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 1,500 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

Tuesday 6 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 7 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!

3rd EU Circular Economy Parthership Meeting under Urban Agenda
Organiser: EU Circular Economy Parnership secretariat, chaired by the City of Oslo and Ecorys
Location: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Etelä- Esplanadi 4, Helsinki
Registration: Closed meeting. For more information, please contact Olga.Abramczyk@ecorys.com

Circular Economy Showroom – Where circular meets digital
Organiser
: Deloitte
Time: 8.30-11.30
Location: Finlandia Hall, Veranda 4, Helsinki
Registrationthrough here by 15.5.2017 (max. 70 participants)

New Innovation Ecosystems and Circular Solutions to Boost the Bioeconomy
Organisers: OECD and several other co-organisers
Time: 8.30-17.30
Location: Scandic Park, Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki
Registration: through here

Promoting Green Investments: Matchmaking opportunities for SMEs and EU-funded Projects in the Circular Economy
Organisers: EU SWITCH-Asia Network Facility and EASME
Time: 8:30-16:30
Location: Sitra auditorium, Itämerenkatu 11-13, Helsinki
Registration: through here by 31.5.2017 (max. 100 participants)

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@partners.neste.com by 22.5.2017 (max. 70 participants)

The H2020 NEW_InnoNet Project Final Conference
Organisers
: Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, PNO Consultants, VTT
Time: 9.00-13.00
Location: Kilta Sali, Lapinrinne 1, 00180 Helsinki
Registration: through here by 15.5.2017 (max. 60 participants)

Circular Business Models in the Mobile Phone Industry
Organisers: PlanMiljø and the Nordic Council of Ministers
Time: 9.30-16.30
Location: Compass Room, Scandic Grand Marina, Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki
Registration: to dw@planmiljoe.dk by 26.5.2017 (max. 40 participants)

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
Registrationthrough here by 1.6.2017

Energy in Circular Economy
Organiser: Helen LTD
Time: 9.30-12.00
Location: Helen LTD, Kampinkuja 2, Helsinki and site visit to the underground heating and cooling plant
Registration: through here (max. 25 participants)

Excursion: Piloting the Future of Bioeconomy
Organiser
: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Time: 13.00-15.30
Location: VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre, Ruukinmestarintie 2, 02330 Espoo
Registration: through here by 31.5.2017 (max. 150 participants)

Visit to the Circular Economy Village
Organiser
: Fortum Waste Solutions Oy
Time: 13.00-15.30
Location: Kuulojankatu 1, Riihimäki
Registration: full

Investing in the transition: Disruptions, asset stranding and equity valuation
Organiser
: SEB
Time: 13.30-16.00
Location: SITRA, Auditorium, Itämerenkatu 11-13, 00180 Helsinki
Registration: through here by 7.6.2017 (max. 150 participants)

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