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Site visits and side events

Side events registration is now closed, you can contact the side events organisers directly during the conference if you want to join a side event

Site Visits

Colruyt Group is a belgian family business that has grown over three generations into a retail group with almost 33,000 employees and a diverse portfolio of food and non-food formulas in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. Colruyt Group have more than forty brands for individuals and businesses.

Colryut Group proposes you 3 visits on the 5th on September.

  • Distribution Centre, Rue de la Verte Louche 1, 7866 Ollignies
  • 50 seats available
  • Free registration
Ollignies Distribution Centre
Ollignies Distribution Centre
Ollignies Distribution Centre


Ollignies 1: automated warehouse + retour centre

The gigantic site covers a total area of 18 hectares, which includes a classic distribution center of 23,000 m², an automatic storage and preparation warehouse eleven stories high and covering an area of 5,000 m², as well as a retour centre of 9000 m². The figures put forward are dizzying: 200,000 parcels are processed every day on this site where 30,000 pallets can be stored and 250 trucks leave the Ollignies site daily to supply the Group’s stores.

Ollignies 2 : underconstruction + Hydrogen fuelling station

The new distribution centre with a surface of 22,000 m² will focus on the reception, storage, and expedition of non-food products such as paper products, cosmetics, textile, as well as seasonal assortments (garden, back-to-school, end-of-year), and this for the formats Colruyt Lowest Prices, OKay and Colruyt Prix-Qualité (France). Each month, around 11,000 products will pass through this logistic centre, good for a total assortment of 19,000 articles. The new building was designed with a view on the challenges of the future: it has a high degree of automation in favour of ergonomics and will in term offer place to a fuel cell charging station for rolling stock as soon as the hydrogen station is operational.


  • 11:00 – Bus leaves from Lille to Ollignies (50 seats available)
  • 11:45 – Arrival at Ollignies
  • 12:00 : Lunch + presentation Colruyt Group + possible presentation of partner
  • 13:00 – Start visit Ollignies 1 (operational)
  • 14:15 – Break with coffee & cookies
  • 14:45 – Start visit Ollignies 2 (under construction) + hydrogen fuelling station
  • 16:00 – Departure of bus from Ollignies to Lille
  • 17:00 at the latest – Arrival in Lille

JUNIA is a French graduate school of science and engineering focused on ecological, digital and technological transitions. The school contributes to the major challenges: feeding the planet, developing digital and industrial transformation, accelerating the energy and urban transition, strengthening health and well-being technologies.

JUNIA proposes you 3 types of visits and a conference on the 5th on September.

  • 41 Boulevard Vauban, 59800 Lille
  • Every visit will be done on foot on the campus
  • Free registration
HEI campus
ISA campus
Palais Rameau project


1. Visit of the JUNIA campus – group of 15 people max

A campus that is being transformed for an ambitious academic and educational project. Come and experience an immersion in our campus in full transformation, integrated into the city, which is participating in the metamorphosis of the district.

2. Visit of the Palais Rameau project – group of 15 people max

Familiar to the people of Lille, the Palais Rameau was conceived from its creation as a building open to all, dedicated to research and innovation accessible to all, in connection with horticulture. Fourteen decades later and in collaboration with the City of Lille, JUNIA wants to give it new support while respecting the soul of the place. The opening is planned for spring 2024. Come and discover its history and what will be done there tomorrow!

3. ISO14001 certified site tour – group of 15 people max

An ISO14001 campus: what is it? Our experts will explain our achievements in this area and you will discover our concrete achievements on topics such as biodiversity, energy, mobility, waste and water management.

Conference – groupe of 100 people max

Come and discover Junia, the school of transitions open to the world : Junia, the school, the international context, our international partnerships and programmes, illustrations with research/pedagogical projects ….


  • 14:00 – Welcome
  • 14:30 – 15h30 – Visit the Junia campus or the Palais Rameau or ISO14001 certified site tour
  • 16:00 – 17:00 – Conference “All about Junia” (ISEN Campus – 41 boulevard Vauban)

Founded in 1875, the Université Catholique de Lille is a unique multidisciplinary establishment combining five faculties with 20 schools, institutes, and Grandes Écoles (EDHEC, IESEG, Junia, Icam, etc.), as well as a hospital group and socio-medical establishments (with over 1,800 beds and placements), and districts for social innovation. Its student population in 2023 was over 40,000, enrolled across more than 320 programs of study. The largest private non-profit university in France, the Université Catholique de Lille remains grounded in the human and Christian values that have driven it from the beginning. In close collaboration with its partners, and through its research, entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary projects, and inclusion of the whole community, including the most vulnerable, it is an active participant in the social and energy transitions of the contemporary world. The state has recognized the institution’s continuing contributions to the public service missions of higher education through its EESPIG and ESPIC designations. As a non-profit institution without shareholders, the Université Catholique de Lille reinvests 100% of its net income in the service of innovation and to create or perpetuate active social service.

