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Circular EXPO – the ‘hotspot’ for the circular economy

24 mei 2016 @ 12:30 - 17:00


Visit the recently opened Circular EXPO and explore with colleagues from NCD the opportunities of a circular economy in the Netherlands and beyond!

Circular Economy
The challenges the world is facing, such as climate change and population growth, are at times overwhelming. They also urge us to work together and find innovative solutions for our future. A transition to a circular economy offers the framework for this change: creating an economic prosperous system which includes ecological and social values. The circular economy concept is a systems approach and depends on collaboration within value chains. By using the finite (natural) resources in a circular way we create a restorative, collaborative and profitable system. Collaboration and sharing successes and failures is key for the successful implementation of circular business models.

A circular economy offers the opportunity of 7,4 billion extra income per year in Europe only*. To spearhead the transition towards a circular economy, Circle Economy initiated the campaign Netherlands Circular Hotspot that was executed by a coalition of Circle Economy, SER, INSID and Delta Development Group. With the aim to share circular innovations internationally, the campaign consisted of the creation of a vision magazine on circular economy, an incoming trade mission (with 140 participants from over 20 countries) and the creation of the Circular EXPO in Hoofddorp.

To discover more about circular economy watch this video and visit Netherlands Circular Hotspot and Circle Economy.

Circular EXPO
The Circular EXPO takes visitors on a journey through the circular innovations of the Netherlands, with the aim to inspire national and international stakeholders and accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. Over 25 organisations are on display with their iconic projects. Thanks to the modular build up, the newest innovations and developments in the field of circular economy can be added to the exhibition.Furthermore, the venue offers an inspiring space for large and small events and working sessions. On the outdoor area of the Circular EXPO the world famous ICEhouseTM, designed by architect William McDonough, has been installed.

12.30-13.30   Welcome and lunch
13.30-13.50   Plenary presentation | Businessmodels and basic principles circular economy and Netherlands Circular hotspot by Circle Economy
13.50 – 14.30 Examples of circular innovations and various models presented by: FrieslandCampina, Interface, Fairphone (to be confirmed) and Valley
14.30-16.00    Workshops changing business models and circular finance (please choose one):
Finance by Shyaam Ramkumar, Circle Economy
The workshop will provide a better understanding of the financing needs for organisations moving towards a circular economy. An interactive case study will highlight ways for companies and financial institutions to work together to develop new financial solutions.
Governance host tbc
To be announced
16.00-17.00    Bites and drinks

Would you like to experience an afternoon full of latest innovations and cases of the Circular Economy? Apply now!


€100,- niet-leden |  €75,- leden en partners (excl. btw)
Voorafgaand aan het event ontvang je een factuur.  Annuleren kan uitsluitend per e-mail tot 20 mei 2016. Annuleer je later of kom je onaangekondigd niet, dan brengen wij de bovengenoemde kosten in rekening.



24 mei 2016
12:30 - 17:00
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