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Third SwitchMed Business Networking implemented by UNIDO in Tunisia for the plastic sector

by switchmed last modified Dec 13, 2018 02:20 PM

The United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO) brings together eco-innovative solutions developed under European Programs together with Tunisian companies in a B2B meeting on the 18th until the 19th of December in Tunis.

The objective of the activity is to strengthen the internationalization of startups and SMEs in the South Mediterranean region by promoting the transfer of innovative technologies and the creation of joint ventures to improve their ability to manage innovation. , promote production in an environmentally friendly way and optimize the use of resources.

In this context, UNIDO is organizing a networking and partnership event in Tunis to present Tunisian companies and practitioners with eco-innovative applications for plastic recycling that already are ready and applicable for market use. This initiative will see the organization of B2B meetings to be held on December 18 between European carriers of eco-innovation projects and Tunisian companies interested in commercial and / or industrial collaborations.

The participation of the B2B event is free

This event - which will take place at NOVOTEL Tunis - is realized in collaboration with:



CONECT – Confédération des Entreprises Citoyennes de Tunisie

ANGED – Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets

CTC –Centre Technique de la Chimie

PACKTEC – Centre Technique du Packaging et du Conditionnement

 See the video from the previous B2B events inTunis

Click here to register for the B2B event on the 18th and 19th Decemeber in Tunis 

Preliminary agenda for the B2B event in Tunisia

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

8h30 - 9h00    Registration

9h00-9h30      Opening

  • Introduction : Mme Roberta DE PALMA  - Chief Tecnical Advisor SwitchMed/UNIDO

  • Mme Dorsaf ZANGAR-LABIDI – Representative of UNIDO in Tunisia
  • M Quentin PEIGNAUX  – Program Officer - Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia 
  • M Badreddine LASMAR – Director General of ANGED
  • M Tarek CHERIF - President of CONECT – Confédération des Entreprises Citoyennes de Tunisie
  • Opening remarks : Mr Habib DABBEBI - State Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and SMEs

9h30-11h00  Panel on the recycling of plastics in Tunisia: From an environmental challenge to an opportunity. 


M Bernard MERKX - Honorary President of PLASTICS RECYCLERS EUROPE/Co-Founder of WASTE FREE OCEANS :

  • Mme Houda BOUZIDI – Director General of CTC - Centre Technique de la Chimie
  • M Anis GAIDA MAHJOUB – Director General of  PACKTEC – Centre Technique du Packaging et du Conditionnement
  • M Fayçal BEDHIAFI – Responsible ECOLEF - ANGED
  • M Géraud DELORME - EPRO – Organisation Européenne de Récupération et Recyclage du Plastique 
  • Mme Françoise BONNET - Secretary General of ACRPLUS 

11h00-13h00 Presentation of innovative solutions for plastic circular value chains

Moderator: M Antonino TRIMARCHI – Consultant ONUDI du Programme SwitchMed

13h00-14h30      Lunch

14h30-17h00     B2B meetings

  • Bilateral meetings between EU holders of eco-innovative projects and Tunisian companies
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 :  
09h00 - 13h00 Roundtable on plastic collection and recycling opportunities in Tunisia (By invitation only)

13h00 - 14h30 Lunch

Location of the B2B event


Avenue Mohamed V - Tunis