POLLUTEC Paris - Accelerating the ecological transition
26-27 November 2024
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles - Hall 1

Conferences & Speakers

They will speak at Pollutec Paris

Brune Poirson,
Director of Sustainable Development,

Sylvain Waserman,

Marie Ekeland,
Founder & CEO,

Catherine Lagneau,

Paloma Aba Garrote

Elin Bergman

Maxime Blondeau

Alexandre Kouchner
L’ADN-Le Shift

With the support of


One of the main drivers of investment. CSRD, CS3D, bio-waste, green taxonomy...

There will be many environmental regulations in 2024, and Pollutec Paris will be one of the opportunities to take stock of them.



From the investments needed for the ecological transition to support for innovation, financing is at the heart of the transformations underway.

Pollutec Paris will be presenting a wide range of financing programs and opportunities.


Air, water, land, minerals, biodiversity: resources are everywhere, yet finite.

Our mission is to reinvent our relationship with resources, by transforming our uses and our impact.

Employment & Training

According to the SGPE, the ecological transition will involve nearly 8 million jobs, and could create 150,000 net new jobs by 2030.

The transformation of our business models requires the transformation of professions, the development of skills and the training of workers in all environmental sectors. 


Tuesday 26th of November

5 years of unrolling Green Deal – from a European to a national scale, what are the biggest achievements, and what’s next?

Paloma Aba Garrote, Director, CINEA

Sylvain Waserman, President, ADEME

Regulations at the heart of models and uses transformation

Regulations are one of the first investment factors. CSRD, bio-waste management, greenwashing directive, Green Funds... How do regulations transform business models and uses ? How to move from a constraint to an incentive to do better ? 

Brune Poirson, Chief Sustainability Officer,  Accor

Driving change at city scale, balancing short-term and long-term goals

The political time is not the same than the ecological one. Indeed, ecological measures can often be seen as punitive and not be popular whilst necessary and positive for the populationhow can political leaders balance short and long term goals ? 


Tuesday 26th of November

Implementing a Circular Economy at last! How can we actually move forward? 

Circular Economy has been identified as a comprehensive solution to the problem of over depending on natural resources. It can be declined it all sectors and uses, from fashion to water, from waste to construction. If it seems to be easy, and yet the application of circular economy are still at the margins. How can it become the new standard? 


Reinventing our relation to the ressources

Air, water, land, minerals, biodiversity - The resource is everywhere and yet finite. It is our mission to protect it, and to limit our impact on it.

15h30 –16h30
Biodiversity - No business on a death planet

Biodiversity can no longer be seen as a resource. What brings the last COP 16  to global biodiversity regulation? Artificialisation of soils, invasive species, imported deforestation, what can company do to better integrate biodiversity in their business models? 

Sylvie Gillet, Head of Biodiversity & Economy, OREE

Patrizia Gatti Gregori, Chief Environment, Decarbonation & CSR Officer, BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION

Antoine Sautenet, Sustainable Development Director, MICHELIN GROUP

Maud Lelièvre, President, French Committee IUCN

16h30 -17h30
Planning for a real transition and a balanced energy-mix: how to do with what we have?

How does stand a balanced energy-mix in the ecological planification of Europe? Is the all electricity achievable? How can biogas & biomass bring local response for national uncertainties? Have we started integrating sobriety? 

Matthieu Auzanneau, Executive Director, THE SHIFT PROJECT


Wednesday 27th of November

Inspirational Keynote:  Economical Prospective – Are economics studies in line with environment considerations? 

How can we plan for a sustainable future whilst leaving ecology out of the math ? Do economics integrate planetary boundaries? How can climate change be integrated in models? 

Changing the role of finance for a systemic and long-term impact

Finance role can be larger than financing the economy. Through this channel, financers can beget change within companies to be more in line with biodiversity, climate and social components. How can economic actors integrate ESG components to add value to their companies? What’s the role of finance in driving this change? 

Pia Erkinheimo, Director, THE FINNISH CLIMATE FUND

Investment in cleantech – which sectors are booming?

Mobility, energy efficiency, depollution, waste management, electrical vehicles, renewable energies… Let’s have a look into the European Cleantech panorama and how is it shaped by investment!

Employment & Training

Wednesday 27th of November

KEYNOTE – Maxime Blondeau, 

Maxime Blondeau, Cosmographer


15h30 –16h30
European sovereignty through re-industrialization – employment matters! 

Re-industrialization of Europe will not be possible without people and workers. But how to train the workers we need to make the environmental transition happen? What skills will be needed and how to increase the volume of employees in industrial sectors?

Julien Einaudi, CEO, ORTEC

16h30 -17h30
AI – the new “creative destruction era” in environmental jobs?

Artificial intelligence is already among us, and we have to adapt to it. If it will transform many of our jobs and can have a fabulous impact on many environmental sectors, it is already upsetting many jobs and ways of doing. How to train employees to gain new skills, how to source new employees? How to catch-up with a technology that goes so fast? 

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