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Event the 2016 European Circular Economy Conference

Timed to follow the release of the European Commission’s revised Circular Economy Package, which forms a key pillar of the Commission’s work programme for 2016 and which is expected to be released on 2 December 2015, this conference will enable stakeholders to debate and respond to the new proposals.

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Period 16/02/2016
Event location Thon Hotel EU Rue de la Loi 75 B-1040 Brussels
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Contact person Rose Maloney

In an economic climate where European countries are burdened by global competition for an often unstable supply of resources, creating a new paradigm in which a sustainable European economy emerges is an urgent matter for debate.

To secure Europe’s competitiveness in the face of such challenges, the circular economy is seen in some quarters as a restorative solution, with the potential to eliminate waste and reduce carbon emissions through environmentally superior materials, products and processes, while at the same time driving green growth and jobs. However for some, the EU regulatory burden continues to handicap European companies faced with stiff global competition.

Sessions will focus on:

- Bringing eco-design into the mainstream

- Case studies:SMEs, emerging innovators and disruptors 

- Creating a viable European market for secondary raw materials

- Monitoring and preventing food waste across the supply chain

More speakers to be announced shortly, please check back here regularly for updates.

We will hear from a selection of thought leaders including:

  • European institution officials
  • Industry experts
  • NGOs
  • SMEs and emerging distruptors
  • Academic and scientific specialists​

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