This seminar will bring together strategic leaders of the Circular Economy and local area practitioners to help the audience understand the basic concepts of Circular Economy and how it is actually being delivered on the ground. Circular Economy is a relatively new concept to many people and this session will allow both the uninitiated and converted to expand their knowledge of new ways of approaching business and utilisation of the resources around us and to learn about the local delivery of Circular Economy. We will be referring to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) definition of Circular Economy.
Our speakers will give you practical examples of innovation in action including managing materials ranging from mushrooms for construction, leasing of babywear and sharing of school uniforms, use of wasted bread for ale, sharing resources using bikes and innovative start-up examples from both Sussex and London.
Agenda (Speakers and Panel members invited, subject to confirmation)
4.00 pm Welcome and Introductions
4.15 pm Keynote speaker - Ken Webster, Exeter University Centre for Circular Economy
4.45 pm Zoe Osmond, Director, Green Growth Platform
5.00 pm Wayne Hubbard, CEO of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)
5.15 pm Q & A – questions from the audience for the Speakers
5.30 pm Circular Economy in Action Panel – Chaired by Dr David Greenfield with Panellists:
- Jenny Barrett, Founder of Superlooper
- Siobhan Wilson, Founder of Smarter Uniforms
- Ian Davey, Brighton Bikeshare
- Ben Bosence, Founder of Local Works Studio
Further panellists to be announced soon
Each Panel member will provide a 5 minute intro and for their Circular Economy business model will answer:
- What are the success factors?
- What are the pitfalls?
- If you were starting over, what advice would you give yourself?
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Networking
A chance for Speakers, Panel members and attendees to continue circular discussions with a drink and nibbles
Event organised by Growth International