WALKING THE TALK: ENABLING CIRCULAR TRANSFORMATION

2nd International Circular Change Conference

DEAR CIRCULAR CHANGE MAKERS, LET’S SHAPE OUR CIRCULAR FUTURE TOGETHER!

THURSDAY, MAY 11th AND FRIDAY, MAY 12th 2017

Ljubljana Castle and Hotel Habakuk in Maribor

Circular Change Journey
The Circular Triangle
Press & Publicity
Gallery day 1
Gallery day 2
Speaker’s Presentations

Under the sponsorship of the Prime Minister of the Slovenian Government Dr Miro Cerar, the 2nd International Circular Economy Conference proved to be the perfect ground for selecting those “circular seeds” that can grow into sustainable solutions.

Slovenia with the advantage of size (2 million population and the territory of 20.273 km²), economic complexity and social cohesion is becoming a pilot country for the deepest absorption of circular transition and become both a field of business opportunities and lessons to be learned and shared.

At the conference we explored the systemic approach by tapping into circular economy platforms at local, urban, regional and international levels. We learned about collaboration in the context of circular business models and the evolution of circular cities; we engaged into the new narrative through case studies as the most appropriate learning and knowledge-transfer method, together with accomplished circular pioneers. Last but not least, we discussed the effects and opportunities deriving from the ongoing disruption of conventional business schemes, seeing new roles for public private partnerships, procurement, taxation and financial institutions.

Sincere thanks to all speakers, partners and attendees for your participation and sharing.

Ladeja Godina Košir MSc,

Programme Director and Host of the 2nd International Circular Change Conference, Leader and Executive Director of Circular Change / Gm

PROGRAMME

WALKING THE TALK: ENABLING CIRCULAR TRANSFORMATION

THURSDAY 11th May 2017 – Ljubljana
Ljubljana Castle

Mastering the new competitiveness playground

9:00 – 10:30 Networking & Registration at the Ljubljana Castle
10:30 – 11:00 Opening of the first day
LADEJA GODINA KOŠIR, Leader of Circular Change: The Circular Economy in action
ZORAN JANKOVIČ, Mayor of Ljubljana: From green to circular city
ERIK VAN UUM, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Citizens as the enablers of circular change
11:00 – 13:00 BOOST YOUR INNOVATION WITH COLLABORATION
Introduction by JURIJ GIACOMELLI, Gm: The circular triangle

Keynote speaker

CHRISTIAAN KRAAIJENHAGEN, Founder, Innoboost: The 10 steps to circular business: Collaborate & Circulate

panelists

MATEJ ŠUŠTARŠIČ, Deputy Director, Pulp and Paper Institute: Collaboration as the driver of innovation

MICHELE POSOCCO, Brand Manager, Favini: Circular business models in the paper industry

MELANIE SEIER LARSEN, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group: Circular economy through successful global cases

MARKUS LAUBSCHER, Sustainability Director, Philips: Circular shift – from products to services

Moderated panel discussion and debate with the audience:

Moderated by SERGIO FERRARIS, Scientific journalist, Materia Rinnovabile – Renewable Matter

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking
14:00 – 16:00 FROM CIRCULAR CITY TO CIRCULAR COUNTRY
Introduction by LADEJA GODINA KOŠIR, Leader of Circular Change

Keynote speaker

IAIN GULLAND, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland: Scotland, country with the circular economy at the core of ”Scotland’s Economy Strategy”, Winner of the Circulars 2017

Moderated reflections of active listeners

14:35 – 15:15 Pitching session
Introductory pitches

GUIDO BRAAM, Founder and CEO, Circular Valley: Circular Valley – the first circular hub in the world

BEATRIZ LUZ, Founder, Exchange4Change: The first global knowledge transfer network dedicated to Brazil

IVANA MALEŠ, Founder, Institute of Circular Economy (INCIEN): Practical solutions for circular change makers

JANJA KREITMAYER MCKENZIE, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia: Cities as the core of circular transition

DEJAN PODGORŠEK, IBM: Digitalisation enabling the circular transition

ANA GRABNAR, Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners: Legal framework for a circular expansion

