Charles Moore and Nicola Cerantola, the first two experts who have already confirmed their presence at ISWA World Congress 2019

Captain Charles MooreNicola Cerantola

The ISWA 2019 World Congress that will be celebrated next October in Bilbao, has already confirmed the first two experts that will be giving two keynote speeches. They are Charles Moore, captain of the oceanographic ship Alguita, and the founder and director of Ecologing and UNEP expert Nicola Cerantola.

Moore will focus on the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, and Cerantola will give a lecture on the need to accelerate the transition to the Circular Economy.

Captain Charles Moore is a third generation resident of Long Beach, California, Charles attended the University of California at San Diego where he majored in Chemistry and Spanish. In1997 on a return voyage from Hawaii, Captain Moore veered from the usual sea route and discovered a virtual garbage dump in the middle of the ocean. Ever since, Captain Moore has dedicated his time and resources to understanding and remediating the ocean’s plastic load. He has appeared on numerous television shows and documentaries, including “Trashed,” narrated by academy award winner Jeremy Irons.  His book, Plastic Ocean, details his discovery of the so called Great Pacific Garbage Patch and what it means for our peaking civilization. Captain Moore continues to tour the globe sparking “The Great Plastics Awakening”.

Nicola Carentola is a trainer, speaker, consultant & explorer on Ecodesign, Circular Economy and Green Entrepreneurship. He is, since 2009, founder and director of Ecologing. Speaker at international level he has performed more than 100 talks and workshops.

In 2012 he created and launched the Ecocanvas model, circular upgrade of the famous Business Model Canvas to connect the circular design with the business design, currently in its 2019 version.

Registration to participate in the ISWA 2019 World Congress in Bilbao is now open. It is also possible to book hotels and trips at the most advantageous prices. You can find all the information on the Congress website.

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