On 7 July 2016, the METABUILD project team organised the 2nd CEO Forum at Hotel Galadari in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
One of the main objectives of the stakeholder meeting was to create awareness for the METABUILD project by briefing CEOs, management staff and other stakeholders of the project's target industries.
The CEO Forum was opened by Dr Thusitha Suagathpala, Senior Lecturer at University of Moratuwa, who introduced the participants to resource efficiency and environmental performance in metal industries in Sri Lanka. This presentation was followed by inputs on the METABUILD project: First, Mr Markus Moeller, Senior Technical Expert from Austria Recycling (AREC), briefed the audience on the background to the METABUILD project and illustrated the business case for joining the project with success stories from the ACIDLOOP project in India. Then, Mr Rajat Batra, Senior Technical Expert from STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (STENUM Asia), explained how companies can join the METABUILD project and what benefits they can expect from joining.
After the presentations, the participants engaged in a Q&A session with the panelists, including all presenters and government officials.
In total, 45 industry representatives and other stakeholders participated in the event.