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On the occasion of the biggest annual environmental event of the European Commission – the Green Week – UEPG, Birdlife International, CEMBUREAU, FEDIEX and FEBELCEM offer EU and national stakeholders to visit

On Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Quenast Aggregates Quarry, Rue de Rebec, 1430 Rebecq, Belgium

At 12h00-17h00 (including transport from Brussels to Quenast Quarry)

The Quenast Quarry is approximately 45 minutes from Brussels. Transport to and from Brussels and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided. This satellite event is kindly hosted by HeidelbergCement, the world’s biggest aggregates producer. This Green Week satellite event is a unique opportunity to learn more about biodiversity and nature which thrive in quarries and pits.

The tour starts with a presentation of HeidelbergCement (our host) and their essential products. Birdlife International and a biodiversity expert continue the guided tour by explaining more about biodiversity, why it is important and why quarries provide unique habitats which allow biodiversity to thrive.

Detailed Programme
12h00 - Departure from Brussels – Meeting point: CEMBUREAU Offices - Rue d'Arlon 55, 1040 Brussels
13h00 - Welcome by the Plant Manager Vincent van Overbeke
13h05 - Introduction to Quenast: HeidelbergCement, process, products & environment
13h30 - Lunch
14h00 – Introduction to Biodiversity by Dido Gosse, HeidelbergCement Biodiversity Expert
14h20 - Biodiversity from a NGO perspective by Boris Barov, BirdLife International
14h40 - Biodiversity guided tour by Dido and Boris
16h00 – Departure back to Brussels
17h00 - Arrival in Brussels - CEMBUREAU Offices - Rue d'Arlon 55, 1040 Brussels

Please note that photos will be taken during the event and used to promote the event.

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