2nd Circular Change Conference
WALKING THE TALK: ENABLING CIRCULAR TRANSFORMATION
2nd International Circular Change Conference
THURSDAY, MAY 11th AND FRIDAY, MAY 12th 2017
Ljubljana Castle and Hotel Habakuk in Maribor
THANK YOU NOTE
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
Erik van Uum
Ladeja Godina Košir
Arthur ten Wolde
Janja Kreitmayer McKenzie
Melanie Seier Larsen