15:15 – 16:00 Split-up workshop
Empowering Circular Culture
(Podgoršek and Kreitmayer McKenzie)
Managing Circular Resources
(Maleš and Grabnar)
Enabling Circular Networks
(Braam and Luz)
16:00 – 16:15 Conclusions and “takeaways” of the split-up sessions
LADEJA GODINA KOŠIR, Leader of Circular Change

ERIK VAN UUM, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

16:15 Guidelines for the next day
16:45 Transport to Maribor
19:00 Welcome drink in Habakuk Hotel Maribor
20:00 – 21:00 Reception hosted by the Mayor of Maribor ANDREJ FIŠTRAVEC
(by invitation only)

FRIDAY 12th May 2017 – Maribor
Habakuk Hotel

Systemic change for investment and job creation

8:30 – 9:30 Morning Coffee and Registration
9:30 – 10:00 Opening of the second day
LADEJA GODINA KOŠIR, Leader of Circular Change

ANDREJ FIŠTRAVEC, Mayor of Maribor

PAOLO TRICHILO, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy

IRENA MAJCEN, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia

TADEJ SLAPNIK, State Secretary, Cabinet of the Prime Minister, Partnership for a Green Economy, Slovenia

10:00 – 12:30 SYSTEMIC APPROACH AS A KEY
Keynote speakers

JANEZ POTOČNIK, Co-chair of UNEP IRP, Partner at SystemiQ and President of the Circular Change Advisory Board: Systemic Change: A good disruption – global actions for circular transformation

GIULIO BONAZZI, CEO, Aquafil: Emergence of the Circular Culture in a Sustainable Business

Panel 1: Circular economy change makers

Introduction by ARTHUR TEN WOLDE, Circular Economy Expert for De Groene Zaak & Ecopreneur.eu: Challenges of the circular journey

Panelists

GUIDO BRAAM, Founder and CEO, Circular Valley: Making Holland the Circular Hotspot

MAJA JOHANNESSEN, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, CE100: Unique opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration

ASTRID MOTTA, Principal, Sustainable Resource Investments, EBRD: Resource efficiency investments and programmes

MASSIMIANO TELLINI, Global Head of Circular Economy, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank: The Circular Economy projects in Intesa Sanpaolo

Active listeners

JAN MARŠÀK, Head of the Unit of conceptions and technologies and Deputy Director of the Waste Department, Ministry of Environment, Czech Republic

MILAN CHRENKO, Director General of Policy directorate, Ministry of Environment, Slovak Republic

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:30 IMPACT OF CIRCULAR CHAMPIONS ON INVESTMENTS AND JOB CREATION
Keynote speaker

IGOR KOS, Mayor’s Council, City of Maribor:Investing in Maribor as a circular city

Panel 2: Circular innovation as an investment opportunity

Introduction by KARIN HUBER-HEIM, Scientific Program Director MSc Sustainability and Responsible Management, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna: Understanding circular business

Panelists

ROBBERT DROOP, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands: Public private partnerships

DAVOR INĐIĆ, Associate Director, Senior Banker, Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure, EBRD: Recognising circular potentials

DRAŠKO VESELINOVIČ, President of Management Board, SBRA: Bringing business together

Active listener

MAJA MAKOVEC BRENČIČ, Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia

Moderated panel discussion and debate with the audience

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break and Networking
15:00 – 15:45 FROM NATIONAL TO GLOBAL CIRCULAR CHAMPIONS

Keynote speaker

ATTILA TUROS, World Economic Forum – Circular Economy Initiative, The Circular Economy Awards: How to become a circular champion

Guest of honour and the sponsor of the conference

MIRO CERAR, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia: Positioning Slovenia as a “Green reference country in digital Europe”

15:45 – 16:00 Conclusions and “takeaways” of the conference

Pre-Events

WEDNESDAY 10th May 2017 – Ljubljana

18:00 – 19:00 Dinner with the Mayor of Ljubljana ZORAN JANKOVIČ – By invitation only

THURSDAY 11th May 2017 – Ljubljana

For AMCHAM
Members
8:30 – 10:00

PRE EVENT: AmCham Business Breakfast

GREEN PLUS DIGITAL IS CIRCULAR – ONE YEAR ON

Registrations for this pre event open on April 20

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