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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. Consisting of 17 plenary and parallel sessions with keynotes speeches, thematic discussions and networking opportunities, WCEF2019 is a landmark event of the year.

This year the WCEF programme will be divided into four different tracks: innovation, sectoral, strategy and social. Read more below.

Track 1: 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.

Track 2: 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.

Track 3: 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.

Track 4: 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.

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
Business Acceleration of Circular Economy Companies
TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
Circular Economy in Cities
TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
Governance and Circular Economy Roadmaps
TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
Global Security and the Inclusive Circular Economy

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Plenary

ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL
Creating a Fair and Enabling Business Environment for the Circular Economy

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
Solving the Plastics Challenge by Innovating for a Circular Bioeconomy
TRACK 2: SECTORAL
ROOM: HELSINKI HALL
Circular Economy in Construction
TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
The Value of Data and Measuring Circularity
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
Circular Economy for Water
TRACK 3: STRATEGY
ROOM: RESTAURANT HALL
The Carbon-Neutral Industry in the Circular Economy
TRACK 4: SOCIAL
ROOM: TERRACE HALL
Circular Economy in our Day-to-Day lives

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

WCEF2019 Grand Finale

ROOM: FINLANDIA HALL

17:30

End of WCEF2019

See you in Canada in 2020!

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