Romain Pilliard and his Use It Again project at the HLD day for the Mediterranean

This morning in Marseille began the first HLD day for the Mediterranean, with Romain Pilliard, skipper of the Use It Again trimaran, as guest of honour. Throughout the morning, the protection of the Mediterranean was at the heart of discussions at the Southern Regional Council. A great day of conference to develop sustainable solutions for the preservation of the fauna and flora of the big blue.


Romain Pilliard, Entrepreneur and navigator, Use It Again!
The Use It Again! aims to promote the circular economy through the refurbishment of Ellen Mac Arthur's old boat and the reuse of existing parts.

Sabine Roux de Bézieux, President, Sea Foundation
Sabine Roux de Bézieux is active in both associations and foundations. She is on the Board of Directors of several listed companies and in the General Management of Notus Technologies.

Henry Saint Bris, President, Ansa Services
Henry Saint Bris is Chairman of ANSA Services and is also an independent director and Senior Advisor to several large companies and private equity funds


Bogdan Serban, President and Co-founder, Apateq
APATEQ designs and manufactures tailor-made separation systems for operators of oil fields and wastewater treatment plants and manufactures industrial wastewater pre-treatment systems.

Didier Réault, President, Calaques National Park
The priorities of the Calanques National Park are to find nature-based solutions by protecting and enhancing natural areas, the sea and the coast.

Jean-Philippe Hecketsweiler, Partner and Co-founder, HLD Group
HLD was born out of their desire to provide long-term support for the development of European companies in all sectors of activity.

Thierry Gissinger, Environment Program Manager, Fondation de France
First philanthropy network in France, the Fondation de France brings together donors, founders, volunteers and actors in the field, and provides everyone with the support they need to ensure that their action is as effective as possible.

Xavier Murard, Co-founder, ReSeaClons
The objective of ReSeaClons is to develop the circular economy around marine plastic waste recovered during nature clean-up actions.

Déborah Pardo & Nathalie Ille, Co-founders, Earthship Sisters
Earthship Sisters is an environmental leadership accelerator that selects 14 women from all walks of life each year to transform them into environmental ambassadors through 5 training weekends and 1 sailing in the Mediterranean.

Berit Legrand, Founder, TAF – The Animal Fund
TAF – The Animal Fund is a non-profit environmental organization. Launched in 2015 and based in France, Monaco and the UK, TAF aims to protect the ocean and its precious marine life, in particular whales for their vital role in the ocean ecosystem.

Pierre-Ange Giudicelli, Co-founder, Mare-Vivu
The Mare Vivu association is committed to safeguarding marine ecosystems, combating pollution in the Mediterranean and promoting the wealth of Corsica's island heritage through participatory science.

Isabelle Poitou, President, Sea-Terre
Isabelle Poitou, specialist in marine macro-waste, founded the Mer-Terre association to implement all the necessary means to contribute to the reduction of pollution caused by macro-waste, solid waste and visible to the naked eye in aquatic environments. .

Maïté Abos, President & Simon Bernard, Co-founder, Plastic Odyssey
Plastic Odyssey develops plastic waste recovery solutions to limit the amount of waste ending up at sea.

Yvan Bourgnon, Founder, The Sea Cleaners
The SeaCleaners, with the Manta project, is committed beyond the only innovative operational solution. The vision for the preservation of the oceans is global, long-term and planetary in scope. It integrates economic, societal, human, educational and scientific perspectives in a solidarity dynamic.

Matthieu Kamm, Project Manager, Earthwake
Earthwake's mission is to develop innovations to collect and recover plastic waste. By developing the revolutionary Chrysalis machine, the association provides a concrete and effective solution to the pollution of our oceans by plastic.

Eric Brac de la Perrière, Founder, YOYO
Yoyo is a company aiming to collect recyclable waste in urban areas by rewarding people bringing the waste.