European Innovations Pavilion

For the third straight year, World of Walas and BUILDEX continue their mission to bridge the gap between Europe and the North American West Coast. The European Innovations Pavilion will highlight the latest trends in sustainable and smart developments of buildings that have been implemented in cities across Europe. Here you can meet and network with European Innovations partners as well as enjoy insightful panels and keynotes presented by partners, experts and thought leaders. Follow @worldofwalas on Twitter or visit www.worldofwalas.com for updates.

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WEDNESDAY SESSIONS


Wednesday, February 13 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • Early Bird $40/Regular $50 • European Innovations Pavilion 

W35 – From North America to the European Union

[Building Performance, Culture & Community, Green, Innovation & Technology]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

This presentation will provide practical insights on how North American builders can embrace and benefit from European Innovations in financially sustainable ways.

Dirk van der Ven

Moderator:
Dirk van der Ven, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, World of Walas

Dirk van der Ven graduated MBA from TSM Business School in 1997 where he studied management of innovation and technology. After TSM he graduated MSC courses at Georgia Tech (Atlanta) in the field of strategic tech marketing. In 2003 Van der Ven founded a company specialized in innovative and sustainable cable management systems for buildings and office spaces. Following the principles of Cradle to Cradle and Lean Start-up innovation his company developed and produced on average of 50 to 60 new innovative products every year. Van der Ven worked along side with Walas before joining the international leadership team of World of Walas in 2012 and becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2016 for the European base. The redevelopment of an 50.000 m2 empty office building Carbon6 and the 1 mega watt solar power project CarbonBlue are key examples of how Van der Ven is committed to sustainable urban development which are driven both, by business and by the Earth Charter.

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THURSDAY SESSIONS


Thursday, February 14 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • Early Bird $40/Regular $50 • European Innovations Pavilion

T43 – Eco-Mobility: Under the Hood

[Culture & Community, Green, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Join us for an in-depth discussion on how electric commercial vehicles are being used in unexpected ways on job sites throughout Europe.

Dirk van der Ven

Speaker:
Dirk van der Ven, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, World of Walas

Dirk van der Ven graduated MBA from TSM Business School in 1997 where he studied management of innovation and technology. After TSM he graduated MSC courses at Georgia Tech (Atlanta) in the field of strategic tech marketing. In 2003 Van der Ven founded a company specialized in innovative and sustainable cable management systems for buildings and office spaces. Following the principles of Cradle to Cradle and Lean Start-up innovation his company developed and produced on average of 50 to 60 new innovative products every year. Van der Ven worked along side with Walas before joining the international leadership team of World of Walas in 2012 and becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2016 for the European base. The redevelopment of an 50.000 m2 empty office building Carbon6 and the 1 mega watt solar power project CarbonBlue are key examples of how Van der Ven is committed to sustainable urban development which are driven both, by business and by the Earth Charter.

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