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17 Circular SMEs Meet the 17 SDGs


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Small and medium sized enterprises play a major role in creating jobs and generating new value around the world. Leading SMEs have the ability to react quickly to market changes and transform themselves and the markets they operate in. This session showcases 17 circular economy focused SMEs around the world and how their business contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Monday 5 June

14.15 Session opens
Circular Economy in the developing world and the role of SMEs
Chairman Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives See presentation
Pitch from each SME
May Al-Karooni
, Globechain (United Kingdom) See presentation
Heike Bach
, VISTA (Germany) See presentation
Anna Balez
, Tale Me (Belgium) See presentation
Michael Bayer Thomsen
, Letbæk Plast A/S (Denmark) See presentation
Jelloul Bouguila
, DEMCO Group (New Amico) (Tunisia) See presentation
Luca Cervellati
, CPR System (Italy) See presentation
Abdelhamid El Acham
, Afrique Cables (Morocco)
Ignasi Fontanals
, OptiCits (Spain) See presentation
Eniko Hajosi, WEEE / Votechnik (Ireland) See presentation
Hans Axel Kristensen
, Plastix A/S (Denmark) See presentation
Eric Logtens
, Noble Environmental Technologies (Netherlands) See presentation
Allan Ochieng Marega
, Global Supply Solutions Limited (Kenya) See presentation
Paavo Räisänen
, Enevo (Finland)
Urjinkhand Budee
& Bat-Erdene Gomboragchaa, Eco Wool (Mongolia) See presentation
Brent Vickers
, Sinctronics Innovation Center (Brazil) See presentation
Harm L H Voortman, Anatrans SARL (Burkina Faso) See presentation
Dimitris Xevgenos
, SEALEAU B.V. (Netherlands) See presentation
Three rounds of TableTalks
17 tables where SME representatives give a presentation of their company with discussion
15.45 Session closes
Moderated by Director Peter Woodward, Quest Associates


This session is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Session organised with European Commission.

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