direct or indirect loss or damage of any kind suffered by any person while participating technical visits and all related activities, including injury, loss or damage which might be caused by the negligence of participants or by reason of any act or omission of any third party, sickness, weather, strikes, act of Government, acts of terrorism, criminal activity, war, quarantine, force majeure events or any other cause beyond its control.

No show fee (in the amount of 20.00 EUR) for registered participants of technical visit will be applied.

By signing up for the technical visit SDEWES Centre and tourist agency Kompas do not guarantee availability for all participants. Availability for participants on the waiting list will be on the „first come first serve“ basis, on site in Piran.

*LOC holds rights to adopt Social events and programme.


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