Scaling up Circular Economy (Brussels)

EK is co-hosting an event where stakeholders will discuss effective ways to boost the development of circular economy. European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen will give the key note speech.

Circular economy offers significant opportunities for growth. In order
to succeed a holistic approach together with an understanding of the
whole circle is required. Policymakers and relevant stakeholders should
work together to identify innovative solutions leading to new ways of cooperation
and large-scale transformation.

European businesses will present and discuss their solutions to the opportunities
and challenges of transitioning to a circular economy.

Examples come from different sectors and challenge conventional ways of doing
business through developing renewable packaging materials, transforming the life cycle
of pumps and reuse of water, upgrade of non-ferrous metals and innovative use of byproducts
from biogas production to fertilizers.

PROGRAM

12.30 Registration

13.00 Welcome
Tine Roed, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry
MEP Merja Kyllönen, GUE/NGL & MEP Fredrick Federley, ALDE

13.10 Keynote speaker
Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth,
Investment and Competitiveness

13.20 Panel 1: Business as solution providers
MEP Merja Kyllönen, GUE/NGL
Daniel Badman, Director, Sustainability and Public Affairs, BillerudKorsnäs AB
Peter Meulengracht, Environmental Project Manager, Group EHS, GRUNDFOS Holding A/S
Rogier van der Weijer, Commercial Manager, Inashco
Saara Kankaanrinta, CEO, Soilfood Oy, & Olga Väisänen, VP Communications, Gasum Oy

14.00 Panel 2: Stakeholder reactions
MEP Fredrick Federley, ALDE
Hannie Vlug, Director for Sustainability, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Carsten Wachholz, Senior Policy Officer, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, EPP

14.30 Concluding remarks
Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth,
Investment and Competitiveness
Tine Roed, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

Organisers: 
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
Confederation of Danish Industries
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers


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