WALKING THE TALK: ENABLING CIRCULAR TRANSFORMATION

2nd International Circular Change Conference

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

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 11th May 2017 – Ljubljana

MASTERING THE NEW COMPETITIVENESS PLAYGROUND

9:00 – 10:30 Networking & Registration at the Ljubljana Castle

WALKING THE TALK: ENABLING CIRCULAR TRANSFORMATION

10:30 – 11:00 Opening of the first day

  • Ladeja Godina Košir, Circular Change
  • Erik van Uum, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

11:00 – 13:00 BOOST YOUR INNOVATION WITH COLLABORATION

Introduction: Jurij Giacomelli, Gm: The three fundamental aspects of the circular transition

  • Markus Laubscher, Sustainability Director Philips: Product-service models: Transforming awareness into action through consumption-driven change
  • Tomislav Čorak, Principal and Energy Specialist, BCG: Circular dynamics in the energy sector
  • Mateja Mešl, Director, Pulp and Paper Institute: The case of circular transformation of Pulp and paper industry through a technology shift and collaboration

Keynote speaker:

  • Christiaan Kraajienhagen, Founder, Innoboost – The 10 steps to circular business:  Collaborate & Circulate

Moderated panel discussion and debate with the audience

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking

14:00 – 16:00 FROM CIRCULAR CITY TO CIRCULAR COUNTRY

Introduction: Ladeja Godina Košir, Circular Change

Keynote speaker:

  • Gabby Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste, The Scottish Government: Scotland, a leading country in a systemic circular transformation

Q&A

14:35 Workshop with leaders of circular platforms

Introductory pitches

  • Guido Braam, Founder and CEO, Circular Valley
  • Janja Kreitmayer McKenzie, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Beatriz Luz, Founder, Exchange4Change
  • Ivana Maleš, Director, Circular Economy Institute (TBC)
  • Momčilo Bajac, Novi Sad Capital of Culture 2021
  • John Vernooij, Leeuwarden Capital of Culture 2018 (TBC)

15:15 Split-up sessions

Empowering Circular Culture Managing Circular Resources Enabling Circular Networks
Leeuwarden and Novi Sad Ljubljana and Maribor Brazil and Slovakia

16:00 Conclusions and synthesis of the split-up sessions

  • Ladeja Godina Košir, Circular Change
  • Erik van Uum, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

16:30 Closing remarks and guidelines for the next day

16:45 Transport to Maribor

19:00 Reception and Appetitive: From zero-mile to zero-waste

19:30 – 21:00 Dinner with the Mayor of Maribor Dr Andrej Fištravec – by invitation only

FRIDAY 12th May 2017 – Maribor

8:30 – 9:30 Morning Coffee and Registration at the Hotel Habakuk

9:30 – 10:00 Opening of the second day
  • Ladeja Godina Košir, Circular Change
  • Andrej Fištravec, Mayor of Maribor
  • Paolo Trichilo, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy
  • Tadej Slapnik, State Secretary, Cabinet of the Prime Minister, Partnership for a Green Economy

10:00 – 12:00 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

  • Guido Braam, Circular Valley and Holland as a circular hotspot
  • Maja Johannessen, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, CE100
  • Arthur ten Wolde, Circular Economy Expert for De Groene Zaak & Ecopreneur.eu
  • Gianpiero Nacci, Associate Director, Head Sustainable Resource Investments, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change
  • Massimiano Tellini, Global Head of Circular Economy, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank

Moderated panel discussion and debate with the audience

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00 – 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
  • Davor Inđić, Associate Director, Senior Banker, Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure
  • Draško Veselinovič, President of Management Board, Slovenian Business & Research Association
  • Robbert Droop, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands
Moderated panel discussion and debate with the audience
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break and Networking
15:00 – 16:00 FROM NATIONAL TO GLOBAL CIRCULAR CHAMPIONS

Introducing Circular Champions

Daniel C. Newton, Accenture & The Circulars Awards / WEF

Antonia Gawel, WEF Circular Economy Initiative (TBC)

16:30 – 17:30 THE POWER FOR CHANGE

Keynote speaker

  • Dr Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia: Positioning Slovenia as a “Green reference country in digital Europe”

Panel discussion with regional leaders

17:30 Conclusions of the conference

Under the sponsorship of the Prime Minister of the Slovenian Government Dr Miro Cerar, the 2nd International Circular Economy Conference is 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 can offer itself as 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 will explore the systemic approach by tapping into circular economy platforms at local, urban, regional and international levels.  We will learn about collaboration in the context of circular business models and the evolution of circular cities; we will engage 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 will discuss the effect and opportunities deriving from the ongoing disruption of conventional business schemes, seeing new roles for public private partnerships, procurement, taxation and financial institutions.

Join us and share your circular story with us!

Ladeja Godina Košir MSc,

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

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