Circular Economy Summit 2019


12:45 - 18:00


Epicenter Amsterdam
Fred. Roeskestraat 115, Amsterdam, 1076 EE
Epicenter Amsterdam
Circular Economy Summit 2019

What are the next steps in going from a linear to a circular economy? On January 15 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Dutch Business Club together with the Nordic Embassies and the European Commission would like to start 2019 by inviting you to an inspiring cross-border Circular Economy Summit. We will present an insight into the latest news from the EU on the Road to Circular Economy and share the ambitious targets of the Netherlands and the Nordic countries.  Global and local companies will be present to present and share experiences on their rapid journey from linear to circular.

The transition towards a circular economy is key to the quality of life, a sustainable world and provides huge economic opportunities. Circular Economy is today on the agenda of the EU as well as for most governments, companies, and organizations. A circular economy is a necessity to meet the global demands to generate more value from available resources, to combat climate change and to reduce and start reusing waste.


12.45 Coffee and registration 

13.15 Welcome and Introduction – Ruben Brunsveld

13.25 Introductory words by the Nordic Ambassadors

13.35 What’s the latest from the EU-level on the road to a Circular Economy in Europe?

Inteview with Robert Schröder, EU-Commission

13.55 Circularity – Why the Netherlands and the Nordics lead the way

Pål Spillum, Dep Director General, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway

Representative from the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Manangement (tbc)

Kari Herlevi, Project Director, Circular Economy, Sitra Finland

Freek van Eijk, Director of Holland Circular Hotspot

Mette Skovgaard, Senior Advisor, Municipality of Copenhagen

14.35 Circularity and Innovation – What’s new?

  • Cathrine Barth, Co-Founder, Circular Norway
  • Göran Östberg, Project Manager Vasek Oy, RENERGI Circular Economy HUB
  • Patrick Blankers, Program Manager Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility (Europe), Ericsson
  • Sandra Gritti, Product Excellence Director, Edge Technology

15.15 Coffee Break 

15.40 Scaling Circularity – Does it work?

Ramon Westplate, CEO, Grundfos Netherlands

Malin Pettersson-Beckeman, Sustainability Communications Manager, Inter IKEA Group

Pär Larshans, Chief Responsibility Public Affairs Officer, Ragn-Sells

16.15  Q&A, Wrap up and conclusions

17.00 Networking Drinks

18.00 End of Event

Welcome on January 15!

This event is free of charge. However, registration is compulsary.

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