Τhe World Circular Economy Forum 2019 (WCEF2019) will take place on 3-5 June 2019 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland.
WCEF2019 will have a strong emphasis on the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the circular economy transition. Topics that will be brought forward an enabling business environment for the circular economy, circular economy education and international trade of circular economy goods and services.
The forum will bring together 2,000 circular change-makers from around the world to share best practices and accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.
The WCEF2019 is proud to present as speakers some of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers and researchers. These include Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Flemming Besenbacher, the Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation; Emma Navarro, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank; Torbjörn Lööf, CEO of Inter IKEA Group; Kate Daly, Executive Director of Closed Loop Partners; Jamie Butterworth, Partner of Circularity Capital; Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency; and Mari Pantsar, Director of Sitra.
The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is organising the WCEF2019 together with Climate-KIC, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, the European Investment Bank, Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, Nordic Innovation, UN Environment and the World Bank.
Sitra is a future fund that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Sitra won the public-sector category of The Circulars Awards 2018, for its pioneering work to accelerate the world’s transition to a circular economy.
Consisting of 17 plenary and parallel sessions with keynotes speeches, thematic discussions and networking opportunities, WCEF2019 is a landmark event of the year. Register now and receive the WCEF2019 newsletter to keep you informed about all the latest updates.