World Circular Economy Forum 2017

This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. Be at the epicentre of circular economy with 1,200 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on the 5th-7th of June 2017.

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Come and share experiences and select the best solutions that allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage, create more value and generate new growth and jobs in societies around the world. We’re excited to have the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators at WCEF2017.

Find out how the circular economy presents new and unprecedented opportunities to create wealth and wellbeing, as well as how it is the essential engine to achieve the ambitious UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

Experience Finland’s own inspirational story as a global leader as we turn our vision for a circular economy into a road map and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society.

Programme

Monday 5th June

11.00

Doors open

12.00

Grand Opening

FINLANDIA HALL
Integrating Circular Economy to the Global Agenda 2030

13.30

Break

14.15

Boulevard Sessions

FINLANDIA HALL
Blueprints for a Circular Bio-Based Economy
HELSINKI HALL
Innovation Challenges for the Circular Economy
RESTAURANT HALL
17 Circular SMEs Meet the 17 SDGs
TERRACE HALL
Collective Impact for Sustainable Consumption and a Circular Economy

15.45

Break

16.30

Plenary

FINLANDIA HALL
Circular Cities

18.00

Finlandia Block Festival

 

Tuesday 6th June

8.00

Doors open

9.00

Plenary

FINLANDIA HALL
Circular Business Leaders

10.30

Break

11.00

Boulevard Sessions

FINLANDIA HALL
Economic Research on the Circular Economy
HELSINKI HALL
Forest-Based Bioeconomy and Climate Change Mitigation
RESTAURANT HALL
Transformation to Circular Business Models
TERRACE HALL
Circular by Design -Products in a Circular Economy

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Boulevard Sessions

FINLANDIA HALL
Financing the Circular Economy
HELSINKI HALL
Branding Circularity for Consumer Value
RESTAURANT HALL
Future Technologies for the Circular Economy
TERRACE HALL
Supporting Growth of Circular SMEs

15.00

Break

15.30

Grand Finale

FINLANDIA HALL
Moving beyond WCEF2017

17.00

End of WCEF2017

17.30

Official WCEF2017 reception by the City of Helsinki (requires separate registration)

 

Wednesday 7th June

A number of side events will be held together with WCEF2017 – check out the preliminary list! Side events include site visits and networking activities around a specific topic related to circular economy, for example. Most of the side events take place on Wednesday 7th of June. Side events require separate registration, see the details below. More information coming soon!

Name: Circular Economy Showroom – Where circular meets digital
Organiser
: Deloitte
Time: 8.30-11.30
Location: Finlandia hall, Veranda 4
Registration: link coming soon

Name: High quality fuels and chemicals from waste and residue materials
Organiser:
Neste
Time: 9.00-13.00
Location: Neste kilpilahti refinery, Porvoo
Registration: to anna.borovikova@neste.partners.com by 22.5.2017 (max. 70 participants)

Name: Dissemination of the ‘Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis’ (MICA) project
Organiser
: MICA workpackage (WP) 7 lead: EGS, WP1 lead: GEUS
Time: 9.30-12.00
Location: Vanha Ylioppilastalo (Old Student House, 2nd floor), Mannerheimintie 3, 00100 Helsinki
Registration: link coming soon

Name: Excursion: Piloting the Future of Bioeconomy
Organiser
: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Time: 13.00-15.30
LocationVTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre, Ruukinmestarintie 2, 02330 Espoo, Finland
Registration: link coming soon

Name: Visit to the Circular Economy Village
Organiser
: Ekokem, Fortum from the 4th of April
Time: 13.00-15.30
Location: Riihimäki, Kuulojankatu 1
Registration: link coming soon

Bioeconomy side event, organised by OECD, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
Excursion: Helsinki district heating and cooling, organised by Helen Electricity Ltd
Investor side event, organised by SWITCH-Asia, European Commission Executive Agency for SMEs, European Investment Bank, FiBAN – Finnish Business Angels Network, Finnish Venture Capital Association
Stimulating Rural Economy: Actions Towards Combating Migration, Poverty and Hunger side event, organised by African Union

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