Whether innovative pitch, interactive discussion or impulse lecture – September was an excellent start to an exciting autumn season. SECONTRADE participated in pioneering events in climate protection and set important impulses for the circular economy in the construction and real estate sector, urban development and the electrical and electronics industry.

SECONTRADE wins pitch at FM-Day 2023

For the eighth time, the “FM-Day”, the branch event of the FMA | IFMA Austria, took place on September 20th. It presented the latest trends of digital innovation, sustainable real estate, flexible working environments and skills development. SECONTRADE submitted a concept for the agenda topic “It’s time to PITCH and VOTE” in advance. SECONTRADE and four other pioneers, including Greenpass – enabling livable cities, VIRIDAD, NeoTwin GmbH and enixi, were nominated to present their innovations in a pitch and then faced an audience vote. We are very pleased that Brigitte Reich convinced the real estate industry with our vision “Today’s waste is tomorrow’s resource” and that she won the public vote. This demonstrates the importance of our digital marketplace for the construction and real estate industry.

„Urban Future Talk 07“ for the City of the Future

The City of Vienna has set itself ambitious goals when it comes to resource efficiency. New buildings are being designed with the aim of minimizing material and energy consumption throughout their entire lifecycle. This way, building materials can be recycled and reused afterwards. The seventh edition of the “Urban Future Talk” focused on these and other strategies, synergies, and requirements for a circular future. In cooperation with experts from administration and practice, Brigitte Reich discussed solutions for sustainable urban development and presented SECONTRADE as best practice for digital raw material management. One thing was clear: a second life for built-in raw materials is a decisive step towards the sustainable city of the future.

Towards a circular EEE industry

Another highlight in September was the exchange of experiences with stakeholders from the EEE sector to reduce environmental impacts in the electrical and electronics industry. The event took place on September 19th in Linz, Florian Schnurer and Kristof Klikovits (Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie) were there as speakers. They outlined the transition from the Supply Chain Act to circular economy and emphasised the importance of secondary raw materials within the framework of the EU Green Deal. Using SECONTRADE as a best practice example, they illustrated how a thriving circular economy can be achieved through digitalization and sustainability. Further discussions on sustainable resource management and product design concluded the event.

Participation in these outstanding branch events was a successful start into autumn in the spirit of innovation and sustainability. “We are proud that our commitment to a lived circular economy has been recognised at these important events,” SECONTRADE Managing Director Brigitte Reich is pleased to say. “These successes motivate us to keep pushig innovative solutions for a sustainable future.”