Université Catholique de Lille proposes the following program as part of the opening ceremony, on the 5th on September:

  • Campus site visit, including the visit of RIZOMM
  • 60 seats available in two groups of 30
  • Introduction of North of France (Hauts de France) region and the university
  • Presentation of LIVE TREE approaches
  • Networking
  • Free registration

Side Events


Creating a positive impact with SimaPro

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

During this session we will share with you how the SimaPro online platform can help you create a positive impact with different applications.

We will share a number of examples of the tools we’ve developed and which are successfully used in industry.


Networking event – Developing Life Cycle Assessment Framework for Batteries

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Come and meet the international actors of the batteries sector involved in Life Cycle Management and who contribute to developing the LCA framework needed to implement the future EU Battery regulation. This gathering will be the opportunity to discuss methodological challenges and initiate potential collaborations in a pleasant atmosphere. As LCA experts on the thematics related to batteries, WeLOOP will share its experience and animate the event.

Building regional models for heavy industry – how to guide and future network

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

More regional life cycle assessment databases are significant for providing actionable data to many industries and identifying relevant regional hot spots of environmental impacts. The workshop aims to introduce the participants to the cm.chemicals methodology of building a regionalised model of the chemical industry and to apply the gained knowledge to other heavy industries.

Ecodesign fresco

6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

The eco-design fresco is an ideal collaborative workshop for discovering the key principles of eco-design, and filling up on eco-innovative ideas.

Designed for in-company use, and supervised by eco-design and life-cycle analysis specialists, it’s a fun yet rich introduction to the various environmental impacts. The fresco stimulates our creativity to imagine concrete courses of action. It’s a great tool for motivating and inspiring teams.

The workshop will be moderated both in French and English according to the public.

The circular Data Centre Compass – A unique, online resource to assess LCSA (Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment) impact of servers

6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

The Circular Data Centre Compass (CDCC) is a unique, free online resource designed to guide the Data Centre Industry (DCI) in choosing more circular options during the procurement, refurbishment and disposal of servers by assessing the environmental, social, and economic impacts and criticality of raw materials.


Ecodesign opportunities for SMEs

8.00 am – 9.00 am

During a breakfast/workshop, Team 2 will present funding opportunities for eco-design, feedback on LCA benefits and the strengths of LCM2023.

A toolbox for operationalising Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: insights from the ORIENTING’s project

8.00 am – 9.00 am

A toolbox of solutions has been developed for supporting the practicability of LCSA, which consists of guidelines for consistent LCSA application; models and indicators, for each pillar and for the LCSA and to analyse circularity of systems and criticality of materials; LCSA database ontology and specifications; software specifications and training materials.


Building consensus on modelling carbon storage in LCA

8.00 am – 9.00 am

Panel discussion with experts on Carbon Capture Storage and Use to reach a consensus regarding the consideration of methodological issues in LCA. The main topics for discussion are the consideration of carbon storage (temporality, biogenic/non-biogenic carbon, etc.) in LCA and existing methodologies and standards and make recommendations.

Organizing for PCF (Product Carbon Footprint)

8.00 am – 9.00 am

Dialogue around how LCA practice, Methodology, Data, Tools and capability and Processes can evolve linked to developments on PCF front and on where the focus and emphasis should be. This workshop is intended to be an interactive session with presentations as well as moderated discussions amongst event participants.

FSLCI general assembly

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

We invite everyone interested in learning more about the FSLCI to join the public part of our General Assembly during which the FSLCI is going to present an overview of its recent projects and activities. Afterwards, the members of the FSLCI will elect a new Board of Directors in a closed session during the formal part of the General Assembly.

HiQ-LCA Workshop on Battery LCA Database and Services

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

The HiQ-LCA team will present the new EIT RawMaterials project “High-Quality Life Cycle Assessment for Battery Industry (HiQ-LCA)” and discuss the concept of creating a holistic battery LCA database and related LCA tools, services and trainings. The workshop will allow the interaction of the audience with the project partners and enable future cooperation.

Interactive brightway demonstration

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Presenting “by doing” the capabilities of the open source LCA framework “Brightway”.

Improving sustainability performance of bio-based industries using advanced life cycle thinking approaches

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

CALIMERO and ALIGNED are two Horizon Europe funded projects aiming to improve the methodologies to evaluate and improve the life cycle environmental, economic and social performance bio-based (non-food & non-energy) industries exemplified in 5 sectors: woodworking, construction, textiles, bio-based chemicals and pulp & paper. Both projects follow different approaches to achieve the same objectives, which will be presented and demonstrated with examples. A final roundtable discussion will be held to find synergies as well as complementarities, and help shape the direction of both projects

Introduction to Score LCA research activities and deliverables

6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Introducing SCORELCA research activities and deliverables, let participants exchange with SCORELCA members in a friendly atmosphere.