World Circular Economy Forum 2019 (WCEF2019)

3 June 2019 | 5 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland


The WCEF2019 will bring together around 2,000 key circular economy thinkers and doers from around the world. This year the forum will have a strong emphasis on the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the transition.

The WCEF2019 is proud to present as speakers some of the world’s top business leaders, policymakers and researchers. They include President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker, the Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, Flemming Besenbacher, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Emma Navarro, CEO of Inter IKEA Gruop, Torbjörn Lööf, Executive Director of Closed Loop Partners, Kate Daly, Partner of Circularity Capital, Jamie Butterworth, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, Hans Bruyninckx, and Director of Sitra, Mari Pantsar.

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is organising the WCEF2019 together with Climate-KIC, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, the European Investment Bank, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Nordic Innovation, UN Environment and the World Bank.

Sitra is a future fund that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Sitra won the public-sector category of The Circulars Awards 2018, for its pioneering work to accelerate the world’s transition to a circular economy.

Consisting of 17 plenary and parallel sessions with keynotes speeches, thematic discussions and networking opportunities, WCEF2019 is a landmark event of the year. Register now and receive the WCEF2019 newsletter to keep you informed about all the latest updates.

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We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!

What? World Circular Economy Forum 2019
When? 3-5 June 2019
Where? Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


Attendance at the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 is by invitation only and free of charge.


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