SEVERAL QUESTIONS FOR 2018 CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

31. 10. 2018

Martin Trick from Veolia, Slovakia • Hana Pacáková, Leader of the Environmental Department in South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic • Pavel Drápela, Operation Manager in waste processing plant ZEVO Plzeň, Czech Republic • Petr Havelka, Director of the Czech Association of Waste-Management, Czech Republic

 

Martin Trick from Veolia, Slovakia

Why did you decided to participate?

We wanted to get the general info on the proceedings in neighboring countries, because we solve similar problems in Slovakia. 

 

Did you find anything interesting here?

It is apparent the conference is tailored to the Czech legislation. Nevertheless, the Czech legislation is under European influence and so is the Slovakian one.  From that point of view, we can say it is similar in both countries, respectively there are similar brands both in Czech and Slovakian Republics.
But one can hardly ask for specific results, lecturers mostly spoke about legislation and EU regulation that must be applied to the entire EU in the determined period. As for the technology (new procedures, utilization, heating technology and so on) it was not so richly discussed as the legislation. I feel a bit disappointed about it.  

 

Will you come next time?
It is not solely my decision, but yes, if possible, I would certainly like to.


 

Hana Pacáková, Leader of the Environmental Department in South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

What attracted you to the conference?

It is thematically interesting, as it is dealing both with heating and waste-management, including processing of waste into – for example – energy sources. I work with Environmental Department, so, it is clear this exactly is a topic concerning my expertise. 

 

Was there anything pleasing or disappointing?

I was very much pleased by Director Manhart from the Ministry of Environment who claimed there will be no support to bio-mechanical technologies of waste processing. This must be welcomed by any reasonable person in waste industry. I was disappointed by info on solid alternative fuel regulation. According to Mr. Manhart’s’ statement, it will not change things much, which means that subjects decided to take such path will face unchanged portion of complication. 

 

How about next year? Do you plan to come again?

If my schedule allows, with pleasure.


 

Pavel Drápela, Operation Manager in waste processing plant ZEVO Plzeň, Czech Republic

What the District Heating and Energy Days conference means to you?

It´s a great opportunity to meet the people one usually does not meet, real experts from different branches of energetics. It is always great event and I like to attend it regularly. 

 

How many times have you been there?

This is my fifth event. I have started to visit conference together with my assignment in ZEVO Plzeň. Since then I do my best to participate every year.  

 

Have you heard anything disturbing here?

Not exactly. The waste-management lecture block is always “interesting”, but not the disturbing way.

 

Will you participate next year?

I hope I will.


 

Petr Havelka, Director of the Czech Association of Waste-Management, Czech Republic

What the District Heating and Energy Days conference means to you?

It is rather significant event and, on my opinion, also perfectly organized one. It is attended by interesting personalities from the energetics branch with connection to the waste management. It is therefore quite meaningful for me to participate and I belong to the conference regulars. I appreciate the fruitful discussion with energetics experts there. 

 

What pleased you or in the contrary disappointed you during this years’ conference? 

The stylish gala evening is certainly pleasant experience. It is nice and inspiring to discuss with my colleagues in such an informal atmosphere. I am also pleased by the discussion during the plenum held following day. It is inspiring to discuss different points of view and exchange the arguments. Those are positive things. And negative aspects? Well, it did not rain this year, so even the weather was not disappointing. Everything’s all right.

 

How about next year, will you participate?

Yes, I love to attend such a quality event with pleasure also the next year.