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WCEF2019 Programme and Recordings
The WCEF2019 has a strong emphasis on the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the transition. This involves growing investments into circular economy businesses, spreading and adopting new technologies and making significant regulatory changes that enable the circular economy to flourish.

Consisting of 17 plenary and parallel sessions with keynote speeches, thematic discussions and networking opportunities, WCEF2019 is a landmark event of the year. This year, the programme will be divided into four different tracks: innovation, sectoral, strategy and social. There will also be side sessions and side events organised during and around the forum on 3-5 June by our partners.

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Sunday 2 June

16.00-20.00

Badge collection open for all participants

FINLANDIA HALL

Monday 3 June

8.30

Badge collection for side session participants only

FINLANDIA HALL

10.00

Doors open, badge collection for all participants

FINLANDIA HALL

12.00

WCEF2019 Grand Opening

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ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL

13.45

Coffee break

14.30

Parallel sessions

TRACK 1: INNOVATION
ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Acceleration of circular businesses

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TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
The circular economy in cities

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TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
Governance and circular economy roadmaps

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TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
The circular economy in Africa

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16.00

Coffee break

16.30

Plenary

ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Building an enabling environment for circular businesses

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18.15

Evening programme at the Atmosfair stage

It is music o’clock with food and drinks.

 

Tuesday 4 June

8.00

Doors open

9.00

Plenary

ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
International trade of circular economy goods and services

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10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Parallel sessions

TRACK 1: INNOVATION
ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Plastics and a circular bioeconomy

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TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
Circular economy in construction

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TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
Circularity metrics and the fair use of data

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TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
The circular economy in lifelong learning

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12.30

Networking lunch

14.00

Parallel sessions

TRACK 1: INNOVATION
ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Investing in circular economy businesses

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TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
The circular economy for water

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TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
The carbon-neutral industry in the circular economy

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TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
Circularity in our day-to-day lives

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15.30

Coffee break

16.00

WCEF2019 Grand Finale

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ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL

17.30

End of WCEF2019

18-21

Smart & Clean pool party

ORGANISED BY: HELSINKI METROPOLITAN SMART & CLEAN FOUNDATION
VENUE: ALLAS SEA POOL (see map), GATHERING POINT: LAKESIDE EXIT FROM FINLANDIA HALL
Official WCEF2019 side event, separate registration necessary

 

Wednesday 5 June

All day

Official WCEF2019 Side events

There will be several WCEF2019 side events organised on 3-5 June by our partners. Their programmes are published here.

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