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WCEF Side Events in 2022

As part of the World Circular Economy Forum, WCEF Side Events will be organised throughout 2022. This list of events will be updated monthly.

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WCEF Side Events present circular economy solutions from around the globe and attract an international audience. They address specific topics related to the circular economy and the role circularity plays in the economies of the future, as well as in the fight against climate change and the nature crisis.

Side events can take place any time during 2022, excluding the days of the annual event WCEF2022, the place and time of which will be announced later. If you are interested in organising a WCEF Side Event, please submit your application by filling in the application form.

The organisers are responsible for all practicalities, expenses and inquiries related to organising and participating in the side events. Side events may be organised either virtually or locally, depending on the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday 21 to Friday 22 April

Baltic Circular Economy Forum 2022

BCEF is the first hybrid convention and matchmaking event in Russia focused on the circular economy. Join business representatives, experts and decision makers to discuss the strategies, tools and best practices to transition products and services from linear to circular economy.

Organiser: St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
Time: 10:00-18:00 UTC+2


WCEF Side Events are part of the World Circular Economy Forum concept. The organisers of these side events have an opportunity to present their circular economy solutions and engage an international and local audience. They also get to highlight their work in supporting the development of a circular economy.

In the beginning, side events were organised in close proximity to the annual WCEF conference. The WCEF concept has since been updated and selected additional events will be held between the annual WCEF conferences. The annual WCEF2022 conference will take place in the second half of the year.

At the moment, countries all over the world are still struggling with an economic downturn caused by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep people inspired and the discussions around the circular economy ongoing, a number of WCEF Side Events will be organised during 2022.

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Specialist, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions , Sitra

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Project coordinator, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions , Sitra

+358 (294) 618 374


The World Circular Economy Forum

The World Circular Economy Forum is a landmark event of the year that brings together business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions.



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