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WCEF2019 Programme
The WCEF2019 will have 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.
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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.

Monday 3 June

 

10.00

Doors open

12.00

WCEF2019 Grand Opening

ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL

13.30

Coffee break

14.30

Parallel sessions

TRACK 1: INNOVATION
ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Acceleration of circular businesses
TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
The circular economy in cities
TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
Governance and circular economy roadmaps
TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
The circular economy in Africa

16.00

Coffee break

16.30

Plenary

ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Building an enabling environment for circular businesses

18.15

Evening reception

 

Tuesday 4 June

8.00

Doors open

9.00

Plenary

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

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Parallel sessions

TRACK 1: INNOVATION
ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Plastics and a circular bioeconomy
TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
The circular economy in construction
TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
Measuring circularity and the fair use of data
TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
Education for the circular economy

12.30

Networking lunch

14.00

Parallel sessions

TRACK 1: INNOVATION
ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Investing in circular economy businesses
TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
The circular economy for water
TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
The carbon-neutral industry in the circular economy
TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
Circularity in our day-to-day lives

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

WCEF2019 Grand Finale

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)
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 5 June by our partners. Their programmes will be published here.

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WCEF2019 tracks

The four different tracks at the WCEF2019 are innovation, sectoral, strategy and social.

  • INNOVATION: This track will cover the role of innovation in transitioning to a circular economy. It will include discussions on new business activities, future technologies and required investments for scaling-up the circular economy.
  • SECTORAL: This track will cover the application of circular economy solutions for different sectors. It will include discussions on circular solutions in cities, and especially for construction and water.
  • STRATEGY: This  track will cover strategic planning and execution for the circular economy. It will include discussions on regional, national and local strategies, road maps and indicators as well as the interconnectedness of circularity with climate change.
  • SOCIAL: This track will cover the social impacts and the fairness of the transition to a circular economy. It will include discussions on circular economy in developing countries, the effects on global security as well as present educational and everyday solutions.

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