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Unlocking the 4th Industrial Revolution Technology Potential in Accelerating the Circular Economy


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What are the key challenges in electronics, plastics and the food- and bio-economy currently hampering the transition to a circular economy at scale and speed?

This session will build on the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy’s (PACE) work around the applications of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies in solving some of the pressing problems in the transition to a circular economy. The session will focus on electronics, plastics and the food and bio-economy, inviting those present to reflect on the needed frameworks to unlock key barriers in the transition to a circular economy.

14:30 Welcome from the World Economic Forum and Accenture Strategy
Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum
Makiko Eda, Chief Representative Officer, WEF Japan
Speaker Series: Building the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges and Technological Solutions for the Circular Economy
Leanne Kemp, Founder & CEO, Everledger
Kate E. Brandt, Sustainability Officer, Google
Harald Tepper, Philips
Léon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING
An Introduction to the Breakout Groups & 4IR technologies
Breakout Groups
Elevator Pitches from Groups
Sarah Chandler, Senior Director of Operations Product Development and Environmental Initiatives, Apple
16:00 Session ends


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